Missouri university of science and technology  rolla  missouri   united states
 
US News Ranking 106
Qsranking Not Ranked
Timesranking 251-300

Brief background:

Missouri University of Science and Technology was established in 1870. It is a state grant and public grant University that is part of the University of Missouri System. The University is counted amongst the country’s top technological research universities. The University offers degree programs in information science and technology, business and management systems, sciences, humanities, social sciences, and arts. However, it is primarily known for its engineering courses. The engineering school at Missouri University of Science & Technology offers 18 undergraduate degree programs and 19 Master’s degree and Ph.D. programs. The University has a current enrollment of 8900 students and has students from over 50 countries.

USA Today ranked the University 3rd in "top 10 places to get an engineering degree in the U.S." while Forbes ranked it 25th in "top 25 STEM-centric schools" by Forbes.

Infrastructure:

The University campus is spread over 243-acre campus, on the west of The Mississippi River. The campus has a solar village and an EcoVillage. Students also have access to the Curtis Laws Wilson Library and The Leach Theatre.

Residing Options:

Missouri University of Science and Technology makes on-campus living compulsory for sophomores and freshmen. Students can opt to live in traditional residence halls, apartments, suites, or the Solar Village. Students opting for on-campus accommodation end up paying $5,000 to $7,000.

Faculty and pedagogy:

The faculty at Missouri University of Science and Technology is good. Though the faculty-student ratio here is 1:19, the curriculum is tough and many students accept that they can be difficult to grasp. However, these students also accept that the professors are ever ready to help and the university also has LEAD sessions – to help students who are struggling with a specific class.

Financial aid:

Missouri University of Science and Technology has different kinds of scholarships to help its students. Scholarships are mostly need-based and up to $7,000 is given for this. 8 meritorious students get The Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship. Besides, the students can also apply for external funding such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant, NDEG Fellowship, and Women and Minorities in STEM, etc. Students can also apply for part-time Teaching and Research Assistantships.

Jobs and placements:

The University holds career fairs twice a year where about 300 companies take part. Some of the top recruiting companies include: MoDOT, Black & Veatch, Accenture, Cerner Corporation, Kiewit, Cargill, Burns & McDonnell, Honeywell, ExxonMobil, NAVAIR, US Army, Ungerboeck Software, Ameren, Anheuser-Busch, etc. These events offer employers an opportunity to network with over 2,500 students and alumni seeking full-time jobs, co-ops or summer internships. The average salary for the pass outs from Missouri S&T is $78K. Girls earn between $50,896 - $97,024 and boys make $56,543 - $101,624. Master of Science (MS) graduates make between $59,678 - $102,407. The Popular employers are The Boeing Company $63,329 - $109,308; Ameren Corp - $59,322 - $99,973; Northrop Grumman Corporation $71,331 - $125,000; Monsanto Company - $66,632 - $108,401; Missouri Department Of Transportation (DOT)- $50,900 - $72,908

Career Fair Statistics:
Fall 2018:

  • 331 employers attended
  • 35 states represented
  • 122 employers from Missouri

Spring 2018:

  • 245 employers attended
  • 34 states represented
  • 111 employers from Missouri

Fall 2017:

  • 314 employers attended
  • 38 states represented
  • 122 employers from Missouri

Spring 2017:

  • 204 employers attended
  • 28 states represented
  • 121 employers from Missouri

As per the 2017-18 career report, out of the 2,022 graduating students, 90% got employed and the rest 10% decided to continue with their education.

Alumni:

Some notable alumni from the University include names like Jack Dorsey, co-founder, and CEO of Twitter; Sandra Magnus, a veteran of three shuttle flights and Clyde Cowan, co-discoverer of neutrino.

Verdict:

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a good University for those planning to study engineering. Since the University aims to prepare world-class engineers, it is perfect for those who love hands-on-learning.

Location 

Missouri S&T is located in the beautiful Rolla, MO. Rolla resides just off of Interstate 44, between Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri. The College map is available for the students on the college website. Rolla's historic downtown district borders campus, so a short walk down Pine Street will lead one to interesting shops and restaurants offering everything from pizza to sushi. Rolla's Ber Juan Park features hiking trails, tennis courts, a skate park and The Centre, a 63,000 square-feet recreation complex with fitness facilities. The University provides various clubs and organizations where students can enroll themselves such as Aerial Swing Dance Club, Actuarial Science Club, African Students Association, American Foundry Society, Archery Club, American Nuclear Society, Association for Black Scholars, BBQ Club, etc.

Acceptance Rate for Indians 63%
STEM Masters Awarded to International Students 201
STEM Doctorates Awarded to International Students 54
TA Appointments 79
RA appointments 198
Research funding $25,249,484
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & partner data as of year 2018

Mechanical and  Aerospace Engineering 

The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS in Aerospace Engineering which is an undergraduate non-thesis program which seeks to enhance the basic skills of the students. The Master’s Program offered has a thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours, complete at least 24 credit hours in the MAE department, complete at least 9 credit hours of 6xxx lecture courses, at least 6 credit hours of which is in the MAE department and the submission of a thesis. The non-thesis program requires the completion of 30 hours of a lecture course, at least 24 credit hours in the MAE department, at least 9 credit hours of 6xxx lecture courses including 6 hours in the MAE department. The aerospace engineering students at the department, participate in numerous extracurricular activities such as the Missouri S&T chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Sigma Gamma Tau (the national aerospace engineering honor society), AAVG (the Advanced-Aero Vehicle Group) and MSAT (the space systems design group).

