Department Chair: Burkhard Englert
Department Office: Engineering & Computer Sciences (ECS) 552
Telephone: (562) 985‑4285
Faculty: Mehrdad Aliasgari, Robert Allison, Shadnaz Asgari, Michael Chelian, Todd Ebert, Burkhard Englert, Rana Forsati, Bo Fu, Darin Goldstein, Min He, Michael Hoffman, Tom Johnson, Shui Lam, Alvaro Monge, Ju Cheol Moon, Frank Murgolo, Phuong Nguyen, Ratana Ngo, Birgit Penzenstadler, Oscar Morales Ponce, Jelena Trajkovic, Xiaolong Wu, Wenlu Zhang
Undergraduate Advisors: Computer Science major: Oscar Morales Ponce (A-L) and Mehrdad Aliasgari (M-Z); Computer Engineering major and Web Technologies minor; Michael Chelian; Cybersecurity Applications minor: Mehrdad Aliasgari
Graduate Advisor: Tom Johnson
General Education Advising: Academic Advising - Horn Center
Minor and Certificate Advisor: Michael Chelian, Alvaro Monge
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 • Mobile Application Programmer • Web Application Developer • Artificial Intelligence Developer • Mainframe Programmer • Applications Programmer • LAN/WAN Administrator • Systems Administrator • Computer Service Representative • Database Administrator • Computer Security Analyst • Game Programmer (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.
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 (and algorithms). 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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