Computer Engineering and Computer Science
College of Engineering
Engineering and Computer Sciences (ECS) - 552
Joel Carissimo (Emeritus), Michael Chelian, Sandra Cynar, Wayne Dick, Edward Evans (Emeritus), Sheila Foster (Emeritus), Arthur Gittleman, Michael Hassul (Emeritus), Shui Lam, Dar-Biau Liu, Michael K. Mahoney, Carl Maltz (Emeritus), Tracy Bradley Maples, Thinh Nguyen, Morton Schwartz (Emeritus), Dennis Volper, Robert Wilson (Emeritus)
Todd Ebert, Burkhard Englert, Darin Goldstein, Min He
Michael Hoffman, Tom Johnson, Alvaro Monge, Frank Murgolo, Colleen van Lent
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Students desiring detailed information should contact the department for referral to one of the faculty advisors.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 – telephone: 410/ 347-7700; website: http://www.abet.org.
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 Educational Objectives
All courses and programs in the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science are designed to meet the following objectives: Students will receive a comprehensive education in Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science, as well as the sciences and humanities, that will serve them in both their professional and personal lives. Students will be able to analyze and solve problems in Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science using modern techniques, skills, and tools. Students will be able to communicate effectively. Students will be able to design systems, components or processes that meet performance, cost, time, safety, and quality requirements. Students will understand their professional responsibilities, including remaining current in their field of study, and will be able to analyze the social and ethical implications of their work.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
The Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, The goal of both programs is to prepare graduates for a wide variety of computer-related careers by integrating the theoretical foundations of the discipline with practical applications. The degree in Computer Engineering focuses on computer hardware (design, construction, and operation of computer systems) while the Computer Science degree places more emphasis on computer software (algorithms). The high school student planning to enter either program is advised to pursue a strong program in science and mathematics.