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Computer Engineering and Computer Science

College of Engineering

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Department Chair: Kenneth James

Department Office: Engineering & Computer Sciences (ECS) - 552
Telephone: (562) 985-4285

Faculty: Anastasios Chassiaskos, Michael Chelian, Sandra Cynar (Emerita), Wayne Dick, Todd Ebert, Burkhard Englert, Arthur Gittleman, Darin Goldstein, Min He, Michael Hoffman, Tom Johnson, Shui Lam, Dar-Biau Liu, Tracy Bradley Maples, Alvaro Monge, Frank Murgolo, Thinh Nguyen, Colleen Van Lent, Dennis Volper, Xiaolong Wu

Undergraduate Advisors: Michael Chelian, Alvaro Monge

Graduate Advisor: Burkhard Englert

General Education Advising: Academic Advising - Horn Center

Minor and Certificate Advisor: Barbara Mack

Administrative Support Coordinator: Robin Ikemi

Administrative Support Assistant: Kaayl Anthoney

Students desiring detailed information should contact the department for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

Career Possibilities

Computer Engineer • Software Engineer • Systems Analyst • Microcomputer Programmer • Web Application Developer • 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


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:

Advisory Board

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.