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B.S.  Engineering Management

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General College Information


Engineering Management at CSUN

The B.S. in Engineering Management is a new program and it is not yet accredited. The Department is planning to seek accreditation in the near future.

More than two-thirds of all engineering professionals invest a significant portion of their career in managing and administering a wide range of technical engineering and research projects and budgets. As the engineering profession evolves, an increasing need has emerged for entry-level engineering professionals who have both a broad engineering background and the knowledge and ability to interface between the business and technical functions of organizations.

Undergraduate engineering management majors learn engineering fundamentals, together with the art and science of planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities in technological environments. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management equips entry-level engineers with knowledge of the business of engineering, making them valuable to their employers and ensuring future professional growth. For students who enjoy people and technology, the technical challenges of engineering, and the opportunity to integrate higher-level organizational considerations into technological decision-making processes, engineering management is an ideal program of study.

The undergraduate engineering management degree program includes studies in basic mathematics and sciences, the engineering sciences, engineering management disciplinary studies, and technical electives, as well as general education. The selection of technical electives can be tailored to particular areas of student interest. The team project experiences in many courses approximate the professional environment that graduates will encounter in their future careers. Program culminating experiences include community service learning course projects and capstone course design projects. Students have access to the well-equipped laboratories, including computing laboratories with discipline-specific software, that are essential to achievement of program objectives.

Students have opportunities to participate in the technical and social activities sponsored by the student chapters of many professional organizations. Program majors are also eligible to apply for internships in the Honors Co-op Program hosted by the college, as well as a variety of scholarships and awards.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM:

This program is based on an expectation of adequate high school preparation in science, mathematics, and English. Science courses should include chemistry or physics, both of which are desirable. High school mathematics courses should include algebra, plane geometry, and trigonometry. Four years of English are required. Beginning students must take (or be exempt from) the Entry Level Mathematics Test, and the Mathematics, Chemistry, and English Placement Tests, before registration in basic courses is permitted.

Students who have not had an adequate background of pre-engineering work in high school may be required to complete some additional work in their first year and may not be able to complete the program in eight semesters. Students are referred to the section of the University catalog entitled Appendices-Admission regarding rules and regulations as to earned college credit.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT:

The following unit requirements are necessary for the B.S. in engineering management (Links in page to more details.

TOTAL UNITS IN THE MAJOR: 93

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 120

GENERAL EDUCATION (27 UNITS)

Engineering Management majors have modified General Education programs depending upon the year and enrollment status as a college student. Returning and transfer students should consult an advisor before planning their General Education programs.

In addition to the required major program courses, Engineering Management majors must satisfactorily complete General Education Plan R requirements in Analytical Reading and Expository Writing (3 units), Oral Communication (3 units), U.S. History and Local Government (6 units), Arts and Humanities (6 units), Social Sciences (3 units), and Comparative Cultural Studies (6 units). Six of the General Education Plan R units must be at the Upper-Division.

Students should carefully consult their four-year plan and confer with their faculty advisor when selecting their General Education Plan R courses

LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (44 UNITS)

Freshman Year

ClassDescriptionUnits Prerequisites and Corequisites1
Class Description Units Prerequisites and (Co-requisites)1
CHEM 101/L General Chemistry and Lab (4/1) Placement test
MATH 150A Calculus I (5) Placement test
MATH 150B Calculus II (5) MATH 150A
PHYS 220A/L Mechanics and Lab (3/1) MATH 150A
MSE 101/L Introduction to Engineering and Lab (1/1) Instructor consent

1Courses in parentheses are recommended co-requisites

2Lower Division Writing Requirement

3Prerequisites include completion of all major courses in years 1-3, passing the writing proficiency exam and consent of instructor

Sophmore Year

ClassDescriptionUnits Prerequisites and Corequisites1
MATH 250 Calculus III (3) MATH 150B
MATH 280 Applied Differential Equations (3) MATH 150B (MATH 250)
PHYS 220B/L Electricity and Magnetism and Lab (3/1) PHYS 220 A/L (MATH 250)
MSE 227/L Engineering Materials and Lab (3/1) MATH 150A, (CHEM 101/L, PHYS 220 A/L)
MSE 248/L Engineering CAD Graphics and Lab (2/1) MATH 250 With faculty advisor approval, select two courses from:
CE 240 Engineering Statics (3) PHYS 220A/L (MATH 150B)
ECE 240 EE Fundamentals (3) PHYS 220B/L, MATH 250 (MATH 280)

