Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electronics Engineering Technology, B.S.


The Electronics Engineering Technology program, prepares the student for a position as a technologist, in such industries as aerospace, computers, communications, biomedical, chemical, power, etc. Students are offered a wide range of training in topics such as instrumentation, controls, microprocessors, microelectronics, biomedical electronics, communications, motors and generators, robotics, computer applications, programming and interfacing. Moreover the program emphasizes written and oral communications skills as well as modern methods of industrial administration and supervision.

Major Declaration


Freshmen admission to engineering majors is to a 'premajor' status (i.e., Pre-Electrical Engineering Technology). Continuation in the major will be subject to meeting specific lower division course and GPA requirements at CSULB that indicate the student's ability to succeed and complete the major. Transfer applicants and CSULB students seeking admission into Electrical Engineering Technology must also meet similar major specific requirements. To become fully admitted into the Electrical Engineering Technology major, all prospective students (i.e., pre-majors, undeclared, major changes) must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and complete the following lower-division courses with a minimum grade of "C" prior to earning 60 units:

Core Lower Division Major Requirements:


General Education Foundations Courses:


Written and Oral Communication

Degree Progress


First-Time Engineering freshmen pre-major and transfer students must complete the Engineering Degree Progress Requirements within their first academic year.  At the end of the second full semester, typically Spring, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor from the Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC) to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional Semester to complete.  Such students must submit a Degree Progress Extension Petition with the College of Engineering Dean's Office.  Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the  requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-Time Freshmen:


A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in within one academic year.

Transfer Students:


A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in within one academic year.

All Engineering Majors


All Engineering majors are expected to make satisfactory degree progress by completing attempted units, limiting repeats/withdrawals, satisfying critical benchmark courses in a timely manner, and maintaining minimum 2.0 Overall and Major GPAs.  Degree Progress is monitored for all undergraduate students each semester. Petitions to attempt a course for the third time are only considered in extenuating circumstances. Students who are not making satisfactory degree progress as described above will have a hold on their registration and are required to meet with their advisor to develop an academic plan.  Failure to satisfy the academic progress requirements will result in the student being disqualified from the major.  

Requirements


A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all of the courses required for the major. A minimum of 120 units is required for the Bachelor's Degree.  

Lower Division:


Upper Division:


Take at least 3 units from the following, in consultation with an advisor:


To meet prerequisite standards for courses in this program's requirements, a "C" or better is necessary in the following:


Fieldwork Requirements


Fieldwork experience is required for the BS in Computer Engineering Technology, consisting of no less than three months full-time (40 hours/week) (or equivalent part-time) of employment in an approved industry or governmental agency. The student must hold a position equivalent to a technician or higher which affords the opportunity to exercise responsibility usually given to those who have completed two years of college. The fieldwork must be completed prior to graduation, be certified and approved by the faculty of the Department.

Concurrent and/or Enrollment in Another Institution


Students who wish to take, or have already taken, coursework in a community college or another institution to meet curricular requirements must petition the ET Undergraduate Advisor for approval.