Civil Engineering BSCIE

Admission

Students are admitted to the upper-division program after they have completed an acceptable pre-engineering program. The pre-engineering program can be taken at University of Missouri-St. Louis or at community colleges in the area. Normally, admission is granted to persons who have completed the pre-engineering program with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 over all their mathematics, chemistry, physics, and introductory (statics and dynamics) engineering courses. Students with less than a 2.75 grade point average, but at least a C, in all their science, engineering and mathematics courses may be admitted on a conditional basis.

For more information, please contact the program advisor at (314) 516-7018.

A program of 132 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a program of 122 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a program of 134 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as shown below:

  • All majors must complete the University General Education requirements, the Pre-Engineering Requirements and the Core Engineering Requirements.
  • All students must first complete J E MATH 3170, Engineering Mathematics, with a minimum grade of C-.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering majors must also complete J E ENGR 2300, Introduction to Electrical Networks with a minimum grade of C-.
  • A minimum grade of C- is necessary to meet the prerequisite requirement for any course.

Pre-Engineering Requirements

Students seeking to major in engineering are first designated as ‘Undeclared with an interest in Engineering majors’ until they have completed Math 1800 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I. Upon successful completion of Math 1800 with a grade of C or better, students will be allowed to declare pre-engineering as their major. Math 1800 must be completed successfully within two attempts.

MATH 1800Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH 1900Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5
MATH 2000Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MATH 2020Introduction to Differential Equations3
CHEM 1111Introductory Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5
PHYSICS 2111Physics: Mechanics and Heat (MOTR PHYS 200L)5
PHYSICS 2112Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics5
ENGR 2310Statics3
ENGR 2320Dynamics3
ENGL 1100First-Year Writing (MOTR ENGL 200)3
Total Hours42

Civil engineering majors must also complete GEOL 1001A, General Geology as part of the pre-engineering requirements (3 Hours).

General Education Requirements

PHIL 2259Engineering Ethics3
PHIL 3380Philosophy of Science3
HIST 1001American Civilization to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)3
or HIST 1002 American Civilization 1865 to Present (MOTR HIST 102)
or HIST 1004 The History Of Women In The United States
Three additional Social Science courses 19
Total Hours18

Engineering Core Requirements

CMP SCI 1250Introduction to Computing3
J E COMM 2000Engineering Studio I1
J E MATH 3170Engineering Mathematics 14
ENGL 3130Technical Writing3
Total Hours11

Civil Engineering Major Requirements

J C ENGR 2160Surveying3
J C ENGR 3210Computer Methods of Engineering Analysis2
J C ENGR 3410Structural Analysis3
J C ENGR 3420Structural Design3
J C ENGR 3360Civil Engineering Materials Lab1
J C ENGR 3430Civil Engineering Design CAD & GIS2
J C ENGR 3460Transportation Engineering3
J C ENGR 3760Hydraulic Engineering3
J C ENGR 4190Soil Mechanics3
J C ENGR 4200Soil Exploration and Testing1
J C ENGR 4600Highway and Traffic Engineering3
J C ENGR 4640Foundation Engineering3
J C ENGR 4670Structure Design Projects3
or J C ENGR 4910 Water Hydrology and Hydraulic Design Project
J C ENGR 4730Construction Operations and Management3
J C ENGR 4740Economic Decisions in Engineering3
J C ENGR 4950Fundamentals of Civil Engineering Review1
J C ENGR 4990Senior Civil Engineering Seminar1
J M ENGR 1413Introduction to Engineering Design: CAD2
J M ENGR 2410Mechanics of Deformable Bodies3
J M ENGR 3360Material Science For J C ENGR3
J M ENGR 3700Fluid Mechanics3
J M ENGR 3721Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1
MATH 1320Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
GEOL 1001General Geology3
Civil Engineering Electives6
Total Hours65

Engineering Design and Engineering Science Requirements

The number of semester hours assigned to each engineering course in the Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program is further divided into hours of engineering design, engineering science, and basic science content. Engineering topics is the sum of engineering science hours and engineering design hours. The following table shows the design hours and engineering science hours for courses in the engineering programs.

Each engineering student must complete a curriculum that contains at least 48 hours of engineering topics semester hours, including all courses: pre-engineering requirements, engineering core requirements, major requirements, and electives. Civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering majors should consult with their advisers to select electives at the 3000 and 4000 level that include sufficient engineering design and engineering science content to produce the required totals. Transfer courses from other institutions do not necessarily have the same engineering science and engineering design content as their equivalents in the UMSL/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program. Students who include transfer courses in their curricula should consult with their advisers to be sure that these requirements are met.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the University of Missouri-St. Louis that apply to all candidates for undergraduate degrees, the student must earn a minimum campus grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all engineering courses attempted at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Sample Graduation Plans

Resources/Environmental Engineering Track

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
MATH 18005HIST 1001 or 10023 
CHEM 11115GEOL 1001A3 
ENGL 11003MATH 19005 
ENGR 10101EXPLORE – Social Sciences3 
 14 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
MATH 20005ENGR 23103 
PHYSICS 21114MATH 20203 
PHIL 22593PHIL 22803 
EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3PHYSICS 21124 
 EXPLORE – Social Sciences3 
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
J E COMM 20001J C ENGR 21603J M ENGR 33603
J M ENGR 24103J C ENGR 32102J C ENGR 33601
J M ENGR 14132J C ENGR 34603 
CMP SCI 12503J M ENGR 37003 
 MATH 13203 
 9 14 4
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
J C ENGR 34103J C ENGR 34203 
J M ENGR 37211J C ENGR 34302 
J C ENGR 46003J C ENGR 37603 
J C ENGR 47403J C ENGR 41903 
ENGL 31303J C ENGR 42001 
 13 12
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
J C ENGR 48303J C ENGR 49103 
J C ENGR 35203J C ENGR 49501 
J C ENGR 49901  
J C ENGR 46403  
J C ENGR 47303  
 13 4
Total Hours: 128

PLEASE NOTE: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester. All requirements are subject to change.

Structural Engineering Track

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
MATH 18005HIST 1001 or 10023 
CHEM 11115GEOL 1001A3 
ENGL 11003MATH 19005 
ENGR 10101EXPLORE - Social Sciences3 
 14 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
MATH 20005ENGR 23103 
PHYSICS 21114MATH 20203 
PHIL 22593PHIL 22803 
EXPLPORE - Humanities and Fine Arts3PHYSICS 21124 
 EXPLORE - Social Sciences3 
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
J E COMM 20001J C ENGR 21603J M ENGR 33603
J M ENGR 24103J C ENGR 32102J C ENGR 33601
J M ENGR 14132J C ENGR 34603 
CMP SCI 12503J M ENGR 37003 
 MATH 13203 
 9 14 4
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
J C ENGR 34103J C ENGR 34203 
J M ENGR 37211J C ENGR 34302 
J C ENGR 46003J C ENGR 37603 
J C ENGR 47403J C ENGR 41903 
ENGL 31303J C ENGR 42001 
 13 12
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
J C ENGR 46303J C ENGR 46603 
J C ENGR 49901J C ENGR 46703 
J C ENGR 46403J C ENGR 49501 
J C ENGR 47303  
 10 7
Total Hours: 128