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Civil Engineering includes the research, development, planning, design, construction, and maintenance associated with urban development, water supply, structures, energy generation and transmission, water treatment and disposal, and transportation systems.

Civil engineers deal with the analysis, design, construction, function and safety of complex structures and systems including buildings, bridges, dams, pipelines, highways, and harbors, and is concerned with the protection of the public against natural hazards of earthquakes, floods, landslides, and fires.

What You Can Earn

Civil Engineer I
$58,133 (in our region)

Civil Engineer III
$82,271 (in our region)

Transportation Engineer
$50,531 (in our region)

Source: HR Reported data from as of December 2012

What You Can Do

After graduation, earn a professional license as a civil engineer or land surveyor

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Computer Applications in Civil Engineering
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Construction Soils and Foundation
  • Geotechnical Engineering Design

What You Can Learn

  • Effects of earthquakes on structures
  • Design of steel members and systems for buildings
  • Highway traffic characteristics and highway system traffic analysis
  • Stormwater management and drainage system design

About the College

The Lyles College of Engineering is the only publicly supported engineering college in the San Joaquin Valley. The mission of the college includes developing each student's potential to the greatest extent possible, provide a quality engineering education to all students and to serve students from groups that historically have not participated in a university education.

Contact the College

Office of the Dean
2320 E. San Ramon Avenue MS/EE94
Fresno CA 93740-8030

(559) 278-2500
FAX: (559) 278-4475
Campus Mail Stop: M/S EE94

Office Location:
Room 124 in the Engineering East Building, on San Ramon east of Jackson Avenue.

Department Contact Information

Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering

2320 E. San Ramon Ave. M/S EE94
Fresno, CA 93740-8030
Engineering East Building, Room 178
559.278.2889 | FAX: 289-7032

Civil Engineering Program Coordinator
559.278.2566 | email
Engineering East Building, Room 178