California State University, Los Angeles - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: California State University, Los Angeles
Mailing Address: Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
5151 State University Drive
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Postal Code: 90032
Country: United States
Phone 323-343-4500
Fax: 323-343-4555
Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/ecst

Head of Institution

William Covino
University President
President
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-3030
Fax: 323-343-3039
wcovino@cslanet.calstatela.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Jane Dong
Associate Dean
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
California State University, Los Angeles
Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-4504
Fax: 323-343-4547
jdong2@calstatela.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Frances Hildalgo
Director Academic Support Services
Department of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-4518
fhidalg@calstatela.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Jane Dong
Associate Dean
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
California State University, Los Angeles
Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-4504
Fax: 323-343-4547
jdong2@calstatela.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Los Angeles
This city's population (approx.): 3,819,702
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 20,634
Total Graduate enrollment: 2,293
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Arts & Letters, Health & Human Services, Natural & Social Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

There are three requirements for admission as a first-time freshman: high school graduation, C or better in a comprehensive pattern of college prep subject requirements, and a qualifiable eligibility index. The subject requirements include a total of 15 units (1 unit equaling 1 year of study in high school). They are as follows: English 4 years; Math 3 years; History and Social Science 2 years; Biological and Physical Science with Lab 2 years; Language other than English 2 years; Visual and Performing Arts 1 year; College Preparatory Electives 1 years.

The minimum eligibility index requires a score of 2900 using the SAT or 694 using the ACT. This is computed by multiplying your GPA by 800 and adding your total score on the SAT I. Or, if the student takes the ACT, multiply the GPA by 200 and add ten times the composite ACT score. If the student is neither graduated from a California high school nor a resident of California, he/she need a minimum index of 3502 (SAT I) or 842 (ACT).

Recommendations

Students planning to major in Engineering should complete four years of college prep math, one year of chemistry and one year of physics. For Civil and Mechanical majors, it is also recommended that a year of mechanical drawing be included.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Emily Allen
Dean
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-4500
Fax: 323-343-4555
eallen3@calstatela.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.S. with Comprehensive Exam

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Civil Engineering Both Mark Tufenkjian Civil Engineering
Computer Science Both Raj Pamula Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Fred Daneshgaran Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Enginering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Civil Engineering
  1. geotechnical engineering
  2. environmental engineering
  3. structural engineering
  4. transportation
  5. coastal engineering
  6. hydraulics and water resources
Computer Science
  1. web, java, complex systems
  2. processors and compilers
  3. artificial intelligence
  4. computer graphics
  5. systems architecture
  6. operating systems
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. power systems
  2. computer engineering
  3. control systems
  4. communications systems
  5. electronics/VLSI
  6. biomedical engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. machine design
  2. thermodynamics and heat transfer
  3. applied mechanics
  4. aerodynamics
  5. robotics and manufacturing automation
  6. controls

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • ASCE
  • ASME
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Mini-Baja Club
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientis

Local Groups

  • Society of Hispanic Engineering and Science Studen
  • Structural Engineers Association

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • MEP and MESA Programs
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • MESA Center

Other Student Support Programs

Orientation program is required during Summer prior to matriculation for all freshman and transfer students. Active network of engineering student organizations. ECST Student Success Center provides mandatory academic advisement for all students each semester during their first two years. Students receive advising and career consulting from major advisors during junior and senior years. The campus also offers the following student support programs: Center for Career Planning and Placement. International Student Services. Student Health Services. University Writing Center. Child Development Center. Disabled Student Services. Office of Veteran's Services. Women's Resource Center. Learning Resource Center. Center for Student Life. University Tutorial Program.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

The purpose of the Senior Design Project Program is to provide students with a capstone experience in which they apply their theoretical knowledge to real applications. The program exposes students to an industry setting, where students work with a real client (the company or industry partner) to solve a client-defined problem. The result may be a physical prototype, software package, or operational algorithm. Regardless of project type, student teams are expected to meet the needs of their client, and deliver a product at the end of the academic year. Projects involve teams of four or five engineering/computer science, or technology students, a faculty advisor, and a technical liaison from the sponsoring company, working on a real customer problem for a full academic year.

Several elements make these projects like an actual work experience. First, the industrial partner specifies the open-ended problem. It is a real problem that needs to be solved. Second, the team is self managed by the students. Although there is a faculty advisor, a technical liaison, and a recognized student team leader, each student has a leadership role and the responsibility to make sure the team functions well. This simulates many work situations. By the end of the academic year, student teams will make project presentation and demonstration to a broad audience including faculty, peers, industrial representatives and alumnus.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology offers Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science degrees in an academically and culturally stimulating environment. Small classes and a high level of student/faculty interaction promote a 'small school' atmosphere. Courses are offered both day and evening, two semesters per year with summer and winter intersessions.

