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College of Engineering Information | College of Engineering Programs | College of Engineering Courses

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Option in Audio Engineering (code COE_BS02) (127 units)

This option is designed to train students for work in the audio engineering industry. The curriculum in the College of the Arts will show students in the program how the arts and entertainment industry uses modern technology in the recording, processing and creation of sound. The curriculum in the College of Engineering will teach students how to analyze and design the electronic and computer components used in the arts and entertainment industry.

As this option is not ABET accredited, students are urged to either take a second major in Computer Engineering (follow the Computer Engineering Track) or Electrical Engineering (follow the Electrical Engineering Track)

Requirements

Computer Engineering Track

Lower Division: BIOL 207, PHYS 151, MATH 122, 222, MUS 190, EE 210, 210L, CECS 174, 201, 228, 261, 274.

Upper Division: MATH 323, 370A, 380, ENGR340, EE 386, 486, CECS 301, 311, 326, 346, 347, 360, 447, 460A, 497, three courses from: FEA 307, THEA 449, EE 428, MUS 370, MUS 455, MUS456; plus an approved technical elective.

Electrical Engineering Track

Lower Division: BIOL 207, PHYS 151, MATH 122, 123, 224, MUS 190, ENGR 202, CECS 174, EE 201, 210, 210L, 211, 211L.

Upper Division: MATH 370A, ENGR 340, CE 370, EE 310, 330, 346, 347, 370, 370L, 382, 386, 430, 486, 462 or 464, and 489 or 490, three courses from: FEA 307, THEA 449, EE 428, MUS 370, MUS 455, MUS456; plus an approved technical elective.

Option in Theme Park Engineering (code COE_BS03) (132 units)

This option is designed to prepare students to work as engineers in theme parks or amusement facilities, and the industries that support them. The program of study includes courses primarily from Electrical Engineering, with additional training from the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments, and covers topics in electrical power, and electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic control.

As this option is not ABET accredited, students are urged to also obtain an ABET accredited second major in Electrical Engineering.

Requirements

BIOL 207, CHEM 111A, MATH 122, 123, 224, 370A, PHYS 151, CECS 174, ENGR 202, EE 201, 210, 210L, 211, 211L, 310, 330. Each of the foregoing courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. Other required courses are CE 335, 370, EE 346, 347, 350, 350L, 370, 370L, 450, 452, 453, 490, MAE 172, 330; MAE 438 or 490B or 490E; ET 365, 365L, plus an approved technical elective.

Minor in Environmental Engineering (code COE_UM01)

This interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Engineering is designed for undergraduates from various engineering and science backgrounds who are interested in applying engineering approaches to environmental issues. Coursework in the minor focuses on engineering solutions to problems in preserving the quality of air, water, and soil by developing procedures and designing processes, consistent with current government regulation, to improve the environment and prevent pollution.

Requirements

A minimum of 6 units selected from the following core: CH E 475 or C E 364; CH E 455 or C E 469. Additional courses to complete the 18-unit minor may be selected from: CH E 415, 445, 465, 485; C E 466; MAE 490C, and E T 400/L, 409F, 449/L, 476, 485.

Most of the courses in the minor require some background in engineering and/or chemistry. Upper division students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering may have sufficient background to select from the above choices without needing additional prerequisites. Those majoring in other branches of science and engineering may need several additional courses in engineering and/or chemistry to meet prerequisite requirements of courses in this minor. All prerequisites to the courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Graduate Program Director: Sandra J. Cynar

Master of Science in Engineering (code COE_MS01)

The College of Engineering offers graduate study programs for the Master of Science in Engineering degree. Typical tasks and responsibilities undertaken by students in the curriculum would not fall within one of the traditional specialties in engineering, e.g. aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, or computer science and engineering. The student may pursue an interdisciplinary program, approved by a Graduate Advisor, by selecting courses from the various departments of engineering. Additional information concerning the programs, special facilities, laboratories and research possibilities may be obtained from the College of Engineering.

