SCE students hanging out in the student lounge


Double-digit job growth is predicted for the computing and engineering fields during the next decade. An undergraduate degree from the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering allows you to join the high-demand fields.

Our undergraduate programs prepare graduates for 21st-century careers that improve society. SCE offers small classes and support systems to help students achieve.

Students benefit from the school’s location in the heart of Kansas City – one of the top locations nationwide for engineers. SCE undergraduates will be immersed in the industry throughout their coursework, leading directly to a fulfilling career.

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers plan, direct, design and oversee construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, water supply systems and structures. They take the local environment into account, anticipating earthquakes and hurricanes as well as the stress of daily use. A civil engineer’s expertise is present in nearly every modern infrastructure project in the world. And the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that one of this profession will experience significant growth for years to come.

Computer Science

Computer scientists design and build software, send data over networks, store information in databases, solve cybersecurity problems and address challenges in wireless and handheld devices, robotics and computer vision. Students leave SCE with a foundation in algorithmic thinking and modeling. They graduate to a robust job market that will experience growth into the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and computer engineers design and build electronic circuits used in computers, automated factories, digital recording and entertaining systems. The products they design are found in robots, satellites, mobile phone systems and advanced medical tools. The rapidly changing profession – sparked by constant technological advances – demands that graduates have a varied educational background.

Information Technology

Information technology graduates are on the cutting edge of computer operating systems, mobile applications, browsers, software and networking. They tailor computer technology to an organization’s needs and infrastructure. Planning and managing an organization’s IT infrastructure requires a solid foundation in applied computing, as well as management and people skills.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers test the principles of physics and materials science to analyze, design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems. Graduates help power the world in industries such as aviation, energy conversion, environmental research, manufacturing automation and product testing.

Which field is right for you?

If you are considering… Ask these questions: Degrees Average Starting Salary*
Civil Engineering Does the challenge of building something really big excite you? Do you want to help improve our built society? B.S.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Have you taken apart electronics just to see how they work? Do you think of ways to improve them? B.S.
Mechanical Engineering Do you like to work with parts that move? Are you intrigued by how machines (even our bodies) function? B.S.
Computer Science Are you an innovator? Do you dream up ways to solve problems with new technology? B.S.
Information Technology Do you like to work as part of a team? Are you the person your friends run to for computer advice? B.I.T. $48,900

*Source: PayScale (2013)