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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism

No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

CE 111Introduction to Civil Engineering1
CE 112Design Principles in Civil Engineering2
CE 113Computer Aided Drafting in Civil Engineering2
CE 204Mechanics of Materials I3
CE 207Mechanics of Materials II2
CE 251Programming Applications in Engineering2
CE 259Civil Engineering Materials2
CE 321
CE 322
Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering
and Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering Laboratory
CE 336
CE 337
Water Resources Engineering
and Hydraulics Laboratory
CE 352Structural Engineering4
CE 355Reinforced Concrete Design4
CE 381
CE 382
Geotechnical Engineering
and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
CE 465Civil Engineering Professional Practice1
Select from the following:6
Senior Design Project I
and Senior Design Project II
Community Engineering Senior Design Project I
and Community Engineering Senior Design Project II
Technical Electives 2, 324
In consultation with faculty advisor, select from CE 356, CE 371 or CM 371, ENVE 325, any 400-500 level CE and ENVE courses not required in the major (maximum of 4 units from the following list):
Select a maximum of 4 units from the following:
Masonry Design
Steel Structures Design Laboratory
Advanced Steel Structures Laboratory
Applied Finite Element Analysis
Aerial Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Advanced Surveying with GIS Applications
Water Wells and Pumps
Environmental Chemistry: Water Pollution
Construction Law
Design-Build Project Management
Land Use Law
Transportation Theory
Environmental Law
Water Resource Law and Policy
Field-Geology Methods
Geologic Mapping
Structural Geology
Engineering Economics
Corrosion Engineering
Fracture and Failure Analysis
Linear Analysis II
Environmental Soil and Water Chemistry
Vadose Zone and Groundwater Processes
BIO 213Life Science for Engineers (B2) 12
BMED/BRAE 213Bioengineering Fundamentals (B2) 12
BRAE 239Engineering Surveying4
CHEM 124General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B3/B4) 14
CHEM 125General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II4
ENGL 149Technical Writing for Engineers (A3) 14
ENVE 331Introduction to Environmental Engineering4
GEOL 201Physical Geology3
MATE 210Materials Engineering3
MATE 215Materials Laboratory I1
MATH 141Calculus I (B1) 14
MATH 142Calculus II (B1) 14
MATH 143Calculus III (Add'l Area B) 14
MATH 241Calculus IV4
MATH 244Linear Analysis I4
ME 211Engineering Statics3
ME 212Engineering Dynamics3
ME 302Thermodynamics I3
or CE 371 Construction Management and Project Planning
ME 341Fluid Mechanics I3
PHYS 141General Physics IA (Add'l Area B) 14
PHYS 132
PHYS 133
General Physics II
and General Physics III
STAT 312Statistical Methods for Engineers (B6) 14
Approved Engineering Science Elective 2, 4
Select from the following:2-4
Building Information Modeling
Programming for Engineering Students
C and Unix
Electric Circuit Theory
Engineering Economics
Vector Analysis
Linear Analysis II
(See GE program requirements below.)40
Free Electives0
Total units189-191

Required in Support; also satisfies GE


Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting technical electives or approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals.


Additional guidelines for technical electives:

  1. More than 4 units of coursework outside CE/ENVE is only permitted in special/ unusual cases and requires written justification by the student, and approval by the Department Chair.
  2. No more than 4 combined units of CE 400, CE 500 and ENVE 400, ENVE 500 can count towards the degree.
  3. No more than 8 combined units of CE 470 / ENVE 470, CE 471 / ENVE 471, CE 570 / ENVE 570, CE 571 / ENVE 571 can be credited.
  4. Co-op, graduate seminar, senior project/design, and thesis courses are not permitted.
  5. Only one course can be credited for CE 458 / CE 558; CE 459 / CE 556.

The courses selected to satisfy this requirement may not be used to satisfy other major, support, or general education requirements (no double counting of coursework).

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 32 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 8 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing (4 units in Support) 10
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science (4 units in Support) 10
B3Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
B6Upper-division Area B (4 units in Support) 10
Additional Area B units (8 units in Support) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy4
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E)4
Total units40

Required in Support; also satisfies GE