Prerequisites

1. A bachelor’s degree in an ABET accredited curriculum in engineering with a minimum GPA of 2.5; or
2. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in engineering, mathematics, a natural science or other discipline with the requirement that essential undergraduate prerequisites in engineering be satisfied;
3. Graduate students must consult with a graduate advisor, with whom they will be working, for information concerning procedures and requirements for appropriate approval of their courses of study prior to enrolling in their graduate programs.
4. Fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) must be during the first semester in residence unless taken and passed previously. Courses taken after the first semester without having fulfilled the GWAR will not be counted toward the graduate degree.

Advancement to Candidacy

1. Removal of all undergraduate deficiencies as determined by the Graduate Advisor;
2. Students may, at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor, be required to take examinations in some chosen areas;

Requirements

1. Completion of a minimum of 30 units beyond the bachelor’s degree in upper division and approved graduate courses, including:
A. A minimum of 18 units of 500 and/or 600 level courses in engineering;
B. Six units of electives selected from approved upper division (400-level) or graduate courses from appropriate areas;
C. Completion of an acceptable thesis or project and/or comprehensive examination.
Note: Students are strongly advised to read and be familiar with the campus regulations described under “Graduate Programs” elsewhere in this Catalog.

Master of Science in Engineering Management (code COE_MS02)

Program Directors

Mihir K. Das, MSEM Director

Kenneth Poertner, Director of Graduate Programs, CSUDH College of Business Administration and Public Policy

The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) is a Pilot Program effective from Fall 2002 to Summer 2009. It is jointly offered by the College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the College of Business Administration and Public Policy at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). This program is an on-line program offer only through University and College Extension Services.

The MSEM is an interdisciplinary degree designed to integrate the development of management and engineering skills focusing on problem solving in the synthesis of technical, financial, and organizational requirements for engineering projects in a rapidly changing environment. The College of Engineering at CSULB has the primary responsibility for the engineering component of the program, and similarly, the College of Business Administration and Public Policy at CSUDH has the primary responsibility for the business and management component of the program.

Degree Designation

The degree is designated as the Master of Science in Engineering Management and is granted at California State University, Long Beach in the name of the two institutions in accordance with an agreement between both campuses of the California State University system. The diploma indicates the dual nature of the degree and specifies that it be granted only when requirements in both subject areas, as specified by the collaborating institutions, have been satisfied.

Program Supervision

Overall program supervision is the joint responsibility of the MSEM Program Director, CSULB College of Engineering and the Director of Graduate Programs, CSUDH College of Business Administration and Public Policy. The faculty guidance committees on both campuses will monitor the curriculum changes as needed. Students must be admitted to both institutions jointly.

Admission Requirements

1. A bachelor’s degree in an ABET accredited curriculum in engineering or engineering related areas with a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to enter the MSEM program. In exceptional cases, an applicant with a non-engineering degree with substantial technical experience may be admitted at the discretion of the Program Directors. Foreign students must meet equivalent standard.
2. A minimum of two (2) years of professional engineering experience and demonstration of sufficient background to perform graduate study in business.
3. The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. A minimum score of 450 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) may be substituted for this requirement.
4. Applicants whose first or native language is not English are required to have a minimum score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). However, this requirement is waived for students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited U.S. university.
5. The Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement must be fulfilled during the first session of enrollment unless taken and passed previously. Courses taken after the first session without having fulfilled the GWAR may not be counted toward the degree.

Advancement to Candidacy

1. Student must remove any deficiencies as determined by the Program Graduate Advisor.
2. At the direction of the Program Graduate Advisor, students may be required to take examinations in their chosen areas.
3. Students must have completed at least 18 units of core curriculum with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0.
4. Student must have fulfilled the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

Requirements

The MSEM program requires the completion of 33 semester units of coursework (core + capstone project) and any preparatory prerequisite coursework, as indicated below:

Prerequisite Coursework (subject credits only)

