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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional  responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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
Select one of the following two options: 15
Mechanics of Materials I
and Mechanics of Materials II
Mechanics of Materials
CE 222Introductory Experiments in Transportation Engineering1
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/CM 371Construction Management and Project Planning4
CE 381
CE 382
Geotechnical Engineering
and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
CE 465Civil Engineering Professional Practice1
CE 466
CE 467
Senior Design Project I
and Senior Design Project II
Technical Electives 2, 3, 424
In consultation with faculty advisor, select from CE 356, ENVE 325, CE/CM 436 and any 400-500 level CE and ENVE courses not required in Major Courses (a maximum of 4 units may be selected from the following list):
Masonry Design
Steel Structures Design Laboratory
Applied Finite Element Analysis
Aerial Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Advanced Surveying with GIS Applications
Water Wells and Pumps
Environmental Chemistry: Water Pollution
Construction Means and Methods
Construction Law
Land Use Law
Transportation Theory
Environmental Law
Water Resource Law and Policy
Applied Environmental Groundwater Hydrology
Field-Geology Methods
Geologic Mapping
Structural Geology
Engineering Economics
Financial Decision Making for Engineers
Corrosion Engineering
Fracture and Failure Analysis
Linear Analysis II
Environmental Soil and Water Chemistry
BIO 213
BMED 213
Life Science for Engineers
and Bioengineering Fundamentals (B2) 5
BRAE 239Engineering Surveying4
CHEM 124General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B1 & B3) 54
CHEM 125General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II4
ENVE 331Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering4
GEOL 201Physical Geology3
MATE 210Materials Engineering3
MATE 215Materials Laboratory I1
MATH 141Calculus I (B4) 54
MATH 142Calculus II (B4) 54
MATH 143Calculus III (Area B Electives) 54
MATH 241Calculus IV4
MATH 244Linear Analysis I4
ME 211Engineering Statics3
ME 212Engineering Dynamics3
ME 341Fluid Mechanics I3
PHYS 141General Physics I (Area B Electives) 54
PHYS 142General Physics II4
PHYS 143General Physics III4
STAT 312Statistical Methods for Engineers (Upper-Division B) 54
Approved Engineering Science Elective 2, 4, 6
Select from the following:2-4
Building Information Modeling
Programming for Engineering Students
C and Unix
Electric Circuit Theory
Engineering Economics
Financial Decision Making for Engineers
Vector Analysis
Linear Analysis II
Thermodynamics I
(See GE program requirements below.)44
Free Electives0
Total units190-192

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 28 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 44 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). 
Area AEnglish Language Communication and Critical Thinking
A1Oral Communication4
A2Written Communication4
A3Critical Thinking4
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science (4 units in Support) 10
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (8 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division B (4 units in Support) 10
Area B Electives (8 units in Support) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
Lower-division courses in Area C must come from three different subject prefixes.
C1Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater4
C2Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English4
Lower-Division C Elective - Select a course from either C1 or C2.4
Upper-Division C4
Area DSocial Sciences
D1American Institutions (Title 5, Section 40404 Requirement)4
Area D Elective - Select either a lower-division D2 or upper-division D course.4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
Lower-Division E4
Area FEthnic Studies
F Ethnic Studies4
Total units44