Civil and Geomatics Engineering
Dr. R. Munjy, Chair
Engineering East Building, Room 178A
Dr. C. Choo, Program Coordinator
Civil engineering includes the research, development, planning, design, construction, and maintenance associated with urban development, water supply, structures, energy generation and transmission, water treatment and disposal, and transportation systems. The civil engineer deals with the function and safety of such public facilities as buildings, bridges, dams, pipelines, powerplants, highways, and harbors, and is concerned with the protection of the public against natural hazards of earthquakes, floods, landslides, and fires.
The graduate curriculum leading to an M.S. in Civil Engineering provides specialized training in the fields of structural engineering and applied mechanics, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, highway engineering, and geomatics engineering.
Mission of Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering Program at California State University, Fresno strives to provide the high-quality education required for students to fully develop their professional qualities and skills as civil engineers in diverse environments and to develop their personal potential to the greatest extent possible to serve society.
The Civil Engineering Program's Educational Objectives
Graduates of the Civil Engineering Program are expected to exhibit the following:
- Technical Aptitude: Be employed as engineers with the ability to use their technical knowledge, design, and problem-solving skills for effective professional practice throughout their careers;
- Life-Long Development: Exercise capabilities for life-long learning as a means to enhance their technical and professional skills to continuously enrich themselves and benefit the communities they are serving and beyond;
- Collaborative Spirit: Develop interpersonal and collaborative skills that function well among a diverse group of professionals for a productive career; and
- Professional Advancement: Advance and support the engineering profession through participation of the professional societies, civic groups, and educational institutions and/or establish a distinctive record of professional achievements.
Dr. R. Munjy, Chair
Geomatics engineers manage the global spatial infrastructure. This effort includes real property boundary determination, digital mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), remote sensing, photogrammetric mapping, applications programming, project management, and construction layout activities. Students use a wide selection of specialized equipment while acquiring a solid theoretical background. Integration of geomatics engineering design concepts spans a sequence of courses throughout the curriculum. Intensive design coursework during the senior year provides a culminating focus. Coursework containing design components includes the following: Computer-Aided Mapping (GME 66) first year; Route and Construction Surveying (GME 40) second year; Stereophotogrammetry (GME 123) and Digital Mapping (GME 126) third year; Subdivision Design (GME 159) and two upper-level technical design courses - Senior Project (GME 180) and Project Design (GME 181) - senior year.
Mission of Geomatics Engineering
The mission of the Geomatics Engineering Program is to provide a unique educational experience that enriches the lives of GME students. The program teaches necessary discipline-related knowledge and skills to prepare students for their competency in the profession. Students learn how to protect the health and welfare of the public while expanding their base of knowledge through research and scholarship. Graduates of the program serve throughout the state, the nation and the world at large.
The Geomatics Engineering Program's Educational Objectives
Our alumni (within three to five years after graduation), through work experience and/or graduate education in the engineering field, will be expected to:
- Be employed in the field of Geomatics Engineering and utilize their experience and skills to serve their respective industries
- Promote the profession and protect public well-being via professional services
- Engage in life-long learning and professional development activities