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Civil Engineering

College of Engineering

CSULB Students and 49er Mascot in front of CSULB fountain

Department Acting Chair: Emelinda M. Parentela

Department Office: Vivian Engineering Center (VEC) – 104
Telephone: (562) 985-5118

Faculty: Hsiao-Ling Chu, Tesfai Goitom, Nezih Gunal, El-Hami Nasr, Tang-Hung Nguyen, Richard P. Nguyen, Emelinda M. Parentela, Joseph M. Plecnik, Jeremy Redman, Shadi Saadeh, Antonella Sciortino, Tariq Shehab-Eldeen, Chan-Feng (Steve) Tsai

Undergraduate Advisors:

Antonella Sciortino (CE), Tesfai Goitom (CEM), Tang-Hung Nguyen (CEM), Tariq Shehab-Eldeen (CE/CEM)

Graduate Advisor: Jeremy Redman

General Education Advising: Academic Advising - Horn Center

Administrative Support Coordinator: Ameeta Perera

Students desiring detailed information about Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering Management programs should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

Career Possibilities

Civil Engineer • Traffic Engineer • Sanitary Engineer • Structural Engineer • Hydraulic Engineer • Highway Administration Engineer • Harbor Engineer • Airport Engineer • Environmental Engineer • Transportation Engineer • Drainage Design Coordinator • Technical Sales and Consulting • Field Engineer • Facilities Engineer • Plant Engineer • Project Engineer • Safety Engineer • Sales Representative • Estimator • Construction Coordinator • Procurement Construction Coordinator • Construction Inspector • Cost Analysis Coordinator • Contract Coordinator • Consultant (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see