Four-Year Degree Plan

Civil engineering curriculum

This program focuses on the scientific basics and innovative applications of engineering. You’ll find that applying engineering knowledge to public challenges is a theme of the curriculum. You will gain an understanding of how engineering disciplines and professions naturally come together in the solution of real-world problems. Through classroom and lab experiences, you’ll participate in research, analysis, synthesis and design.

In addition to the requirements below, students must participate in an experiential learning experience. Most students will satisfy this requirement by working as an engineering intern at a local company, but there are other possibilities. 

MSU / MS&T Civil Engineering Curriculum Flowchart

Degree plan

You must first complete the freshman engineering curriculum. You will then apply for admission to the civil engineering program and begin the following curriculum.

Sophomore first semester

CoursesHours
Total hours17
MSU: GRY 275 Introduction to Plane Surveying (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 2003 Engineering Communications (See notes: 2) 3
MSU: PHY 233 Engineering Statics (See notes: 2) 3
MSU: MTH 302 Multivariate Calculus 3
MSU: PHY 204 Foundations of Physics II 5

Sophomore second semester

CoursesHours
Total hours16
S&T: MECH ENG 2350 Engineering Dynamics 2
MSU: MTH 345 Statistics for Scientists and Engineers 3
MSU: GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
S&T: CIV ENG 2210 Mechanics of Materials (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 2211 Materials Testing Lab (See notes: 2) 1
MSU: MTH 303 Differential Equations 3

Junior first semester

CoursesHours
Total hours17
S&T: ENG MGT 1210 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects (See notes: 2) 2
S&T: CIV ENG 3201 Structural Analysis 1 (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 3715 Elementary Soil Mechanics (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 3330 Elementary Fluid Mechanics (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 2601 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (See notes: 2) 3
General Education Elective (See notes: 1) 3

Junior second semester

CoursesHours
Total hours16
S&T: CIV ENG 3116 Construction Materials (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 3842 Building Systems (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 3500 Transportation Engineering (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 3334 Water Resources Engineering (See notes: 2) 4
S&T: CIV ENG 3220 Reinforced Concrete Design (See notes: 2) 3

Senior first semester

CoursesHours
Total hours16
S&T: CIV ENG 4010 Senior Seminar (See notes: 2) 1
S&T: CIV ENG Depth Elective (See notes: 3, 4) 3
S&T: CIV ENG Depth Elective (See notes: 3, 4) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 4448 Contracts and Construction Engineering (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG 3210 Structural Design in Metals (See notes: 2) 3
General Education Elective (See notes: 1) 3

Senior second semester

CoursesHours
Total hours18
S&T: CIV ENG 4097 Civil Engineering Design Project (See notes: 2) 3
S&T: CIV ENG Tech Elective (See notes: 3, 5) 3
S&T: CIV ENG Tech Elective (See notes: 3, 5) 3
S&T: CIV ENG Depth Elective (See notes: 3, 4) 3
General Education Elective (See notes: 1) 3
General Education Elective (See notes: 1) 3

Notes about the degree plan

All civil engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to graduation. A passing grade on this examination is not required to earn a BS degree; however, it is the first step toward becoming a registered professional engineer. This requirement is part of the Missouri S&T assessment process as described in assessment requirements found in the catalog. Students must sign a release form giving the university access to their Fundamentals of Engineering Examination score.

In addition, your curriculum will need to follow these guidelines:

  1. All general education electives must be approved by your advisor. One general education elective must be from ENG 210, 221, 310, 321 or COM 115. One general education elective must satisfy the depth requirement.
  2. A grade of “C” or better is required to satisfy graduation requirements.
  3. A grade of “C” or better may be required in CE technical and depth elective prerequisite courses. Refer to the Missouri University of Science & Technology undergraduate catalog for this prerequisite information.
  4. Depth electives must be chosen using the Guidelines for Depth and Technical Electives.
  5. Technical electives must be chosen using the Guidelines for Depth and Technical Electives.

Notes: All Civil Engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to graduation. A passing grade on this examination is not required to earn a B.S. degree; however, it is the first step toward becoming a registered professional engineer. This requirement is part of the Missouri S&T assessment process as described in Assessment Requirements found elsewhere in this catalog. Students must sign a release form giving the University access to their Fundamentals of Engineering Examination score.

Guidelines for Depth and Technical Electives

Please consult your academic advisor as you select your depth and technical electives.

Construction engineering

  • CIV ENG 5442 Construction Planning and Scheduling Strategies
  • CIV ENG 5445 Construction Methods
  • CIV ENG 5446 Management of Construction Costs
  • CIV ENG 5448 Green Engineering: Analysis of Constructed Facilities
  • CIV ENG 5449 Engineering and Construction Contract Specifications

Materials engineering

  • CIV ENG 5112 Bituminous Materials
  • CIV ENG 5113 Composition and Properties of Concrete
  • CIV ENG 5117 Asphalt Pavement Design
  • CIV ENG 5156 Concrete Pavement Design

Environmental engineering

  • CIV ENG 3615 Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • CIV ENG 5605 Environmental Systems Modeling
  • CIV ENG 5619 Environmental Engineering Design
  • CIV ENG 5630 Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater and Soil
  • CIV ENG 5640 Environmental Law and Regulations
  • CIV ENG 5642 Sustainability, Population, Energy, Water and Materials
  • CIV ENG 5650 Public Health Engineering
  • CIV ENG 5660 Introduction to Air Pollution
  • CIV ENG 5662 Air Pollution Control Methods
  • CIV ENG 5665 Indoor Air Pollution
  • CIV ENG 5670 Solid Waste Management

Geotechnical engineering

  • CIV ENG 4729 Foundation Engineering
  • CIV ENG 5715 Intermediate Soil Mechanics
  • CIV ENG 5716 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIV ENG 5729 Foundation Engineering II
  • CIV ENG 5744 Geosynthetics in Engineering
  • CIV ENG 5750 Transportation Applications of Geophysics

Water resources engineering

  • CIV ENG 5330 Unsteady Flow Hydraulics
  • CIV ENG 5331 Hydraulics of Open Channels
  • CIV ENG 5333 Intermediate Hydraulic Engineering
  • CIV ENG 5335 Water Infrastructure Engineering
  • CIV ENG 5337 River Mechanics and Sediment Transport 
  • CIV ENG 5338 Hydrologic Techniques

Structural engineering

  • CIV ENG 5001 Special Topics (Structural Masonry Design)
  • CIV ENG 5118 Smart Materials and Sensors
  • CIV ENG 5203 Applied Mechanics in Structural Engineering
  • CIV ENG 5205 Structural Analysis II
  • CIV ENG 5206 Low-Rise Building Analysis and Design
  • CIV ENG 5207 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis
  • CIV ENG 5208 Structural Dynamics
  • CIV ENG 5210 Advanced Steel Structures Design
  • CIV ENG 5220 Advanced Concrete Structures Design
  • CIV ENG 5222 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CIV ENG 5231 Infrastructure Strengthening with Composites
  • CIV ENG 5260 Analysis and Design of Wood Structures

Transportation engineering

  • CIV ENG 5250 Air Transportation
  • CIV ENG 5510 Geometric Design of Highways
  • CIV ENG 5513 Traffic Engineering