All engineering and Computer Science program are ABET-accredited. Being located in a highly industrialized technological center results in a high level of industry support, research opportunities and excellent opportunities for part-time and summer employment in the field.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Civil Engineering 3 2 4 9
Computer Science 8 0 3 11
Electrical and Computer Engineering 5 1 3 9
Mechanical Engineering 5 1 6 12
Totals: 21 4 16 41

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Civil Engineering 0 28 28 8.53
Computer Science 0 13 13 10.13
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 14 14 5.67
Mechanical Engineering 0 21 21 9.27
Totals: 0 76 76 33.60

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 15 6

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 1
Totals: 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 13 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Prospective students must file a complete application before the published application deadlines. Online application is available at https://secure.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/. A $55 non-refundable fee must accompany the application. Neither the application, nor the fee are transferable to a term other than applied. Application deadline for Fall 17 admission is Nov 30th, 2016. Two transcripts from high school of graduation and two from each college attended must be sent directly from the institutions involved. Detailed information of undergraduate admission process can be found at http://www.calstatela.edu/admissions/how-do-i-apply.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students planning to major in Engineering should complete four years of college prep math, one year of chemistry and one year of physics. For Civil and Mechanical majors, it is also recommended that a year of mechanical drawing be included.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Application deadlines for International students are as follows: Fall admission, March 31 (same year). Verification of English proficiency (TOEFL score 61 ibt or higher), financial resources and academic performance are all important considerations. Academic records from foreign institutions, if not in English, must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Transcripts and official English Language Proficiency Exam Scores need to be submitted before the deadlines posted by admission office: http://www.calstatela.edu/admissions/deadlines.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

For applicants who neither graduated from a California high school nor are residents of California, indexes of either 3502 (SAT) or 822 (ACT) are required. Non-resident transfer students must have a 2.45 GPA or better.

Residency Requirements

Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 30 semester units, including at least 24 upper division units, 12 units in the major, and 9 units in general education courses, in residence at Cal State L.A. for the baccalaureate. Credit earned in special sessions may be applied toward this residence requirement. However, only 24 residence units may be earned through Open University. Credit earned in extension courses or by examination may not apply toward the residence requirement.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Applicants who have completed fewer than 60 transferable semester college units (fewer than 90 quarter units) are considered lower-division transfer students. Applicants who have completed 60 or more transferable semester college units (90 or more quarter units) are considered upper-division transfer students. Applicants who complete college units during high school or through the summer immediately following high school graduation are considered first-time freshmen and must meet the CSU minimum eligibility requirements for first-time freshman admission. Transferable courses are those designated for baccalaureate credit by the college or university offering the courses and accepted as such by the campus to which the applicant seeks admission.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 323
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 40

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $6,356
Room & Board: $4,968
Books & Supplies: $1,898
Other Expenses: $1,416
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Financial Aid Transcript

Additional Financial Aid Information

By submitting a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Center for Student Financial Services, students may be considered for federal and state grants, low interest federally funded student loans and on-campus College Work Study employment. In addition to the FAFSA, separate applications are required for scholarships and the Federal Direct Student Loan. There are 3 ways to submit the FAFSA Application: paper FAFSA, FAFSA on-Line using FAFSA Express software, FAFSA on the Web. California residents should apply for the Cal Grant programs. To learn more, visit www.calstatela.edu/univ/finaid

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 4,150
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,759
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 503
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 545 430
Reading Range: 490 390
Writing Range: 480 390
Combined Range: 1020 830
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 24 17
Composite Range: 21 16

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 147 62 53 125 387 89
Computer Science (B.S.) 247 90 101 196 634 128
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 123 57 64 146 390 89
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 258 114 120 267 759 191
Totals: 775 323 338 734 2170 497

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 16 2 0 1 84 3 0 0 13 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 119 7
Women 4 0 1 0 20 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 22 3 6 1 116 6 0 0 48 3 6 3 0 0 8 1 0 0 206 17
Women 4 0 1 0 31 5 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 41 6
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 15 2 1 0 79 10 0 0 12 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 110 15
Women 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 29 3 3 0 153 13 0 0 22 3 7 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 222 19
Women 3 0 0 0 25 2 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 36 3
Totals: 94 10 12 2 514 41 0 0 112 9 18 5 1 0 20 2 4 0 775 69

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 1 0 26 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 43 1
Women 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 19 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 1 2 0 34 8 1 0 28 4 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 79 14
Women 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 1 0 25 6 0 0 9 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 47 7
Women 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 0 2 1 65 7 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 98 10
Women 0 0 0 0 13 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 3
Totals: 45 1 6 1 186 26 1 0 63 5 5 1 0 0 12 1 5 1 323 36

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 29 9 0 0 5 2 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 43 16
Women 2 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 8 1 4 0 35 18 0 0 23 3 1 2 0 0 7 3 2 1 80 28
Women 2 0 1 1 9 2 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 21 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 1 1 1 32 7 0 0 13 2 2 1 1 0 4 2 1 1 59 15
Women 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 2 5 1 59 20 0 0 13 4 3 1 0 0 6 5 0 0 96 33
Women 3 0 0 0 16 8 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 24 10
Totals: 36 5 11 3 190 67 0 0 61 13 11 6 1 0 23 15 5 2 338 111

