Department Chair: Kenneth James
Department Office: Engineering & Computer Sciences (ECS) - 552
Telephone: (562) 985‑4285
Faculty: Anastasios Chassiakos, Michael Chelian, Sandra Cynar (Emerita), Wayne Dick (Emeritus), 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, Dennis Volper, Xiaolong Wu
Undergraduate Advisors: Michael Chelian, Alvaro Monge
Graduate Advisor: Shui Lam
General Education Advising: Academic Advising - Horn Center
Minor and Certificate Advisor: Alvaro Monge, Michael Chelian
Administrative Support Coordinator: Robin Ikemi
Administrative Support Assistant: Karyl Anthony
Students desiring detailed information should contact the department for referral to one of the faculty advisors.
Computer Engineer • Software Engineer • Systems Analyst • Hand-held Appliance 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 www.careers.csulb.edu.)
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission, and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 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.
The degree in Computer Engineering focuses on computer hardware (design, construction, and operation of computer systems). The Computer Science degree places more emphasis on computer software (databases and user development). The high school student planning to enter either program is advised to pursue a strong program in science and mathematics.
Students will receive a comprehensive education in computer engineering and/or computer science, as well as the sciences and humanities, and will be able to communicate effectively. They will be able to design systems, components or processes that meet performance, cost, time, safety, and quality requirements. They will understand professional responsibilities and will be able to analyze the social and ethical implications of their work.