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Civil Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Civil Engineering program at California State University Chico makes extensive use of laboratory courses allowing students to gain valuable insights as a result of practical experiences. Numerous computer applications are implemented throughout the curriculum. 

Students receive recurring exposure to engineering design, beginning with instruction in fundamental design principles and progressing to participation in multi-faceted, realistic design projects. 

All lecture and laboratory courses are taught by experienced faculty, not by teaching assistants.

The Civil Engineering program at California State University Chico prepares graduates for immediate entry into a variety of professional careers and provides a solid undergraduate foundation in general principles enabling continued education at advanced levels.

Career opportunities

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. Graduates of the civil engineering program will be able to:

  • Secure a professional position in civil engineering and become a licensed engineer.
  • Attend graduate school in civil engineering or a related discipline to achieve a graduate degree in a specialty area.
  • Engage in lifelong learning though formal and informal professional development.
  • Assume management or leadership roles in their respective organization.
  • Contribute to society through involvement in service activity.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Transportation Planning, Surveying, and Graphics
  • Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Applications in Engineering
  • Statics
  • Statics Problem Session
  • Civil Engineering Materials

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    47

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

    • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
    • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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