The Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program is itself, a pioneering partnership in which the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Washington University joined forces to benefit citizens in the State of Missouri.
This partnership, unique in the United States, exemplifies the continuing commitment of both public and private institutions of higher education to the St. Louis community and the surrounding area. This exciting partnership allows the two universities to work together and accomplish what neither could have done separately. The availability of undergraduate engineering education on a flexible schedule provides a unique opportunity to non-traditional students in a metropolitan area of more than two million people.
Students often take their pre-engineering courses -- the first half of their course work in mathematics, physics, chemistry, humanities and social science, and selected elementary engineering subjects at UMSL. Many students enter the program when they have completed their associate’s degrees at one of the many area community colleges where we have articulation agreements, such as:
A parallel cooperative education program allows upper-division students to “jump start” their engineering careers by working part-time (20-30 hours per week) during the day in an engineering-related position and completing their engineering course work in the evening and on Saturdays. Students are employed in engineering positions at a variety of local technology-based business and industries: