The Civil Engineering Program is one of the two programs in the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering (CGE) in the Lyles College of Engineering (LCOE) at California State University, Fresno (or Fresno State). The Program provides teaching, research opportunities, and advising services to over 400 undergraduates and close to 30 graduate students (Fig. 1), Fall 2013. Fig. 2 shows the undergraduate enrollment of the Program in the last few years. Fig. 3 shows the number of undergraduate degree awarded by the Program.
The CE Program has been rewarding a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering since the 1960s. The undergraduate CE Program is an accredited program by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The Program requires that students completing a B.S.C.E. degree to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the engineering profession. The Student Outcomes (SO), which are the skill sets describing what students are expected to know and are capable of doing by the time of graduation, as identified by the Program are
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
(c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
(d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
(g) An ability to communicate effectively.
(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life‐long learning.
(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues.
(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The B.S.C.E. degree offers board study in civil engineering fundamentals and in-depth coverage in four areas of concentration (see Table 1 below): Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. Additionally, per University and ABET requirements, the study includes essential courses in Mathematics & Science, and General Education. In total, to graduate with a B.S.C.E. degree a student is required to complete at a minimum 130 units of course work (AY 2013-14). [Click here for Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree requirements]
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Department Chair and Coordinator, Civil Engineering Program
Civil Engineering Program
2320 E San Ramon Ave, MS EE94
Fresno, CA 93740-8010
(559) 278-2566 (Office)
(559) 278-7002 (Fax)
The department main office is located at EE178 in Engineering East building. The office is open Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM PDT (closed 12-1PM).