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!
STEM Advantage and ECST Collaborate to Create More Diversity
Of the 175 fall 2021 STEM Advantage Scholars, 45 study at Cal State LA - more than any other CSU.
ECST, Communications Studies, and Art Collaborate on LGBTQ Project
Interactive, global repository of user-generated LGBTQ stories, historical and current events, seeks to increase the visibility of queer individuals and experiences.
NSF to Fund an Urban Sustainability Research Center
$5 million grant to start a center of research excellence at Cal State LA - this time to focus on urban sustainability issues.
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.
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.
Leaders Driving Change - STAR Program
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Marina Mondin: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Mondin has collaborated with NATO experts and international scientists to improve global cybersecurity.