CECEM Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Read more below.

Program Educational Objectives

The graduates of the civil engineering program will be:

  1. Contributors to the solution of complex engineering projects as they apply knowledge of fundamental science and engineering design principles.
  2. Pioneers that continuously implement/seek advanced degrees and/or continuous education.
  3. Professional engineers.
  4. Leaders and managers in the engineering field.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Civil Engineering Curriculum is designed so that each student will have acquired the following competencies during their program of study to meet the program objectives.

The following are the Civil Engineering program student outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Enrollment and Degree Data

Civil Engineering Program Enrollment & Degree Data
Semester BS Enrollment MS Enrollment BS Degrees Awarded MS Degrees Awarded
Fall 2017 485 76 92 30
Fall 2016 523 69 132 22
Fall 2015 542 68 105 29
Fall 2014 547 57 106 14
Fall 2013 581 74 84 48


The mission of the civil engineering graduate program at CSULB is to provide students with a high-quality educational experience and the technical specialization required to become successful leaders in industry and the society, to engage students in innovative practical research and encourage them to pursue advanced degrees and lifelong learning.

Program Objectives

a. Have technical competency in an area of specialization.

b. Have technical knowledge and skills needed to conduct independent and/or innovative research.

c. Keep current with state-of-the-art technologies and advancements in a specialized technical area.

Program Outcomes

The outcomes of the MSCE program are:

Outcome 1: The ability to analyze a complex system or process in a specialized technical field

Outcome 2: The ability to design a complex system or process in a specialized technical field

Outcome 3: The ability to apply engineering methods considering global, economic, environmental, and societal factors

Outcome 4: The ability to apply tools, and/or technologies to solve problems in a specialized technical field

Outcome 5: The ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics to solve engineering problems