About The Program
Intro to Engineering at UMSL
Message from the Dean
Administrators and Staff
Partnerships and Community Connections
Pre-Engineering Registration Instructions
Upper Level Engineering Registration Instructions
Student Advisory Boards
Alumni and Friends
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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 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 their mathematics, chemistry, physics, and introductory (statics and dynamics) engineering courses. Students with less than a 2.75 grade point average, but at least a C, in all their science, engineering and mathematics courses may be admitted on a conditional basis.
For more information, please contact Mary McManus (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call us at (314) 516-7018.
- 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
Students seeking to major in engineering are first designated as ‘Undeclared with an interest in Engineering majors’ until they have completed Math 1800 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I. Upon successful completion of Math 1800 with a grade of C or better, students will be allowed to declare pre-engineering as their major. Math 1800 must be completed successfully within two attempts.
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.
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)
- 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.