Civil 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 SF State prepares graduates to meet the demands of the profession. The faculty is professionally active and brings this experience into the classroom.

Students at SF State 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 B.S. 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 M.S. or Ph.D. degree in a specialized area of civil engineering.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Civil engineering enrollment and graduation data since 2004
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