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Department Chair

Jidong Huang

Vice Chair

Kiran George

Department Office/Website

Engineering 100A
657-278-3013

Faculty

Yu Bai, Susamma Barua, Maqsood Chaudhry, David Cheng, Yoonsuk Choi, Bin Cong, Jaya Dofe, Kenneth John Faller II, Kiran George, Mohinder Grewal, Karim Hamidian, Hassan Hamidi-Hashemi, Jidong Huang, Rakeshkumar Mahto, Ankita Mohapatra, Pradeep Nair, Shahin Shahi, Mostafa Shiva, Fleur Tehrani, Michael Turi, Raman Unnikrishnan

Introduction

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to providing exciting academic programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering. It strives to combine the best facilities along with a driven faculty and an innovative curriculum to prepare students for the significant engineering challenges of the 21st century.

Degree Descriptions

The undergraduate program in Computer Engineering at CSUF provides students with a strong theoretical and practical background in both the hardware and the software aspects of computer-based systems, along with the engineering analysis, design and implementation skills necessary to work between the two. The curriculum is based on an engineering philosophy, with emphasis on hardware more than software. The topics integrated into the curriculum include digital systems, computer organization and architecture, processor interfacing techniques, HDL design using VHDL and Verilog, advanced electronics and embedded system design. The elective courses required by the program allow students to specialize in key engineering technology and computer science areas. The program also requires two semesters of a multidisciplinary senior design project. The computer engineering program is designed to develop an ability to apply design and analysis knowledge to the practice of computer engineering in an effective and professional manner.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org. The program provides students with the knowledge of basic and advanced topics in the areas of design and analysis of VLSI and electronic circuits, and computer engineering, including the design and analysis of computer architecture and microprocessors, communication systems, signal processing and control systems. It develops a student’s ability to apply design and analysis knowledge to the practice of electrical engineering in an effective and professional manner. This knowledge can be applied to various engineering practices in aerospace, computer, electrical, electronics and other applied fields.

The Integrated B.S./M.S. in Computer Engineering is designed to provide students with a strong understanding of the hardware design and practical applications of computer-based systems. Courses in contemporary and highly evolving computer engineering areas provide students extensive hardware design and modeling experience, exposure to state-of-the-art Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and the ability to design and analyze today’s modern computer systems. The program integrates pertinent science, mathematics and engineering courses in order to develop an engineer capable of designing and analyzing all aspects of modern computer and embedded systems.

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering provides students a strong understanding of the hardware design and practical applications of computer-based systems. Students in the program must complete all the requirements for the M.S. degree with a total of 30 semester units. The courses in contemporary and highly evolving computer engineering areas provide students with extensive hardware design and modeling experience, exposure to state-of-the-art Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and the ability to design and analyze today’s modern computer systems. Students are also encouraged to take courses from the graduate program in Computer Science and key courses in Electrical Engineering to expand their background. After completing the degree program, graduates will have an extensive theoretical knowledge and practical background in all aspects of computer-based systems, along with an in-depth knowledge in engineering analysis, design, implementation and testing. The program will prepare students for engineering careers that require computer hardware skills.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering provides advanced knowledge and competency in the theory and practice of electrical engineering. The program prepares students to pursue a wide range of professional engineering activities in the areas of communications systems/signal processing, computer engineering, control systems, electronics and circuit theory, and systems engineering.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Programs and Courses Offered

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceMaster of Science

    Courses

      Electrical and Computer Engineering

      Courses are designated as EGEC in the class schedule.

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