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 2 2 1 44 28 0 0 15 8 6 2 0 0 11 1 1 0 90 42
Women 1 1 1 1 23 8 0 0 5 5 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 35 18
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 10 2 5 2 68 20 1 0 74 16 2 1 0 0 14 6 1 0 175 47
Women 1 1 0 0 10 5 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 21 10
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 5 9 3 71 23 0 0 25 10 4 0 0 0 14 5 2 0 134 46
Women 0 0 1 1 7 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 5
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 23 9 2 4 133 56 0 0 30 17 8 2 0 0 23 17 8 2 227 107
Women 2 2 1 0 23 3 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 40 6
Totals: 57 22 21 12 379 145 1 0 168 60 23 6 0 0 70 33 15 3 734 281

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 8 2 59 0 14 3 0 10 2 98 73 25
Computer Science (B.S.) 3 1 19 0 12 4 0 4 0 43 37 6
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 10 2 25 0 15 3 0 6 1 62 59 3
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 4 3 38 0 24 2 0 15 0 86 72 14
Totals: 25 8 141 0 65 12 0 35 3 289 241 48

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 7 1 2 0 42 17 0 0 12 2 1 2 0 0 8 2 1 1 98
Computer Science (B.S.) 2 1 1 0 18 1 0 0 11 1 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 43
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 10 0 2 0 24 1 0 0 14 1 2 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 62
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 3 0 32 6 0 0 21 3 1 1 0 0 12 3 0 0 86
Totals: 22 3 8 0 116 25 0 0 58 7 6 6 0 0 29 6 2 1 289

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

NA

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students seeking to become candidates for a Master of Science degree in Engineering must possess the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science degree currently specified by Cal State L.A. for engineering. In addition, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in their undergraduate engineering program. Applicants who lack full preparation or the required grade point average, but who possess a minimum 2.5 grade point average in their BS programs may be considered for conditional admission by their major departments as special action on a case-by-case basis.

A total of 30 semester units is required for the Master of Science in Engineering. This requirement includes at least 15 units of graduate (5000-level) courses, as well as a thesis, culminating project, or comprehensive examination. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all courses within the Master program, in addition to the courses within the specified area of specialization. Degree programs are planned under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Same as Admission to the College of Engineering

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to the general graduate admission criteria, foreign students need to have a minimum score of acceptable English Language Proficiency Exam as listed below:
TOEFL: 80 ibt or 550 PBT
PTE: 53
IELTS: Band 6

Residency Requirements

At least 21 semester units for the master’s degree completed in residence at Cal State L.A.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Please see specific Department Graduate Student Advisors for more information.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $7,622
Room & Board: $4,968
Books & Supplies: $1,898
Other Expenses: $1,416
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,018
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 483
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 173

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 9 14 0 2 6 14 0 0 1 8 0 2 0 0 3 6 0 0 19 46
Women 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 9
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 54 43 1 2 1 3 0 0 6 10 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 62 61
Women 27 22 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 31 28
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 38 54 0 2 6 20 0 0 8 15 0 2 0 0 5 7 2 2 59 102
Women 10 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 14
Mechanical Enginering (M.S.)
Men 26 29 2 0 9 13 0 0 4 7 2 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 45 55
Women 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 4
Totals: 165 174 3 6 25 58 0 0 23 47 2 5 0 0 14 25 3 4 235 319

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 6 2 10 0 13 0 0 1 0 32 29 3
Computer Science (M.S.) 61 3 6 0 18 1 1 3 1 94 74 20
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 136 3 11 0 30 2 1 7 0 190 147 43
Mechanical Enginering (M.S.) 38 2 8 0 16 1 0 6 1 72 68 4
Totals: 241 10 35 0 77 4 2 17 2 388 318 70

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 5 1 2 0 9 1 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 32
Computer Science (M.S.) 48 13 3 0 5 1 0 0 14 4 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 94
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 103 33 3 0 8 3 0 0 24 6 1 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 190
Mechanical Enginering (M.S.) 37 1 2 0 6 2 0 0 15 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 72
Totals: 193 48 10 0 28 7 0 0 65 12 3 1 2 0 16 1 1 1 388

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 1 31 32
Computer Science (M.S.) 13 81 94
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 14 181 195
Mechanical Enginering (M.S.) 8 19 27
Totals: 36 312 348

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering Research Group, Seafloor Geotechnical Research for ONR

Computer Science

Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks Applications

Electrical and Computer Engineering

JPL Research, Compiler Reseach, SPACE Lab, G K-12 Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher Development

Mechanical Engineering

Multidisciplinary Flight Dynamics and Controls Laboratory

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

NA

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Civil Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 0 0 0