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Engineering Degree Pathway

Take a look around you and you’ll see the work of engineers everywhere. Bridges, airplanes, computer networks and solar power are all the innovations of engineers. They design and build structures, machines, systems and processes to solve today’s most complex problems. 

Engineering is an important and growing field. When you choose the Cooperative Engineering program at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll receive the foundational knowledge and coursework you need to successfully transfer to an Engineering program at a partnering university.

Engineering vs engineering technology

What’s the difference between engineering and engineering technology? Both paths lead to a career in engineering, but the coursework and focus are different. Engineering programs require more advanced math and science to develop theory, whereas engineering technology uses lab work to apply theory to practice.

Our Engineering Technology degrees take a hands-on approach to engineering, using tools and technology to bring plans to life. If you’re looking for a more theoretical, analytical and design-driven engineering degree or you plan to pursue graduate studies in engineering, our Cooperative Engineering program will set you up for success.

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Dr. Ronnie Rollins
Chair, School of Industrial Sciences and Technology
Grinstead 009
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 660-543-4439

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What you will study

You’ll complete your first two years of coursework at UCM in the Cooperative Engineering program. In addition to general education courses, you’ll complete math and science coursework that will be the cornerstone of your Engineering degree. To ensure a smooth transition, you should verify your course selection with the program faculty advisor at your future engineering school. We recommend you take foundational classes, including:

  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Mechanical Analytics
  • Engineering Economy


Excellence in Engineering 

  • A Best Value College for Engineering Technologies (College Factual, 2022)
  • #1: Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Missouri (College Factual, 2022)
  • Top 15%: Most Focused Colleges for Engineering Technologies (College Factual, 2022)
  • #1: Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Missouri (College Factual, 2022)
  • Top 4%: Most Popular Colleges for Engineering Technologies (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in our Cooperative Engineering program

As a Cooperative Engineering student at UCM, you’re invited to participate in career-enhancing activities, including:

  • Networking: Our expert faculty and small class sizes give you opportunities to connect with your professors and peers to build your network. Join academic clubs and organizations to further develop your skills in student competitions and connect with industry professionals.
  • Internships: Many local companies seek out UCM Engineering students for internships. With Kansas City just 45 minutes from campus, opportunities to gain hands-on experience are plentiful.
  • The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME): Get to know peers, faculty and industry professionals through competitions and social activities such as a homecoming float design contest and game night. SME expands beyond the doors at UCM, so you can network with engineering students and faculty from other colleges.


What can you do with a degree in Engineering?

As part of our Cooperative Engineering program, you’ll develop problem-solving, communication, creative thinking and analytical skills that will make you a more marketable job candidate in the future. We’ll prepare you to transfer to another university to complete your undergraduate studies in chemical, civil, computer, industry or mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to begin a lucrative career in a growing field. 

Explore a career in engineering

Find out what you can do with an Engineering degree using the interactive tool below.




Financial assistance options for the Cooperative Engineering program

During your time at UCM in the Cooperative Engineering program, you can expect a high-quality education for a great price. In addition to our already low tuition, we make it easier for you to finance your college education with scholarships, assistantships, grants and awards.

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Take your degree further.

Enhance your engineering career and prepare for a leadership role by earning a graduate degree from UCM:

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Make yourself more marketable.

Enhance your engineering studies and boost your resume by adding an undergraduate certificate or minor:


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