About the Program
Cal Poly is the home of one of the nation’s largest and most respected civil engineering programs.
Our modern, design-centered laboratories and hands-on curriculum allow you to experience real-world conditions and learn how to incorporate the appropriate engineering standards. The program focuses on teamwork, communication, problem-solving and state-of-the-practice analysis and design techniques. It prepares you to effectively communicate with other engineers, architects, planners, administrators, government officials and the general public. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and is ranked first in California and third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.