Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Engineering Updates for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, effective March 20, 2020, classes and most services are remote/virtual for the remainder of the spring semester. Our department continues to offer services through online and remote methods for the health and safety of our campus. For the latest engineering updates and resources, please visit the engineering updates on COVID-19 page. This page will be regularly updated, and major changes to the operation of the college will be communicated both on this page and via email.

Our department office and all engineering buildings are closed until further notice.

For questions and/or concerns:

  • For department or program questions, contact your program department office directly via email.
  • For general College of Engineering questions, contact

The Civil Engineering Department at Cal Poly Pomona is a 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), with options in general civil, environmental, and geospatial engineering, and in Construction Engineering and Management (BSCEM).

We also offer a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (MSCE) with options in construction engineering and management, environmental and water resources, geotechnical, structural, and transportation Engineering.

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 has many constituencies. These include the following:

  • Our students are the most important constituency. They have entrusted the Civil Engineering Department to help prepare them for a career and are investing their time and money in our programs.
  • Our alumni and alumnae have an interest in the continued excellent reputation of our programs.
  • Employers need a supply of well-prepared entry-level engineers and rely on Cal Poly Pomona as an important source of new employees.
  • The Civil Engineering Department faculty have dedicated a major portion of the professional life to the department and its vision and mission, and have a professional and personal commitment to its continued success.

Department Info Card (PDF) 


The Civil Engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) under the Civil Engineering criteria. The Geospatial Engineering option is accredited by the EAC under both the Civil and Surveying Engineering criteria. The Construction Engineering Technology program (now Construction Engineering and Management) is accredited under the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) under the Construction Engineering criteria. Enrollment and degree data for the last accreditation cycle are in the following.

Civil Engineering Enrollment and Degree Data (pdf).
Geospatial Engineering Enrollment and Degree Data (pdf).
Construction Engineering Technology Enrollment and Degree Data (pdf).