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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. The department’s principal educational objectives are to provide graduates with:
Our graduates are in demand by a broad cross-section of industry, government, public utilities, marketing groups and educational institutions because of the effective integration of theory and practical experience within the curriculum. The students are prepared for employment in design and development, test and evaluation, and applied research.
Students majoring in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering should have a high aptitude for science and mathematics, and incoming high school graduates should have taken college preparatory courses in these disciplines. Incoming transfer students should consult an advisor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Cal Poly Pomona to determine which courses meet the program’s requirements.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) degree provides the undergraduate student with a strong core and an opportunity for specialization at the junior and senior levels. Students may choose from a variety of Specified Programs of Electives (S.P.E.) including Microelectronics, Communications and Signal Processing, Control and Robotics, Instrumental, Power Systems, Illumination, Biomedical and Ocean Engineering and Radio Frequency Systems.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B. S. Cp. E.) degree educates and prepares students to become computer engineer professionals. Computer engineers apply the theories and principles of physics and mathematics to the design of hardware, software, networks and processes to solve engineering problems. Computer hardware engineers generally design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of computer hardware, including chips and device controllers. Software engineers design and develop the software systems for control and automation of manufacturing, business and management processes. Computer engineers may also design and develop system software, or be involved in creating customer application software.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits our Electrical Engineering program. Our Computer Engineering program has been reviewed by ABET and we are waiting notification
The Computer Science program blends practice and theory in both hardware and software, and it provides an excellent foundation in computer languages, computer architecture, large-scale system software and the design, analysis, and application of many types of algorithms. Success in mathematics is a good indicator for success in the Computer Science program. High school students planning to major in Computer Science should take as much math and science as possible.
The department’s Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science is fully accredited by the Computing Sciences Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology .
The Computer Information Systems’ academic programs enable students to obtain an in-depth specialization in one of several critical areas of the Information Systems field. Our programs seek to emphasize the effective and practical application of the principles of Computer Information Systems to support the operational tactical, and strategic objectives of the organizations with which our students will be associated and to emphasize the quality professional communications skills which permit our students to attain a mastery of group dynamics in professional settings.
The computer information systems courses are integrated with a fundamental course of business administration courses to meet the needs of the major job markets, business, and government. The program concentrates on the practical application of how to use the computer to help solve management problems, rather than the engineering aspects of how to design the internal workings of a computer.
A student specializing in computer information systems will become prepared to seek employment in a variety of computer-related positions such as programmer, systems analyst, database administrator, web developer telecommunications analyst, project leader, data processing manager and information center manager, consultant or product specialist.
The department offers two minors: Business Computer Programming and Managerial Computing. The purpose of these minors is to develop marketable skills for a person not able to find immediate employment in his or her chosen field. Also, those students majoring in technical fields that involve the use of the computer may wish to develop adjunct skills that may prove to be complementary to their major course of student.
Engineering Technology is that part of the technological field, which requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods, combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities. It lies in the occupations spectrum between craftsman and the engineer at the end of the spectrum closest to the engineer. Engineering technologists are members of the engineering team, consisting of engineers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians.
The Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In today’s complex world, electronics, computers, and communications permeate every aspect of our lives, and will do even more so in the future. This growth can provide exciting, challenging and rewarding career opportunities for forward-looking students in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology.
This program is an integrated four-year curriculum designed to prepare graduates for entry into industry as electronic engineering technologists. The lower division mathematics, science, and electrical and electronics coursework is designed to provide a strong foundation for the upper-division program. The upper-division coursework emphasizes digital electronics, computer hardware and software, communications electronics, and control and instrumentation. The program stresses the use of established electronic engineering analysis and design principles and applications for the solution of day-to-day technical problems currently found in industry.