Department of
Computer & Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
California State University, Bakersfield

Accreditation Information for the BS CE Program

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BS CE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

2a. Engage in the productive practice of computer engineering to identify and solve significant real world problems across a broad range of application areas.
2b. Ethically apply their computer engineering knowledge and skills with an understanding of realistic constraints for the overall benefit of a diverse society.
2c. Enhance the economic well-being of both Kern County and the State of California through a combination of technical expertise, social responsibility, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
2d. Effectively define, lead, and manage computer engineering industry driven projects to deliver timely results.

Current Student Outcomes (SOs) effective 2018-19

Our institution also uses the term Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for ABET SOs.

1 an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
2 an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
3 an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4 an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
5 an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6 an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7 an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Computer Engineering Enrollments and Graduates

The Computer Engineering program began in Fall 2011. Enrollments by class level in the Fall term and overall number of graduates for the corresponding academic years are given in the below tables:

Enrollment Data by Fall Term
Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Post-Bacc Total Enrollment
Fall 2011 28 7 11 3 0 49
Fall 2012 48 11 16 12 1 88
Fall 2013 45 22 15 26 2 110
Fall 2014 53 23 24 25 3 128
Fall 2015 61 26 29 23 3 142
Fall 2016 41 27 22 33 2 125
Fall 2017 49 15 20 35 2 119
Fall 2018 37 28 21 33 1 120
Fall 2019 38 20 19 33 2 112
Fall 2020 34 15 18 34 1 102
Fall 2021 29 14 14 31 1 91
Fall 2022 28 13 21 22 1 85
Fall 2023 39 15 14 29 1 98

Graduate Data by Academic Year
Academic Year Number of Graduates
2011/12 1
2012/13 3
2013/14 4
2014/15 9
2015/16 9
2016/17 9
2017/18 11
2018/19 14
2019/20 14
2020/21 11
2021/22 15
2022/23 11

SOs for 2017-18 and Earlier

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. an ability to communicate effectively
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice