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Engineering and Computer Science BuildingLocated in Southern California, near major engineering employers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, the CSULB College of Engineering maintains strong connections with industry partners. Its emphasis on practical applications and project-based learning makes graduates highly sought after by industry. The College is known for developing innovators who design and implement practical solutions to meet present and future societal challenges.

The College’s vision is to:

  • Contribute to solving the world’s most challenging problems: the environment, human health, energy, water, and poverty
  • Provide a welcoming home to underrepresented groups, including women, persons with disabilities, and veterans
  • Ensure the success of each and every student
  • Offer excellent laboratories to enhance the engineering learning experience
  • Achieve recognition for our community engagement – regionally, nationally, and globally
  • Attract benefactors who will be proud to support and partner with the College.

The CSULB College of Engineering offers a dozen undergraduate programs in engineering, computer science, and engineering technology--inlcuding the newly launched biomedical engineering major--as well as master’s and Ph.D. degree programs. Undergraduate programs provide broad education and training to prepare students for professional careers and continuing academic study. Graduate degrees allow advanced study in seven areas of engineering and computer science. An interdisciplinary master's degree in engineering is available, and a PhD in engineering and industrial applied mathematics is offered jointly with the Claremont Graduate University.

The College of Engineering ranks high for affordability and diversity. Payscale.com ranked the College #7 in terms of ROI. And the American Society of Engineering Education ranks the college #10 for the number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students and 19th for the number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to Asian-American students. CSULB was the largest public university to rank in the top 20 for the percentage of women tenure/tenure-track engineering faculty. At CSULB, 30 percent of T/TT engineering faculty are women.

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