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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Engineering Technology Programs

Department Information


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.

Advisory Council

The Engineering Technology Advisory and Development Council (ETADC), composed of leaders actively engaged in areas of relevant engineering technology, provides information and guidance about industrial developments in methods, materials and techniques. The members make recommendations for changes in curriculum content, methods and/or facilities.

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

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.

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Engineering Technology

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