The Pre-Engineering Program is the first half of the engineering program that is common to all three of our degree programs: Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. These course provide the key skills needed to succeed in the engineering courses in the second half of the program. Students need a 2.75 grade point average in all of their pre-engineering mathematics, science and engineering courses to be admitted to the second half of the program in good standing. Students with grade point averages between 2.5 and 2.75 in their pre-engineering mathematics, science, and engineering courses will be considered for probationary admittance to the second half of the program and will be required to take and earn a B grade in a Mathematics Workshop that is only offered once a year in mid May.

Pre-Engineering Core:

  • MATH 1800, Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MATH 1900, Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
  • MATH 2000, Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
  • MATH 2020, Differential Equations
  • CHEM 1111, Introduction to Chemistry I
  • GEOL 1001A, General Geology for Civil Engineers*
  • PHYSICS 2111, Physics: Mechanics and Heat
  • PHYSICS 2112, Physics: Electricity, Magnetism and Optics
  • ENGR 2310. Statics
  • ENGR 2320, Dynamics
  • ENGL 1100, First-Year Writing

General Education Requirements

  • Engl 1100 First-Year Writing
  • Phil 2259 Engineering Ethics, Phil 3380 Philosophy of Science and one additional Humanity
  • History 1001 or 1002 American History and two additional Social Sciences
  • One course must meet the Cultural Diversity requirement, and one course must meet the engineering Valuing Skill requirement.

Humanities and social sciences electives must meet both the University of Missouri-St. Louis General Education Requirements and the Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements of the Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program. Check with your advisor for details.

Sample Pre-Engineering Schedule

1st Year, Fall Semester

  • MATH 1800, Calculus I (5)
  • CHEM 1111, Chemistry I (5)
  • ENGL 1100, Composition (3)
  • ENGR 1010, Intro to Engineering (1)

1st Year, Spring Semester

  • MATH 1900, Calculus II (5)
  • GEOL 1001A (3), General Geology for Civil Engineers*
  • HIST 1001 or 1002, American History (3)
  • Valuing Skill/Cultural Diversity (Social Science) (3)

2nd Year, Fall Semester

  • MATH 2000, Calculus III (5)
  • PHYSICS 2111, Physics, Mechanics and Heat (5)
  • PHIL 2259, Engineering Ethics (Humanity) (3)
  • Social Science (3)

2nd Year, Spring Semester

  • MATH 2020, Differential Equations (3)
  • ENGR 2310, Statics (3)
  • PHYSICS 2112, Physics, Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics (5)
  • Humanity (3)

2nd Year, Summer Semester

  • ENGR 2320, Dynamics (3)

*We recommend that students who are undecided about which engineering program to choose postpone taking Geology 1001A until they decide. This course is not required in order to enter the second half of the program, so it can be taken during the second half of the program.