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    May 20, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering, ASE

No. of Credits: 68
Contacts: Stephanie McCaslin, Acting Associate Dean and Chair, Mathematics and Engineering
Byron Brezina, Program Coordinator

The Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE) in Computer Engineering (CE) curriculum is designed for students whose goal is to transfer to a four-year Maryland college or university and earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. Upon completing the ASE in CE, students will be prepared for junior-level work as a Computer Engineering major. Students may need to strengthen their skills before taking required courses.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 51.


Career Opportunities:

computer engineer after transfer and completion of the BS in Computer Engineering

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will…

1. Effectively communicate problem solving processes and solutions, orally and in writing, in an ethical and professional manner.
2. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to understand and implement the engineering project development process.
3. Utilize advanced data structures and algorithms for programming.
4. Utilize discrete mathematical structures in the design and analysis of algorithms and software engineering. 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Pathway

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Visit Career Coach for more information on this program, related programs, and job opportunities in Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Humanities (3 credits)


Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)

Completion of this course meets the Social/behavioral and Cultural and Global Awareness requirements.


  • See Gen Ed  Listing and select any Social Behavioral Science course from within the Cultural and Global Awareness course list.

Transfer notes

University of Maryland Transfer Notes:

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering has the following minimum transfer requirements (these are the same for UMCP students transferring into the engineering school):

1. Students must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all college-level work at all colleges attended (2.999 is not acceptable).

2. Students must have taken the following gateway courses:

a. CHE-1350 (Chemistry for Engineers) or CHE-1210/1210L (Chemistry II), with a minimum grade of C

b. MTH-1210 (Calculus II), with a minimum grade of B

c. PHY-1210 (Physics I), with a minimum grade of B

3. Grade and Retake Policy:  Only one gateway or performance review course may be repeated to earn the required grade and that course may only be repeated once. When more than one course can satisfy a gateway requirement, taking a second course from the list will count as a repeat. (Please note that a grade of “W” is considered an attempt and must be repeated).


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)