Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


ABET Accreditation
CSUB received prestigious ABET accreditation for 3 Engineering Programs: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Engineering Sciences. Read more here posted aug 2018
New Department Server
We are in the process of changing over to a new department server, Odin, for the Fall 2018 term. Some services may have intermittent issues during the transition. If you notice any persistent issues, please let Steve Garcia know.

Existing students without an Odin account can see Steve to get an Odin account. Students are responsible for transferring their own files over from Sleipnir to Odin. posted aug 2018
Updated Two Year Rotation
An updated two year rotation of CMPS and ECE courses has been posted at  two_year_rotation.pdf. posted aug 2018
Fall 2018 Schedule Changes
Several schedule changes have been made to Fall 2018, particularly for the CMPS courses. The following is a summary of the changes (this list will be updated throughout the summer as changes occur):

  • CMPS 2240: One section has been cancelled due to low enrollment. The 10:00am section is now the only available section for Fall.
  • CMPS 3600: A new section has been added on MW 2:30-3:45pm and Th 1:00-3:30pm.
  • CMPS 3620: The time has been changed to MW 4:00-5:15pm and Tu 4:00-6:30pm. This causes a time conflict with CMPS 3500. Both courses will be offered in Spring 2019, so anyone who wanted to take both this year will need to choose one for Fall and take the other in Spring.
  • CMPS 3650: This course has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
  • ECE 4380+4381: The course times have been determined. The lab will meet Tuesdays 4:00-6:30pm and the lecture will meet Fridays 10:00am-12:30pm.
Students enrolled in these courses have been sent further details to their email address. If you need assistance adjusting your schedule, please email your faculty advisor in the department or your staff advisor at the NSME Student Center. posted jul 2018
End of The Year Party
The party will be next Thursday, May 10th, from 3:30 - 5:00pm in Science III 324 (tutoring center) and 328 (extra seating). Pizza, chips, cookies, sodas, etc. will be served at around 3:30pm. The class and department awards will be handed out at around 4:00pm. Alumni and current students alike are welcome to attend. posted may 2018
Fall 2018 Senior Project Prereq Issue
As noted in the Sleipnir MOTD, myCSUB is currently experiencing a system issue in detecting prerequisites for CMPS 4910 and ECE 4910. If you have run into a prereq error when trying to sign up for Senior Project, you will need to drop off an add slip at Erika's office. The prereqs for Senior Project are at least 12 semester units of upper-division CMPS/ECE coursework or a projected graduation date of Spring 2019 or Fall 2019.

