Civil Engineering

Educational and Professional Requirements

Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
  • Optional: Master's Degree

Professional Requirements

  • Passing your Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination
  • Passing your Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examination
  • 4 years of work experience prior to becoming a professional engineer

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Facts of OSU


  • In Corvallis, Oregon
  • 90 minutes outside of downtown Portland
  • Population: 55,345 people
  • Recognized as a top college town
  • Has over 60 miles of trails to spend time with nature
  • There is an Art Center by Central Park that is housed in a historic church
  • The student faculty ratio is 21:1
  • Tuition is $8,538 in-state, and $23.469 out of state
  • The programs offered are Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate- professional practice, Doctorate- research/scholarship
  • Only 27.5% of classes have fewer than20 students in them

Facts of UC- Berkeley

  • In Berkeley, California
  • 13 miles away from San Francisco
  • Population: 115,403 people
  • 40 research centers
  • Explore nearby San Francisco
  • Take a trip to the local beaches
  • See the UC Botanical Garden
  • Student Faculty ratio is 6:1
  • 248 full time faculty members
  • Tuition is in-state $11,220 and out of state $26,322
  • 1,889 enrolled full time students

Facts of CU

  • Online: good for full time working people
  • Tuition in and out of state $1,640
  • 72 full time faculty teaching courses accessible online