Civil Engineering Program
Welcome! The Civil Engineering Program, part of the Civil and Geomatics Engineering Department at Fresno State, offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering. The Civil Engineering program is accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) which represents the major professional engineering groups in the United States.
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. Civil engineers deal with the analysis, design, construction, function and safety of complex structures and systems including buildings, bridges, dams, pipelines, highways, and harbors, and is concerned with the protection of the public against natural hazards of earthquakes, floods, landslides, and fires.
The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to provide the educational environment necessary for civil engineering students to develop their personal potential to the greatest extent possible and to enrich the students lives in a culturally diverse environment. Civil engineering also provides the high quality education required for the students to fully develop their professional qualities and skills to serve society.
Program Educational Objectives
The graduates of the civil engineering program should be well rounded to function effectively both as professional civil engineers and as responsible and informed citizens.
The graduates of the civil engineering program should practice the profession of civil engineering proficiently with a well-balance preparation in engineering fundamentals and practical applications in any of the following four areas of civil engineering: (1) Environmental/Water Resources, (2) Geotechnical, (3) Structural, and (4) Transportation.
The graduates of the civil engineering program should use the technical tools and skills required for effective professional practice and should continue learning in their professional lives to remain abreast of new developments and advances.
The graduates of the civil engineering program should function effectively in multicultural and multidisciplinary groups in their practice of the civil engineering profession, be able to communicate effectively with engineering peers, other professionals and with the public in general.
The graduates of the civil engineering program should practice their profession with an understanding of the social and political implications of their professional engineering work and so guided by the ASCE Code of Ethics.