Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Protection Engineering Area of Concentration, Engineering Science AS: 403

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: 403 

This curriculum is designed to provide the first two years of a four-year program leading to the award of a BS in engineering. A student planning to transfer to any baccalaureate degree granting institution should follow the appropriate area of concentration listed below in consultation with an engineering advisor. The student should also visit the Montgomery College Engineering Advising website for up-to-date comprehensive information on transfer requirements for all universities and colleges with which we have an articulated transfer program.

Completion of all requirements for any area of concentration in engineering science will lead to the award of the AS in engineering science.

This area of concentration will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in fire protection engineering. Specific requirements in colleges vary, and the student preparing for a particular institution may, with approval, change the sequence listed below; this sequence of courses is articulated with the fire protection engineering program at the University of Maryland, College Park. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; all students should consult an engineering adviser. The student should also visit the Montgomery College Engineering Advising website at for up‑to-date comprehensive information.

General Education Course Selections

Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Total Credit Hours: 61

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Foundation Courses

Distribution Courses

General Education Elective

Program Requirements

Area of Concentration Requirements

Advising Notes

  • Most engineering students will start at MC missing one or more pre-requisites for CHEM 131 , CHEM 132 , CHEM 135 , ENGL 102 , ENES 100 , and MATH 181 .
  • The appropriate initial chemistry courses will be determined by the student’s score on the Chemistry Placement Exam, mathematics level, AP/IB credits, or transfer credits. Possible courses include CHEM 099 , CHEM 131 , CHEM 132 , or CHEM 135 . Either CHEM 132  or CHEM 135  satisfies the required chemistry credit for UMCP. CHEM 131 -CHEM 132  satisfies the required chemistry credit for UMBC, but CHEM 135  does not.
  • The pre-requisite for ENGL 102  is ENGL 101  or ENGL 101A . English course placement is determined by the Accuplacer English/Reading Test.
  • The co-requisite for ENES 100  is MATH 165  or higher.
  • The pre-requisite for MATH 181  is MATH 165  (Precalculus). Mathematics initial course placement will be determined by the Accuplacer Math Test, AP/IB credit, or transfer credits.
  • UMCP’s ENFP 250(3) and 255(3), for which MC has no equivalents, remain to be taken at UMCP after transfer.
  • ENES 232  (thermodynamics) IS NOT required for transfer, but is transferable as equivalent to other technical elective courses in the junior year.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • Design simple structures and strategies using analytic and numerical methods in the area of fire protection engineering.
  • Use appropriate computer application software in fire protection engineering.

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