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

Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Department Chair: Burkhard Englert

Department Office: Engineering & Computer Sciences (ECS) 552

Telephone: (562) 985‑4285

Website: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/cecs

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.

Career Possibilities

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.)

ABET Accreditation

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.

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 (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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