SCE undergrad working on a project with a group in the computer lab

Future Students

Are you driven to create? Design? Build? Problem-solve?
UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering has the knowledge and the network to convert your curiosity into a dream career.

SCE combines the personal touch of a small college with the benefits of a big university. Students receive personal attention in small classes and our premier faculty and staff maintain an open-door policy. Have a question? Need advice? Our professors are there to help.

We embrace our urban location, which provides students with opportunities and resources. Kansas City is considered one of the top engineering and computing communities in the country, and we use that to our advantage. Area professionals give presentations on campus nearly every week. Local firms employ students in part-time jobs and internships. We attract the top professors, offer undergraduate research opportunities and facilities you’d expect at a much larger university.

When you’re not studying, Kansas City offers a vibrant experience. It’s alive with restaurants, art galleries, concert venues, professional sports teams, museums, parks and a sprawling system of walking and biking trails.

Our SCE network is dedicated to student success. Whether your goal is to work in space, renewable energy, mobile technology or another exciting computing or engineering field, we can turn your innovative spirit into a wealth of opportunities. If you start here with a degree in engineering, computer science or information technology, there’s no limit to how far you can go.


  • Boxy dorms don’t cut it. UMKC’s suite-style residence halls and apartments were all built since 2006.
  • Find your niche. UMKC offers everything from academic and leadership development organizations to Greek life. More than 250 student organizations keep students busy and meeting people from all majors.
  • We love state-of-the-art: Our library has a robot, the Student Union is LEED gold-certified and we put $7 million into the Atterbury Student Success Center.
  • Looking for stress relief? How about a scuba class in our indoor/outdoor pool? Or tai chi or boxing in one of our training centers?
  • UMKC includes diversity, inclusiveness and respect in the university’s core values.

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