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Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

Department Information

Department Chair: Emelinda M. Parentela

Department Office: Vivian Engineering Center (VEC) – 104

Telephone: (562) 985-5118

Website: www.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/cecem/

Faculty: Hsiao-Ling Chu, Tesfai Goitom, Jin-Lee Kim, Yu-Fu (Paul) Ko, El-Hami Nasr, Tang-Hung Nguyen, Richard P. Nguyen, Emelinda M. Parentela, Joseph M. Plecnik, Jeremy Redman, Shadi Saadeh, Antonella Sciortino, Tariq Shehab-Eldeen, Chan-Feng (Steve) Tsai

Undergraduate Advisors: Antonella Sciortino (CE), Tesfai Goitom (CEM), Tang-Hung Nguyen (CEM), Tariq Shehab-Eldeen (CE/CEM)

Graduate Advisor: Jeremy Redman

General Education Advising: Academic Advising - Horn Center

Administrative Support Coordinator: Ameeta Perera

Students desiring detailed information about Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering Management programs should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

Career Possibilities

Civil Engineer • Traffic Engineer • Sanitary Engineer • Structural Engineer • Hydraulic Engineer • Highway Administration Engineer • Harbor Engineer • Airport Engineer • Environmental Engineer • Transportation Engineer • Drainage Design Coordinator • Technical Sales and Consulting • Field Engineer • Facilities Engineer • Plant Engineer • Project Engineer • Safety Engineer • Sales Representative • Estimator • Construction Coordinator • Procurement Construction Coordinator • Construction Inspector • Cost Analysis Coordinator • Contract Coordinator • Consultant (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)

Advisory and Development Councils

The Civil Engineering Advisory and Development Council

This council consists of outstanding engineers and executives from industry and government in Southern California. Its function is to form a liaison between the University and industry and to keep the administration and faculty informed of modern engineering practices. This ensures that the curricula are kept up-to-date. It also advises on placement opportunities before and after graduation.

Construction Engineering Management Advisory and Development Council

This council provides current information and guidance about industrial developments in methods, materials and techniques. Members make recommendations in course content, methods and/or facilities. Present membership in the council is made up of representatives from the different sectors of the construction industry.

ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Association Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite #1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, phone: 410-347-7710, website: http://www.abet.org). Students enrolling in this program are strongly advised to meet with their undergraduate advisor as early as possible to become familiar with the details of the ABET requirements in math/sciences, humanities and social sciences areas, engineering sciences, and design.