Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Computer Engineering, Integrated B.S.-M.S.


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(150 units)

The Integrated Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science-to-Master of Science provides 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 B.S.-M.S. is a unique and attractive program that provides an accelerated route to completing both bachelors and master’s degrees in four years, thereby saving both time and resources

Within this study plan are the 30 units required for the M.S. degree. Students must complete all requirements of the M.S. with an overall grade-point average of “C” (2.0) or better. All core courses in the major must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better.

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information.

Admission Requirements


  • Entering freshmen must be CSUF eligible
  • Must have a minimum high school GPA (unweighted) of 3.0
  • Must have successfully completed at least three AP courses (defined as receiving a score of 3, 4 or 5) towards the major and/or general education (total of 10 semester credits)
  • One of the three AP courses must be Mathematics/Calculus AB or Mathematics/Calculus BC (score of 4 or 5 is required).

Admission Requirements for International Students


International students must meet all the requirements listed above in the Admission Requirements. Verification of English proficiency and financial resources will be governed by the criteria established by the university. 

All international students must submit their TOEFL score before they can be admitted to the program. The minimum score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL exam or 61 on the internet-based TOEFL exam is required, as they are admitted to the cohort program as freshmen.

Graduate Standing - Classified


Classified standing requires approval of a formal study plan by the computer engineering graduate adviser and Office of Graduate Studies. Students enrolled in the program must meet with an adviser prior to completing 13 units toward the M.S. degree to develop a study plan.                  ​​​​​​​

Placement Examination


Students with a working knowledge of a high-level programming language such as C++ are encouraged to take the Computer Science placement examination to qualify for a CPSC 120  waiver.

Required Core Courses: M.S. (18 units)


Students must complete all requirements for the degree with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0.

Electives for the B.S. (9 units) and M.S. (12 units)


For the Bachelor of Science, select 9 units of 300- and 400-level courses; 12 units if CPSC 120  is waived. Courses not on the list may count as electives only with adviser approval. 

For the Master of Science, select from 400- and 500-level courses; a maximum 3 units of which may be 400-level. Courses not on the list may count as electives only with adviser approval. 

Additional Information:


* Not eligible as elective for B.S. degree

** Not eligible as elective for M.S. degree

† Not eligible as M.S. elective if taken for culminating experience

Requirements in Related Fields (31 units)


MATH 150A and MATH 270A must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better. All other mathematics and science courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to count as prerequisite courses for engineering courses, or as credit towards the degree.

General Education


All students at Cal State Fullerton are expected to complete prescribed units of General Education that are made up of courses outside of their chosen disciplines. Students seeking a degree in Engineering have been provided exceptions from some of the General Education requirements. For this reason, it is important that students take the approved G.E. courses for Engineering majors that are found in their Titan Degree Audit (TDA). Additionally, they should confirm the G.E. courses that are required within their specific programs with their respective advisers.

Writing Requirement


Completing both of the following courses fulfills the upper-division English writing requirement as well as the Graduate writing requirement:

Additional Information


Written work for the two courses must meet professional standards. Both courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to satisfy the writing requirement.

Total (150 units)


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