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College of Technology & Engineering

Westcliff University’s College of Technology & Engineering (COTE) offers undergraduate and graduate-level programs and certificates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), computer and advanced technologies. The COTE innovative curriculum is designed and taught by highly credentialed and experienced faculty that possess relevant, pragmatic, and industry-validated knowledge. The COTE prepares graduates to become the digital architects of the globalized 21st-century economy.

College of Technology & Engineering College of Technology & Engineering


Westcliff University’s COTE offers a STEM-based curriculum with a focus on engineering, information technology, computer science, and advanced technologies. The COTE operates under the auspices of the university’s accrediting bodies, and the institution’s learning outcomes. The COTE is headed by the Dean, Dr. Tony R. Lyons.

Mission Statement

Westcliff University’s College of Technology & Engineering’s (COTE) primary mission is to prepare a future generation of college graduates by providing a robust STEM-based curriculum designed to enhance their technical acumen, thus enabling, inspiring, and empowering COTE graduates from around the world to create, innovate, and sustain the 21st-century globalized economy. The COTE focus is to promote creativity and innovation in STEM-related fields, including information technology, computer science, and advanced technologies, for the purpose of fostering an environment that cultivates technology-pioneers that contribute directly to the evolution of the modern digital age.

Dr. George Sayegh, D.B.A., Information Systems, Dean Emeritus, College of Technology & Engineering

Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

The College of Technology & Engineering (COTE) at Westcliff University is comprised of highly credentialed faculty that possess several years of practical and relevant experience that provides students with industry-validated skills that will enable and empower graduates to succeed both personally and professionally. As Dean, I am personally vested in every students’ success both during their tenure here in the COTE and especially in their professional lives. You will find that the COTE is very student-centric and focuses on supporting students to ensure that their educational experience is fulfilling, inspiring, authentic, and motivates graduates to pursue their dreams beyond the classroom.

Westcliff University and the COTE continually seek input from local, national, and international stakeholders in the areas of STEM, information technology, and computer science to ensure our curriculum is dynamic, offering fresh and relevant knowledge. Most importantly. we provide and foster an environment of collaboration, where the exchange of ideas between students and faculty allows for opportunities to dream, create, innovate, and become the next generation of digital pioneers.  I and the faculty look forward to teaching and learning from you, as I firmly believe that education is a synergistic experience between faculty, students, society, and a dynamic curriculum that directly contributes to your success.

George J. Sayegh, D.B.A.
Faculty and Dean Emeritus, College of Technology & Engineering