Our undergraduate curriculum is both traditional and contemporary.

The curriculum includes mathematics and science courses which build a solid foundation for the civil engineering coursework. The civil engineering coursework emphasizes structural engineering, but also includes coursework in environmental policy and engineering, transportation policy and engineering, and water resources engineering. Our core program is comprehensive and address over 70% of the topics on the current Civil Fundamentals of Engineering exam. As juniors, students select a specialization in which to take four additional high-level courses.

Our faculty supplement lecture with hands-on physical and computational laboratory experiences to help students develop a deeper understanding of each course.

Our students are taught to think, to solve complex real-world problems, to recognize ethical and professional responsibility, to consider public health, safety and welfare and other factors, and to be leaders. 

Overview of required courses by topic area (Details about Curriculum)

Recommended sequence of courses and their pre-requisites (Curriculum Matrix)

Planned offering of elective courses








The CCNY Civil Engineering (C.E.) Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Accreditation of ABET, https://



PEO describe the professional accomplishments our graduates will attain within a few years of graduation. They reflect the needs and priorities of our program’s constituencies, which include our alumni, their employers, our faculty, and our Advisory Board. The PEO for our Bachelors of Engineering program are:

  1. Advance in a career as a professional in Civil Engineering or in a related field;
  2. Demonstrate ethical decision-making, effective communication and teamwork, and leadership;
  3. Understand and meet the evolving multidisciplinary challenges and needs of the multiple stakeholders and communities in which they work and live; 
  4. Build on their academic preparation through lifelong learning, graduate study, engagement in professional societies, and/or professional licensure; and 
  5. Act as stewards of the profession who contribute to the advancement of society and the profession.



SO describe the abilities that our students will develop through our curriculum, that we believe lay the groundwork for them to achieve the PEO listed above. The SO for our Bachelors of Engineering program are:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet the specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively;
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and social contexts;
  5. an ability to function collaboratively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions; and
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.



Academic Year* Annual CE BE Program Enrollment ** Annual CE BE Degrees Awarded***
2004 - 2005 415 20
2005 - 2006 411 29
2006 - 2007 391 16
2007 - 2008 418 15
2008 - 2009 399 34
2009 - 2010 438 22
2010 - 2011 479 44
2011 - 2012 466 24
2012 - 2013 438 28
2013 - 2014 400 32
2014 - 2015 433 37
2015 - 2016 494 33
2016 - 2017 486 58
2017 - 2018 512 54
2018 - 2019 557 46
2019 - 2020 472 74
2020 - 2021 386 93

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

** Academic Year: Fall semester and subsequent Spring Semester

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