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Engineering Science Degree, Aerospace Engineering Area of Concentration

Associate of Science Degree


After leaving college and joining the U.S. Air Force, Catherine Shelton found her calling at MC: the pursuit of her passion for aerospace engineering.

Complete your first two years of coursework toward your bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering by starting at MC. Our program is articulated with the aerospace engineering program at the University of Maryland College Park, and our students transfer there and to top schools around the country. 

Aerospace engineering deals with the design of flight vehicles to operate both inside the earth's atmosphere and beyond. Subdivisions within this field include:

  • Aerodynamics—the flow of air and the associated forces and pressures
  • Flight dynamics—trajectories, rotational dynamics, sensors and controls
  • Propulsion systems—the design of engines and motors
  • Structures—issues of weight, stress, strain, vibration, etc. that constrain the selection of materials
  • Design—the most interdisciplinary aerospace field, which deals with the overall design of a specific vehicle

Program Outcomes

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

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • Design simple mechanisms and structures using analytical and numerical methods in the area of aerospace engineering.
  • Use appropriate computer programming and application software in aerospace engineering.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 

Transfer Opportunities

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in aerospace engineering. Specific requirements in colleges vary. The program is articulated with the aerospace engineering program at the University of Maryland College Park. See all engineering transfer agreements.


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Careers include engineering manager, aerospace engineer, mechatronics engineer, mechanical engineer, and electronics engineering technologist. Some require a bachelor’s degree. 

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


Suggested Course Sequence: Aerospace Engineering

A suggested course sequence for students follows.

  • All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
  • Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
  • Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
  • All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

Suggested Course Sequence

Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

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


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