Engineering Technology

The Cal State LA B.S. in Engineering Technology program focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science and engineering. This degree provides graduates with both technical and management skills in either Manufacturing Systems and Processes or Sustainable Power and Transportation Technologies.

Objectives & Outcomes

Engineering Technology | Program Educational Objectives

Our Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are the cornerstones of our Engineering Technology department, which emphasize skills in design, manufacturing, sustainable energy, research, and management, as well as leadership, entrepreneurship, and a dedication to continuous learning. Students who complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology at California State University, Los Angeles, will demonstrate knowledge and skills including:

  1. Be employed in Industry utilizing design, manufacturing, sustainable energy, research, and management skills. 
  2. Have secured or pursued Leadership positions and/or entrepreneurial pathways. 
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning to further their professional practice. 

Engineering Technology | Program Student Outcomes

We have clear expectations for your success in the Engineering Technology program. These student outcomes describe the knowledge and skills you will gain throughout your studies. By the time you graduate, you will be well-prepared to apply these capabilities to real-world engineering challenges and to effectively collaborate with technical teams.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems. 
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline. 
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature. 
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes. 
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

ETEC Program

New Engineering Technology (ETEC) Program to start in Fall 2022

The CSU Chancellor's office has approved our curriculum proposal for the B.S. Engineering Technology program. The new Engineering Technology program was approved to begin in the Fall of 2022. The new program will require MATH 2110 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1560/1570 as prerequisite courses for some junior and senior-level ETEC courses. Once the Engineering Technology program is established and the first group of students graduate, we will seek ABET Accreditation per the ABET accreditation guidelines. Current Industrial Technology students will be able to complete their Industrial Technology degree, or some students may choose to switch to the new program if the Campus and Accreditation guidelines qualify them. Technology Department has worked on major change guidelines from Industrial Technology to Engineering Technology. We have planned informational meetings for our current Industrial Technology majors as follows. We will arrange similar meetings for PRE- Industrial Technology majors later.

Information meeting scheduled for Industrial Technology majors: Date to be determined 
We will plan additional meetings as needed. (please note that these are not for Pre-Industrial Technology majors)

The following are some resource materials that will provide more details.

  1. Engineering Technology Curriculum sheet
  2. Engineering Technology Major Change Guidelines
  3. Allowed substitutions from ITEC curriculum to ETEC curriculum
  4. Four-Year Road Map for Engineering Technology curriculum
  5. Four-Year Flow-Chart Road Map
  6. Engineering Technology Flyer

If you have any questions, please contact Technology Department Chair Dr. Rupa Purasinghe.

Notice to Pre-Industrial Technology current Students – Meeting notice 

The CSU Chancellor's office has approved our curriculum proposal for the BS Engineering Technology program. The new Engineering Technology program was approved to begin in Fall 2022. The new program will require MATH 2110 ( Calculus 1) and PHYS 1560/1570 as prerequisite courses for some junior and senior-level new ETEC courses. Once the Engineering Technology program is established and after the first graduate, we will seek ABET Accreditation per the ABET accreditation guidelines. Current Industrial Technology students will be able to complete their Industrial Technology degree, or some students may choose to switch to the new program if the Campus and Accreditation guidelines qualify them. Technology Department has worked on major change guidelines from Industrial Technology to Engineering Technology. We have planned information meetings for our current Pre-Industrial Technology majors as follows.

Information meeting scheduled for Pre-Industrial Technology majors: Date to be determined: We plan to add additional meetings depending on the need.  
(Note: This is only for Pre- Industrial Technology majors and not for Industrial Technology majors. Industrial Technology majors have a separate meeting.)

Here are some materials we will use during the information meeting. 

  1. Engineering Technology Curriculum sheet
  2. Engineering Technology Major Change Guidelines
  3. Allowed substitutions from ITEC curriculum to ETEC curriculum
  4. Four-Year Road Map for Engineering Technology curriculum
  5. Four-Year FlowChart Road Map
  6. Engineering Technology Flyer

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Lopez ([email protected]) or Technology Department Chair Rupa Purasinghe ([email protected])

Reach Out

Rupa Purasinghe, Ph.D., P.E.
Engineering Technology Program, Department of Technology
Office: ET A337 | Phone: (323) 343-4550 | [email protected]