ME 286

209

ME Design 

Programming

(2/1) PHYS 220A/L

1Courses in parentheses are recommended co-requisites

2Lower Division Writing Requirement

3Prerequisites include completion of all major courses in years 1-3, passing the writing proficiency exam and consent of instructor

UPPER-DIVISON REQUIRED COURSES (37 UNITS)

Junior Year

ClassDescriptionUnits Prerequisites and Corequisites1
MSE 304 Engineering Economic Analysis (3) MATH 150, LDWR2
MSE 362 Engineering Statistical Applications (3) MATH 250
MSE 401 Introduction to Engineering and Technology Management (3) MSE 304, MSE 362
MSE 402 Engineering Project Management (3) MSE 362
MSE 406 Engineering Cost Analysis (3) MSE 304
MSE 407 Production Systems (3) Instructor consent

1Courses in parentheses are recommended co-requisites

2Lower Division Writing Requirement

3Prerequisites include completion of all major courses in years 1-3, passing the writing proficiency exam and consent of instructor

Senior Year

ClassDescriptionUnits Prerequisites and Corequisites1
MSE 403CS Facilities Planning and Design (3) MSE 248/L
MSE 410/L Production Systems Modeling and Lab (2/1) Instructor consent
MSE 415 Product Design (3) Instructor consent
MSE 488A* MSEM Senior Design I (2) see note 3
MSE 488BCS MSEM Senior Design II (2) MSE 488A

1Courses in parentheses are recommended co-requisites

2Lower Division Writing Requirement

3Prerequisites include completion of all major courses in years 1-3, passing the writing proficiency exam and consent of instructor

With faculty advisor approval, select two courses from:

ClassDescriptionUnits Prerequisites and Corequisites1
AM 316 Engineering Dynamics (3) CE 240, MATH 280
CE 340 Strength of Materials (3) CE 240, MATH 280
ECE 320 Theory of Digital Systems (3) MATH 150B
ME 370 Thermodynamics (3) MATH 250, PHYS 220A/L
ME 375 Heat Transfer (3) MATH 250, PHYS 220A/L

1Courses in parentheses are recommended co-requisites

2Lower Division Writing Requirement

3Prerequisites include completion of all major courses in years 1-3, passing the writing proficiency exam and consent of instructor

UPPER-DIVISION MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES (12 UNITS)

Electives within the major

ClassDescriptionUnits
MSE 409/L Fundamentals of CAM and Lab (2/1)
MSE 412/L Manufacturing Processes and Lab (2/1)
MSE 504 Engineering Management (3)
MSE 505 Engineering Decision Analysis (3)
MSE 507 Lean Manufacturing Systems (3)
MSE 508/L CAD/CAM Systems and Lab (2/1)
MSE 509 Computer-Aided Manufacturing Systems (3)
MSE 511/L Robotics with Applications and Lab (2/1)
MSE 512 Fundamentals of MEMS Fabrication (3)
MSE 513 NDE Methods and Analysis (3)
MSE 514 Reliability and Maintainability (3)
MSE 516/L CAD/CAM Advanced Applications and Lab (2/1)
MSE 517/L CAD/CAM Advanced Applications and Lab (2/1)
MSE 527/L Mechanical Behavior of Materials and Lab (2/1)
MSE 528/L Principles of Materials Engineering (2/1)
MSE 531 Corrosion (3)
MSE 536 Introduction to Advanced Biomaterials (3)
MSE 550 Thin Film Technology (3)
MSE 556 Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (3)

1Courses in parentheses are recommended co-requisites

2Lower Division Writing Requirement

3Prerequisites include completion of all major courses in years 1-3, passing the writing proficiency exam and consent of instructor


*Note regarding Senior Design: The department will be very strict on the pre-requisites for MSE 488A. The department will not allow any student into MSE 488A if the he/she has not completed the pre-requisites as written in the catalog starting Fall 2014.