Civil engineering is perhaps the broadest of all the engineering fields, as it deals with the creation, improvement, and protection of the communal environment, providing facilities for living, industry, and transport. Civil Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences is applied to utilize efficiently, functionally, safely, environmentally friendly and economically, the materials and forces of nature for the progressive well-being of mankind in enhancing and protecting the environment, in providing facilities for community living, industry, transportation, and in providing structures for the use of mankind. The civil engineering program aims to prepare the graduates to take an active role in the planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of the different social, commercial and industrial infrastructures and utility projects in the society.

To ensure that civil engineering graduates are articulate and able to understand the nature of their role in the society and the impact of their work on the progress of civilization, the BSCE program of study is based on a set of the following desired competencies:

Basic Engineering Mathematics 26 units
Natural Sciences 12 units
Basic Engineering Sciences 21 units
Engineering Allied l Courses 6 units
Civil Engineering Planning Courses 15 units
Civil Engineering Design Courses 45 units
Construction Courses 10 units
Civil Engineering Electives 12 units
Practicum/Work Integrated Learning 3 units
Non-Technical and Mandated Courses     36 units
PE/NSTP 14 units
Total Units 200 units
Specific Professions, Careers, Occupations or Trades:
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Executive or supervisors in infrastructure related offices such as DPWH, NIA, City or Municipal Engineering Offices, Private Construction Firms, etc.
  • Structural Engineer, Designer, or Consultant
  • Field / Site Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Hydraulics Engineer, involve in the design and construction of dams, ports, and other water structures.
  • Bridge / Highway / Transportation Engineer

There are lots of different areas that you can go into as a civil engineer. Below are few areas you can specialize within the profession.

Coastal - Protect our beaches and coastal areas against flooding and erosion

Earthquake - Test structures to make sure that they can withstand earthquakes and are designed well to stop them collapsing.

Environmental- Finding new ways to protect our environment and work on wind farms, water purification, waste water treatment and solid waste treatment, air pollution, and hazardous waste management.

Structural- Design and build buildings, bridges, towers, flyovers, tunnels, as well as off shore structures like oil and gas fields in the sea.

Transport- Ensure people and products move around the country quickly and safely. This could mean working on roads, canals, highways, rail systems, airports, and ports.

Urban - Working in cities. Mainly to design, construct, and maintain the roads, sidewalks, water supply networks, sewers, street lighting, municipal solid waste management and disposal, storage depots for various bulk materials used for maintenance and public works (salt, sand, etc), public parks and bicycle paths.

Water resources- Design and construct our water resources such as pipelines, water distribution systems, drainage facilities (including dams, channels, culverts, levees, storm sewers), and canals. Otherwise we will not have water when and where we need it.

Among the important subdivisions of the field of civil engineering are:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Structure Design Engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Transport Engineering
  • Soils and Foundation Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Bridge Engineering

PRACTICUM/ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING:
opportunity to interact with professional civil engineers and other construction workers while working with the reputable construction companies.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES & CAMPUS ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS:
join interactive activities in various events that promote vibrant student life and bonding among students.

FIELDWORKS & CONSTRUCTION SITE VISITS:
students will conduct field activities and visit to an on-going construction sites as part of the program for actual validation of theories and learning discussed in the classroom.

JPICE CONVENTIONS:participate in annual and midyear national conventions participated by civil engineers and civil engineering students with student civil
engineering quiz bowl and civil engineering project contests.

Admission Requirements for First Year

A student seeking admission to SJIT must be a graduate of any public or private secondary school recognized by the government. Applicant who seeks admission to any collegiate department should take the Admission Test and should present the following credentials: