Mechanical Engineering

Award: Associate of Science
Degree Code: ASME
Number of Credits: 70

Program Description

This program option prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for continued study in mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering is one of the core engineering disciplines offering students a wide range of career choices in engineering practice and scientific research as well as non-engineering fields such as business, law or medicine. Students with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering may continue their education in graduate school or may enter industry.

The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the course work in the degree program.

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
ACT Activity Electives 2
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Electives 1 [H] 3
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
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [H] 3
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry [M] 4
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry [M] 3
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus [M] 3
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations [M] 3
PHE 201 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
PHE 211 Statics 3
PHE 212 Dynamics 3
PHE 213 Mechanics of Materials 3
PHE 221 Thermodynamics 3
PHY 207 General Physics I with Lab [SL] 5
PHY 208 General Physics II with Lab [SL] 5
PHY 209 General Physics III with Lab [SL] 5
SOC SCI Social Science Electives 2 [SS] 6

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.

Fall I (16-17 credits)
PHE 200 Introduction to Engineering Graphics*
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
PHY 207 General Physics I with Lab
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
ACT Activity Elective
Spring I (19 credits)
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
PHE 201 Introduction to Engineering Design
PHY 211 Statics
PHY 208 General Physics II with Lab
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
Summer I or II (5 credits)
PHY 209 General Physics III with Lab
Fall II (16 credits)
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHE 213 Mechanics of Materials
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
PHE 221 Thermodynamics
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring II (18 credits)
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus
PHE 212 Dynamics
CHM 104 and
CHM 114
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
ACT Activity Elective(s)

*PHE 200 is a pre-requisite to PHE 201.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will 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 of, and application for, 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 mechanical properties of materials
  • Demonstrate an understanding of axial loading, torsion, bending and transverse shear
  • Demonstrate an understanding of stress and strain transformations

Career Opportunities

Manufacturing engineer, production supervisor, field service engineer in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and consulting industries.

 

1 Selection may not include EGL designation.
2 Courses must be from two different disciplines.

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