The University has offered engineering degree programs since 1956. Increased technology demands during the mid-80s, combined with a generous gift from United Telecom (now Sprint Nextel), led to the development of UMKC's high-tech Computer Science and Telecommunications Program in 1984. These programs were combined in 2001 to form the School of Computing and Engineering (SCE).
The mission of the School of Computing and Engineering is to provide competitive educational opportunities and focused research in computing and engineering generating the technical work force and research needed for economic development.
Departments and Degree Programs
The School of Computing and Engineering has two departments:
Each department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department offers B.S. in Civil Engineering, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Civil Engineering, and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. The Computer Science Electrical Engineering Department offers B.A./B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology (B.I.T), M.S. in Computer Science, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering. All undergraduate degrees are accredited by ABET, Inc. except for the B.A. in Computer Science for which accreditation has not been requested.
The School also participates in UMKC's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program through four disciplines: computer science, electrical and computer engineering, engineering (for civil and mechanical engineering) and telecommunications and computer networking. (See the School of Graduate Studies section of this catalog for details about the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program.)