Civil Engineering


Course Substitution/Pre-Approval Policy

Effective August 15, 2015, the Civil Engineering and Construction Management Department at CSUN only accepts course substitution requests from matriculated students (those enrolled in a CSUN degree program) who must repeat a course after their third attempt at CSUN, or in cases where the student has exhausted his/her grade forgiveness and averaging units.

Civil Engineering and Construction Management majors may take lower division, articulated courses at colleges offering such courses without the need for pre-approval. Course substitution forms are not required for articulated courses as these classes will be automatically incorporated into the student's record after an official transcript is provided to and processed by the Office of Admissions and Records. For a list of articulated courses, visit

This policy supersedes the College of Engineering and Computer Science pre-approval requirement.