School of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is the practice of planning, designing, and constructing public and private works, such as buildings, bridges,highways, water and wastewater treatment plants, and environmental remediation facilities. The civil engineering program at SFSU prepares graduates to meet the demands of the profession. The faculty is professionally active and brings this experience into the classroom.

Students at SFSU obtain a basic and comprehensive background in engineering sciences and civil engineering. Elective courses during the senior year of study provide students with further specialization in selected areas of civil engineering. Practical applications and design methods are presented throughout the curriculum. Students complete several design projects during the course of their studies, including a major design project during the final year.

The bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering requires 127 units. Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Civil engineering courses constitute 91 units, with the remaining 36 units in general education. The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Careers in Civil Engineering

Graduates with a BS degree in Civil Engineering find career opportunities in design, analysis, and construction of environmental projects, waste treatment facilities, buildings, bridges, dams, and transportation systems. Employment opportunities are offered by large corporations, small consulting firms, and government agencies. Some civil engineering form their own consulting firms after gaining practical experience.

Civil engineering students interested in management and business aspects of the profession may wish to pursue a Master's degree in Engineering Management or Business Administration. Those interested in research, development, or college level teaching can pursue an MS or Ph.D. degree in a specialized area of civil engineering.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year
Enrollment
Degrees Conferred
2004-05
159
30
2005-06
170
28
2006-07
217
45
2007-08
230
36
2008-09
234
42
2009-10
229
51
2010-11
266
48
2011-12
293
46
2012-13
327
56
2013-14
339
68
2014-15
302
64
2015-16
348
54
2016-17
322
64

Admission

Freshman applicants should complete four years of mathematics and one year each of chemistry and physics in high school. Students are also encouraged to include one year of mechanical drawing.

Community college transfers should complete the sequence of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering courses listed under freshman and sophomore years (click here to view) if available at the community college.

All applicants must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the University. Admission requirements as well as other official requirements are published in the University Bulletin.

How to Apply

All students must submit the regular California State University application for admission. To assure optimal consideration for admission, applications should be submitted within the open filling period of the University. For a Fall semester, this would be November 1 to 30, and for a Spring semester, August 1 to 31.

Send applications to:
Office of Admissions
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Office of Admissions: (415)338-1113
Web Site: http://www.sfsu.edu

School of Engineering: (415)338-1228
Web Site: http://engineering.sfsu.edu




Last Update: 08/14/2017

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