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Electrical Technology

College of Engineering

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Career Possibilities

Computer Option: Hardware and software Computer Applications Engineers • Test Equipment Engineers • Manufacturing Engineers or Technical Sales Engineers in industry and organizations where a combination of hardware and software background is required

Electronics Option: Electronic Technician • Calibration Engineer • Construction Inspector • Computer Applications Engineer • Time Study Engineer • Facilities Planner • Field Engineer • Manufacturing Engineering • Operations Research Analyst • Sales Representative • Project Engineer • Associate Electronics Engineer • Product Design Engineer • Process Engineer • Instructor

Environmental Option: Air Quality Engineer • Compliance Officer • Environmental Assessment Consultant • Groundwater and Soil Contamination Specialist • Hazardous Materials Manager • Incineration Management Specialist • Natural Resources Manager • On- site Sewage Disposal Director • Permits Compliance Manager • Remedial Design and Construction Manager • Site Assessment Specialist • Technical Writer - Environmental Specialist • Urban-Environmental Studies Planning Director • Waste Management Director

Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


The Engineering Technology (ET) Programs at CSULB serve society by graduating well-prepared professionals, who are provided with an excellent education in the fundamentals of Engineering Technology through a combination of theory and laboratory practice, and who are able to apply their knowledge and transform their ideas into working systems. The goals of these ET programs are achieved through a number of educational objectives by the faculty participating in these programs:

  1. Preparing students to commit to life-long learning, continuing self-development and the ethical practice of Engineering Technology.
  2. Providing well-designed curricula, that meet the industry needs.
  3. Providing students with a solid foundation on a broad range of engineering technology areas, that are required of a professional technologist entering the workforce.
  4. Training students in analysis, applications and hands-on laboratory work.
  5. Providing students with opportunities to enhance their communication skills by means of writing reports, oral presentations and teamwork.
  6. Providing modern and well–equipped instructional laboratories.

In addition, an Engineering Technology Advisory and Development Council (ETADC), composed of leaders actively engaged in areas of relevant engineering technology continually provides information and guidance about industrial developments in methods, materials and techniques so that the programs reflect the best of current practices. The members examine various aspects of the programs and make recommendations for changes in curriculum content, methods and/or facilities. Present membership in the council is made up of representatives from the different sectors of the American industries or corporations.

The ET programs are administered by the following five departments in the College of Engineering: Chemical Engineering (CHE), Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management (CECEM), Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).

General Requirements

All students in the BSET, BSEET, or BSCET programs must receive a minimum grade of "C" in each of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in any Engineering Technology course. In addition to any other all-university requirements regarding grade point averages for graduation, student must achieve a minimum of 2.0 average in all Engineering Technology courses.