Why Cal Poly Civil and Environmental Engineering?

Our program combines hands-on learning and theory to prepare graduates to solve our world’s challenges. 

Click on the titles below to find out about what makes us one of the top undergraduate civil and environmental engineering programs in the country. 

Student clubs and organizations are an integral part of our department curriculum and give our students unique, hands-on opportunities to become successful and resourceful professionals in their fields. Organizations such as the Society of Civil Engineers Society of Environmental Engineers and our nationally ranked Concrete Canoe team provide students with an opportunity to associate with fellow engineers through regional and national conferences.

For more information about our clubs, visit our clubs page.

Explore study abroad programs and experiences designed for civil and environmental engineering students in exciting destinations. These programs offer a unique opportunity to earn credit while studying abroad with your fellow Cal Poly students and learning from experienced professors at distinguished universities.

For more information about our study abroad programs, visit our study abroad page.

Our program integrates theoretical learning with practical, outside-the-classroom learning experiences. These experiences take the form of state-of-the-art labs, student project teams, research, internships, among many others.

We are dedicated to helping students engage in hands-on research while using critical thinking, collaborative and entrepreneurial skills to help solve major societal challenges. Students can advance their research with the many resources our department offers.

We have 14 state-of-the-art labs that are used for both instruction and student projects. These labs give students an understanding of the types of technology and problems they may tackle in the industry through our on-hands approach.  

For more information about our facilities, visit our facilities page. 

Our renowned faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of our students and are highly knowledgeable in their specialized fields. 

For more information about our staff, visit our faculty & staff directory. 

We prepare our students from day one to succeed in their career opportunities whether it’s an internship or full-time job. Our students are employed in a wide range of fields all across the country.  

Visit our intern spotlights page to read more. 

Our program offers numerous scholarships to support our students. All our students are welcome to apply!

Visit our scholarships page for more information. 

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