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Engineers are problem-solvers and inventors. Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to make life better for society. Breakthroughs such as space flight, cellular telephones, the Internet, earthquake resistant structures, and “smart highways” all have their origins in engineering. You, too, can become one of the pioneers advancing technological discoveries into the lifestyles of future generations.

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Civil Engineering

Plan, design, and construct cities, bridges, buildings, public facilities, transportation systems, waterways, and environmental waste treatment facilities.
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Electrical Engineering

Use electrical phenomena to solve problems in communications, manufacturing, medicine, defense, the environment, and other areas.
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Mechanical Engineering

Work on concerns in energy conversion and machine design, manufacturing, instrumentation, environmental control, and biomechanics.
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About the Program

The Joint Engineering Program, offered in partnership from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis, is an affordable and convenient engineering education option designed for busy students in the region. The program offers full- and part-time students an opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in civil, electrical or mechanical Engineering. You’ll complete two years of study on the UMSL campus, taking mathematics, science and general education courses, before transitioning to the WashU campus to complete the upper-level engineering courses. Students pay UMSL tuition while having access to WashU’s cutting-edge resources and facilities.

All three engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Brochure

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Elevate Your Future

Learn more about the UMSL/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program at an upcoming virtual Informational Session or take the next step and Apply Now.

Have questions? Contact Brad Iftner at 314-516-6801 or iftnerb@umsl.edu.

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Why Choose UMSL Engineering?

The Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program combines strengths of the two universities to provide flexible engineering programs.

  • First two years at UMSL for pre-engineering and general education courses.
  • Transition to the Wash U campus to complete upper-level engineering courses.
  • Afternoon and evening schedules allow students to take advantage of internships and co-op positions.
  • Employers regularly engage with the Joint Engineering Program and use internships and co-ops as a pathway for talent.
  • All new students entering the upper level have the opportunity to be matched with an alumni mentor.
  • Professors are industry professionals with graduate degrees and tenured WUSTL faculty.
  • Students may attend part time or full time.
  • Scholarship opportunities from UMSL and the Engineering Program are available.
  • The Engineering Program matches quality with affordability. The cost for engineering courses is the UMSL tuition plus a fee. 

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