Why Civil, Construction or Environmental Engineering?

Top Ten Reasons to Choose CCEE at SDSU

Why should you consider Civil, Construction or Environmental Engineering as your fields of study? What is so special about these professions?

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is unique for several reasons. All three degrees programs represent "people-serving" professions. Without them there would not be such magnificent projects as the Great Wall of China, Roman aqueducts, Hoover Dam, Sears Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, and our national interstate highway system. Without them, we would not have drinking water or common sanitary amenities we use every day. Without them, our standard of living would would be drastically lower. All three are stable professions that command a good salary. All three have excellent long term prospects for employment. All three will give you a noble, satisfying, long-term career.

  • Dedicated professors with excellent expertise
  • Combination of teaching and research
  • Faculty advisors/mentors for each student

Three degree programs:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Construction Engineering
  3. Environmental Engineering

Six fields of study in Civil Engineering:

  1. Construction
  2. Environmental
  3. Geotechnical
  4. Structural
  5. Transportation
  6. Water Resources
  • State-of-the-art laboratories
  • Excellent opportunities for hands-on experience
  • Easy access to modern computers
  • "Smart" classrooms for enhanced instruction
  • Two modern Computer Applications entry courses
  • Emphasis on computer aided design (CAD)
  • Emphasis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Sponsored research (Over $1 million per year)
  • Prestigious sponsors (NSF, federal agencies)
  • Many students employed on cutting-edge projects
  • Projects complement class instruction
  • Students co-author research papers
  • Valuable experience for graduate studies
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Black Engineers
  • Engineers Without Borders

  • Excellent society-oriented projects
  • Excellent teamwork on several successful projects
  • Hands-on experience to complement classroom instruction

  • Residence hall reserved for engineering students
  • Excellent amenities
  • Computer/Internet access
  • Tutoring opportunities
  • Great camaraderie
  • Prominent Industrial Advisory Board
  • Student interaction with San Diego professional societies
  • Professional engineers for seminars
  • Internships available for all students who need them
  • Many industrial scholarships
  • Exchange opportunities to study abroad
  • Established Summer Session in Krakow, Poland
  • Established Summer Session in Panama
  • Daily interaction with international students
  • Multicultural environment