CSULB:
MSEM 406B Engineering Economy and Administration (3)
CSUDH:
MSEM 495D Special Topics in Financial Accounting/Business Finance (2)
MSEM 495D Special Topics in Business: Marketing Principles/ Economics of the Firm (2)

Core Coursework

CSULB:
MSEM 591B Engineers to Managers - A Transition (3)
MSEM 570B Engineering Management Principles and Practices (3)
MSEM 506B Management of Engineering Technology and Innovation (3)
MSEM 507B Engineering Project Management (3)
MSEM 511B Advanced Manufacturing Management
Systems (3)
CSUDH:
MSEM 502D Advanced Topics in Accounting (3)
MSEM 500D Advanced Topics in Finance (3)
MSEM 500D Human Behavior in Organizations (3)
MSEM 500D Strategic Marketing: Cases and Current
Issues (3)
MSEM 595D Special Topics in Management: Team
Management and Leadership (3)

Capstone Integrative Coursework – Culminating Experience

CSULB:
MSEM 596B Special Projects in Engineering Management (3)

Notes -1. The prerequisite coursework may be waived for students who have successfully completed undergraduate courses in the disciplines indicated.

2. Students are strongly advised to read and be familiar with the campus regulations described under “Graduate Programs” elsewhere in the CSULB and CSUDH Catalogs.

Electives

CSULB: MSEM 461B, 483B, 505B, 508B and 532B.

Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering (code COE_CT01)

Director: Sandra J. Cynar

The 18-unit Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Systems Engineering (SE) is designed to provide interested students or practicing engineers with the very latest in SE capability and the ability to plan and execute complex SE projects. The Certificate Program is focused toward development and management of complex systems. Each such complex system requires a clear SE Master Plan, a set of SE Methodologies, appropriate tools, a rigorous requirements flow-down technique, and a comprehensive Project Management Plan to enable system design and project management for effective and efficient human interaction.

Requirement

1. Completion of an accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or equivalent;
2. Satisfactory completion of 18 units listed below;
3. File a program application card with Admissions and Records, and file for the Certificate at least one semester prior to completion;
4. The Certificate may be awarded concurrently or subsequently to baccalaureate degree.

Required Courses

The Certificate Program requires a minimum of 18 semester units, as indicated below.          
1. System Engineering Core Courses, 6 units of the following: ENGR 532 and MAE 508.
2. Elective Engineering Management Courses, 6 units from the following: CECS 521, MAE 506 and 507
3. Elective Manufacturing Courses, 3 units from the following: ENGR 574, 595 and MEA 574
4. Advanced Engineering Mathematics/Analysis, 3 units from the following: EE 505, 508, MAE 501 and 502

Ph.D. in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics (code COE_PH01)

Program Director: Dr. Mahyar Amouzegar, Associate Dean for Research and Development

Ph.D. in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics, offered jointly by the College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach and The Claremont Graduate University, allows students to pursue doctoral programs in most areas of engineering and applied mathematics.

The College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has the primary responsibility for the engineering portion of the program, and the Department of Mathematics at The Claremont Graduate University (CGU) has the primary responsibility for the applied mathematics portion. The program of study for each Ph.D. candidate is carefully integrated to ensure the interdisciplinary nature of each student’s research.

Degree Designation

The degree shall be designated as the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics and shall be granted at the Claremont Graduate University in the name of the two universities in accordance with an agreement between CGU and the California State University, Long Beach. The diploma shall indicate the dual nature of the degree and shall specify that it is being granted only when requirements have been satisfied in both subject areas as specified by the collaborating institutions.

Program Supervision

Overall program supervision will be the responsibility of a committee (The Program Committee) consisting of two faculty members from the Mathematics Department at CGU and two faculty members from the CSULB College of Engineering. The Provost at CGU and the Dean of Engineering at CSULB will serve as ex-officio members of the Program Committee. Students must be admitted to both institutions jointly.

