Engineering – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

Students enrolled in the dual program spend a minimum of three years at Maryville and earn an undergraduate degree in Science. Students then enter the engineering program at either Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Missouri–Kansas City or Missouri University of Science and Technology for a minimum of two years and earn an undergraduate degree in engineering.

Programs of study for Washington University dual degree students are the same as those available to other students in the School of Engineering and Applied science and include: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Systems Science & Engineering.

Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. As a group, engineers earn some of the highest average starting salaries among those holding bachelor’s degrees.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.