Thinking about becoming a Roo?

Are you driven to create? Design? Build? Problem-solve? We have the knowledge and the network to convert your curiosity into a dream career.

We are dedicated to student success. 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 here to help.

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.

  • 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. The School of Computing and Engineering 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. Many of our undergraduate students participate in sponsored research.



KC Plaza

We embrace our urban location. 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 and local firms employ students in part-time jobs and internships.

Kansas City offers a Midwestern feel with the action and entertainment of a major cultural hub. At UMKC, you’ll be within 5 miles of two world-class art museums and a nationally recognized opera, symphony and ballet. Between First Fridays, our plethora of annual outdoor festivals, and exciting shopping and restaurants located in the River Market, Westport, Plaza or any of our other unique neighborhoods, you’ll never run out of things to try!

We’re also home to the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting KC – guaranteed to keep any sports addict busy year-round! And did we mention the BBQ? It’s a pretty big deal.

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