UMKC Catalog


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering prepares students with a breadth and depth in the technical knowledge so that they can work immediately in most areas of the profession including geotechnical engineering; environmental engineering; hydraulics; and structural engineering. Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain:
  • 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 multi-disciplinary 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.

The civil engineering curriculum requires a minimum of 126 hours of coursework and satisfies the UMKC General Education requirements.


Total Hours 14 Year 1 Fall Semester Hours
 MATH 210(a)        Calculus I                               4
 CHEM 211/CHEM 211L      General Chemistry w/Lab                  5
 MEC-ENGR 130       Engineering Graphics w/Lab               3
 MEC-ENGR 111       Essential Engineering                    2
Total Hours 15 Year 1 Spring Semester Hours
 MATH 220           Calculus II                              4
 PHYSICS 240        Engineering Physics I                    5
 COMM-ST 110        Fund. Eff. Speaking and Listening        3
 ENGLISH 225(b)     English II                               3
Total Hours 18 Year 2 Fall Semester Hours
 MEC-ENGR 270 / MATH 250 Engr. Analysis I / Calculus III     4
 PHYSICS 250        Engineering Physics II                   5
 CIV-ENGR 275       Engineering Statics                      3
 MEC-ENGR 219       Computer Programming for
                    Engineers                                3
 CIV-ENGR 211       The Engineering Enterprise               3
Total Hours 16 Year 2 Spring Semester Hours
 MEC-ENGR 272 / MATH 345 Engr. Analys. II / Ord. Diff. Eqn. 4
 CIV-ENGR 276       Strength of Materials                    3
 MEC-ENGR 220       Electric Circuits                        3
 MEC-ENGR 299       Engineering Thermodynamics               3
 MEC-ENGR 285       Engineering Dynamics                     3
Total Hours 16 Year 3 Fall Semester Hours
 CIV-ENGR 311       The Technical Entrepreneur               3
 CIV-ENGR 319       Engr. Statistics and Computation         3
 CIV-ENGR 321       Structural Analysis                      4
 CIV-ENGR 335       Soil Mechanics                           3
 CIV-ENGR 351       Fluid Mechanics                          3
Total Hours 15 Year 3 Spring Semester Hours 
 CIV-ENGR 378WI(c)  CIV-ENGR Materials                       3
 CIV-ENGR 323       Steel Design                             3
 CIV-ENGR 342       Water and Wastewater Eng.                3
 CIV-ENGR 357       Engineering Hydraulics                   3
 CIV-ENGR 467 Intro to Construction Management 3
Total Hours 17 Year 4 Fall Semester Hours CIV-ENGR 411 Systems Design I 2 CIV-ENGR 422WI(c) Reinforced Concrete 3 CIV-ENGR 481 Highway and Traffic Engineering 3 CIV-ENGR 497 Engineering Hydrology 3
CIV-ENGR 4XX(d) CIV-ENGR Elective 3
CIV-ENGR 4XX(d) CIV-ENGR Elective 3
Total Hours 15 Year 4 Spring Semester Hours CIV-ENGR 412 Systems Design II 3 CIV-ENGR 4XX(d) CIV-ENGR Elective 3 CIV-ENGR 4XX(d) CIV-ENGR Elective 3
General Education(e) 3 Constitution Req: POL-SCI 210/HISTORY 101/HISTORY 102/HISTORY 360R 3
Total Hours 126

Note: Civil engineering students must complete three (3) applied skills requirements before the start of their junior year. (Machine Shop Safety class must be completed prior to using any tools in university sponsored activities and facilities.)

(a) Prerequisite: Four units of high school math including trigonometry; or MATH 120; or MATH 110 and MATH 125.
(b) Prerequisite: ACT English score of 30; or SAT Verbal score of 630; or AP English Lang/Comp score of 4; or ENGLISH 110.
(c) Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT) required before enrollment. Contact English Department for details.
(d) Two of the four CIV-ENGR electives must be technical.  CIV-ENGR electives must be approved by a faculty advisor.   
(e) English, ComStudies, Philosophy or Foreign Language 2XX level or above.