The Department provides BS, MS and Ph.D. courses in Mechanical Engineering. The BS program is an undergraduate non-thesis program focussing on the acquisition of primary skills. The MS program comes with a thesis and non-thesis options. The non- thesis course requires at least 30 total credit hours, 24 credit hours in the MAE department, complete at least 9 credit hours of 6xxx lecture courses, at least 6 credit hours of which is in the MAE department and a thesis along with dissertation. The thesis program requires at least 30 total credit hours, 21 credit hours of lecture courses, 6 credit hours of ME 6099, 9 credit hours of lecture courses in the MAE department, at least 3 credit hours of which is at the 6xxx level, 3 credit hours of mathematics, statistics, or computer science; AE/ME: 5830 Applied Computational Methods may be used to satisfy this requirement; 6 credit hours of 6xxx lecture courses.

Missouri University also provides BS, MS, and ME degrees in Manufacturing Engineering. For the Master of Science program, students need to maintain a grade point average equal to or higher than 3.00/4.00. The Master of Science degree program will consist of an approved minimum of 30 graduate credit hours. For the Master of Engineering program, the students need to maintain a grade point average equal to or higher than 3.00/4.00 and complete a maximum of 10 credit hours with a grade of C.
A Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program will consist of an approved minimum of 30 graduate credit hours.

Areas of Expertise: Robotics and vehicle systems; Energy; Design and Manufacturing; Materials and Structures; Dynamic Systems and Control; Advanced Manufacturing; thermal-fluid sciences; Micro/Nanosystems; Astrodynamics; Aerospace Sciences
List of Labs (Aerospace): Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies; Center of Excellence for Aerospace Particulate Emissions Reduction Research (CEAPERR)

Chemical and Biochemical

The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS (thesis/nonthesis) and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering. The BS program is an undergraduate non-thesis course of 4 years. The MS thesis course requires a minimum of 30 semester hours including 18-24 hours of coursework in which CHEM ENG 5100, CHEM ENG 5110 and CHEM ENG 5220 is required, and 6-12 credit hours of research and dissertation. The non-thesis program consists of 30 hours of coursework including CHEM ENG 5100, CHEM ENG 5150, CHEM ENG 5110, CHEM ENG 5220, a minimum of 24 hours of coursework within the department and a minimum of 9 credit hours of 6000-level courses. 
The Ph.D. program requires 72 semester hours beyond the BS degree, 42 semester hours beyond the MS degree and other requirements of the MS degree in addition to the 6 credit hours of 6000 level coursework for a minimum of 12, 6000-level credit hours. The student must also defend a dissertation based on analytical and/or experimental research.

Specialized Areas: Fluid mechanics; Supercritical fluid technology; Reaction engineering; Biochemical and biomedical engineering; Mass and heat transfer in porous media; Transport and interfacial phenomena; Computer-aided design; Particle Characterization; Catalysis; Statistical mechanics; Nanotechnology

Areas of Expertise: Reservoir Engineering; Petroleum geology; Thermal hydraulics of sustainable and 4th generation nuclear energy; Rock Engineering; Carbon sequestration and CO2 capture; Advanced sensors and measurement techniques; Geophysics; Drilling Optimization; Complex fluids; Geologic Hazards; Biotechnology & biomedical engineering; Enhanced Oil Recovery; Nanomaterials synthesis coating, nanostructured film & characterization; Slope Stability; GIS & Remote Sensing; Thermodynamics, interfacial phenomena & surface science; Mechanical Earth Modeling; Paleontology and Palynology; Hybrid energy and alternative energy; Digital Imaging Processing and GIS; Energy and environmental processes and applications; Computational systems biology; Reservoir Modeling; Geochemistry; Molecular simulations; Ground Water Hydrology and Contaminant Transport; Production Engineering; Probabilistic Modeling and Risk Analysis; Protein characterization

Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering 

Civil Engineering

The department offers a BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Materials Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation Engineering; Water Resources Engineering. The graduate programs offered by the department include Master of Science, M.S.; Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.; Doctor of Engineering, D.E. The areas of study are Architectural Engineering; Construction Materials; Construction Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation Engineering; Water Resources Engineering.

