Accreditation

WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN ABET–ACCREDITED PROGRAM
(Civil Engineering Program)

 

ABET-Accreditation means

  • Our students are ready to practice as soon as they graduate.
  • Our local employers can count on our program graduates to meet their needs.
  • The parents of our students can be proud of the education their sons and daughters receive and confident that their time and money were well spent.
  • Our state licensure, certification, and registration boards know or graduates are prepared to enter the profession.
  • The postgraduate institutions to which our students apply recognize our program for producing graduates with the skills and attributes required by the profession.
  • Our institution supports our program and provides the resources needed to sustain it.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering  is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  The Program has recently been re-evaluated, and is now accredited to September 30, 2019.

 

Program Educational Objectives

 

The Program Educations Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the Program is preparing graduates to achieve, and they are

 

  1. a.    Technical Aptitude: Be employed as engineers with the ability to use their technical knowledge, design, and problem solving skills for effective professional practice throughout their careers;
  2. b.    Life-Long Development: Exercise capabilities for life-long learning as a mean to enhance their technical and professional skills, to continuously enrich themselves and benefit the communities they are serving and beyond,
  3. c.    Collaborative Spirit: Develop interpersonal and collaborative skills that function well amongst a diverse group of professionals for a productive career; and 
  4. d.    Professional Advancement: Advance and support the engineering profession through participation of professional societies, civic groups, and educational institutions; and/or establish a distinctive record of professional achievements.

 

Student Outcomes

 

The Program requires that students completing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the engineering profession.  The Student Outcomes (SOs), which are the skill sets describing what students are expected to know and are capable of doing by the time of graduation, as identified by the Program are

 

(a) Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

(b) Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

(c) Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

(d) Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

(e) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

(f)  Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(g) Ability to communicate effectively.

(h) Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.            

(i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life‐long learning.

(j) Knowledge of contemporary issues.

(k) Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.  

 

BSCE Degree Awarded*

 

Year

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

BSCE

56

47

50

56

48

62

69

 

Undergraduate Enrollment*

 

Year

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

CE

333

379

382

415

428

422

424

Source: Office of Institution Effectiveness (OIE), California State University, Fresno.

 

Contact Information:

 

Dr. Jesus Larralde, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Chair and Coordinator, Civil Engineering Program

 

Civil Engineering Program

2320 E San Ramon Ave, MS EE94

Fresno, CA 93740-8010

(559) 278-2566 (Office)

(559) 278-7002 (Fax)

 

The department main office is located at EE178 in Engineering East building. The office is open Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM PDT (closed 12-1PM).

 The next generation of civil engineers faces unprecedented global challenges; from learning to design and plan infrastructures, a trainee civil engineer must, among many things, understand the fundamentals of social & environmental sustainability; must manage & mitigate risks; must understand project economics; and so forth.

 

Keeping these challenges in mind the CE curriculum at Fresno State is designed to fit the current needs of the field by equipping its graduates with the knowledge, tools and skills required to be successful professionally in an increasingly competitive work environment.  The Program is proud that the graduates have in fact gone on to work in a wide range of jobs, locally, nationally, and internationally, with the government, private consulting companies, and major industries.

 

The CE Program offers four major areas of concentration: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. The Program’s knowledgeable and experienced group of faculty members continues to provide and equip students with current state-of-art knowledge and hand-on experiential learning and research opportunities, with a singular objective in mind: Student Success.   That success is defined by students achieving following Educational Objectives (EO):

 

  1. a.       Technical Aptitude: Be employed as engineers with the ability to use their technical knowledge, design, and problem solving skills for effective professional practice throughout their careers;
  2. b.      Life-Long Development: Exercise capabilities for life-long learning as a mean to enhance their technical and professional skills, to continuously enrich themselves and benefit the communities they are serving and beyond,
  3. c.       Collaborative Spirit: Develop interpersonal and collaborative skills that function well amongst a diverse group of professionals for a productive career; and 
  4. d.      Professional Advancement: Advance and support the engineering profession through participation of professional societies, civic groups, and educational institutions; and/or establish a distinctive record of professional achievements.

 

As the only and primary professional engineering program in the Central Valley, the CE Program offers study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.), Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.), and Master of Science in Civil Engineering with Option in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (M.S.C.E. – WREE).

 

The Program has enjoyed a period of rapid and exciting growth in recent years. The currently eight full-time tenured/tenure-tracked faculty members and seven lecturers/instructors serve 400+ undergraduates (Fall 2013). This student-to-faculty ratio of about 28 fosters a learning environment that encourages interaction and collaborative efforts.

 

We are very excited that you are reviewing our website! We hope that you will become more interested in the Program and the opportunity we offer. Free feel to contact us by email or by phone.We will be happy to answer whatever questions you might have and to meet with you when you visit the campus.

 

Contact Information:

 

Dr. Jesus Larralde, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Chair and Coordinator, Civil Engineering Program

 

Dr. William Wright, Ph.D., P.E.

Graduate Program Coordinator, Civil Engineering Program

 

Civil Engineering Program

2320 E San Ramon Ave, MS EE94

Fresno, CA 93740-8010

(559) 278-2566 (Office)

(559) 278-7002 (Fax)

 

The department main office is located at EE178 in Engineering East building. The office is open Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM PDT (closed 12-1PM).

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