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Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

College of Engineering

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Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (code CE__BS01) (131 units)

Mission

To educate and prepare students to succeed in the civil engineering profession by providing them with essential technical tools and skills which will enable them to perform current and future civil engineering tasks and to promote the need for life long learning.

Educational Objectives

The Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives are to produce graduates, who after entering the civil engineering practice with a knowledge of fundamental civil engineering principles, current technologies and tools, communication skills and practical design experience, will:

  • 1. Pursue lifelong learning through continuing education and/or advanced degrees in civil engineering or other related fields.
  • 2. Progress to professional registration.
  • 3. Continue to develop professionally through participation in professional organizations and/or participation in professional development activities in the industry.
  • 4. Progress to management and/or other leadership positions in their fields.

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following:
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • CE 101 Intro CE & Construction Engr Management (1)
    • CE 130 Surveying and Mapping (1)
    • CE 130L Surveying and Mapping Laboratory (1)
    • CE 200 Materials for Civil Engineering (2)
    • CE 205 Analytical Mechanics I (Statics) (3)
    • CE 206 Computer Programming & CE Applications I (2)
    • ENGR 101 Intro to the Engineering Profession (1)
    • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MAE 172 Engineering Design Graphics (3)
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
  • Take one of the following:
    • BIOL 200 General Biology (4)
    • MICR 200 Microbiology for Health Professionals (4)
  • Take 4 units of the following:
    • EE 210 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (3)
    • EE 210L Fundamentals of Electric Circuits Lab (1)
    • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnestism (4)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following:
    • CE 335 Fluid Mechanics (3)
    • CE 345 Geotechnical Engineering I (3)
    • CE 346 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (1)
    • CE 359 Structural Analysis I (3)
    • CE 364 Environmental Engineering (3)
    • CE 406 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
    • CE 407 Probability & Statistics in Civil Engineering (2)
    • CE 426 Transportation Engineering (3)
    • CE 437 Engineering Hydraulics (3)
    • CE 459 Reinforced Concrete Design I (3)
    • CE 481 Professional Practice in Civil Engineering (1)
    • CE 490 Senior Design Project (3)
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    • GEOL 370 Geology for Engineers (2)
    • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
    • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    • MAE 371 Analytical Mechanics II (Dynamics) (3)
    • MAE 373 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
  • Take six units of technical design electives from:
    • CE 427, 428, 438, 445, 455, 456, 457, 466, 495
  • Take two laboratories from:
    • CE 336, 365, 430, 491, MAE 374
  • Take three units of technical electives from:
    • CE 429, 435, 446, 458,464.

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in the required courses below:

CHEM 111A, MATH 122, 123, 224, 370A, BIOL 200, PHYS 151, ECON 300, MAE 172, MAE 373, CE 130, 130L, 200, 205, 206, 335, 345, 359, 406, 459 and 490.

**The information below for the BS in Construction Engineering Management has been altered from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. Degree requirements CEM 225 and CEM 324 are correctly labeled here as three unit courses. (07/20/10)**

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management (code ET__BS01) (130 units)

Mission

The Mission of the Construction Engineering Management program is to educate and prepare students to succeed in the construction engineering management profession by providing them with essential technical, managerial and communication skills and tools which will enable them to perform current and future construction engineering management tasks and to promote the need for life-long learning.

Educational Objectives

The Construction Engineering Management program educational objectives are to produce graduates, who after entering the construction engineering management practice with a knowledge of fundamental construction engineering management principles and current technologies, communication skills and practical construction experience, will:

  • 1. Provide substantial contributions to the construction industry.
  • 2. Pursue life-long learning through continuing education and/or advanced degrees in construction engineering management or other related fields.
  • 3. Continue to develop professionally through participation in professional organizations and/or participation in professional development activities in the industry.
  • 4. Progress towards professional certifications.

