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Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program

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Department Background

Instruction is given both at the undergraduate level, leading to the bachelor's degree, and at the graduate level, leading to the master's or doctoral degree. The undergraduate program builds upon concepts of mathematics, physics, chemistry and basic engineering with specialized study in civil, construction, and environmental engineering. Engineering design is emphasized, particularly in conjunction with computer utilization and practical engineering problems. Aspects of safety and engineering ethics are woven throughout the program. Breadth and depth of social science and humanities studies is assured by department approved courses. Completion of the undergraduate degree prepares the student for an entry-level professional position in addition to informal or formal graduate studies.

Many students who complete the undergraduate programs of the department choose to continue their formal studies on a full- or part-time basis at San Diego State University or at another institution. (See the Graduate Bulletin for additional information)

The civil, construction, and environmental engineering program are enhanced through cooperation with the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association, the Associated General Contractors, the Chi Ephilson Civil Engineering Honor Society, and other national organizations who sponsor student chapters to further aid the students' professional development. The chapters at San Diego State University have won many awards in regional and national competition with other schools throughout the country.