The University of Missouri-St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program combines strengths of the two universities to provide a flexible engineering program.

  • 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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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.


Mission Statement

The University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program provides high quality accredited engineering education to a diverse student body, preparing them for successful engineering careers. The program strives to excite and nurture the intellectual, technical, professional and personal development of the students through a partnership that provides a mechanism for Washington University to share its campus, resources and personnel with the UMSL students, many of whom are place-bound individuals. The Joint Program educates students from the diverse St. Louis community to elevate their future to enter the engineering profession, thereby elevating the St. Louis region.