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Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Systems (120 units)

Program Director: Tracy Bradley Maples

The Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Systems provides students with an opportunity to study engineering in an interdisciplinary environment. This program combines a core engineering program with two options and course work and programs in business, communications, design, economics, or language.

Major Declaration

Freshmen admission to engineering majors is to a 'pre-major' status (i.e., Pre-Engineering Systems). 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 Engineering Systems must also meet similar major specific requirements. To become fully admitted into the Engineering Systems 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:

  • MATH 122 (Calculus I)

General Education Foundations Courses:

  • Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Critical Thinking

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 111 and MATH 113 within one calendar year.

Transfer Students:

  • A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 within one calendar year.

Requirements

Core

Thirty-one units required. Take all of the following:

  • CECS 100 Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
  • 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 202 The Digital Information Age (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGR 203 Engineering Problems and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 122 with a grade of "C" or better; Corequisite: ENGR 203L.
  • ENGR 310 Business Communications in Engineering Profession (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1), COMM 110 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ENGR 498 Engineering Systems Senior Project (3)
    Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and MATH 113.

Take one of the following:

  • EE 403 Systems Engineering (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGR 203 or EE 202 all with a grade of "C" or better, or graduate standing. 
  • EE 380 Probability, Statistics and Stochastic Modeling (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123; (CECS 100 or equivalent) all with a grade of "C" or better.

Select one of the following emphases (31 units)

Emphasis in Systems and Security

Take all of the following:

  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.
  • CECS 110 Web Design I (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • CECS 200 Web Design II (3)
    Prerequisite: CECS 110 with a grade of "C" or better. 
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CECS 100. 
  • CECS 410 Computers and Networks (3)
    Prerequisite: Course design assumes familiarity with computers.
  • CECS 412 Introduction to Computer Network Architectures (3)
    Prerequisite: Familiarity with computers.
  • ENGR 302 Energy and Environment: A Global Perspective (3)
    Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing. 
  • ENGR 350 Computers, Ethics and Society (3)
    Prerequisites: 3 units from GE Category A.1 (Writing) and 3 units from GE Category D (Social and Behavioral Science). 

Take 9 units of approved engineering and non-engineering courses (see program advisor for a detailed list of courses)

Emphasis in Systems Engineering

Take all of the following:

  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • CECS 271 Introduction to Numerical Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 174 and MATH 123 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ENGR 432 Logistics Systems Engineering (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • CE 406 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following:

  • EE 380 Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Modeling (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123; (CECS 100 or equivalent) all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 403 Systems Engineering (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGR 203 or EE 202 all with a grade of "C" or better, or graduate standing. 

Take 9 units of approved engineering and non-engineering courses (see program advisor for detailed list of courses)

Take 24 units of non-engineering courses with advisor's consent:

  • Business (e.g., Finance, Information Systems, Operations Management)
  • Communication Studies
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Foreign language

Take approved engineering and non-engineering courses to reach a total of 120 units including 40 upper division units (see program advisor for a detailed list of courses)


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