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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 a transfer agreement with the 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


Photo of Adam TournierAdam Tournier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
Voigt Science Hall 221

(618) 537-2140