The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the College of Engineering Advising Center are available to answer your academic and administrative questions.

The CE/ENVE Department office is located in Building 13, Room 266.

The CENG Advising Center is located in Building 40, Room 115, click HERE for more information.  

You are strongly encouraged to maintain close contact with an advisor throughout your career at Cal Poly. Advisors answer questions regarding the curriculum, approve study plans, assist with class scheduling, write letters of recommendation, and provide career guidance, among other things. All civil and environmental engineering students are assigned a faculty Academic Advisor. This advisor is a full-time CE/ENVE Department faculty. All of our students should feel free to contact any faculty or staff member with questions.


Civil Engineering

Student Group Advisor
CE Freshmen Dr. Dan Jansen
CE Transfers Dr. Charles Chadwell
CE 2nd and 3rd years Professor of your choice
4th years Dr. Misgana Muleta

Environmental Engineering

Student Last Name Advisor
A-D Dr. Nirupam Pal
E-J Dr. Tryg Lundquist
K-L and transfers Dr. Tracy Thatcher
M Dr. Rebecca Oulton
N-R Dr. Yarrow Nelson
S-Z Dr. Amro El Badawy

Advanced Technical Electives (and Approved Science Electives)

CE Specialization Advising Flowcharts (For Seniors)

Each CE student is required to take 24 units of ATE (Approved Technical Electives). These electives can be any CE/ENVE 400/500 level coursework (not required as part of the major), some CE/ENVE 300 level coursework, or any one of a list of pre-approved elective options from outside CE/ENVE. This freedom in the CE program allows students to specialize in a particular area (or two or three…) or develop a little deeper in all areas. Please consider your choices in the context of graduate school, the area in which you would like to practice, or the breadth of knowledge you would like to attain. Below are links to each specialization area to consider as you plan your Senior Year.

NOTE: You may mix and match ATE’s in any way you like that works best for
you and your schedule, and we encourage you to seek faculty advising to help map our your final choices.


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