Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organized forcing of technological change ... Engineers operate at the interface between science and society ...
– Gordon S. Brown (1907 - 1996)
College of ECC
Preparing Graduates to Solve 21st-Century Problems
We recognize the challenges of the 21st century and are committed to prepare graduates who can work cooperatively with other scientists, engineers, and business professionals to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. The academic disciplines within the college provide students with the knowledge and skills to meet these challenges. We welcome your interest in our college, our programs, our faculty, and our students. Please take a few moments to learn more about us!
O'Connell Technology Center (OCNL), Room 410
College of ECC (or Dept. name)
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0003
California's Economic Payoff
In April 2012, the Campaign for College Opportunity released a report detailing their key findings to a study called "California's Economic Payoff: Investing in college access and completion." The report covers a wide number of compelling reasons why it is extremely important and beneficial for the State of California to continue investing in higher education. The report is a "must read" for anyone affiliated with the UC and CSU systems so we can clearly articulate how important our efforts in higher education are to our community and the State of California.
Chico State recognized in US News 2012 Best Colleges
Last September 12, 2011 Chico State was recognized by U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2012 ranking as belonging to a list of schools categorized as having the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs at schools where doctorate is not offered.
ECC Required Student Laptop Purchase
Beginning Fall 2011, students who declare a major or minor in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC) are required to purchase a laptop for use in major coursework. Students who declare prior to Fall 2011 are exempt from this requirement, but are encouraged to participate as well.
Additional information regarding this requirement is available here ...