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following:
    • CE 101 Introduction to CE & CEM (1)
    • CE 130 Surveying and Mapping (1)
    • CE 130L Surveying and Mapping Laboratory (1)
    • ENGR 101 Intro to the Engineering Profession (1)
    • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    • CEM 121 Construction Drawing I (2)
    • CEM 125 Fundamentals of Construction (3)
    • CEM 200 Concrete Construction (1)
    • CEM 200L Concrete Construction Laboratory (1)
    • CEM 202 Probability and Statistics for CEM (3)
    • CEM 204 Applied Mechanics-Statics (3)
    • CEM 205 Computer Systems and Programming (2)
    • CEM 225 Residential and Light Commercial Construction Pracices and Estimating (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • CEM 201 Cost Accounting for Construction Engineering (3)
    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following:
    • CE 406 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
    • CEM 304 Applied Mechanics-Strength of Materials (2)
    • CEM 310 Communication in Engr Profession (3)
    • CEM 315 Construction Safety (2)
    • CEM 320 Operations Management in Contemporary Organizations (3)
    • CEM 324 Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial Construction Practices and Estimating (3)
    • CEM 335 Soil Mechanics Technology (2)
    • CEM 335L Soil Mechanics Technology Laboratory (1)
    • CEM 365 Mechanical Equipment for Buildings (2)
    • CEM 375 Electrical Equipment Buildings (2)
    • CEM 404 Structural Design I (2)
    • CEM 421 Construction Planning and Scheduling (3)
    • CEM 425 Earthwork and Civil Works Construction Practices (2)
    • CEM 426 Business and Construction Law (3)
    • CEM 427 Contract Administration (2)
    • CEM 429 Advanced Estimating and Bidding (3)
    • CEM 431 Construction Cost Control (3)
    • CEM 438 Structural Design II (2)
    • CEM 485 Senior Seminar (2)
    • CEM 490 Construction Project Management (3)
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    • MGMT 300 Principles of Management (3)

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required courses listed below:

PHYS 100A/B, MATH 122, CEM 121, 125, 200, 202, 204, 205, 225, 304, 315, 310, 324, 335, 335L, 365, 374, 375, 421, 425, 426, 427, 429, 431, 476, 490, CE 130, 130L, 406, MGMT 300; CEM 201 or ACCT 201.

Upper Division Electives:

  • Take six units of electives in consultation with an advisor:
    • 1. Design-build Emphasis: CEM 373, 409, 443
    • 2. Facility Management Emphasis: CEM 374, 409, 432, 433, 434, 436
    • 3. Heavy Construction Emphasis: CEM 409, 476, 486.

Fieldwork Requirements

Fieldwork experience is required for the BS in Construction Engineering Management, consisting of no less than three months full-time (or equivalent part-time) of employment in an approved industry or governmental agency. The student must hold a position equivalent to a technician or higher which affords the opportunity to exercise responsibility usually given to those who have completed two years of college. The fieldwork must be completed prior to graduation, be certified and approved by the faculty of the department.

Graduate Certificate in Waste Engineering and Management (code CE__CT01)

This 24-unit program is conducted in cooperation with local engineering consulting firms and government agencies and could accommodate an internship of three units through directed study (CE 697). This certificate may be taken (1) by a graduate as a matriculated student, (2) admitted to a CSULB graduate degree program, or admitted as an unclassified graduate student.

A grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all courses applied to the certificate, with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0.

Courses taken on Credit/No Credit or Audit basis will not apply to the certificate. Graduate students taking courses in this program are reminded that grades received will be included in calculations of the M.S. requirement.

Requirements

1. Completion of an accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline, with appropriate prerequisites to be met.

2. Take both of the following courses:

    • CE 543 Waste Management & Landfill Engr (3)
    • PPA 590 Topics in Public Policy & Administration (3)
  • Take a minimum of 9 units (electives) from the following:
    • C E 504, 562, 563, 564, 566, 567; CH E 555, and 585.

Normally, at least one of these courses should be from non-Civil Engineering offerings.

3. Fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

4. Filing of a program application card with Admissions and Records, and filing for the certificate at least one semester prior to completion.

Certificate in Facilities Operations (code ET__CT01)

Advisor - Tesfai Goitom (Civil Engineering)

Department Office - VEC 301
Telephone - (562) 985-8020

The certificate is designed to qualify the graduate to serve in plant engineering, industrial construction coordination, facilities development and design, plant layout, and facilities project management. This program provides graduates with a depth of technical knowledge in facilities operations-oriented technical courses, as well as the knowledge of behavioral sciences essential for managing technical functions.

Requirement

  • 1. The certificate may be earned concurrently with or subsequent to the baccalaureate degree.
  • 2. This program is open to all majors who have fulfilled the prerequisites as stated below.
  • 3. Requires a total of 25 units as specified below.
    • A. The completion of supporting technical courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.
    • B. Take 25 units selected from the following:
      • CE 406 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
      • CEM 121 Construction Drawing I (2)
      • CEM 320 Operations Management in Contemporary Organizations (3)
      • CEM 374 Plant Planning and Layout (2)
      • CEM 409 Directed Studies in Construction Engineering Management (1-3)
      • CEM 431 Construction Cost Control (3)
      • CEM 432 Facility Administration (3)
      • CEM 433 Facility Finance Management (3)
      • CEM 434 Facility and Property Management (3)
      • CEM 436 Facility Operations Management (3)
  • 4. Any deviation from this program requires the written permission of the program advisor.