Electrical and Computer Engineering, BSECE

From supercomputers and robotics to voice recognition and renewable energy, electrical and computer engineers are improving the quality of life everywhere in the world. 

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Program Intro

CBU’s electrical and computer engineering program trains students to become a problem solver and innovator with the technologies of the 21st century. As this is a profession in great demand, our graduates have found employment at leading engineering companies such as Intel, Apple and Southern California Edison.

111 Units

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36 Required Major Courses
100 % Christian Faculty and Staff

Why Study Electrical and Computer Engineering at CBU?

Work in the industry and gain real-world experience

One of the most important parts of students’ college training will be learning in a real engineering job. Students have a special course to prepare them for this first engineering job. Their official internship will be the summer of their junior year, although other opportunities may occur for them to work in the industry.

Learn how to manage projects

Industrial representatives continue to emphasize that they wish new engineers had more project management experience. Engineering students in their junior year work with and co-mentor business students. Our goal is that eventually all students in our program will develop one of their own creative ideas and go through the process to receive a provisional patent.

Have a cross-cultural experience

All engineering students are required to have a cross-cultural experience. This can be achieved several ways including participating in an International or Engineering Service Project (ISP or ESP), choosing a senior capstone project with cross-cultural emphasis, taking an approved intercultural studies course, or going on an approved study abroad.

Complete in 3 years

Learn more about the engineering accelerated program that will allow you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering in as little as 3 years.

What You'll Learn

CBU electrical and computer engineering graduates are expected to acquire:

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Program Details

EGR 302: Engineering Design and Documentation

Team design of industrial or self-designed projects.

EGR 321: Computer Organization

Study of organization and structuring of the major hardware and software components of computers.

EGR 333: Electronics I

Study of electronic devices and basic circuit configurations. 

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CBU's bachelor degree program in electrical and computer engineering, BSECE has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

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John Butler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office Phone: 951-552-8363
E-mail: jbutler@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 318


As an engineer at the world’s largest aerospace company, my work helps shape the course of history and improves the lives and safety of so many people here in the U.S. and around the world.

Patrick Nsengiyumva '12
Digital Design and Radiation Effects Engineer, The Boeing Company

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Claire Pamintuan

I chose electrical and computer engineering because I wanted to become more familiar with power and control systems since they are very relevant in progressing today's technology. I also feel like my major has prepared me to be able to work in other STEM-related fields. The classes I take make me feel like I am broadening my perspectives and overcoming my limits.

Claire Pamintuan '19

Roberto Sanchez

I would like to go into the solar power engineering field. The lab courses introduce certain products that all ECE students should become familiar with. Like many students before me, I have struggled to get where I am. Frankly, I am grateful for the group that makes up the ECE student body because I know that my experience at some other school would be way more negative than that of my experience here at CBU.

Roberto Sanchez '19

Michael Dubisz

I chose ECE since I've always been fascinated with how circuits and electricity work, and I wanted to learn more about them. My professors are very engaging and encourage us to ask questions often. Having classes of around 15–25 students makes it easy to get to know the professor and the other students well.

Michael Dubisz '20

Armando Chacon

CBU’s College of Engineering is the only school that I am aware of that it would have been possible to complete an engineering degree in 3 years. Not only was it possible to do this but ECE faculty helped make my goal a reality.

Armando Chacon '20
Distribution Engineer 1, Southern California Edison

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Student Opportunities: SAE Club

Students in CBU's SAE Car Club compete annually in competitions, gaining experience with SAE car design, a prerequisite for employment with SpaceX, and other engineering companies. In June 2021, at the Las Vegas competition, the Lancers placed fourth overall, ahead of all other California schools.

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Career Possibilities

Electrical and computer engineering majors can apply their field of study to a variety of careers in the engineering industry. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Radio-Frequency Engineer
  • Microelectronics IC Designer
  • Digital Signal Processing Specialist
  • Power Electronics Specialist
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Utilities and Power Systems Engineer

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