The UMKC General Education Core is the university-wide curriculum that all undergraduate students will complete. The 30-credit hour core curriculum includes three course types designated as Anchor, Discourse and Focus and is detailed in the General Education section of the catalog.
Every undergraduate student must take a course covering the United States Constitution and the Missouri State Constitution before graduation. Course options are included in the program requirements section below.
Candidates for all baccalaureate degrees must complete the online UMKC RooWriter Writing Assessment after they have passed Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) but before they have attained 90 credit hours. Incoming transfer students with more than 90 credit hours must complete the RooWriter by the end of their first semester of enrollment or within one semester after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent). Students who have not completed the RooWriter Writing Assessment within two semesters after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) will be blocked from enrollment until they successfully complete the RooWriter. Additional information is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.
Information on exit examinations and/or major field exams is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- Be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- Be able to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- Be able to function on multidisciplinary teams
- Be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- Be able to understand professional and ethical responsibility
- Be able to communicate effectively
- Be able to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- Be able to recognize of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- Have knowledge of contemporary issues
- Be able to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org/.
The ECE degree program is designed to provide the key elements of both an electrical engineering and a computer engineering curriculum. It also provides additional courses that involve the business and entrepreneurial aspects of engineering. Graduates of this program are prepared for larger breadth in job opportunities than are typically available in a traditional electrical engineering program. A BS/MS Program for completing both a BS in ECE and a MS in EE in five years is available (see below). For additional information, please contact the DST Student Services Center at (816)235-2399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The undergraduate degree in ECE is designed so that graduates will attain employment in electrical and/or computer engineering and advance their careers in this field or achieve success in other areas. Some graduates will become registered professional engineers and/or pursue advanced studies.
Job opportunities abound for electrical and computer engineering majors. In terms of starting salaries and the number of job offers, ECE graduates compare favorably with other engineering graduates. In addition, the ECE curriculum at UMKC equips the graduate with the analytical decision-making skills necessary to pursue diverse technical, managerial and entrepreneurial career opportunities.
High school students planning to apply to the School of Computing & Engineering are strongly encouraged to take a college preparatory program that emphasizes mathematics, science and communication skills.
First-time college student applicants to the undergraduate program in electrical and computer engineering will be admitted if they obtain:
- An ACT mathematics score of at least 25 and
- An ACT composite score of at least 24
First-time college student applicants who do not meet the above criteria but do meet UMKC general admission requirements will have their applications reviewed by a faculty committee for admission. Applicants who are not admitted to SCE but do meet UMKC general admission requirements may be admitted to University College.
Students without the prerequisite preparation must take the needed coursework before enrolling in courses required for the bachelor's degree. Students seeking re-admission must have been in good academic standing when last enrolled. Otherwise, re-admission requires a formal review by the undergraduate program committee.
Transfer applicants must have at least 24 credits of transferable college credit, an overall 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all coursework, which includes repeated coursework, attempted at previous institutions. Transfer applicants without a 2.0 or higher college GPA must submit a petition for admission.
Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework
|Anchor I 1||3|
|Anchor II 1||3|
|Anchor III (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|DISC 100||Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)||3|
|DISC 200||Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)||3|
|DISC 300||Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)||3|
|Focus A 1||3|
|Focus B (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|Focus C (May be satisfied by the Constitution course requirement below)|
|Focus Elective (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|'Total credits' in this section indicates the number of General Education Core credit hours that are not met by the degree specific requirements outlined below.|
See the UMKC General Education Core section of the catalog for available Anchor and Focus course options.
Constitution Course Requirement
Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.”
Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process|
|U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1|
|U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1|
|Constitutional History of the United States|
|Honors American Government (Focus C) 1|
|American Government (Focus C) 1|
Course may satisfy both the UMKC General Education Core (Focus C) and Constitution requirements.
