UMKC Catalog


Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prior to graduation, students will have demonstrated that they have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, that they can design and conduct experiments, including the analysis and interpretation of data. They can design a system, circuit, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints. They can effectively work on a team to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. They understand their professional and ethical responsibilities. They are able to communicate effectively, and have received the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a broader context. They recognize the need for, and are able to engage in life-long learning. They are able to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

High school students planning to apply to the electrical and computer engineering program should pursue 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:

  1. An ACT mathematics score of at least 25 and
  2. An ACT composite score of at least 24 or
    a high school class rank in the upper 25 percent.

First-time college student applicants who do not meet the above criteria but do meet UMKC general admission requirements may be admitted on probation or into the University College.

Students seeking re-admission must have been in good academic standing when last enrolled. Otherwise, re-admission requires a formal review by the degree program committee.

Transfer students will be admitted provided they have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA; however, a higher GPA is strongly recommended for students pursuing this rigorous degree program. Degree program courses for which the student received a C or higher are accepted only if they are from ABET-accredited engineering or computing degree programs or have been approved as part of a transfer articulation agreement.

The curriculum requirements shown below are in effect for students entering the degree program in Fall 2010 or later. These include either new courses or slight modifications to existing courses, indicated with the footnotes in the listing below, where the anticipated title and credit hours are shown. The actual changes are introduced so that students in the Fall 2009 cohort can also satisfy these degree requirements and graduate in four years. All students already in the program can satisfy either the program requirements in effect when they entered the program, (available in the catalog archives or from your advisor), or could satisfy the program requirements listed below. Please ask your advisor for full details on all options available.

Electrical and Computer Engineering(Minimum 66 Hours)Credit Hours
E&C-ENGR 226 Logic Design 3
E&C-ENGR 227 Logic Design Lab 1
E&C-ENGR 228 Intro to Computer Design  3
E&C-ENGR 229 Intro to Computer Design Lab  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 4
E&C-ENGR 330 Electronic Circuits  3
E&C-ENGR 331 Electronic Circuits Lab 1
E&C-ENGR 358
E&C-ENGR 474
Introduction to Control Systems 
Introduction to Communication Systems
E&C-ENGR 376 Circuit Theory II
E&C-ENGR 377 Circuit Theory II Lab 1
E&C-ENGR 380 Signals and Systems
E&C-ENGR 381 Signals and Systems Lab 1
E&C-ENGR 402WI Senior Design I (See footnote #3 below) 2
E&C-ENGR 403 Senior Design II 3
E&C-ENGR 420 Advanced Engineering Computation 2
E&C-ENGR 426 Microcomputer Architecture 3
E&C-ENGR 427 Microcomputer Architecture Lab 1
E&C-ENGR 428R Embedded Systems 3
E&C-ENGR 429 Embedded Systems Lab 1
E&C-ENGR 430 Microelectronic Circuits 3
E&C-ENGR 431 Microelectronic Circuits Lab 1
E&C-ENGR 466 Power Systems I 3
E&C-ENGR 4XX Senior Area Electives (See footnote #1 below) 12
General Engineering(1 Hour)
E&C-ENGR 110 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 1
Mathematics, Symbolic & Logical Reasoning(13 Hours)
MATH 220 Calculus II 4
E&C-ENGR 241 Applied Engineering Analysis I  3
E&C-ENGR 341R Applied Engineering Analysis II 3
COMP-SCI 394R Applied Probability 3
Life and Physical Sciences(14 Hours)
BIOLOGY 102/102L Biology and Living plus lab
PHYSICS 240 Physics for Science and Engineering I 5
PHYSICS 250 Physics for Science and Engineering II 5
Communications Skills(6 Hours)
ENGLISH 110 English I (See footnote #2 below) 0
ENGLISH 225 English II 3
COMM-ST 110 Fundamentals of Effective Speaking & Listening 3
Humanities, Fine Arts & Social and Behavioral Sciences(15 Hours)
Constitution Requirement HISTORY 101, 102, 360R or POL-SCI 210  3
HFA Elective Any two courses in Art, Art History, Communication Studies, Conservatory, English, Foreign Language (not native language to student), Philosophy, or Theater
take one course in HFA and MEC-ENGR 130 Engineering Graphics
CIV-ENGR 211 Engineering Enterprise (See footnote #4 below) 3
SBS Elective
The Technical Entrepreneur, or
any course in Criminal Justice, Geography, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science or Sociology
Higher Order of Thinking(10 Hours)
ECE 216 Engineering Computation 4
MATH 210 Calculus I 4

Total Minimum Requirement: 125 Hours


#1: Three of the four courses must be from E & C Engr; the other course can be ECE or outside ECE (such as CS or Physics).  See advisor for detais.  Furthermore, qualified students might be able to take graduate level courses.  

#2: Requirement may be waived if students have an ACT English score of 30; or SAT Verbal score of 630; or AP English Lang/Comp score of 4.2


#3: Students must take and pass the WEPT (Written English Proficiency Test at least one semester prior to enrolling in ECE 402WI.


#4: Students may also take ECON 201    or ECON 202  in place of CIV-ENGR 211



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