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B.S. in Civil Engineering

Mission Statement University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergradute Engineering Program Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

The mission of the University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program is to provide a high quality civil engineering education leading to a well-trained, sophisticated work force primarily for the St. Louis region. The program strives to excite and nurture the intellectual, technical, professional and personal development of the students through a partnership which provides a mechanism for Washington University to share its campus, resources and personnel with the UMSL students, many of whom are place-bound individuals. The Joint Program reflects the commitment of both institutions to work together to provide for the civil engineering needs of the St. Louis community.

Program Educational Objectives, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

The University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program aspires to make positive, substantive and lasting contributions to the lives of our students. The nontraditional and traditional students in the civil engineering program often have work experience in or related to engineering practice. The program seeks to impart an education that inspires the graduates to constantly share their knowledge with others, to continually improve their knowledge and understanding, and to persistently adapt to change in technology and world needs. Graduates of the program are expected to develop and use professional skills that facilitate their continued career growth well beyond their graduation and should be able to apply their comprehensive education within the civil engineering profession or a related field.The objectives are to:

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes are the skills and knowledge expected of all students at the time of their graduation. Faculty members will assess these student outcomes in their classes every semester. The student outcomes for the Engineering Program are:

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Sample Civil Engineering Schedules

Below is an example of a schedule that can be completed in four years by academically strong full time students.

First Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
MATH 1800, Calculus I (5) MATH 1900, Calculus II (5) MATH 2000, Analytical Geometry & Cal III (5)
CHEM 1111, Chemistry  (5)   PHYSICS 2111, Physics  (5)
ENGL 1100, Composition (3) HIST 1001, American History (3)
ENGR 1010, Intro to Engr (1) GEOL 1001A, General Geology (3)

Second Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
MATH 2020, Differential Eq (3) JME 2410, Mechanics of D-Bodies (3) JME 3360, Materials Science (3)
PHYSICS 2112, Physics II (5) JCE 2160, Surveying (3) JCE 3360, Civil Engr Material Lab (1)
PHIL 2259, Engineering Ethics (3)
JEC 2000 Engineering Studio (1)
ENGR 2310 Statics (3) JEM 3170, Engineering Mathematics (4)
ENGR 2320 Dynamics (3)


Third Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
CS 1250, Intro to Computing (3) JCE 4190, Soil Mechanics (3)  Social Science (3)
JCE 4740, Econ Decisions in Engr (3) JCE 3420, Structural Design (3) Social Science (3)
JCE 3410, Structural Analysis (3) JME 3700, Fluid Mechanics (3)
JME 1413, Intro to Engr Design: CAD (2) JCE 4200, Soil Explortn & Testng (1)
JCE 4600, Hwy & Traffic Engr (3) MATH 1320, Applied Statistics (3)
PHIL 3380, Philosophy of Science (3)


Fourth Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
JCE 4630, Design of steel structures (3) JCE 3760, Hydraulic Engr (3)
JCE 4640, Foundation Engineering (3) JCE 4670, Structure Design Projects (3)
JCE 4730, Const Operations & Mngmt  (3) JCE 4660, Advd Design of Concrete Structures (3)
JME 3721, Fluid Mechanics Lab (1) JCE 4950, Fundamentals of Engr Rev (1)
ENGL 3130, Technical Writing (3) JCE 3460, Transportation Engr (3)
JCE 4990, Senior Civil Engr Seminar(1) Social Science (3)

The majority of our students take advantage of internship opportunities in St. Louis.  For these students, the length of the program varies.   Below is a sample 5 year program.

First Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
MATH 1800, Calculus I (5) MATH 1900, Calculus II (5)
CHEM 1111, Chemistry I (5) GEOL 1001A, General Geology (3)
ENGL 1100, Composition (3) HIST 1001 or 1002, American History (3)
ENGR 1010, Intro to Engr (1) Cultural Diversity (Social Science) (3)


Second Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
MATH 2000, Calculus III (5) MATH 2020, Differential Eq (3)
PHYSICS 2111, Physics I (5) ENGR 2310, Statics (3)
PHIL 2259, Engineering Ethics (3) PHYSICS 2112, Physics II (5)
Social Science (3) PHIL 3380, Philosophy of Sci (3)
Social Science (3)


Third Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
JME 2410, Mechanics of D-Bodies (3) JCE 2160, Surveying (3) JME 3360, Materials Science (3)
JEM 3170, Engineering Mathematics (4) JME 3700, Fluid Mechanics (3) JCE 3360, Materials Science Lab for CEs (1)
ENGR 2320, Dynamics (3) JCE 3460, Transportation Engr (3)
JME 1413, Intro to Engr Design: CAD (2) MATH 1320, Applied Statistics (3)
JEC 2000 Engineering Studio (1)


Fourth Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
JCE 3410, Structural Analysis (3) JCE 3420, Structural Design (3)
JCE 4600, Hwy & Traffic Engr (3) JCE 4190, Soil Mechanics (3)
JCE 4740, Econ Decisions in Engr (3) JCE 4200, Soil Explortn & Testng (1)
JME 3721, Fluid Mechanics Lab (1) CS 1250, Intro to Computing (3)
ENGL 3130, Technical Writing (3)


Fifth Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
Upper-Level Civil Engineering Elective (3) JCE 3760, Open Channel Hydraulics (3)
JCE 4640, Foundation Engineering (3) Upper-Level Civil Engineering Elective (3)
JCE 4730, Construction Operations & Management (3) Upper-Level Capstone Design Project (3)
JCE 4990, Senior Seminar (1) JCE 4950, FE Review (1)

ABET Accreditation

The B.S. in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.