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Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Program


The CCNY Civil Engineering (C.E.) Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program is fully accredited by    
Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Accreditation Commission of ABET

Details about the Curriculum





The mission of the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program at the City College of New York, inspired by a tradition of Access and Excellence, is to educate and prepare undergraduate students to become practicing engineers and engineering managers who are leaders in the civil 0engineering profession, and to provide students with the tools and encouragement to consider careers as researchers or educators. The Department will continue its tradition of educating students of diverse backgrounds, including traditionally underrepresented minorities and women.  The Department also commits itself to maintaining a diverse faculty of scholastic excellence and dedication to the highest quality education.  

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attein in a few years of graduation. They are based on the needs of our program's constituencies. The program educational objectives of the Civil Engineering program include:
  • Advance in a career as a professional in Civil Engineering or in a related field
  • Work effectively as a member of a professional team or as it's leader/manager.
  • Engage in  professional development
  • Obtain a professional  engineering license or another relevant license

Course Outcomes

In order to ensure that graduates of the Civil Engineering program achieve the program educational objectives listed above, the program aims to instill the following outcomes associated with courses taken during the years of study leading to the bachelor's degree:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,       
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data,       
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability,       
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams,       
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,        
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,       
  • an ability to communicate effectively,       
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context,        
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning,        
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues, and        
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year         Annual Enrollment in CE BE Program *       Annuaul CE BE Degrees Awarded **

2004-2005                                    415                                                                    28

2005-2006                                    411                                                                    16

2006-2007                                    391                                                                    15

2007-2008                                    418                                                                    34

2008-2009                                    399                                                                    21

2009-2010                                    438                                                                    44

2010-2011                                    479                                                                     24

2011-2012                                    466                                                                    28

2012-2013                                    438                                                                    32

* Academic Year: Fall semester and subsequent Spring Semester

* Annual Enrollment: Number of unique CE students enrolled in the Fall and/or Spring semester of an academic year

** Graduation dates are between September 1 and June 30 of academic year