May 18, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Civil Engineering

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Department Office

Location: Engineering and Technology A212
Phone: (323) 343-4450
Website: Department of Civil Engineering


Chair: Gustavo B. Menezes
Phone: (323) 343-4578

The Faculty

Professors: Hassan Hashemian, Gustavo B. Menezes (Chair), Tona Rodriguez-Nikl, Rupa P. Purasinghe, Mark R. Tufenkjian
Associate Professor:  Arezoo Khodayari, Wing Shun Kwan, Sonya Lopez, Mehran Mazari
Assistant Professors:  Corin L. Bowen, Michael Ibrahim, Maryam Nazari
Emeriti: Anjan K. Bhaumik, Raymond I. Jeng, Young C. Kim, Narendra B. Taly, Wen L. Wang


Civil Engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, extending across many technical specialties, specialties that are not independent but interact with each other. Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of facilities that vary widely in nature, size and scope: space satellites and launching facilities, offshore structures, bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, irrigation projects, treatment and distribution facilities for water and collection and treatment facilities for wastewater.


The department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. The BS degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Civil and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.


    Degree - UndergraduateDegree - MinorDegree - BlendedDegree - Graduate


      Civil Engineering (Graduate)Civil Engineering (Undergraduate)

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