Undergraduate Degree Programs

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Our school offers undergraduate degree programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering.

All our undergraduate degree programs are ABET Accredited. ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.

Our undergraduate student population accounts for about 65% of our total number of enrolled students.

WHY UMKC?

  • Proximity To Industry

    There are more than 250 engineering and technology firms within 20 miles of campus providing our students with access to internships and industry leaders throughout their academic experience.

  • Affordability

    More than 92% of UMKC students receive financial aid. Our school offers more than $175,000 in scholarship opportunities as well as provides a comprehensive list of external scholarships for which our students may be eligible.

  • Academics

    Personal attention to students is a priority at SCE. Faculty and staff reach out to students throughout their academic careers. All SCE students receive academic advising to make sure they register for the right courses and remain on track for graduation and many of our undergraduate students participate in sponsored research.

OUR DEGREES

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 professions will experience significant growth for years to come.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)

A BSCE degree provides students with depth and breadth of technical information. The broad scope and intense coursework prepares graduates for nearly any position in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, hydraulics and structural engineering.

Civil Engineering Four-Year Plan/Curriculum

Senior-Level Elective Courses
  • Construction Management
  • River Scour and Stability
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Highway and Traffic Engineering
  • Structural Design/Blast and Fire
  • Green Building/Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Reinforced Concrete
Student Organizations and Teams

SCE organizations and teams are open to all SCE students. Civil Engineering students tend to participate in the following:

  • American Concrete Institute
  • ASCE Steel Bridge
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – UMKC Chapter
  • Design-Build Institute of America
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.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)

A BSCS degree teaches students to develop technology infrastructure, including operating systems, browsers, applications, software or networking.

Computer Science (BS) Four-Year Plan/Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (BACS)

A BACS degree teaches students to advance technology infrastructure tailored for specific areas, often outside the core areas of computer science. It is popular with students who are interested in a dual-major bachelor’s degree, which allows students to graduate with 120 credit hours and satisfy the degree requirements in two fields, such as education or mathematics.

Computer Science (BA) Four-Year Plan/Curriculum

Computer Science Minor

A minor in computer science offers a strong technical background in computer science for students who want to advance technical infrastructure.

Computer Science Minor

Senior-Level Elective Courses
  • Networking Courses
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Fundamental Data Communication
  • Client/Server Program Application
  • Database Management Systems
  • Computer Graphics
  • Human Computer Interface
  • Software Architecture
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Software Development
Student Teams and Organizations

SCE organizations and teams are open to all SCE students. Computer Science students often participate in:

  • Association for Computing Machinery – UMKC Chapter
  • ACM Programming Competition Team
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.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE)

The BSECE curriculum combines significant math coursework with a broad spectrum of classes, preparing students to work in communications, radar, VLSI, control systems, power engineering, signal and image processing, biometrics and robotics.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Four-Year Plan/Curriculum

Senior-level Elective Courses
  • Power Systems, Reliability and Distribution of Electric Power and Automatic Control Systems II
  • Nanotechnology
  • Wireless Networks, Intro to Communications
  • Computer Design and VLSI
  • Neural and Adaptive Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
Student Teams and Organizations

SCE organizations and teams are open to all SCE students. Electrical and Computer Engineering students tend to participate in the following:

  • IEEE Robotics Competition
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – UMKC Chapter
Information Technology

Information technology graduates are on the cutting edge of computer operating systems, mobile applications, browsers, software and networking. They integrate computer technology and tailor it 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.

Bachelor’s of Information Technology (BIT)

A BIT degree blends technical information – software development, networks, digital media and Web engineering – with business courses. The degree also requires an internship to immerse graduates in real-world experiences. Kansas City is home to some of the nation’s most powerful firms, offering IT graduates an ideal place to get started.

The BIT degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Information Technology Four-Year Plan/Curriculum

Senior-level elective courses

  • Cryptology
  • Network Security
  • Practical Network Analysis
  • Foundations of Data Networks
  • Intro to Database Management Systems
  • Software Design with Mobile Devices

Student Teams and Organizations

SCE organizations and teams are open to all SCE students. Information Technology students tend to participate in the following:

  • Association for Computing Machinery – UMKC Chapter
  • ACM Programming Competition Team
Mechanical Engineering

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

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

BSME degrees stand out in a competitive market. Graduates leave with a technical background but also are tuned into the business and strategic needs of industry and technology. UMKC students have a geographic edge because many part-time job opportunities are available in Kansas City for undergraduate students at local engineering firms.

Mechanical Engineering Four-Year Plan/Curriculum

Senior-Level Elective Courses

  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Power Plant Design
  • Power Generation Systems
  • Metallic Materials
  • Non-Metallic Materials
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Biomechanics

Student Organizations and Teams

SCE organizations and teams are open to all SCE students. Mechanical Engineering students tend to participate in the following:

  • ASME Human-Powered Vehicle Team
  • SAE Baja Racing Team
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineering – UMKC Chapter