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California State University, Long Beach

Electrical Engineering (EE)

MSEE Introduction

The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is one of the twenty-three campuses of the California State University system with a total enrollment of about 450,000 students. The CSULB campus is a large urban, comprehensive university and it alone has 35,574 students, out of whom 29,576 are undergraduate and 5,998 are graduate students according to the Fall 2006 data. It has 63 academic departments and programs, 24 centers, 4 institutes, and 4 clinics with approximately 2000 faculty and 1600 staff. The library has more than 1 million books and about 6,000 periodicals. The 322-acre campus is about two miles from the Pacific Ocean.

The Electrical Engineering department at CSULB has twenty full time faculty, 332 BSEE (undergraduate) students and 310 MSEE (graduate) students. The Advisory & Development Council of the department, which mainly consists of representatives from industry, constantly review the curriculum in EE. There are many active professional organizations such as IEEE for student participation. The MSEE program (code EE__MS01) affords an opportunity for graduate electrical engineers to improve their competency in analysis and design and to better meet the needs of local industry. This is accomplished with an integrated curriculum, including advanced engineering math courses and applied courses in biomedical engineering, communications, digital signal processing, digital and computer systems, control systems and robotics, electromagnetics and optics, electronics and solid state devices, engineering mathematics, networks and filters, network and security, power, and wireless communications. Most graduate courses are in the evening for the convenience of engineers employed in the industry.

This handbook is intended to provide a general overview of the Electrical Engineering graduate degree program. All material contained herein is subject to change without prior notice. The current CSULB Catalog and CSULB Schedule of Classes are the final authorities regarding classes offered, admission requirements to the university, faculty, and various policies and procedures. Both publications are available on the web or from the University Bookstore. It is the responsibility of each student to read and to know the requirements and to satisfy each one on time. For example, one of the university regulations is that one should file the `Request to Graduate' form in the beginning of the previous semester in order to graduate at the end of a particular semester. Similarly if for any reason, the student needs to break his studies, he/she must apply for educational leave in the previous semester.

The MSEE Graduate Coordinator is Dr. James Ary. After acceptance at CSULB, MSEE graduate students should meet with Dr. Ary to establish a tentative program and to check whether there are any deficiencies in the student's undergraduate program. The student should bring a copy of his undergraduate transcript and a photograph for his file. Subsequently the student should meet with the coordinator periodically to ensure that all degree requirements are met. The graduate advising office is in ECS-507 and the telephone number is (562) 985-7806. Dr. Ary's office is in ECS-510 and his e-mail address is (No voice-mail messages please for the above telephone number.) The EE department office is in ECS-561. The telephone number is (562) 985-5102.

*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the online catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) Handbook

(For students enrolled before Fall 2016)

  1. Thesis Requirements
  2. Project Option
  3. Final Comprehensive Examination
  4. GPA Requirement, Grad Check, Continuous Enrollment, GS700, Educational Leave, 7-Year Limit, Normal Academic Load