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Academics

Graduate Program

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The MSEM Department at California State University, Northridge offers three different specializations into Master's Degrees. They are:


Master of Science in Engineering Management


The Engineering Management program is taught by faculty with professional engineering management experience and offers engineers and other technical professionals the opportunity to develop technical management and entrepreneurial skills pertinent to the management of existing and emerging technologies. The program stresses the devel­opment of technological decision-making abilities, while also enabling continued intellectual growth in an area that meets professional needs. Engineering Management program graduates have been assuming leadership roles in industry since the early 1970s.


Program Goals

The goals of the Master of Science in Engineering Management pro­gram are to provide opportunities for:

 

A.    Requirements for Admission to the Program:

1. Satisfaction of all requirements for graduate admission to the University.

  • Applicants are required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS if he/she received a Bachelor's degree in a non-English speaking institution - For more information, please contact the Admissions & Records Office.

    • The lowest acceptable score on the Internet-based TOEFL is a 79

2. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA

3. Approval by the Department Graduate Coordinator.

 

B.     Requirements for Advancement to Classified Status:

1. Satisfaction of University requirements for classified status.

2. Approval of program of study plan by assigned faculty advisor.

3. Approval by the Department Graduate Coordinator.


C.    Special Requirements:

1. This program is intended primarily for students holding a B.S. in Engineering or other technical field. Prospective students who work in technical environments and hold degrees in non-technical fields should contact the Department in order to discuss additional pre­requisite courses with a faculty advisor.

2. Students entering the program are expected to have completed Engineering Management (MSE 504) or equivalent. Admitted stu­dents who have not completed such a course as part of an under­graduate program may complete the course as part of their graduate degree program of study.

 

Required Courses

1. Required Core Courses (15 units):

MSE 601A Engineering Statistics I (3)

MSE 602 Engineering Innovation Management (3)

MSE 604 Engineering Economy and Financial Analysis (3)

MSE 606A Engineering Operations Management (3)

MSE 608B Management of Engineering Professionals (3)

 

2. Culminating Experience (3 units):

MSE 697MGT Engineering Management Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Only classified students in the M.S. Degree in Engineering Management Program after satisfying 27 units and with Graduate Coordinator permission can take this course. This course is not offered in the summer and must be completed during either the Fall or Spring semesters.


3. Electives (15 units) 

Elective courses are selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. At least 6 of the 12 units must be selected from approved courses in the Department. No more than 6 of the 12 units may be at the 400-level. Frequently selected electives in Engineering Management include MSE 402, 407, 504, 505, 507, 601B, 606B, 617 and 618. Discipline electives in Automation and CAD/CAM, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Systems, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Structural Engineering also are appropriate.


Total: 33 units


*Note: This updated program is effective Fall 2013. Any student who was admitted on or after the Fall 2013 semester will need to follow this updated program. Students who were admitted prior to Fall 2013 will go by the catalog year in which they were admitted (i.e. the old program that consists of 6 core courses).

Master of science in Materials Engineering




A. Requirements for Admission to the Program: 

1. Satisfaction of all requirements for Graduate Admission to the University.

  • Applicants are required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS if he/she received a Bachelor's degree from a non-English speaking institution - For more information, please contact the Admissions & Records Office.

    • The lowest acceptable score on the Internet-based TOEFL is a 79

2. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA

3. Approval by the Department Graduate Coordinator.


B. Requirements for Advancement to Classified Status: 

1. Satisfaction of University requirements for Classified status.

2. Approval of program of study plan by assigned faculty advisor.

3. Approval by the Department Graduate Coordinator.


C. Special Requirements: 

1. This program is intended primarily for students holding a B.S. degree in a closely related field of science or engineering. Prospective students whose undergraduate degree is not in a closely related field should discuss additional prerequisite courses with the Program Director.

2. No more than 6 units of advisor-approved 400-level courses may be included in the graduate program of study.


Master of science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering




A. Requirements for Admission to the Program 

1. Satisfaction of all requirements for Graduate Admission to the University.

  • Applicants are required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS if he/she received a Bachelor's degree from a non-English speaking institution - For more information, please contact the Admissions & Records Office.

    • The lowest acceptable score on the Internet-based TOEFL is a 79.

2. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA

3. Approval by the Department Graduate Coordinator.


B. Requirements for Advancement to Classified Graduate Status 

1. Satisfaction of University requirements for Classified status.

2. Approval of program of study by assigned advisor.

3. Approval by the Department Graduate Coordinator.


C. Special Requirements 

1. This Program is intended primarily for students holding a B.S. Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical field. Prospective students who work in technical environments and hold degrees in non-technical fields should contact the Department to discuss any prerequisite courses with a faculty advisor. .

2. No more than 6 units of advisor-approved 400-level courses may be included in the graduate program of study.


Required Courses (33 units)


*Please take the time to view the Frequently Asked Questions

**Please view the recent changes to the University catalog in the M.S. in Engineering Management and Manufacturing Systems Engineering programs: Click HERE.


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