Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Engineering Area of Concentration within the A.S. in STEM

Intended to provide the basis for transfer to a four-year college engineering course of study. Every course is not applicable to all engineering fields and different schools vary in their transfer requirements. Students entering the program who lack precalculus must satisfy this requirement before taking MA 210, Calculus I. Therefore, it is imperative that each student meets regularly with an advisor to establish and/or confirm a personal direction for future study.
  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement (list page 43).
  • CORE: The General Education CORE (page 42) is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/
  • Students must take at least nine credits at the 200-level.

Engineering Curriculum Pathway by Catalog Year

Perry Wood
Assistant Professor, Physical Science 
301/846-2554
Email Perry Wood
Office: B116
Sharon Smith
Academic Office Manager: Science Department
301-846-2510
Email Sharon Smith
Office: C118
Engineering Area of Concentration within the A.S. in STEM
 
Course Credits

English

           
EN 101 English Composition 3

Mathematics

           
MA 210 Calculus I 4

Social & Behavioral Sciences

           
Two courses selected from different disciplines 6

Arts & Humanities

           
Arts Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Biological & Physical Sciences 

           
CH 101 General Chemistry 4
PY 203 Introductory Physics 4

General Education Elective
 
  3

PE/Health Requirement

           
  1/3

Concentration Courses

           
EG 100 Introductory Engineering Sciences 3
MA 211 Calculus II 4
MA 213 Differential Equations 3
MA 214 Mat Lab 1
STEM Electives  
Choose courses in consultation with an advisor.  Depending on a student’s transfer goals, recommended courses may include:
EG 110 Engineering Statistics, EG 210 Mechanics of Materials, EG 211 Engineering Dynamics, MA 212 Calculus III, or PY 204 Introductory Physics II). 
STEM Electives must be from Biology, Chemistry, Computer & Information Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics.


8

Electives
 
Choose two or more courses in consultation with an advisor. 7

Total
         60
 
Engineering Area of Concentration
  1. Identify and solve engineering problems, individually and as part of team, using engineering tools and knowledge, including computer modeling.
  2. Communicate effectively ideas and solutions using oral, visual, and written presentations.
  3. Apply professional and ethical guidelines of the engineering profession in the formulation of engineering designs.