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ENGINEERING AT MONTGOMERY COLLEGE

About Engineering at Montgomery College

BuildingsCome be a part of the Engineering Program at Montgomery College! It is one of the largest and most successful among two-year colleges in the nation. You can choose from eleven (11) different engineering degrees described under the Engineering Programs section of this website. Each year, most of our students transfer to some of the best four-year colleges including University of Maryland, College, Park (UMCP), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), George Washington University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The course work for the first two years of engineering study at Montgomery College matches that of UMCP and Georgia Tech, so you can easily transfer without losing any of your credits. The following is an example of course equivalency between Montgomery College and those institutions:

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
General Engineering: 410

MC Course

Subject Area at MC

Credits

First  Semester

CH 102

Principles of Chemistry II

4

EN 101

Techniques of Reading and Writing I

3

ES 100

Introduction to Engineering Design

3

MA 181

Calculus I

4

 

Humanities distribution

3

Second Semester

 

EE or ES elective

3

EN 102

Techniques of Reading and Writing II

3

MA 182

Calculus II

4

PH 161

General Physics I

3

 

Behavioral and social sciences distribution

3

Third Semester

 

EE or ES elective

3

 

Health foundation

1

MA 280

Multivariable Calculus

4

PH 262

General Physics II

4

 

Behavioral and social sciences distribution

3

Fourth Semester

 

EE or ES electives

6

MA 282

Differential Equations

3

PH 263

General Physics III

4

 

Arts distribution

3

 

Total credit hours

64

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Minimum Course Requirements for Admission to the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech

 Non-technical Lower Division Credits

Subject Area at MC

MC Course

Credits

Techniques of Reading and Writing I

EN101

3

Techniques of Reading and Writing II

EN102

3

Introduction to the Study of Ethics

PL202

3

Economics

EC105 or EC201 or EC202

3

History of the United States Since 1865

HS202

3


Technical Lower Division Credits

Subject Area at Montgomery College

MC Course

Credits

Calculus I

MA181

4

Calculus II

MA182

4

Multi-Variable Calculus (Calculus III at GT)

MA280

4

Differential Equations

MA282 or MA282H

3

Linear Algebra

MA284

3

Principles of Chemistry II
or Chemistry for Engineers

CH102 (Req’d for Chem. E.)
CH135

4

General Physics I

PH161

3

General Physics II

PH262

4

General Physics III (Science Elective at GT)

PH263

4

Programming Concepts for Engineering (or Intermediate Programming Concepts for Engineers/Comp. Sci. I at GT)

EE114 (or EE150)

4 (or 3)

Principles of Biology I and II

See an MC Advisor

8

The cost of education at Montgomery College remains one of our most attractive features. We offer you a quality education at a small fraction of the cost of any four-year college. The total cost of education for a full-time Montgomery College student who is a Montgomery County resident is about $4,000/year including tuition and fees.

You will have day-time and evening access to high-tech facilities, which are updated with the latest equipment and software every three years, including:

  • A fully equipped Electrical Engineering lab,
  • A metal and wood working shop complete with all the necessary tools required for practical engineering design projects
  • Two modern computer laboratories with smart classroom features and the most recent version of engineering design, modeling, computation and educational software.
  • Four mobile classrooms, each with 25 laptops and a projector to be used in any classroom at any location.

Our department offers you a warm and welcoming learning environment, with a low student-faculty ratio. Most engineering classes are capped at 18 students. These small class sizes provide more direct and personal contact between you and your professors. Just like the rest of Montgomery College, the engineering program has a high level of diversity, including a large female and minority population. Learning communities have also been designed to provide interested students with the opportunity of a coordinated and integrated education in Physics and Calculus.

Our faculty are highly qualified professionals with advanced degrees from distinguished universities including MIT, University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois, Temple University, GWU, and UMCP to mention a few. All members of the faculty are active in their respective professional communities, regularly attending conferences and meetings, giving technical lectures or presenting research, and publishing original work.  Some of the faculty are currently involved in state-of-the art educational or industrial research, funded by highly acclaimed governmental organizations.

You can develop leadership and management skills by participating in engineering related activities outside the classroom. The Montgomery College Engineering Club (MCEC), Women in Engineering Science and Technology (WEST), and the Robotics Club are some active organizations in the department where you can work closely with faculty advisors to gain access to academic and career information, lectures, networking and educative activities for engineering students and all members of the Montgomery College community. The department also hosts a student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Our department encourages and assists students in applying for industrial internships or research opportunities in four-year colleges, governmental laboratories or corporations nationwide. Our SEM Internship Coordinator and career advisors work with students to identify and prepare for interviews with engineering companies, and to get the most out of their practical experience. Information about these internships is also made available for the students on the department website, the bulletin board and through fliers.

BuildingsStudents who demonstrate outstanding academic performance or active commitment to extra-curricular activities while maintaining good academic standing are encouraged and recognized with awards, which mostly include monetary scholarships.  In addition to departmental recognition, engineering students also have a number of funding opportunities available to them from grants and transfer agreements with other universities. Free tutoring services are provided by the Math and Science Center for students who experience challenges in some of the engineering or engineering-related subjects.

Cultivation of an alumni culture has provided the department with valuable information on academic progress and career pursuits of former engineering students.  An online alumni survey has been added to the department’s website which will further this effort to gather information on those students who pass through the program.

Finally, on the point of outreach, the engineering department participated in Montgomery College’s partnership with the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) system, by offering freshmen engineering classes at three local high schools. 

For flexible program opportunities, transferability, excellent academics, and a welcoming environment for students, Montgomery College can’t be beat. Come take advantage of all of the wonderful possibilities our Engineering Program has to offer you.

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