Located in Southern California, near major engineering employers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, the CSULB College of Engineering maintains strong connections with industry partners. Its emphasis on practical applications and project-based learning makes graduates highly sought after by industry. Founded in 1957, the College, led by Dean Dr. Jinny Rhee, is known for developing innovators who design and implement practical solutions to meet present and future societal challenges.
The College’s vision is to:
- Contribute to solving the world’s most challenging problems: the environment, human health, energy, water, and poverty
- Provide a welcoming home to all students, including women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups
- Ensure the success of each and every student
- Offer excellent laboratories to enhance the engineering learning experience
- Achieve recognition for our community engagement – regionally, nationally, and globally
- Attract benefactors who will be proud to support and partner with the College.
The CSULB College of Engineering offers 11 undergraduate programs in engineering, computer science, and engineering technology--including the newly launched Biomedical Engineering major--as well as master’s and Ph.D. degree programs. Undergraduate programs provide broad education and training to prepare students for professional careers and continuing academic study. Graduate degrees allow advanced study in eight areas of engineering and computer science, including the new Master's in Construction Management. An interdisciplinary master's degree in engineering is available, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computational Mathematics is offered jointly with the Claremont Graduate University.
The College of Engineering ranks high for affordability and diversity. Payscale.com ranked the College seventh in terms of graduates' mid-career earnings and ROI. And the American Society of Engineering Education ranked the college CSULB first for the ratio of B.S. graduates to faculty, seventh for the number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students, and fifteenth for the number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to Asian-American students.
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