Engineering and Computing at McKendree
McKendree has a long tradition in educating students in computing with its various
majors of Computer Science, Computational Science, Information Technology, Computer
Information Systems and Interactive Media. Students in these majors are highly sought
for internships and graduates have placement in either graduate school or employment
in the field is 100%.
Engineering is the study of the art of the creative application of scientific and technological principles to the solution of problems. Engineering offers a wide variety of disciplines including but not limited to: Aeronautical, Biomedical, Ceramic, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Geological, Industrial, Management, Materials, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Nuclear and Petroleum.
McKendree's 3+2 program allows students to spend their first three years at McKendree and the following two years at a transfer institution to complete the engineering coursework. At the completion of the program, students would complete a Bachelor of Science degree from McKendree in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. McKendree currently has transfer agreements with the University of Illinois and Missouri University of Science and Technology. Students complete requirements for both degrees by starting with the first two semesters containing core requirements for an engineering degree as well as a degree in mathematics, computer science or computational science.
Sample Engineering Schedule for First Year Students
CHEM 105 – College Chemistry I
CSI 130 – Intro. to Computing I
ENG 111 – English I
MTH 210 – Calculus I
UNI 101 – University 101
CSI 230 – Intro. to Computing II
ENG 112 – English II
MTH 211 – Calculus II
Requirements in addition to those mentioned above vary among the different disciplines
as well as the transferring institution, so students are strongly encouraged to seek
the advice of an advisor when planning a schedule.
McKendree offers students who wish to study in the key STEM fields the opportunity to earn significant scholarships through the TECHNOLOGY Fellowship program.
It is recommended that students who wish to study in the STEM fields should be take as many courses in mathematics and science while in high school as these provide an excellent foundation for the later study required to succeed in these fields.
Meet the Faculty
Professor of Computing
Associate Professor of Physics