There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:
- Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
- Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
- Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
- Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
- Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.
|ALEKS Math Placement|
|MATH 110 (PreCalculus Algebra; Typically not required due to ACT Admission Requirement)|
|MATH 120 (Pre-Calculus; Typically not required due to ACT Admission Requirement)|
|MATH 210||Calculus I (Focus B)||4|
|MATH 220||Calculus II||4|
|COMP-SCI 394R||Applied Probability||3|
|E&C-ENGR 241||Applied Engineering Analysis I||3|
|E&C-ENGR 341R||Applied Engineering Analysis II||3|
|Life and Physical Sciences Requirements|
|CHEM 211||General Chemistry I (Focus B)||4|
|or BIOLOGY 102||Biology and Living|
|CHEM 211L||Experimental General Chemistry I||1|
|or BIOLOGY 102L||Biology and Living Laboratory|
|PHYSICS 240||Physics For Scientists and Engineers I (Focus B)||5|
|PHYSICS 250||Physics For Scientists and Engineers II (Focus B)||5|
|Higher Order Thinking Requirements|
|E&C-ENGR 216||Engineering Computation||4|
|E&C-ENGR 420||Advanced Engineering Computation||2|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering Requirements|
|ANCH 308||Ethical Issues in Computing & Engineering (grade of C or better for major requirements)||3|
|E&C-ENGR 130||Engineering Graphics||3|
|E&C-ENGR 226||Logic Design||3|
|E&C-ENGR 227||Logic Design Laboratory||1|
|E&C-ENGR 228||Introduction to Computer Design||3|
|E&C-ENGR 229||Introduction to Computer Design Laboratory||1|
|E&C-ENGR 250||Engineering Mechanics and Thermodynamics||3|
|E&C-ENGR 276||Circuit Theory I||3|
|E&C-ENGR 277||Circuit Theory I Lab||1|
|E&C-ENGR 302||Electromagnetic Waves and Fields||3|
|E&C-ENGR 303||Electromagnetic Waves and Fields Lab||1|
|E&C-ENGR 330||Electronic Circuits||3|
|E&C-ENGR 331||Electronic Circuits Laboratory||1|
|E&C-ENGR 334||Semiconductors and Devices||3|
|E&C-ENGR 358||Introduction to Control Systems||3|
|or E&C-ENGR 474||Introduction to Communication Systems|
|E&C-ENGR 376||Circuit Theory II||3|
|E&C-ENGR 377||Circuit Theory II Lab||1|
|E&C-ENGR 380||Signals and Systems||3|
|E&C-ENGR 381||Signals and Systems Lab||1|
|E&C-ENGR 402||Senior Design I||2|
|E&C-ENGR 403||Senior Design II||1|
|E&C-ENGR 426||Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing||3|
|E&C-ENGR 427||Microcomputer Laboratory||1|
|E&C-ENGR 428R||Embedded Systems||3|
|E&C-ENGR 429||Embedded Systems Laboratory||1|
|E&C-ENGR 466||Power Systems I||3|
|Take 3 elective courses at the 400 level in ECE (not already completed above).||9|
|Take one elective course at the 400 level in ECE, COMP-SCI, INFO-TEC, or PHYSICS (not already completed above)..||3|
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum grade of C in all courses offered in the School of Computing & Engineering as well as Math and Physics.
Total Credit Hours: 128
Tools for Planning and Fulfilling Academic Requirements
UMKC's Major Maps are detailed, semester by semester plans that lead a student to complete all degree requirements within four years. Plans include benchmarks and critical courses by term that assist a student’s evaluation of progress and major “fit”. In order to ensure that the appropriate courses are taken, students are encouraged to consult with the undergraduate advisor for this major.
UMKC’s Degree Audit System provides an individual evaluation of all degree requirements (General Education Core, Degree Specific, Major Specific, etc.) for student’s officially recorded (Office of Registration and Records) and “what if” plans of study. This evaluation is used to certify all graduation requirements.
UMKC’s Transfer Guides provide detailed guidance on recommended transfer coursework, plans of study, transfer timelines, and transfer contact information. To ensure a seamless transfer experience, students are encouraged to work with both their community college advisor and a UMKC advisor when planning their coursework.