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College of Engineering, Computer Science & Technology

In the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, you will tackle the pressing problems of today and tomorrow in areas such as robotics, sustainability, energy, water, transportation, and emergency preparedness.

Our graduates build the future and power California’s economy!

ECST Newsroom

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$2 Million Award from the NSF Tops the List of New ECST Grants

The National Science Foundation grant will fund research to improve undergraduate STEM education.

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Cal State LA Fire Service Veterans Can't Curb Their Enthusiasm

Hear from four fire service professionals who are Cal State LA alumni or teach in ECST’s unique Fire Protection Administration and Technology program.

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Nearly 80% of Students Failed a Mid-Term. Something Had to be Done.

ECST faculty members transform statics courses to improve student learning and success.

Departments and Degree Programs

Explore our academic departments and degree programs that prepare our students to become the next generation of engineers, computer scientists, and technology professionals. Graduates of our programs lead, serve, and transform the greater Los Angeles area and beyond, embodying our motto: Commit to excellence and engage with community.

Research

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student conducting research in a lab

ECST Research Opportunities

ECST faculty share a passion for research with our students, engaging them in labs and projects where they can engineer solutions for today's problems and tomorrow's possibilities.

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Student Resources

Find the resources and support you need to be successful and engaged while you pursue your degree at Cal State LA and launch your career.

Leaders Driving Change - STAR Program

Real-World Experience

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Capstone Senior Design

The ECST Capstone Program provides students with a project experience in which they apply their theoretical knowledge to an industry-defined problem, working with a real client to solve a real problem. The result may be a physical prototype, software package, technical design, or operational algorithm.

Acceleration Initiative

ECST is committed to accelerating the success of our students, through programs that build community, develop skills, and reinforce core STEM concepts, helping current and prospective Golden Eagles off to a strong start on their path toward a successful STEM career. Acceleration Initiative programs have been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Weingart Foundation, the College Futures Foundation, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Boeing Global Engagement, Aerojet/Rocketdyne, LADWP, and generous gifts from alumni and friends.

MESA

The MESA Schools Program provides educationally disadvantaged high school students with opportunities for university and career exploration in the STEM fields. Hands-on activities give students a chance to learn about higher education and careers, while also interacting with college students and professional mentors. Learn more about the MESA Schools Program at ECST.

LAunchPad

LAunchPad is a two-week summer program for high school rising juniors and seniors who are introduced to some of the exciting ways that engineers and computer scientists can make the world a better place. Learn more about LAunchPad.

STEP

The Summer Transition to ECST Program (STEP) is a program for all ECST incoming freshmen majoring in pre-engineering majors and pre-computer science. Learn more about STEP.

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ECST First-Year Experience ([email protected]) is a first-year cohort program that provides students with skills and support for their ongoing success at ECST. Learn more about First-Year Experience.

STAR

The Successful Transfer and Retention (STAR) program at Cal State LA, supports the College Futures Foundation's work to ensure that more students who reflect California’s diversity will complete a bachelor’s degree. Through the STAR program, we are looking forward to establishing engineering and technology pathways with community colleges and developing a pre- and post-transfer peer mentoring program, thereby enhancing institutional capacity to support transfer student success in STEM fields.

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

  • Firefighter fighting fire in a forest

    California State Cadet takes break from fighting forest fires to be commissioned

    Cadet Andrew Salinas, now 2nd Lt. Andrew Salinas, planned his virtual commissioning around California’s raging wildfires. Salinas, a student and cadet at Cal State LA, is also a wildland firefighter with the United States Forest Service.

    Read about 2nd Lt. Salinas
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    ECST Graduate Hones Real-World Skills in Submarine Competition

    ECST graduate leads team in international RoboSub competition sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research that challenges universities around the world to create an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) that can perform a series of specified tasks underwater

    Read about RoboSub
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    Cal State LA researchers use data visualization, AI in fight against COVID-19

    Cal State LA researchers joined the fight against COVID-19, developing tools that government officials and health care workers can use to make decisions during the global pandemic.

    Read about the COVID-19 research

ECST Student Success Stories

Alexis Kam and Jonathan Chavez De Rosas

Alumni Spotlight

Meet Jonathon Chavez De Rosas, Civil Engineering, B.S., a civil engineering graduate who is driven by a passion for problem solving. Read how Alexis Kam, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., seeks to build a sustainable future.

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Professor Mondin
Professor Mondin

Marina Mondin: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor Mondin has collaborated with NATO experts and international scientists to improve global cybersecurity.

Recognition

ASEE Diversity Recognition Program
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