Apr 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Engineering

Interim Dean: Tracy Bradley Maples

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

Administrative Support Assistant/Receptionist: LeeLee Jackson (562) 985-4089

College Office, ECS-662

Phone Directory: (562) 985-5121

FAX: (562) 985-7561

Website: www.csulb.edu/coe

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies: Hamid Rahai

Acting, Associate Dean for Academic Programs: Antonella Sciortino

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

Safety Officer: Chibuzo (Chibby) Obiefuna (562) 985-4544

Communications: Margo McCall (562)985-4099


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

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

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management:  
Lisa Star, Acting Chair (562) 985-5119

Computer Engineering and Computer Science:  
Mehrdad Aliasgari, Chair (562) 985-4285

Electrical Engineering:  
Henry Yeh, Chair (562) 985-4899

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

Undergraduate Extension Programs

Aubrey Priest


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, Chemical, 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 Computational 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, Mechanical, 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 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering- Antelope Valley and Bachelor of Science in 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 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 100B 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 (ESSC) provides comprehensive services to pre-College of Engineering (COE) majors as well as fully declared students.  The activities of ESSC encompass first-year experience programs for freshmen and incoming transfer students, academic advising by professional and peer advisors, the COE tutoring center, outreach and recruitment activities, and professional development and internship opportunities. The ESSC Advising Office provides academic advising services to pre-Engineering majors as well as providing GE support to the college’s fully declared students. Located in EN2-304, the advising office encourages students to make appointments or walk in for help from our professional advising staff. The COE Tutoring Center provides tutoring for all six COE departments. The COE Tutoring Center is open weekdays for appoints and walk-ins. For additional information and appointments, visit www.csulb.edu/college-of-engineering/engineering-student-success-center.


    Graduate and Professional Degrees


      EngineeringMS in Engineering ManagementUniversity Research