When engineering classes at the University of Missouri began in 1849, a world-class tradition was born that continues to grow. The hallmarks of the College of Engineering are excellence in teaching and cutting-edge research, particularly in its four pillars of pursuit — Educating Engineering Leaders, Big Data Analytics, Biomedical Innovations and Sustainability inFEWSed (Food, Energy, Water, Smart Cities).
Today, the College of Engineering includes the first electrical engineering department established west of the Mississippi River and the only industrial engineering program in Missouri. The College offers fully accredited degree programs in bioengineering, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering, along with computer science and information technology. All programs offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Naval Science also is under the academic administration of the College.