Also, note that some sections of Senior Project are already waitlisted, so please put an open section of Senior Project on your add form if it works with your schedule. myCSUB does not handle prereq overrides for waitlists well. --Melissa posted apr 24 2018
Fall 2018 Schedule Changes
There have been a few changes to the days/times CMPS and ECE classes are scheduled in the Fall. Please review the new times courses are scheduled if you have not done so within the past few days. ECE 4380+4381 is still TBD depending on the availability of the EC II 201 room for labs. Further changes may happen depending on staffing and resource availability, but we're hoping to keep future changes to a minimum. --Melissa posted apr 20 2018
Society of Women Engineers Senior Design Expo
Join us in the Solario room at the SRC Weds April 18 1-3:30pm for Senior Design Project.Flyer posted apr 2018
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
Join us for CODE documentary that exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. May 2 @ 5:30pm in the Dezember Reading Room of Walter W. Stiern Library. Snacks and drinks provided. Seating is first come, first served.Flyer YouTube Trailer posted apr 2018
IEEE Student Branch Arduino Workshop
The IEEE Student Branch will be having an Arduino Workshop on Monday, March 19, from 1:00pm-2:15pm in Sci III, rm 313. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Jorge Sagrero at For any questions, e-mail Flyer posted mar 2018
Senior Design Expo & Mixer
The Society of Women Engineers is hosting an event for students and the community to come see senior projects for computer science and engineering. The event will be held on April 18, 2018 from 1:00pm-3:30pm in the SRC Solario. CS/CE/EE students are encouraged to attend. Free parking will be provided in lot K1. Flyer posted mar 2018
Palo Alto Network
See firsthand the powerful security Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall provides, and learn how to enable application-based policies that protect your network from advanced threats. Friday, March 23, 2018 from 10:30am-2:30pm in the Dezember Leadership Development Center. Click here for more information and registration. posted mar 2018
Planned Outage
Due to a planned campus power outage, the CEE/CS department servers will be unavailable from late afternoon on Tuesday December 26th until campus restores power in the evening of Wednesday December 27th. This includes the department website, posted dec 2017
Prerequisite Change for ECE Courses
Beginning in Spring 2018, any ECE course which has ECE/ENGR/PHYS 207/2070 (Electric Circuits) as a prerequisite will require a C- or better grade in the Electric Circuits course. Likewise, any ECE course which has MATH 203/233/2320/2520 as a prerequisite will require a C- or better grade in the calculus course. These grade requirements will be checked during the prerequisite enforcement before the start of Spring 2018. Students who do not have the requisite grade will be administratively dropped and notified by email at their email account. posted nov 2017
Senior Software Engineer Skylar Payne Career Event
Skylar Payne will be giving a talk on careers in Silicon Valley on Monday November 6th at 6:00pm in the CEE/CS Tutoring Center, Sci III 324. This talk is open to all students. Click herefor more details. posted oct 2017
CRRC Presentation & Job Fair
CRRC, the company which has sponsored a lot of our high-speed rail curriculum and research, is having a career event for students on Thursday October 26th starting at 1:00pm. Clickhere for more details. posted oct 2017
iHope Hackathon Winning Teams
1st: Mission Outreach - Omar Oseguerra, Christian Chavez, Cesar Nuno, Lizandro Perez, Miguel Trigueros
2nd: Helping Others Before Ourselves - David Schlesinger, David Vaughan, Robert Moore
3rd: Bindler - Eric Sanchez, Parker Duckworth posted oct 2017
Passing of Dr. Marc Thomas
We're saddened to report that Dr. Marc Thomas, prior chair of the CEE/CS Department and the person most instrumental in starting the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs here at CSUB, lost his battle with cancer at the start of the Fall 2017 term. The campus-wide memo on his passing is at

A memorial dinner is being planned for the end of the semester, tentatively scheduled for the evening of Friday December 8th. More details will be posted in the future. posted sept 2017
IEEE Student Branch
The IEEE Student Branch is currently helping out the Physics Club with electrical components, to set up an environment, similar to the Apollo 11 mission by NASA, for the event of RowdyCon, which will be held on Saturday, September 30th, from 10:00am - 6:00pm at CSUB. If you would like to know more about the collaboration we are having with the Physics Club, please let me know and I would be more than glad to have you take a look at what we have so far.

IEEE will be hosting a circuit workshop on Monday, October 2nd, Science 3, Room 311 from 11:00am-12:00pm. We would like for you to come, play at the 10 top casinos online with hardware, and perhaps, we can create groups and start working on bigger projects, and maybe later implement this with Arduinos! This is a great opportunity to start a side project, and get hands-on experience with hardware!
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at posted sept 2017
iHope Hackathon
The iHope Hackathon is a weekend-long innovation competition to design and build technology tools that respond to specific community needs related to homelessness. The competition will increase awareness of homelessness-related topics and incentivize the creation of new technologies to help homeless advocates address the issue in new ways. Teams of 2-5 will form and compete over the weekend for a chance to win cash prizes.Register Here. posted sept 2017
IEEE Student Branch Kickoff Meeting
The IEEE Student Branch will have their first meeting of the school year, on September 13th, at CSUB, in Science 3 Room 324 at 5:00pm. We will go over the Student Branch and Local Section, meet and network with other members, and introduce the club's plans and goals for the year. Food will be provided. Please let us know whether you will be attending by filling out this quick 5 questionsurvey. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Cecilia Osorio at posted sept 2017