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Civil Engineering

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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.

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.


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Civil Engineering Enrollment and Degree Data.
Geospatial Engineering Enrollment and Degree Data.
Construction Engineering Technology Enrollment and Degree Data.

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