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:

  • Meet the needs of employers of civil engineers, with an emphasis on the St. Louis region.
  • Meet the expectations of graduate schools that our alumni attend.

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:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

  • Pre-Engineering enrollment (total for all Engineering students): 185
  • Civil Engineering enrollment: 72
  • Civil Engineering graduates for 2013: 21

Sample Civil Engineering Schedule

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) Valuing Skill/Cultural Diversity (Soc Sci) (3)

2nd Year

Second Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
MATH 2000, Calculus III (5) MATH 2020, Differential Eq (3) ENGR 2320, Dynamics (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)
Humanity (3)

3rd Year

Third Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
JME 2410, Mechanics of D-Bodies (3) JCE 2160, Surveying (3) MATH 1320, Applied Statistics (3), OR
JEM 3170, Engineering Mathematics (4) JME 3700, Fluid Mechanics (3) JEM 3260, Probability & Stats for Engr (3)
ENGL 3130, Technical Writing (3) JCE 3460, Transportation Engr (3)
JCS 1002, MATLAB (1)
JME 1413, Intro to Engr Design: CAD (2)

4th Year

Fourth Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
JCE 3410, Structural Analysis (3) JCE 3420, Structural Design (3) CS 1250, Intro to Computng (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 3200, Thermodynamics (3), OR JME 3360, Materials Science (3)
JEE 2300, Intro to Electrical Networks (3) JCE 3360, Materials Science Lab for CEs (1)
JME 3721, Fluid Mechanics Lab (1)

5th Year

Fifth Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
JCE 4630, Design of Steel Structures (3) JCE 3760, Open Channel Hydraulics (3)
JCE 4640, Foundation Engineering (3) JCE 4621, Traffic Operations & Analysis(3)
JCE 4730, Construction Operations & Management (3) JCE 4660, Adv Design of Concrete Structures (3)
JCE 4990, Senior Seminar (1) JCE 4670, Structural Design Project (3)
JCE 4950, FE Review (1)

ABET Accreditation

The B.S. in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.