Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Virtually every facet of our daily lives is dominated by technology. From communications to power, from the defense industry to biomedical technology, Electrical Engineering takes center stage in the technological revolution of the past century. The pace of this growth is nowhere more manifest than in the "incredible shrinking transistor" and the continuous doubling of the number of components we can place on a given surface area of an Integrated Circuit. This has led to an exponential growth in sciences largely fueled by the exponential growth in our computing and communication capacity. The world is becoming flat and the emergence of Engineering power houses across the globe challenges us to do and be more and to take charge of innovation which fuels technology. The demand for qualified Engineers is immense and constantly growing and the career possibilities are tremendous. The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) is poised to provide a solid foundation in this vital field of Engineering by offering a well-rounded, up-to-date curriculum that provides an optimal balance between theory and practice and prepares you for the challenges of being the innovators and leaders of the field.

As a student enrolled in either our ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited undergraduate program (accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, or our graduate program, you'll be on your way to a rewarding career in such areas as communications, computers, controls, power, biomedical engineering, and systems engineering.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty remain active in the industry through ongoing research projects in diverse areas of specialization, independent consulting and special project advisement. From theory to experimentation to practice, you'll learn to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations. This hands-on approach to learning will prepare you for the next step in your career development, whether it's immediate employment upon graduation, entrance into an advanced degree program, or employment in a research or teaching capacity.

Our quality-learning environment will further enhance your educational experience. You'll be taught in small classes that facilitate individual attention. And you'll have access to 50,000 square feet of newly remodeled, state-of-the-art lab space and equipment as a result of a $31 million renovation to the Engineering and Technology building.

Cal State L.A.'s College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology - the home of award-winning, student-centered projects such as the Solar Eagle III solar car, Mini Baja all - terrain vehicle, NASA SPACE Lab, and concrete canoe - offers the faculty, programs and facilities that will help you succeed in the new millennium.

Whatever specialization you choose, your education at the Cal State L.A., and Technology will open doors to new and exciting career opportunities. California State University, Los Angeles is a Cadence University Program Member

Department Vision

To be recognized internationally as a benchmark for excellence, innovation, integrity, and distinctiveness in bachelor's and master's level education taught from a global perspective.

Department Mission

To provide our students with innovative learning experiences and service opportunities and to graduate well-educated professionals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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