Engineering

Award: Associate of Science
Degree Code: CNEA (Aerospace Engineering Concentration) - 65 Credits
Degree Code: CNEC (Chemical Engineering Concentration) - 64 Credits
Degree Code: CNEO (Computer Engineering Concentration) - 63 Credits
Degree Code: CNES (Engineering Science Concentration) - 64-65 Credits

Program Description

The Associate of Science Engineering Program offers a selection of engineering and other natural and physical science courses for students wishing to pursue a program of study in engineering with concentrations in aerospace, chemical​, computer, and engineering science. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to transfer to a college or a university that grants a baccalaureate degree in engineering.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising Tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education and Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Electives 1 [H] 3
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [H] 3
MAT 121 Precalculus 2 [M] 4
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry [M] 4
PHY 217 General Calculus Physics I with Lab [SL] 4
PHY 218 General Calculus Physics II with Lab [SL] 4
SOC SCI Social Science Electives 3 [SS] 6
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry [M] 4
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus [M] 4
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations [M] 3
PHE 101 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
Aerospace Engineering Concentration Requirements (20 Credits)
Number Title Credits
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
General Chemistry I [S]
General Chemistry I Lab
3
1
CHM 104 and
CHM 114
General Chemistry II [S]
General Chemistry II Lab
3
1
PHE 211 Statics 3
PHE 212 Dynamics 3
PHE 213 Mechanics of Materials 3
PHE 221 Thermodynamics 3
Chemical Engineering Concentration Requirements (19 Credits)
Number Title Credits
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
General Chemistry I [S]
General Chemistry I Lab
3
1
CHM 104 and
CHM 114
General Chemistry II [S]
General Chemistry II Lab
3
1
CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
PHE 211 Statics 3
Computer Engineering Concentration Requirements (18 Credits)
Number Title Credits
CSC 205 Computer Science I 3
MAT 236 Discrete Structures [M] 3
MAT 240 Introduction to Linear Algebra [M] 4
PHE 225 Electronics and Instrumentation 4
PHE 285 Principles of Electric Circuits 4
Engineering Science Concentration Requirements (19-20 Credits)
Number Title Credits
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
or
PHE 225
General Chemistry I [S]
General Chemistry I Lab

Digital Electronics and Instrumentation
4
CSC 205 or
PHE 211
Computer Science I
Statics
3
ELECT Engineering/Computer Science/Math/Science/Business Electives 12-13

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Aerospace Engineering Concentration Recommended Sequence
Fall I (14 credits)
PHE 101 Introduction to Engineering Design
MAT 121 Precalculus
CHM 103 and CHM 113 General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
Spring I (17 credits)
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
PHE 211 Statics
PHY 208 General Physics II with Lab
PHE 201 Introduction to Engineering Design
CHM 104 and CHM 114 General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Fall II (17 credits)
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
PHE 213 Mechanics of Materials
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
PHE 221 Thermodynamics
PHY 217 General Calculus Physics I with Lab
Spring II (17 credits)
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHE 212 Dynamics
PHY 218 General Calculus Physics II with Lab
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Chemical Engineering Concentration Recommended Sequence
Fall I (17 credits)
PHE 101 Introduction to Engineering Design
MAT 121 Precalculus
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring I (15 credits)
CHM 104 and
CHM 114
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
Fall II (18 credits)
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
PHY 217 General Calculus Physics I with Lab
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring II (18 credits)
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations
CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
PHY 218 General Calculus Physics II with Lab
PHE 211 Statics
Computer Engineering Concentration Recommended Sequence
Fall I (13 credits)
MAT 121 Precalculus
PHE 101 Introduction to Engineering Design
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring I (17 credits)
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
PHY 217 General Calculus Physics I with Lab
CSC 205 Computer Science I
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Fall II (14 credits)
MAT 202 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
MAT 236 Discrete Structures
PHY 218 General Calculus Physics II with Lab
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
Spring II (19 credits)
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus
MAT 240 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHE 225 Digital Electronics and Instrumentation
PHE 285 Principles of Electric Circuits
Engineering Science Concentration Recommended Sequence
Fall I (16 credits)
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
ART/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
MAT 121 Precalculus
PHE 101 Introduction to Engineering Design
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring I (17 credits)
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
CHM 103 and
CHM 113 or
PHE 225
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
Digital Electronics and Instrumentation
CSC 205 or
PHE 211
Computer Science I
Statics
Fall II (16 credits)
PHY 217 General Calculus Physics I with Lab
MAT 202 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
ELECT Engineering / Computer Science / Math / Science / Business Electives
Spring II (15 credits)
PHY 218 General Calculus Physics II with Lab
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations
ELECT Program Electives

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments
  • Conduct tests for chemical components or strength of materials
  • Determine forces acting on a body
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Apply the engineering design process
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing

Additional Outcomes – Area of Concentration in Aerospace Engineering
Upon successful completion of this concentration, students will also be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of kinematics of a particle and a rigid body
  • Demonstrate an understanding of kinetics concerning force and acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum for a particle and a rigid body
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of force vectors
  • Demonstrate an understanding of equilibrium of a particle and a rigid body
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of thermodynamics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mass and energy balance analysis for closed and open systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of gas power cycles, vapor cycles, and combined power cycles
  • Demonstrate an understanding of stress and strain
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical properties of materials
  • Demonstrate an understanding of axial loading, torsion, bending and transverse shear
  • Demonstrate an understanding of stress and strain transformations

Additional Outcomes – Area of Concentration in Chemical Engineering
Upon successful completion of this concentration, students will also be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of modern atomic theory, atomic structure, and the mole concept
  • Write balanced chemical equations and solve equation stoichiometry problems
  • Explain the trends of various atomic properties in the periodic table
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of chemical kinetics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of chemical equilibrium
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the bonding, structure, preparations, and reactions of organic compounds

Additional Outcomes – Area of Concentration in Computer Engineering
Upon successful completion of this concentration, students will also be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of units, engineering notations, and circuit terminology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, and the Wye-Delta transformations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of AC and DC circuit analysis
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Laplace transform analysis technique
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Boolean algebra and discrete combinational gates
  • Analyze and design synchronous sequential circuits
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer programming

Career Opportunities

Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace engineer, design engineer, test engineer in government, communications and space industries.

Chemical Engineering
Design engineer, process engineer, research and development in consumer products, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Computer Engineering
Software developer, programmer, software engineer, applications engineer.

Engineering Science
Engineering and science, engineering mathematics, environmental engineering and policy, transportation engineering, technical communications, medicine, business, government service, and the legal profession.

 

1 Selection may not include EGL designation.
2 Students placed in MAT 201 or higher math may replace MAT 121 with MAT, PHY, PHE, CSC, or CHM elective(s) - students must satisfy the four credit requirement.
3 Courses must be from two different disciplines.