In 1993, Washington University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis held the first classes in the Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program. This partnership — the first of its kind in the United States — offers University of Missouri-St. Louis students the opportunity to benefit from the engineering program at Washington University and its century-long tradition of excellence. Effective in October 1999, the three bachelor's degrees (civil, electrical and mechanical engineering) offered in our joint program were accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. In addition to being the first undergraduate engineering degrees offered in a public/private partnership, these are also the first such degrees to receive ABET accreditation.
The courses are organized for both full-time students and part-time students with daytime commitments who need to attend classes in the evening. Students who enter the program take about half of their course work — mathematics, physics, chemistry, humanities and social sciences — on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The remaining half of the degree program, which consists of upper-level engineering courses and laboratories, is taken on the Washington University campus. Students may choose civil, electrical or mechanical engineering. Students receive their undergraduate engineering degrees from the University of Missouri.
For information about this program, please contact the University of Missouri-St. Louis Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program at 314-516-6800 or the Washington University McKelvey School of Engineering at 314-935-6510.
Faculty Members at University of Missouri-St. Louis
Joseph A. O'Sullivan
Samuel C. Sachs Professor of Electrical Engineering
PhD, University of Notre Dame
PhD, University of Maryland
Associate Director of Advising and Student Services
Mary E. McManus
MEd, University of Missouri-St. Louis