Engineering Exams


Mid-Pacific Regional Conference

The first ASCE Student Conference was held in the early 1940's. Since then, the 270 ASCE Student Chapters and 11 International Student Groups have formed 18 Student Conferences. Each Student Conference has a host school which is responsible for planning the event and making the arrangements for the student and faculty attendees. Every conference is different in agenda and participation.

This year SCU, along with SJSU, will host the 2013 Mid-Pacific Regional Conference. for more information on the Mid-Pac Regional Conference, click here.

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Steel Bridge Competition

The National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) requires civil engineering students to design, fabricate and construct a one-tenth scale steel bridge. Students gain experience with design, analysis, project management and construction of steel . The Student Steel Bridge Competition is sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and in co-operation with the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Concrete Canoe

The ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC) provides students with a practical application of the engineering principles they learn in the classroom, along with important team and project management skills they will need in their careers. The event challenges the students' knowledge, creativity and stamina, while showcasing the versatility and durability of concrete as a building material.


The Geo-Challenge will involve the design, presentation, construction, and (eventual) demolition of a Mechanically Stabilized Earthwall (MSE) according to the Geo-Institute competition rules, with some slight modifications (the demolition part). This year will be the 3rd year this competition takes place at Mid-Pac.

Water Treatment

The ASCE Mid-Pac Student Water Treatment Competition includes the research, design, presentation and hands-on construction of a treatment filter made of only supplies found in a hardware store. The filter is loaded with standardized simulated wastewater to test and rank the participants, who are from ASCE student chapters across California, China, and Canada.

The competition allows civil and environmental engineering students to apply principles of wastewater treatment design in a collaborative and empirical manner under a real-world situation.

Transportation Challenge

The Transportation Challenge gives students the opportunity to gain experience in transportation engineering by incorporating geometric design, traffic engineering, and surveying techniques.Participants are to design a roadway including horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, striping, signage, design speed, curve warning speeds, and cross-sectional details.