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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Department Information

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.

Career Possibilities

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


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,

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 Degree Programs

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.

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Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs