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Civil Engineering

Advisement for Undergraduate Students



All undergraduate CE students must be advised, in order for the "EA" advisement stop to be removed so that they can register for classes. Since the Office of Undergraduate Affairs (OUA) who removes the stop is very busy in the last week before registration begins, it is a good idea to be advised well before registration begins so that your stop is removed in time for you to register!

The advisement process is detailed below.


Starting for Summer 2014 registration, course registration will be using CUNY First and not eSIMs. Set up your account well before registration, so that you can identify if there are any problems well in advance of your registration date. For problems accessing your account, go to the Help Desk in NAC.


Particular classes are only offered once a year. They are indicated in the CE Course Offering Schedule by Semester, which is in the glass case in the CE Department and at the bottom of this page.

The curriculum is shown on the curriculum matrix, which is in the glass case in the CE Department and at the bottom of this page. Each row in the matrix represents a semester, and so the matrix shows the order that you should take classes in.

The schedule of CE classes is designed based on the matrix: classes that are within the same academic year of each other are offered at different times so they do not conflict with each other. Since the registrar no longer permits changes to the schedule because of the inflexibilty of CUNY First, the CE Department can no longer request changes in the schedule to resolve conflicts in your schedule if you took classes out of sequence. So, it is very important that you follow the curriculum matrix so that you do not end up with conflicts between classes of different years.


Who you see depends on how many credits you have, and if you are a new transfer student.

  • ·Freshmen with less than 45 credits: Your advisor is the School of Engineering Student Services Office in Steinman room ST-2M (second floor mezzanine).
  • ·New transfer students: Your advisor is in the Undergraduate Dean's office in Steinman room ST-208. Technically, you should have already seen this advisor during transfer student orientation, when he/she advised you, evaluated your transfer credits and registered you for classes. If for some reason this did not happen, please see this advisor.
  • ·Sophomores or higher with 45 or more credits, or continuing transfer students: Your advisor is a CE faculty advisor. You are assigned to a specific faculty based on your last name, but if you have been seeing another faculty advisor in the past and you like that person, then you may continue to be advised by that person. The list of undergraduate advisors is presented below, and is also available for download at the bottom of this page.







First Letter of Student's Last Name

Prof Agrawal




Prof Brakewood




Prof Conway



P, X

Prof Devineni



T, Q

Prof Diyamandoglu



G, Z

Prof Fekete



I, K

Prof Fillos




Prof Ghosn



Transfer students

(1st semester only)

Prof Kamga



B, O

Prof Khanbilvardi




Prof Krakauer



H, N, J

Prof Lin



D, Y

Prof Parker






Prof Piasecki




Prof Tang

ST- 122



Prof Wittig



S, U

Prof Yazdanbakhsh



F, V


Prepare these items, and (with the exception of #4), bring them with you when you see your advisor:

1.Your unofficial transcript and a list of any stops currently on your record.

Obtain your transcript from Degree Works. Check eSIMS to identify any stops.

2.CE Curriculum chart

You may follow the chart that was in effect when you began your engineering courses, or the most current one. Obtain the chart from OUA (Office of Academic Affairs). You can download a current chart from the bottom of this page. Cross out all of the courses you have taken (or received transfer credit for) and indicate the courses that you are currently taking. Bring this with you when you see your advisor.

Each row in the chart identifies the courses that a student should take (given pre-requisites) in each semester in order to graduate within 4 years.

3.A list of the courses you plan to take in the next semester.

If you follow the curriculum matrix, this will be a row in the curriculum matrix. If you do not follow the curriculum matrix, please consult the CE Schedule for the next semester and the curriculum matrix to confirm that you have met all pre-requisites. Note: if you don't have the pre-requisites for a class you register for, you will be de-registered from the class and your tuition will not be refunded.

If you can, please plan for your next semester(s) well in advance of when the CE Schedule is posted. To aid you with this, the CE Department has prepared several documents that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

  • ·CE Course Offering Schedule by Semester: Indicates which classes are offered which semesters
  • ·CE Course Time Slots by Semester: Indicates the planned time slots for every course in the CE curriculum
  • ·Planned CE Schedules: Indicates the actual courses, faculty and time slots for courses offered in the next two semesters; These schedules might change; They are posted on the CE/Info for Students/Academic matters/ Academic programs webpage.

4.Overtally for any courses you know you want to take.

  • ·All overtallies for CE courses are NOW ONLINE.
  • The CE Overtally Form is used for ANY CLASS that is already full. This list is maintained by the CE Department and it will be used to fill the seats in classes that are already full.
  • ·Use the online overtally form only if the course you want to register for is filled by the 6th day of registration
  • ·The online overtally form will open after the 7th day of registration and close on the 14th day of registration
  •  In addition to Overtallying using the online CE Form, you should also sign up to be on the waiting list for the class you want on CUNY FIirst. The CUNY First waiting list is     maintained by the College and is used to fill seats as they open up ( for example if someone drops the course ).


Your advisor is here to help you, so don't hide any information regarding your performance and other commitments from him/her.

1.Visit your advisor to identify when his or her office hours are; or schedule an appointment with him or her by email.

2.Some issues your advisor will discuss with you:

·Your current academic standing

·Your participation in extra-curricular activities such as research or student clubs

·Your planned courses and potential issues with them, such as

  • It is unadvisable to take upper level courses when you still have not completed all the courses corresponding to your level
  • Do not overload yourself. Every three credit hours of coursework will require an average of seven hours of studying at home. If you are working for more than 10 hours per week, then you should not take a full-time course load.
  • Planning ahead for junior and senior level courses that are offered only once a year, so that your graduation will not be delayed. You can use the CE Course Offering Schedule and Time Slots files (download at the bottom of this page) and the schedule for the next two semesters posted to the bulletin board and to the CE/Info for Students/Academic Matters/Academic Programs webpage.

Your planned courses and potential issues with them, such as

·Any of the 8 things that get students in trouble, if they pertain to you; this list can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

·The need for a graduation check if you have already achieved 80 credits towards graduation. Note: This check can only be done once. If it is time for you to do this, you will have to submit to OUA the following: your Degree Works Report (from CUNY Portal); and the GSOE Academic Evaluation Form, Academic Evaluation Report and Graduation Check Report all available for download at the bottom of this page.



CE Undergraduate Advisor List

CE Undergraduate Curriculum Matrix

CE Undergraduate QPA Calculator

CE Course Offering Schedule by Semester

GSOE List of Things that Get Students in Trouble