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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Engineering

Dean: Forouzan Golshani

Assistant to Dean: Ameeta Perera (562) 985-5123

College Office:

Phone Directory: (562) 985-5121

FAX: (562) 985-7561

Website: www.csulb.edu/coe

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies: Hamid Rahai

Associate Dean for Academic Programs: Tracy Bradley Maples

Graduate Programs Coordinator: Feike Leij

Assistant to the Associate Deans:
Kim Truesdelle (562) 985-8032

Development Director: Nicole Forrest Boggs (562) 985-5840

Administrative Services Manager:
Dorisula “Dee Dee” Green (562) 985-1586

Facilities and Equipment: Glen Seymour (562) 985-8746

Instructional Safety Officer: Michael Hom (562) 985-4544


Biomedical Engineering:  
Shadnaz Asgari, Chair (562) 985-5467

Chemical Engineering:  
Roger C. Lo, Chair (562) 985-1508

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management:  
Antonella Sciortino, Chair (562) 985-5119

Computer Engineering and Computer Science:  
Burkhard Englert, Chair (562) 985-4285

Electrical Engineering:  
Henry Yeh, Chair (562) 985-5102

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering:  
Jalal Torabzadeh, Chair (562) 985-8181

Undergraduate Extension Programs

Antelope Valley Engineering Program (CPIE):    
Khalil Dajani, Director (661) 723-6429 ext. 104


The Mission of the College of Engineering is to serve the State of California, the nation, and society at large, by graduating well-prepared professionals, who are provided with excellent education and training in the fundamentals of their discipline through a combination of theory and laboratory practice, and who are provided with the ability and skills to expand knowledge and transform complex ideas into working systems.

The College of Engineering offers four-year curricula leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in the disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, and Engineering Technology. The B.S. programs provide broad education and training for entry to the professions and for continuing academic work toward advanced degrees. The graduate programs  in the college include Master of Science degrees in Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and in Computer Science. The Master of Science in Engineering is also offered in interdisciplinary areas. The Ph.D. in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics is offered jointly with The Claremont Graduate University. These programs provide opportunities to specialize in the areas of Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Construction Management.

The College of Engineering also offers undergraduate programs in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering as extension programs at Lancaster University Center, Lancaster, CA as part of the Antelope Valley Engineering Program. These special programs, offered through the College of Professional and International Education (CPIE), have specific admission requirements and accept upper division transfer students only. The extension program employs a cohort-based model, expecting students to proceed as a group through the program in a prescribed sequence and placing greater emphasis on teamwork.

ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science programs in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Electrical Engineering- Antelope Valley and Mechanical Engineering- Antelope Valley degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ACCE Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), website: http://www.accehq.org/.

Academic Standards

Preparation for Admission

High school students planning to enter engineering, engineering technology, or computer science are advised to pursue a program with courses in biology, physics, chemistry, advanced algebra, and trigonometry. The general requirements for admission to the University must be satisfied. Deficiencies in any of these areas may result in an extension of the time required to complete the program. Full-time students can complete any baccalaureate degree in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science in four years.

The curricula are also designed to accommodate students transferring from other colleges or universities. Transfer students should note and follow, where possible, the appropriate curriculum as outlined on the University Admissions website.

Most required courses are offered in multiple sections every semester. In addition, many required courses are also offered during Summer Sessions.

General Academic Requirements

The College of Engineering values good communication skills which are achieved through the General Education courses and are measured by the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). A student must fulfill the GWAR before qualifying for any degree. Students are advised that, while specific course requirements vary depending on the nature of the subject, most College of Engineering courses require not only detailed analysis, and competent design, but also clear and concise written and oral reports and presentations. ENGL 100  or equivalent is a prerequisite to upper division laboratory courses.

Letter Grade Policy

A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in prerequisites for courses required of Engineering, Computer Science, and Engineering Technology majors. A grade of “C” or better must also be achieved in all required courses for these majors.

Required Foundation courses must be taken for a Letter grade only, not Credit/No Credit.

Concurrent and/or Summer Enrollment in Another College

Students who wish to take coursework in a community college or another college or university to meet curricular requirements while enrolled as an undergraduate in the College of Engineering must petition the appropriate department for prior approval to enroll in specific courses. This policy is for either concurrent enrollment or summer enrollment. University policy must also be complied with; see “Concurrent Enrollment” and “Transfer of Undergraduate Credit” in this Catalog. Courses not receiving prior approval may not be accepted for credit by the department.

The Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC)

Associate Director of Academic Advising
Jason Deutschman (562) 985-2729

Associate Director of Grants and Assessment: 
Katarina Spralja (562) 985-2653

Director of Professional Development & Internship
Emmitt Clark (562) 985-1719

Director of Outreach and Recruitment
Saba Yohannes-Reda (562) 985-1463

The Engineering Student Success Center provides key services to students in an inclusive environment that fosters collaboration, community building and academic success skills. The center provides outreach and recruitment activities, first-year experience programs for freshmen and incoming transfer students, mandatory academic advising by professional and peer advisors, tutoring resources, professional development and practice services, and career and graduate school guidance. As a one-stop shop, the center encourages students to visit for help from professional advising staff. The center focuses its full efforts on informing, engaging and encouraging students to be self-directed in their educational planning process and overall academic success.


    Graduate and Professional Degrees


      EngineeringMS in Engineering ManagementUniversity Research