Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    
    Nov 30, 2021  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, Engineering Science AS


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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 track listed below in consultation with an engineering advisor. The student should also visit the Montgomery College Engineering Advising website www.montgomerycollege.edu/engineeringadvising 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 track in engineering science will lead to the award of the AS in engineering science.

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in civil 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 civil 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 www.montgomerycollege.edu/engineeringadvising 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 consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 61


** Behavioral and social science distribution (BSSD) course must come from different disciplines.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


  • 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • Arts distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD)
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **

Total Credit Hours: 61


** Behavioral and social science distribution (BSSD) course must come from different disciplines.

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 ENCE 100, 200, 215, 305 for which MC has no equivalents, must be completed after transfer or through MTAP.
  • ENES 221  is only required for Geotechnical/Structures Track at UMCP. Students pursuing Environmental/Water Resources Track or Transportation Track at UMCP may opt to take BIOL 105 , BIOL 108 , or GEOL 101  to fulfill the non-major science requirement.
  • BIOL 105 /BIOL 106 , BIOL 108 , OR GEOL 101  may be more appropriate than PHYS 263  depending on your transfer institution.
  • NOTE: MC now offers ENES 120  Biology for Engineers (3) in the fall semester. This will transfer as equivalent to BIOE 120 for students who will pursue the B.S. Civil Engineering Environmental/Water Resources Track at UMCP.

Program Outcomes


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

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in structural mechanics.
  • Analyze and design simple structures using analytical and numerical methods in the area of civil engineering.
  • Use appropriate computer programming and applications software in civil engineering.

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