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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.

Program Educational Objectives

Our program aspires to make positive, substantive and lasting contributions to the lives of our students. The nontraditional and traditional students in the civil, mechanical and electrical engineering programs often have experience in engineering practice or the military. The program seeks to impart an education that inspires the graduates to constantly share their knowledge with others, to continually improve their knowledge and understanding, and to persistently adapt to change in technology and world needs. Graduates of the program are expected to develop and use professional skills that facilitate their continued career growth well beyond their graduation. Graduates should be able to apply their comprehensive education with the highest ethical standards within the engineering profession or a related field. The objectives are to:

  • Meet the needs of employers of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers, with an emphasis on the St. Louis region.
  • Meet the expectations of graduate schools that our alumni attend.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the upper-division program after they have completed an acceptable pre-engineering program. The pre-engineering program can be taken at University of Missouri-St. Louis or at community colleges in the area.

Normally admission is granted to persons who have completed the pre-engineering program with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 over all mathematics, chemistry, physics, and introductory engineering courses (statics and dynamics). Students with less than a 2.75 grade point average, but at least a C in all their science and math courses, may be admitted on a probationary basis. 

Career Outlook

Engineering is one of the few careers in which the bachelor's degree is a professional degree. Students earning a bachelor of science degree in one of the engineering disciplines are well qualified for entry-level engineering positions in a variety of businesses, industries, consulting firms, and government agencies. As society becomes increasingly dependent on technology, the outlook for all engineering disciplines becomes increasingly bright. Engineering careers typically rank at, or very near, the top of virtually any published rating of promising jobs for the 21st Century. Besides tackling challenging technical problems, roughly two-thirds of all engineers will have some level of management responsibility within ten years of receiving their bachelor's degrees. Many practicing engineers will eventually continue their education by pursuing graduate degrees on a part-time basis. Typical areas of graduate study include all advanced technical and scientific fields and management.

For more information, please contact Mary McManus (mcmanus@umsl.edu), or call us at (314) 516-7018.


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