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Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management

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Undergraduate Degrees:


The B.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), (410) 347-7700.

Undergraduate Minors:

Graduate Degrees:

Certificate in Quality Management

Mission Statement of the MSEM Department

Our mission is to prepare students for rewarding careers and higher education in engineering management, manufacturing systems engineering and materials engineering. Our graduates will be able to solve complex technical problems, address the needs of modern society, and pursue lifelong learning. The Department successfully guides students in their achievement of the educational objectives articulated for all undergraduate engineering programs at CSUN, and acquisition and development of the specialized knowledge and skills essential to their professional practice of manufacturing systems engineering, materials engineering and engineering management for the betterment of society, as well as competence in the design, implementation and management of contemporary manufacturing and production methods and systems.

MSEM Department Undergraduate Programs

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 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 Degree Programs in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Engineering Management equip entry-level engineers with knowledge of the business of engineering, making them valuable to their employers and ensuring future professional growth. These Programs are ideal 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. The MSEM Undergraduate Engineering Degree Programs include studies in basic mathematics and sciences, the engineering sciences, manufacturing systems engineering and 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 also have access to well-equipped laboratories, including computing laboratories with the discipline-specific software essential to achieving program objectives.

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

Small classes are taught by a group of dedicated faculty who among them hold several outstanding teaching and faculty awards, are nationally and internationally recognized for their technical publications, work in engineering professional organizations, and have engineering and management experience in industry to share with their students.

Engineering Management and Manufacturing Systems Engineering students have opportunities to participate in technical and social activities sponsored by student chapters of such professional societies as SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), ASM International (formerly the American Society for Metals International), and SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and ASQ (American Society for Quality, as well as interdisciplinary student organizations in the College, such as Tau Beta Pi, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). 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.

Academic Advisement

The MSEM faculty is committed to providing a supportive student-centered environment for its majors. All majors meet with their assigned faculty advisors for academic advisement. Contact Ileana Costea at (818) 677-2167 for information about any Undergraduate or Graduate Programs.

Community Relations and Department Industrial Liaison Council

The MSEM Department maintains strong relations with the community. We continuously review our Programs with students, alumni, and employers of our graduates. The Department’s Industrial Liaison Council consists of members in the professional community to ensure that we receive a breadth of information on future engineering trends that would affect our Programs.

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