Provide the best civil engineering learning experience.
To meet the challenges of an evolving society, we provide practice‐oriented civil engineering education that fosters personal, professional and social responsibility; technical excellence and creativity; and effective communication, teamwork and leadership.
The Civil Engineering Department is the leader in polytechnic education, where hands-on learn-by-doing is the foundation of a broad-based educational experience. The department has the largest undergraduate civil engineering program in the United States and produces approximately 15 percent of young civil engineers in California. We offer undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and Construction Engineering Technology (BSCET).
We also offer a masters degree in civil engineering (MSCE) with concentrations in environmental and water resources, geotechnical, Transportation, and structural engineering.