College of ECST Graduate Programs

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Graduate Programs

MS Civil Engineering

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MS in Civil Engineering at Cal State LA provides our students with an innovative learning experience along with research and career opportunities graduating well educated professionals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

 

  • Offering graduate courses in areas of Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources engineering
  • Access to faculty who are specialists in their field
  • Access to cutting edge research opportunities
  • Advanced curriculum and deeper understanding of specialization areas
  • Accommodate the needs of working full-time professionals by offering evening courses
  • Conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles accessible by major freeways

 

 

  • Specialized knowledge in a civil engineering discipline (Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, Water Resources)
  • Better equipped for career promotion and mobility
  • Preparation to be leaders in the profession

 

 

  • Liquefaction evaluation under irregular loading
  • Advanced in-situ and laboratory testing
  • Strength characterization of soft seafloor soils
  • Sustainable & intelligent transportation infrastructure
  • Improving underground transportation infrastructure
  • Biaxial shake table for testing

 

 

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or better. A promising applicant with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be admitted as a special action student. Prerequisite courses may be required for students with a non-civil engineering bachelor's degree, for students from non-ABET accredited civil engineering programs or for special action students.

Details of the application process can be found here.

MS Computer Science

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MS in Computer Science at Cal State LA provides our students with an innovative learning experience along with research and career opportunities graduating well educated professionals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

 

  • Offering graduate courses in a wide range of areas
  • Access to faculty who are specialists in their field
  • Access to cutting edge research opportunities
  • Advanced curriculum and deeper understanding of specialization areas
  • Accommodate the needs of working full-time professionals by offering evening courses
  • Conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles accessible by major freeways

 

 

  • Develop algorithmic thinking and the ability to design, develop and test software systems
  • Build deep skills and expertise in computer science more in demand in industry and a digital society
  • Gain knowledge from wide technical areas needed to be at the forefront of the latest technologies and advances
  • Better equip to enter top jobs and career mobility

 

 

  • Data science, Big Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Information Security, Computer Networks
  • Computer Graphics/Vision/Gaming
  • Software and System Engineering
  • Web/Database Systems

 

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or better. A promising applicant with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be admitted as a special action student. Prerequisite courses may be required for students with a non-computer science bachelor's degree, for students from non-ABET accredited computer science programs or for special action students.

Details of the application process can be found here.

MS Electrical Engineering

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MS in Electrical Engineering at Cal State LA provides the students with innovative learning experiences along with research and career opportunities in specialized areas including Communications, Computers, Power, System Engineering, Control Systems, and Biomedical Engineering.

 

  • Focus on the complex interactions between man, electronics, computer communication systems and their impact and application to science and industry
  • Applying our knowledge to identify emerging issues and develop solutions to biomedical, green power and sustainability, computing and communication challenges, and machine learning and artificial intelligence problems
  • Access to faculty who are experts in their field
  • Emerge from our program with an in-depth technical knowledge, adaptability, problem-solving skills, and a breadth of experiences

 

Alumni thrive in companies like Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Qualcomm, Medtronic, Sprint, Intel, Aerospace Corp., JPL, Edison, LA Department of Water and Power, Cal Trans, Newport Corp., Millennium Space, NAVSEA, UPS, General Motors, Space-X, Tesla, LA Metro, OKI International, Facebook, Google, and local, state and national government agencies

 

  • Electric simulation therapy of muscle nerves for spinal cord injury
  • Next gun. wireless and massive MIMO system, quantum communications, satellite communications, and photonics
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) construction and testing, distributed control of flight surfaces, navigation, control of autonomous robotic platforms
  • Multimedia compression, communication and computer networks
  • Hybrid electric vehicle design, data acquirement and instrumentation
  • Renewable energy and sustainability using solar and wind power prediction, generation and distribution, renewable energy integration and smart grid

 

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or better. A promising applicant with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be admitted as a special action student. Prerequisite courses may be required for students with a non-electrical engineering bachelor's degree, for students from non-ABET accredited electrical engineering programs or for special action students.

Details of the application process can be found here.

MS Mechanical Engineering

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MS in Mechanical Engineering at Cal State LA provides our students with an innovative learning experience along with research and career opportunities graduating well educated professionals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

 

  • Offering graduate courses in the areas of Thermal and Fluid Sciences, Material Science, Sustainable Engineering, Aerospace, Robotics, and Control Engineering
  • Access to faculty who are specialist in the field
  • Access to cutting edge research opportunities
  • Paid research opportunities
  • Opportunities to publish in internationally-recognized journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings and present at technical conferences
  • Advanced curriculum and deeper understanding of specialization areas
  • Accommodate the needs of working full-time professionals by offering evening courses
  • Near downtown Los Angeles accessible by major freeways

 

 

  • Specialized knowledge in a mechanical engineer discipline
  • Better equipped for career promotion and mobility
  • Preparation for advanced graduate study
  • Preparation to be leaders in the profession

 

 

  • Batteries, Fuel Cells, Electrochemistry, Renewable Engr., Sustainable Engr.
  • Kinematics of Mechanisms, Multibody Dynamics, Control, Autonomous Systems, Robotics
  • Material Science, Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials
  • Rehabilitation Engineering, Impact Biomechanics, Injury Prevention, Forensic Biomechanics
  • Energy Systems, Thermal Control, Electronic Cooling, Fluid Mechanics, Computational Modeling
  • Combustion Chemistry, Flam Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics

 

 

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or better. A promising applicant with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be admitted as a special action student. Prerequisite courses may be required for students with a non-mechanical engineering bachelor's degree, for students from non-ABET accredited electrical engineering programs or for special action students.

Details of the application process can be found here.

MS Industrial Management

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MS Program in Industrial Management prepares students to be technology leaders through innovative learning experiences. Students will learn how to lead technology projects as well as manage teams, to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

 
  • Offering graduate courses in Technology and Management
  • Access to faculty who are specialties in their field
  • Access to industry based projects
  • Advanced curriculum and deeper understanding of specialization areas
  • Accommodate the need of working full time professionals by offering evening courses
  • Conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles accessible by major freeways

 

 

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a baccalaureate of science or in a related field with combined course work and work experience acceptable to the department. An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher. A promising applicant with a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 may be admitted as a special action student. Special action students must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 for four qualifying courses as approved in advance by the department. Details of application process can be found on: https://www.calstatela.edu/ecst/tech

 

Program information may be obtained from the Department of Technology
Telephone: 323-343-4550
Website: www.calstatela.edu/ecst/tech/graduate

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For help with the College of ECST's graduate programs, please contact:

Lupe MartinezLupe Martinez
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: E&T A-133
Phone: (323) 343-4522
Email: ECSTGradAdmission@calstatela.edu