Computer Engineering and Computer Science
College of Engineering
Department Chair: Wayne Dick
Department Office: Engineering & Computer Sciences (ECS) - 552
Telephone: (562) 985-4285
Faculty: Michael Chelian, Sandra Cynar (Emerita), Wayne Dick, Todd Ebert, Burkhard Englert, Sheila Foster (Emeritus), Arthur Gittleman, Darin Goldstein, Michael Hassul (Emeritus), Min He, Michael Hoffman, Tom Johnson, Shui Lam, Dar-Biau Liu, Michael K. Mahoney, Tracy Bradley Maples, Alvaro Monge, Frank Murgolo, Thinh Nguyen, Colleen van Lent, Dennis Volper
Undergraduate Advisors: Michael Chelian, Tom Johnson
Graduate Advisor: Shui Lam
General Education Advising: Academic Advising Center AS-124
Administrative Support Coordinator: Robin Ikemi
Students desiring detailed information should contact the department for referral to one of the faculty advisors.
Computer Engineer • Software Engineer • Systems Analyst • Microcomputer Programmer • Mainframe Programmer • Applications Programmer • LAN/WAN Administrator • Systems Administrator • Computer Service Representative • Database Administrator • Technical Services Manager • Telecommunications Analyst (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 – telephone: 410/ 347-7700; website: http://www.abet.org.
The Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science is supported by an Advisory Board composed of engineers, computer scientists, and business executives in the Southern California area. This liaison helps the department keep its curricula responsive to the needs of the community.
Undergraduate Educational Objectives
All courses and programs in the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science are designed to meet the following objectives: Students will receive a comprehensive education in Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science, as well as the sciences and humanities, that will serve them in both their professional and personal lives. Students will be able to analyze and solve problems in Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science using modern techniques, skills, and tools. Students will be able to communicate effectively. Students will be able to design systems, components or processes that meet performance, cost, time, safety, and quality requirements. Students will understand their professional responsibilities, including remaining current in their field of study, and will be able to analyze the social and ethical implications of their work.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
The Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, The goal of both programs is to prepare graduates for a wide variety of computer-related careers by integrating the theoretical foundations of the discipline with practical applications. The degree in Computer Engineering focuses on computer hardware (design, construction, and operation of computer systems) while the Computer Science degree places more emphasis on computer software (algorithms). The high school student planning to enter either program is advised to pursue a strong program in science and mathematics.