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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology (120 units)

Administered by the Electrical Engineering Department.

Faculty Advisor - I-Hung Khoo

EE Department Office - ECS 561

Faculty Advisor's Office - ECS 517

Faculty Advisor's Telephone - (562) 985-5082

This program is available to students interested in the manufacturing of computers and the applications and operations aspects of computer hardware and software.

Emphasis is placed on specific job skills required of entry level professionals in computer industry, including systems analysis and design, data administration, networking, data communications, data acquisition, oral and written communication, and management principles.

Major Declaration

Freshmen admission to engineering majors is to a 'pre-major' status (i.e., Pre-Computer Engineering Technology). 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 Computer Engineering Technology must also meet similar major specific requirements. To become fully admitted into the Computer Engineering Technology 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), PHYS 100A (General Physics)

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, MATH 113, and PHYS 100A within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 and PHYS 100A and B within one calendar year.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • MAE 172 Engineering Design Graphics (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and MATH 113.
  • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    Prerequisite: MATH 109 or MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 122.
  • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    Prerequisites: PHYS 100A.
  • ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering Profession (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 122.
  • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ENGR 203 Engineering Problem Solving & Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ENGR 203L.
  • ENGR 203L Engr Problem Solving & Analysis Lab (1)
    Prerequisite: MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ENGR 203.
  • ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • ET 202 Probability and Statistics for Technology (3)
    Prerequisite: High school algebra.
    Corequisite: ET 202L.
  • ET 202L Probability & Statistics for Technology Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: 2 yrs high school algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra (or MATH 010) or equivalent. Corequisite: ET 202.
  • ET 205 Computer Systems and Programming (1)
    Corequisite: ET 205L.
  • ET 205L Computer Systems and Programming Lab (1)
    Corequisite: ET 205.
  • ET 250 Circuit Analysis I (2)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 100B with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 250L.
  • ET 250L Circuit Analysis I Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 100B with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 250.
  • ET 252 Circuit Analysis II (2)
    Prerequisites: MATH 122; ET 250, ET 250L all with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: ET 252L.
  • ET 252L Circuit Analysis II Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: MATH 122; ET 250, ET 250L all with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: ET 252.
  • ET 255 Introduction to Digital Electronics (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 250, ET 250L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 255L.
  • ET 255L Introduction to Digital Electronics Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 250, ET 250L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 255.
  • ET 260 Solid State Electronic I (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 252, ET 252L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 260L.
  • ET 260L Solid State Electronic I Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 252, ET 252L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 260.
  • ET 286 Intro to Object-Oriented Programming (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 205, ET 205L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 286L.
  • ET 286L Intro to Object-Oriented Programming Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 205, ET 205L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 286.

Upper Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • ET 309 Industrial Communications and Leadership (3)
    Prerequisites: ET 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ET 311 Quality Engineering Technology (3)
    Prerequisites: ET 202, ET 202L all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ET 360 Control Instrumention (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 260, ET 260L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 360L.
  • ET 360L Control Instrumention Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 260, ET 260L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 360.
  • ET 386 Introduction to Microprocessors (2)
    Prerequisite: ET 286, ET 286L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 386L.
  • ET 386L Introduction to Microprocessors Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 286, ET 286L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 386.
  • ET 387 Robot Programming and Mechatronics (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 205, ET 205L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 387L.
  • ET 387L Robot Programming & Mechatronics Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 205, ET 205L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 387.
  • ET 388 Technical Applications Using Programming Languages (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 286, ET 286L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 388L.
  • ET 388L Technical Applications Using Programming Languages Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 286, ET 286L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 388.
  • ET 442 Computer Circuits (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 255, ET 255L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite ET 442L.
  • ET 442L Computer Circuits Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 255, ET 255L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite ET 442.
  • ET 486 Data Structures (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 388, ET 388L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 486L.
  • ET 486L Data Structures Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 388, ET 388L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 486.
  • ET 487 Introduction to Data Communications and Networking (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 286, ET 286L, ET 386, ET 386L or equivalents all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 487L.
  • ET 487L Introduction to Data Communications and Networking Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 286, ET 286L, ET 386, ET 386L or equivalents all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 487.
  • ET 488 Microcomputer Systems (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 386, ET 386L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 488L.
  • ET 488L Microcomputer Systems Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 386, ET 386L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 488.
  • ET 489 Computer Interfacing (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 442, ET 442L, ET 488, ET 488L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 489L.
  • ET 489L Computer Interfacing Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 442, ET 442L, ET 488, ET 488L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 489.
  • ET 492 Computer Controlled Industrial Systems (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 286, ET 286L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 492L.
  • ET 492L Computer Controlled Industrial Systems Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 286, ET 286L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 492.
  • ET 494 Applied Systems Development Project (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 386, ET 386L, ET 487, ET 487L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 494L.
  • ET 494L Applied Systems Development Project Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 386, ET 386L, ET 487, ET 487L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 494.
  • CE 406 Project Cost-Benefit Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.

Take 3 units of either:

  • ET 312 Statistical Quality Control
    Prerequisite: ET 311 all with a grade of "C" or better.

or

  • ET 461 Management of Manufacturing Operations.
    Prerequisite: ET 410 with a grade of "C" or better.

Take at least 3 units from the following, in consultation with an advisor:

  • ET 409E or (ET 491, ET 491L) or (ET 497, ET 497L).

To meet prerequisite standards for courses in this program's requirements, a "C" or better is necessary in the following: ENGR 101, ET 101, ET 202, ET 202L, ET 205, ET 205L, ET 250, ET 250L, ET 252, ET 252L, ET 255, ET 255L, ET 260, ET 260L, ET 286, ET 286L, ET 311, ET 386, ET 386L, ET 388, ET 388L, ET 442, ET 442L, ET 487, ET 487L, ET 488, ET 488L, MATH 122, PHYS 100B.

Fieldwork Requirements

Fieldwork experience is required for the BS in Computer Engineering Technology, consisting of no less than three months full-time (40 hours/week) (or equivalent part-time) of employment in an approved industry or governmental agency. The student must hold a position equivalent to a technician or higher which affords the opportunity to exercise responsibility usually given to those who have completed two years of college. The fieldwork must be completed prior to graduation, be certified and approved by the faculty of the Department.

Concurrent and/or Enrollment in Another Institution

Students who wish to take, or have already taken, coursework in a community college or another institution to meet curricular requirements must petition the ET Undergraduate Advisor for approval.


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