Admission Requirements

Admission will be granted to a limited number of qualified students, and therefore application should be made as early as possible. Applications are encouraged from both men and women, and particularly from members of minority and handicapped groups. Completed applications are due preferably by April 20 for the Fall semester and by October 31 for the Spring semester, although later applications may be allowed at the discretion of the Program Committee. Students shall be jointly admitted to the two campuses. The Program Committee has the responsibility of deciding admissions, consistent with campus regulations. (See Application Procedure in this booklet)

To be admitted to the Joint Ph.D. Program, an applicant must have received a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in science, engineering, or mathematics from an accredited institution. He or she must, moreover, have attained such a scholastic record and present such confidential recommendations as to indicate that he or she is well qualified to pursue, with distinction, advanced study and research. Admission sometimes may have to be refused solely on the basis of limited facilities in the option desired.

GRE General is a requirement before admission. This requirement relates to the main elements of the GRE General: Analytical, Verbal, Quantitative. GRE Subject examinations (mathematics or engineering) are not required. Applicants, whose first or native language is not English, are required to have a current minimum score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). However, this requirement is waived for students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited U. S. university.

Program Planning and Supervision

Within a semester of beginning study in the Joint Doctoral Program, the student arranges with the Program Committee for an advisor in Mathematics at CGU and an advisor in Engineering at CSULB. The student’s program of study will be arranged individually by each student in collaboration with the advisors. However, the student’s overall performance will be monitored by the Program Committee. The two advisors on the two campuses will confer periodically regarding the student’s progress.

Plan of Study

After consultation with the advisors, students are requested to prepare and file with the Program Committee before the end of the first semester a Plan of Study for completing the course requirements for the degree. The purpose of the Plan is to ensure that the student is aware of the requirements for the degree. The Plan of Study should indicate the areas of study that the student will be taking in preparation for the preliminary examinations. In exceptional circumstances, a Plan of Study may be altered at a subsequent time by petition.

A minimum of 72 units of course work, independent study, and research (including transfer credit) must be completed. Transfer credits of up to 24 units of related courses at the master’s level is permissible on approval of the Program Committee; this course work must have been completed with at least a grade of "B" or its equivalent at an accredited institution and must be directly related to the joint program and to the student’s Ph.D. goals. Of the 72 units, a minimum of 24 units must normally be completed in the graduate engineering program at CSULB and a minimum of 24 in the graduate mathematics program at CGU. Both sets of 24 units must conform to the area requirements of the relevant institution and must be approved by the Program Committee. All degree requirements must be completed within seven years (or six with the transfer of 24 units according to CGU regulations) from the time a student begins graduate study.

If a student withdraws from the program after completing a substantial portion of the course work, a master’s degree at either or both institutions is still possible by satisfaction of the appropriate requirements. Both CGU and CSULB require 32 semester units of course work for master’s degrees.

Preliminary Examinations

The student is required to pass written preliminary examinations. These examinations shall consist of four examination areas: two in engineering and two in mathematics. In each area there will be a three-hour examination. These examinations are usually taken after completion of the relevant course work at each institution. These examinations will be given two or three times a year at the discretion and under the control of the Program Committee. Should a student fail an exam, one retake will be allowed, after petition to the Program Committee.

Before taking the first preliminary examination, the student is required to complete the Preliminary Examination Permission Form. This form requires the student to specify the four areas of the Preliminary Examination, and, it must be signed by the student’s intended dissertation advisor. The purpose of this form is to certify that the student and dissertation advisor are in agreement on the set of examinations. If, in the course of time, this set of examinations and/or the advisor, are amended, the form must be resubmitted. The preliminary examinations will be considered as completed only when the four examinations specified on the student’s form have been duly taken and passed. This form is available at the CGU website, www.cgu.edu/math.

Research Tools

A student in the Joint Ph.D. Program must demonstrate proficiency in problem-solving ability using computer programs. This demonstration may take different forms depending on the student’s engineering sub-discipline, but it must include evidence that the student has used an appropriate computer language and an algorithmic method to solve a problem from an engineering discipline.

