Civil Engineering, BS

Central to Building Solid Foundations.

Central’s BS in Civil Engineering explores fundamental engineering sciences common to most engineering disciplines, such as statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of materials.

Graduates have a solid foundation in general civil engineering principles, as well as deep knowledge in environmental, geotechnical, surveying, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.

Program Features

  • 128-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Hands-on faculty who bring real world experience into the classroom
  • State-of-the-art engineering, surveying, and materials labs
  • Internship opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available
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The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Mission Statement

The mission of the civil engineering program is to provide students with a broad and thorough education in civil engineering fundamentals, applications, and design that prepares them for the practice of civil engineering at the professional level with the confidence and skills necessary to meet the technical and social challenges of the future. The program provides a broad and thorough education in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering mechanics, and civil engineering, coupled with application of modern engineering tools. Graduates will attain the skills for entry-level civil engineering positions leading to professional engineering registration, and will have a solid undergraduate foundation in general civil engineering principles, enabling continued education at advanced levels.

Vision Statement

The civil engineering program will serve Connecticut and the nation by providing a quality engineering education that enables students to enter a profession that can improve the civil infrastructure, and economic welfare. Our civil engineering program will maintain a strong emphasis on undergraduate education with the goal that our program will be recognized for quality instruction in civil engineering analysis and design. An important emphasis of the civil engineering program is preparation of students for professional engineering licensure and practice, and we expect that most of our students will pursue this objective following graduation.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Bin Zhou
Applied Innovation Hub

Academic Department

My experience has been very positive in the CE program at CCSU. The faculty are approachable and eager to teach. The program has made completing my degree much more affordable without sacrificing the quality of my education. Scholarships and financial aid have been generous; In addition, the engineering facilities are all brand new and provide a very comfortable learning environment.

Current Student

Did You Know?

Students have the option to take FE preparation course(s) taught by a group of professors. Students are required to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, which is the first step in the process to becoming a Professional Engineer (PE).

Students can enroll in a one-credit CE directed technical elective course and use their professional CE practice or applied research to fulfill the course requirements. Bi-weekly time records, report(s), and employer evaluation are commonly used tools to assess student performance.

Learning Outcomes

  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 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 with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively 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 judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.