Architectural Engineering

The Graduate study focuses on the design and management of sustainable building systems in a choice of structures, construction, mechanical and electrical systems. Courses in several multi-disciplinary areas are available to develop a plan of studies that fit the interests and needs of each individual student. Research areas include energy and environmental design as it relates to green building systems, sustainable building design, and interdisciplinary work. In addition to the structure’s lab (mentioned in the Structural Engineering section), the university’s solar village, with its four solar houses, provide a testbed for various sustainable building systems studies. The department provides BS in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Engineering; Construction Materials; Environmental Systems; Project Management; Structural Engineering. Master of Science, M.S., in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Architectural Engineering is also offered by the department with emphasis in Building Systems; Construction Engineering; Structural Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Current research activities encompass physical/chemical/biological wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment, drinking water treatment, groundwater and soil remediation, and indoor air pollution control. The program provides students with a strong background in fundamental chemical, biological, physical and environmental systems. Research and laboratory work is conducted in the Environmental Research Center (ERC) on the Missouri S&T campus. The ERC has state-of-the-art instrumentation to conduct a wide range of environmental analyses. Interdisciplinary environmental research efforts with industry and faculty at other institutions are numerous. The department offers Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Air Pollution and Control; Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Microbiology; Geoenvironmental Engineering; Water and Wastewater Resources Engineering. The graduate program offered is Master of Science, M.S. in Environmental Engineering.

Areas of Expertise: Environmental systems; Structural engineering; Geoenvironmental; Water resources engineering; Environmental Systems for Buildings; Transportation engineering; Geotechnical engineering; Construction materials; Water and Wastewater; Environmental Chemistry; Construction Engineering & Project Management; Construction management; Air Pollution; Environmental microbiology
List of Labs (Civil): Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies; Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures 
List of Labs (Environmental): Environmental Research Center; Cloud and Aerosol Sciences Laboratory

Computer Science 

The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. The BS program is a non-thesis graduate program accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The MS course has thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis course requires 25 hours of graduate course work (a minimum of 9 at the 6000 levels in computer science lecture courses and one credit hour of CS 6010 Seminar), six to nine hours of research, and the successful completion and defense of a research thesis. The non-thesis course requires 31 hours of graduate coursework (a minimum of 15 at the 6000 levels in computer science lecture courses and one credit hour of CS 6010 Seminar).
Areas of Expertise: Software Engineering; Security & Privacy; Mobile & Pervasive Computing; Systems & Networking; Computational Intelligence & Vision; Algorithms & Theory

List of Labs: Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research

Electrical and Computer

The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. The BS course is a non-thesis program. The major emphasis areas include Circuits and Electronics, Communications and signal processing, Controls and Systems, Devices and Optics, Electromagnetics and Power. There are two options in the Master’s program (thesis and non-thesis options). The non-thesis option requires coursework only, while the thesis option requires a thesis under the guidance of a research advisor with less coursework. The Ph.D. program requires coursework along with the completion of the thesis and dissertation.

Areas of Expertise: Image processing; Control systems; Computational intelligence; Trustworthy systems; Circuits and electronics; Electrical power & machines; High-performance systems; Electromagnetics & solid-state devices; Communications and digital signal processing; Computer architecture; VLSI design

List of Labs: Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) NSF I/UCRC; Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Center (FREEDM) NSF Engineering Research Center; Intelligent Maintenance Systems Center NSF I/UCRC

Engineering Management and Systems 

The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Management. The BS program is an undergraduate non-thesis course. The MS program has a thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis program requires 30 credit hours including the thesis. Two additional courses must be of the 6000-level. As a thesis student, one cannot register for  Graduate Research Eng Mgt 6099 until one’s Form I is on file. The non-thesis course requires 10 three-credit-hour courses. Non-thesis students must take three 6000-level courses.
The following core courses are required of any student in the master's program: EMGT 5111 Management for Engineers and Scientists; EMGT 5320 Project Management; EMGT 5412 Operations Management Science; EMGT 6211 Advanced Financial Management

Emphasis Areas Include: Lean Six Sigma; Project Engineering & Construction Management; Project Management; Safety Engineering; Financial Engineering
The department also offers MS (thesis/non-thesis) in Systems Engineering. The non-thesis program requires completing at least 10 three-credit-hour courses and the thesis option requires 36 credit hours including the thesis.

List of Labs: Design Engineering Center

Materials Science 

The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science. The BS program is a non-thesis course. M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering is offered with thesis/non-thesis options. The M.S. with thesis is oriented towards the completion of a research project, and the degree requirements are 18 hours of coursework and 12 hours of research along with the dissertation. For the non-thesis M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering, 30 hours of coursework must be completed with a minimum of 12 hours at the 6000-level.
The total number of hours required for the Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering is 72. Ph.D. students are required to complete the three core courses,  MS&E 6110, MS&E 6120, and MS&E 6130. Students must also take and pass the comprehensive exam in accordance with the Missouri S&T rules.
The department also offers MS in Metallurgical and Ceramic Engineering

Areas of Expertise: Glasses & optical materials; Biomaterials & components; Mineral Processing; Nanomaterials preparation & properties; Ultra high temperature ceramics; Physical metallurgy of steels; Ventilation; Blasting; Extractive Metallurgy; Non-ferrous physical metallurgy; Traditional ceramics; Explosives; Corrosion chemistry; Thin film deposition & properties; Reclamation and Environment; Rock Mechanics; High energy density dielectrics; Electronic & composite materials; Mining; Equipment Optimization; Blast Mitigation; Ground Control; Manufacturing metallurgy; Computational materials engineering

List of Labs: Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center; Materials Research Center

 

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Annual fees for Indians $26,000
Annual off-campus living $6,000
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