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BSCE Program


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Cal Poly Pomona's Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) program began in 1961, and has produced over 5000 graduates. The program included a strong background in engineering principles, with and emphasis on the application of these principles to practical civil engineering problems.

The undergraduate civil engineering program at Cal Poly Pomona has three options each leading to the same degree:Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes


Program Educational Objectives
Civil engineering graduates are expected to attain the following program educational objectives within a period of 3-5 years after graduation.
Our graduates will be professionals who:
1: Pursue engineering and management careers in the civil engineering industry and related fields.
2: Maintain competency via continuing education and graduate studies.
3: Work with paramount consideration for the safety, health, and welfare of the public, obtain professional licensure, and actively participate in professional societies.
4: Practice locally, regionally, or internationally, integrating the broader political, economic, legal, environmental, and societal impacts of projects in their decisions.

Student Outcomes
The student outcomes are based on the standard ABET ( a-k outcomes.
a: Apply Knowledge - An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b: Experiment Analysis - An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c: System Design - 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
d: Teamwork - An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e: Problem Solving - An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f: Professionalism & Ethics - In understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g: Communication - An ability to communicate effectively
h: Global Impact - The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i: Life-Long Learning - A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life- long learning
j: Contemporary Issues - A knowledge of contemporary issues
k: Engineering Tools - An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


All options in our BSCE degree share a common set of educational outcomes and objectives.

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BSCE Curriulum and Options

The current BSCE curriculum requires complete of 194 quarter units in the broad areas of math & science, engineering analysis, engineering design, and general education.

The civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the civil engineering criteria. This program includes coursework in a wide range of civil engineering fields, and is thus the best choice for students who desire a broad civil engineering education. This option also includes technical electives, which provide the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of certain aspects of civil engineering. Students may take a range of technical elective courses, or they may focus all three technical electives in a certain aspect of civil engineering, such as structural, transportation, or geotechnical engineering. The civil engineering program has two options: general civil engineering and environmental engineering options.

The geospatial engineering option is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under both the civil and surveying engineering criteria. This option includes a range of civil engineering coursework, with an emphasis in surveying, remote sensing, photogrammetry, geographical information systems and global positioning systems. This option prepares students to ultimately become licensed civil engineers and licensed land surveyors, and thus is especially attractive for those who intend to become land development engineers.

Details of the curricular requirements are available here.

Applying for Admission

Applicants to the program should select the appropriate option when submitting their application through CSU Mentor. Current students may declare or change their option by submitting a general academic petition.Study group 1

Reasons to Choose Cal Poly Pomona

  • High rankings
  • Practical "learn-by doing" philosophy of education
  • Small class sizes
  • All classes taught by professors
  • Fully accredited
  • Largest undergraduate civil engineering program in the country
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Beautiful campus
  • Modern facilities
  • Suburban location provides many internship opportunitie
  • Graduates are in demand

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