Civil Engineering

BSCEM Program

Cal Poly Pomona's Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology (BSCET) program has produced over 1000 graduates.  The BSCET program is accredited by ABET under the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) Construction Engineering Program Criteria. Starting Fall 2018, the name of the Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Program changed to Construction Engineering and Management (CEM), and the CEM Program will seek accreditation under the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Construction Engineering Program Criteria. The CEM Program provides the student with a firm background in construction practices. Graduates may eventually work in any area of construction including commercial, heavy-civil, and residential. CEM graduates work with owners, developers, architects, engineers (civil, mechanical, and electrical), building departments, governmental agencies, contractors, and subcontractors to implement a variety of construction projects. Job titles include field engineer, project engineer, superintendent, as well as estimator, scheduler, and project manager.

Students in the CEM Program receive training in construction materials, drafting, computer applications, construction surveying, structural design, soil mechanics, construction equipment, estimating, scheduling, accounting, project management, safety and law.

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Construction Engineering and Management graduates are expected to attain the following program educational objectives (PEOs) within a period of 3-5 years after graduation.  
Our graduates will be professionals who:  

  • Develop a career as an engineer, surveyor, and/or manager in the civil engineering, construction, or engineering related fields. 
  • Maintain and promote professional competency, via professional licensure and life-long learning through continuing education, graduate studies, and participation in professional societies.
  • Practice the profession of engineering, taking into consideration the ethical, political, economical, legal, environmental, and societal impacts of their decisions.

Students Learning Outcomes

The student outcomes are based on the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) ABET (1) through (7) outcomes:

  1. Problem solving - an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. Engineering design - 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. Communication - An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. Professionalism & Ethics - 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. Teamwork - 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. Experiment analysis - An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. Apply knowledge - An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


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Curriculum

The BSCEM program curriculum (124 semester units) is designed to give the student both an understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering as an applied science and the practical expertise to apply these principles to actual situations. In keeping with professional expectations, the Construction Engineering and Management program incorporates these curricular areas into the educational experience: mathematics and basic sciences; engineering sciences and engineering design; and humanities and social sciences. Specific curricular requirements can be found on the curricula webpage.

Applying for Admission

Applicants to the program should select the appropriate option when submitting their application through   CSU Apply. Current students may declare or change their option by submitting a   general academic petition.

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Reasons to Choose Cal Poly Pomona

  1. High rankings
  2. Practical "learn-by doing" philosophy of education
  3. Small class sizes
  4. All classes taught by professors
  5. Fully accredited
  6. Largest undergraduate civil engineering program in the country
  7. Extracurricular activities
  8. Beautiful campus
  9. Modern facilities
  10. Suburban location provides many internship opportunities
  11. Graduates are in demand