College of Engineering and Computer Science

Office of the Dean

Jacaranda Hall (JD4504)
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Phone: (818) 677-4501

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Student Prosperity

A Message From Associate Dean Xudong Jia, Ph.D.

"As the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, I have witnessed firsthand the remarkable achievements of our students. They consistently demonstrate their technical prowess, problem-solving skills, and adaptability in tackling real-world challenges. Whether it is through groundbreaking research, industry collaborations, or community outreach initiatives, our students showcase their exceptional talent and dedication to making a positive impact on society.

At CSUN, we take great pride in our faculty's unwavering dedication to our students. Our esteemed professors are not only accomplished scholars in their respective fields, but they are also passionate educators who genuinely care about the success and well-being of each student. They go above and beyond to provide an enriching learning experience, combining theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical applications. With their guidance and mentorship, our students are empowered to reach their full potential and become the next generation of leaders in engineering and computer science.

We understand that choosing the right institution for your higher education is a significant decision, and we are honored that you are considering CSUN's College of Engineering and Computer Science. Rest assured, our faculty and staff are committed to providing you with a supportive and inclusive learning environment where you can flourish academically, intellectually, and personally."

How can we help you succeed?

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at CSUN is dedicated to helping all students achieve academic success by nurturing their intellectual, personal, social, and professional growth. Through our comprehensive programs and resources, we provide a supportive environment that empowers students to excel in their studies. Our dedicated faculty members offer expert guidance and mentorship, ensuring students receive a high-quality education. Additionally, we foster a sense of community through various clubs and organizations, allowing students to engage with like-minded peers. This page is dedicated to ensuring that we provide a variety of services around campus to assist you with your time here at CSUN.

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Matador Summer Transition to Engineering and computer science Program (M-STEP)

Your success in starting in the College of Engineering and Computer Science could start with one program: M-STEP. Get curriculum-ready and help ease your transition into university life with this free program, all the while gaining valuable math skills and the chance to connect with current faculty, staff, and students within the college. Click below to learn more and seize this unique opportunity!

Visit M-STEP

Academic Enrichment Tutoring Services

Dedicated to ensuring your academic journey goes smoothly with assistive tutoring services, the college's Academic Enrichment Tutoring Services currently offer the following programs:

  1. Facilitated Academic Workshops (FAW) that help you master challenging engineering and computer science-related courses,
  2. A Cooperative Learning Participation program, which provides tutoring for over 200 relevant sections within the college,
  3. and the Living Learning Community, which offers in-house tutoring for science and engineering-related courses.

With these resources, we're here to ensure you're successful in your education here at CSUN, and to make your time in our college as rewarding and fulfilling as possible. Explore their offerings through their website below.

AETS Website

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Student Services Center & EOP Satellite Office

Within the College of Engineering and Computer Science contains the Student Services Center (SSC) & EOP Satellite Office. Their goal is straightforward – to ensure your academic journey is as smooth and successful as possible. We understand that every student's path is unique, and that's OK: the SSC is there to help guide you. Visit their site to learn more about the services they offer.

CECS Honor's Co-op

The Honor's Co-Op within the College of Engineering and Computer Science is a unique academic-industry bridge with a legacy dating back to 1986, rooted in a century-old American tradition of Cooperative Education. This program offers students the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience in technical roles while pursuing their education at CSUN. It's not your typical placement program; participating companies commit to providing a structured training environment under faculty supervision. Honors Co-Op is an honor program, exclusively available to academically qualified students, and it's a year-long commitment.

Check Your Honor's Co-op Qualifications

First-time Transfer Student Orientation

Since 2007, the New Student Convocation has been an annual celebration of learning, collaboratively planned by Student Affairs and Academic Affairs for the new students entering CSUN each fall. This event serves as a formal welcome extended to the entering class by the President, administration, and the campus community. This program has been one of the primary mainstays of the university’s welcome programs signaling the start of each academic year. 

Read More About First-time Transfer Student Orientation 

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College of Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship Application

Within the College of Engineering and Computer Science is our CECS Scholarship Application, a centralized scholarship application for engineering and computer science students only. Last year, over $300,000 in scholarships were awarded to students who applied completely. This golden opportunity not only grants you valuable financial savings but also offers recognition at our CECS Scholarship Reception. Keep a close eye on your school email for updates regarding the application and adhere to the instructions provided. We hope to see you at next year's Scholarship Reception!

Apply for CECS Scholarships

New Freshman Scholarships

Every semester, eligible U100 students have the opportunity to apply for the Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships, each worth $1000. CSUN freshmen who meet the specified criteria, including those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, are encouraged to apply. The scholarship applications will undergo a thorough review by a committee comprising CSUN faculty and staff. To take advantage of this opportunity, interested students should complete their applications online through the CSUN Financial Aid and Scholarship Department, ensuring submission on or before the specified deadline.

Apply for CSUN Scholarships

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Student Clubs & Organizations

With over 30+ student clubs to pick from, there's something for everybody to participate in. Check out our latest listings in our dedicated page.

Club & Organizations

CSUN & CECS Career Fairs

CSUN Career Fairs

As students, you'll have numerous opportunities throughout your time here to visit a career fair provided by Career Services. Including six annual career fairs and a graduate school fair, these events offer you a unique chance to connect with organizations directly and explore potential career paths. Attending a career fair is a fantastic way for you to discover exciting prospects, establish meaningful connections with companies, explore available positions, and of course, showcase your skills during potential on-site interviews.

Tech Fest

Tech Fest is an STEM-focused career fair for students and alums to gain important information about networking, professional business skills, careers, and internships. With a focus on engineering and computer science, students from the college have ample opportunities to advance in their career aspirations. From previous Tech Fests, company representatives came from the following industries:

  • Defense
  • Internet & Software
  • Government - Local, State & Federal
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Higher Education
  • Electronic & Computer Hardware
  • Commercial Banking & Credit
  • Civil Engineering
  • Scientific and Technical Consulting
  • K-12 Education

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Office of the Dean

Jacaranda Hall (JD4504)
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Phone: (818) 677-4501

Send email

Feedback Form

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