Doctoral Committee

During entry to the program and through the period of the main body of course work at CGU and CSULB, the student’s progress will be monitored by the Program Committee. On successful completion of the preliminary examinations, the student may petition the Program Committee to constitute the Doctoral Committee. This committee is chosen by the student with advice from the faculty and with approval of the Program Committee, and must include at least two faculty members from each of CGU and CSULB and must provide both breadth and depth in mathematics and engineering in the faculty chosen. The Doctoral Committee supervises the student’s progress through research preparation and Dissertation writing, and administers the qualifying and oral examinations for the degree. The Chair of the Doctoral Committee is the Dissertation supervisor.

Research Preparation

On completion of at least 48 units of course work (including transfer units) and completion of the preliminary examinations and research tool test, a student embarks on the research phase of the Joint Doctoral Program. In preparation for the research phase, the student is expected to spend at least a semester in advanced graduate courses, seminars, or directed reading courses, where exposure to research material is emphasized. From these and other sources the student gains the ability to understand the motivation for research in engineering and applied mathematics, and learns to apply research techniques.

Research Proposal and Qualifying Examination

With these advanced courses as background, and with the guidance of the Doctoral Committee, the student shall define an area of proposed research and prepare a written Dissertation Proposal containing an outline of the research to be undertaken and references to relevant source materials. The Dissertation Proposal is presented to the Doctoral Committee at least two weeks prior to the Qualifying Examination. The appropriate form under “Doctoral Degree Forms” can be obtained from the CGU website www.cgu.edu, (under Current Students, Registrar Information). The Qualifying Examination is an oral presentation to the Doctoral Committee by the student describing the research planned. The student shall be expected to present evidence both as to the mathematical content and to the engineering application of the proposed research, supporting such evidence with references to previous research work in both areas. The Doctoral Committee judges the fitness and quality of the Dissertation Proposal from this presentation and from the written proposal, and subsequently communicates its recommendations to the Program Committee; only upon a positive recommendation may the student embark on a Dissertation. In the event of failure, the qualifying examination may be retaken once, after petition to the Program Committee.

Advancement to Candidacy

After successful completion of the Qualifying Examination and certification that all other requirements are fulfilled, the student is Advanced to Candidacy. The appropriate form under “Doctoral Degree Forms” may be obtained from the CGU website. This must occur at least six months before the Final Oral Defense.

Dissertation and Final Oral Examination

On completion of the research, the student will prepare the Dissertation in accordance with CGU regulations. A final draft of the Dissertation will be presented to each member of the Doctoral Committee at least three weeks prior to the final oral examination. The appropriate form under “Doctoral Degree Forms” must be filed three weeks before the exam with an Abstract of the Dissertation. This deadline is very strict and no exceptions will be made. Please see the CGU website under “Academic Calendar” for the Final Defense scheduling dates. The oral defense will be held on the campus of the Dissertation supervisor.

Residency Requirements

Doctoral students must complete their programs in a period of seven years, or six with the transfer of 24 units according to CGU regulations, see below. During this time, a minimum of 72 units of course work, independent study, and research, including transfer credit, must be completed. Normally no more than 16 units per semester may be credited toward the degree. No more than 12 units per summer session may be credited toward the degree.

All degree requirements must be completed within seven years from the time a student begins graduate study. Work for which transfer credit is granted will be counted as part of the seven years, e.g., if transfer credit of 24 units (one year) is granted, the time limit will be six years. (The Transfer form is available on the CGU website) The Program Committee will consider petitions for extensions.

The residency requirements for the Ph.D. degree may be met either by two semesters of full-time study in a 24-month period or by the completion of 48 units of course work within a 48-month period, including work in the Summer Session.

Students who receive transfer credit for 12 units or less may meet the residence requirement either by completing two full-time semesters of course work within a 24-month period or by completing 36 units within a 48-month period. Those receiving transfer credit for 13 to 24 units may meet the residence requirement by completing 24 units within a 36-month period. The seven-year maximum time period for the Ph.D. degree is reduced by six months for 12 units or less of transfer credit and by 12 months for 13 to 24 units of transfer credit.

Policies and Procedures

1. Throughout their entire program of study, unit-taking students must be registered at either CGU or CSULB. Students who intend not to take course units at either institution, including those who have finished their course units, must take the necessary steps to maintain continuous enrollment. This is achieved by registering for M499 Doctoral Study at Claremont Graduate University. At least two semesters of registration for M499 Doctoral Study at CGU must be during their last year prior to graduation. In order for the degree to be conferred, a student must meet all regulations as stated in the CGU Bulletin under “Degree Regulations.” Requests for leaves of absence must be submitted to each Registrar’s Office and approved by both institutions according to the standards of each, and upon approval of leave should advise the Math Office at CGU and their department of study at CSULB. Students should contact each Registrar’s Office for leave of absence policies. If the student fails to advise the Registrar at CGU of his/her leave granted by CSULB, he/she will be dropped from the program, as CGU has no official arrangement for leaves. If this happens the student will be required to pay a fee to be reinstated at CGU, plus pay the regular tuition on return.
2. International students registered for units at CSULB must provide the CGU International Student Advisor with proof of registration within two weeks of the beginning of the semester at CGU. Proof of full-time registration (at least 8 units) is required to maintain immigration status. (In the circumstance of completion of units, registration in Doctoral Study, CGU Math 499, is required)
3. Students should arrange for advisors, one in math at CGU and one in engineering at CSULB, at the earliest opportunity. The program committee will help provide advisors.
4. After consultation with their advisors, students must submit a plan of study, including a petition for transfer of credits, if applicable, during their first year of study. The plan of study must be approved and transfer of units recommended to the Registrar by the program committee.
5. Students admitted to provisional status must provide the materials needed to complete their files before the end of their first semester of enrollment. Official scores for the GRE General Test are required of all students before admission to full graduate standing. The joint faculty program committee will review completed files for change of status.
6. The academic progress of students admitted to conditional status will be reviewed by the program committee prior to a decision about change of status.

Procedures for Student Admission

1. Students must complete application forms for both CGU and CSULB. The completed application package must include transcripts, at least 3 letters of reference (preferably on the forms supplied in the CGU package) as well as a personal statement and resume. Current and official GRE scores (on Q, A and V) are required. Scores may not be older than 5 years.
2. The completed application package (including a separate Long Beach Application and fee for CSULB) must be submitted to the CGU Admissions Office, 160 E. Tenth Street, Claremont, CA 91711-6163. Do not send application materials to CSULB, as it will result in considerable delay. Both application fees are required.
3. Online applications are acceptable for the Joint Program, however, consult the Program Advisors at CGU and CSULB for appropriate procedures.
4. A complete file is reviewed by the CGU members of the Joint Ph.D. Program Committee. In the event of a negative review, a rejection letter is issued by CGU.
5. A positive review by CGU sets up the following steps: The CSULB application form and check, and a copy of the completed file is sent to the CSULB Program Director, Dr. Mahyar Amouzegar, Associate Dean for Research and Development, College of Engineering, Phone 562-985-8032. (Email: mahyar@csulb.edu). The CSULB members of the Joint Ph.D. Program Committee then review the application in consultation with professors in the appropriate discipline. Results of Long Beach review are transmitted back to CGU Math. Upon a positive review by CSULB the application and fee are sent to the CSULB Admissions Office to be processed. A negative review initiates a rejection letter from CGU.
6. CGU will generate an Admission letter and a copy of this letter will be sent to CSULB. The CGU Admission letter will include a decision card and will request that a $200 tuition deposit be sent back to CGU if the student chooses to accept the offer of admission to the joint program.

Notes: A. Since only completed files are transmitted from CGU to CSULB, information on the status of a file is available only from CGU (Admissions Office, 909-607-0434, admiss@cgu.edu, or Mary Solberg, School of Mathematical Sciences, 909-621-8080, email: mary.solberg@cgu.edu)

B. For any CSULB information relating to the Joint Doctoral Program, please contact Kim Truesdelle at 562-985-8032 or email: kimtrue@csulb.edu.