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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (121 units)

This program provides students with a strong background in mathematics, physics, and engineering science. Courses, especially those in the junior and senior years, emphasize an open-ended, design-oriented approach to solving engineering problems. Teamwork, communication skills, and an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving are integrated into the senior computer engineering design courses.

Program Educational Objectives

Our students following graduation will be able

  • to enter California's high technology workforce, and make significant contributions to Computer Engineering through the research, design and development of a wide range of embedded systems and system-on-chip applications.
  • to help further the state's economic growth by developing innovative ideas, and translating them into commercial products that benefit society.
  • to function effectively as a team member and/or leader in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.
  • to recognize the societal and global context of their work and to understand professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • to pursue lifelong learning through such activities as graduate school, distance education, professional training and membership in professional societies and to be able to adapt to new engineering tools.

Degree Progress

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 MATH 122 within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 123 and PHYS 151 within one calendar year.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • CECS 100 Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENGL 100 or its equivalent all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 105 Introduction to Computer Engineering and Computer Science (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • CECS 174 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (3)
    Prerequisite: CECS 100 and MATH 113 (or equivalent) all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 201 Computer Logic Design I (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 113 or equivalent all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 211 Principles of Computer Engineering I (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 122 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 228 Discrete Structures With Computing Applications I (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 174 and MATH 113 or equivalent all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 262 C for Embedded Programming (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 174 and 201 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 271 Introduction to Numerical Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 174 and MATH 123 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 274 Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3)
    Prerequisite: CECS 174 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 282 C++ for Java Programmers (3)
    Prerequisite: CECS 274 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ENGR 101 Introduction to the Engineering Profession (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 122.
  • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skill (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and 113, or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 117.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.

Take one of the following choices:

  • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.

or both of the following:

  • EE 210 Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisites: MATH 123, EE 210L.
  • EE 210L Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE Lab (1)
    Corequisite: EE 210.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • CECS 301 Computer Logic Design II (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 174, 201 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 311 Principles of Computer Engineering II (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 201 and CECS 211 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 346 Microprocessors and Controllers I (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 211 and 262 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 347 Microprocessors and Controllers II (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 301, 311, and 346 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 360 Integrated Circuit Design Software (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 301, 346, MATH 123 or 222 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 362 Real-time Operating Systems (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 285 or 346, and 262 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 440 Computer Architecture (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 346 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 447 Microprocessors and Controllers III (3)
    Prerequisite: CECS 347 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 460 System on Chip Design (3)
    Prerequisite: CECS 360 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 463 System on Chip Applications (3)
    Prerequisite: CECS 360 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CECS 490A Senior Project I (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 347 with a grade of "C" or better, senior standing.
  • CECS 490B Senior Project II (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 490A or 491 with a grade of "C" or better and consent of instructor.
  • EE 380 Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Modeling (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123; (CECS 100 or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better.

Take nine units of approved electives to be selected from:

  • CECS 343, 406, 451, 461, 474, 475, 497; EE 386, 486; CE 406; ECON 300; CEM 310 (or ENGL 317); ENGR 350; MATH 370A.

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required and elective courses. CE 406I; CEM 310; CECS 100, 105, 174, 201, 211, 228, 262, 271, 274, 282, 301, 311, 343, 346, 347, 360, 362, 406, 440, 447, 451, 460, 461, 463, 474, 475, 490A, 490B, 497; ECON 300; EE 210 and 210L, 380, 386, 486; ENGL 317; ENGR 101, 102, 350; MATH 122, 123, 370A; PHYS 151, 152.

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