UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Programs

B.S., Civil Engineering

Department faculty provides instruction in statics and strength of materials, dynamics and mechanics lab, as well as our degree programs. Civil Engineers design the infrastructure of our world, from bridges and freeways to sewer systems and libraries. Their work touches nearly every facet of our society’s everyday lives, including but not limited to structures, water …

B.S., Computer Engineering

“Nowadays the world is lit by lightning,” playwright Tennessee Williams wrote. But electrical and computer engineers prove him wrong every day. From city lights to satellites, semiconductors, telephone switching systems and audio equipment, their work depends on electricity and the engineers who design and develop ways to harness its power. The Computer Engineering (CompE) program …

B.S., Computer Information Technology

The B.S. degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT) is designed for students who are interested in a professional career that involves solving the informational technology infrastructure needs of companies and organizations. An IT professional is able to understand computer systems and solve the computer-related problems of the people they serve. An IT professional assumes responsibility …

B.S., Computer Science

The B.S. degree in Computer Science provides a broad knowledge of computing and is designed for students who desire: (a) to pursue graduate work in computer science and (b) to work on the development and support of software projects in a diverse range of specialized areas. The Computer Science degree consists of a set of core courses …

B.S., Construction Management

The construction industry is the single largest industry in America, accounting for 14 percent of the nation’s Gross National Product (GNP). Students interested in becoming a construction manager need a solid background in building science, business and construction management. They need to understand contracts, plans and specifications, and they have to be knowledgeable about construction …

B.S., Electrical Engineering

“Nowadays the world is lit by lightning,” playwright Tennessee Williams wrote. But electrical and computer engineers prove him wrong every day. From city lights to satellites, semiconductors, telephone switching systems and audio equipment, their work depends on electricity and the engineers who design and develop ways to harness its power. Electrical Engineering majors at CSUN …

B.S., Engineering Management Technology

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 …

B.S., Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Engineers turn ideas into reality. They play key roles in the creation of almost every single product that you see or use, from clothing to computers, from automobiles to space shuttles, from frozen foods to toys. The challenges of creating and using new materials to meet future needs, relieving human drudgery by automating …

B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering majors at CSUN receive a solid education in the fundamentals of the discipline augmented by hands-on experience that employers have found to be invaluable. Design concepts and projects are integrated throughout the curriculum. The freshmen and sophomore years provide the student with a breadth of knowledge that is required in specialized courses and …

Minor in Automation and CAD/CAM

Many professional career positions are in functional areas in which knowledge and skills in automation technology and in computer-aided design and manufacturing are an integral part of the product design and implementation processes. This minor is structured to augment undergraduate studies in engineering and related areas so as to facilitate student opportunities for access to …

Minor in Computer Science

A minor in Computer Science calls for 22 units of study, including courses in computer architecture and assembly language, algorithms and programming, data structure and program design, computer organization, programming language concepts and advanced data structures, along with a choice of electives.

Minor in Construction Management

The minor in Construction Management consists of 23 units.

Minor in Data Science

A minor in Data Science calls for 22 units of study, including courses in probability and statistics, as well as courses in computer algorithms and programming, data structure and program design, and machine learning. The minor concludes with a one-semester capstone project that synthesizes this knowledge.

Minor in Electrical Engineering

Out of the 21 units, 17 units must be upper division courses. The student may have to complete prerequisite courses such as Math and Physics. Any required non-Electrical Engineering prerequisite courses will not count toward the required 21 units. This program is not available to students with a major in Computer Engineering.

Minor in Engineering Management

The Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management (MSEM) offers an undergraduate minor in Engineering Management. The Engineering Management minor develops the skills in team building, interpersonal communications, decision making, project management, leadership and quality management that employers are increasingly looking for in both engineers and scientists, as well as in other employees in advanced …

Minor in Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Almost half of all engineering positions are in or related to manufacturing. This minor is designed to augment undergraduate studies in engineering and closely related fields to facilitate student opportunities for achievement in a manufacturing environment. Some students may find it necessary to complete selected prerequisite courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics and/or engineering. Note: The …

M.S., Assistive Technology Engineering

The online Master of Science degree program in Assistive Technology Engineering (ATE) serves new entrants and midcareer professionals who want to focus or reorient their careers in the fields of biomedical engineering and assistive technology. The program provides graduates with knowledge, technical skills and managerial abilities needed for success in specific areas of professional practice …

M.S., Computer Engineering

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering consists of 30 units and either a thesis or project.

M.S., Computer Science

Students in the Computer Science M.S. program complete 30 units of graduate work, including a 6-unit thesis. The core of the program comprises advanced courses in computation theory, algorithms and data structures, system architecture, computer networking and software engineering. The electives may be chosen to form a concentration in an area of specialization or to …

M.S., Electrical Engineering

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering consists of 30 units and either a thesis or project.

M.S., Engineering Management

Taught by faculty with professional engineering management experience, the Engineering Management program 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 as well as entrepreneurial abilities, while also enabling continued intellectual …

M.S., Manufacturing Systems Engineering

The Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering facilitates in-depth knowledge of manufacturing systems based on engineering principles. The core foundation in computer-based and automated design, manufacturing and assembly is complemented by expertise in selected areas, such as automation and CAD/CAM, materials and processes, and quality and management. The evolving curriculum, contemporary laboratory facilities and …

M.S., Materials Engineering

To meet the technological needs of industry, the Master of Science in Materials Engineering program creatively combines opportunities for intellectual and experiential growth in engineering materials and processes. Access to exceptional state-of-the-art laboratories enables the development of advanced expertise in materials characterization, with projects addressing nanotechnology, MEMS, sensors, smart materials, microelectronics, optoelectronics, biomaterials and environmentally …

M.S., Mechanical Engineering

The M.S. in Mechanical Engineering program provides the opportunity for students to specialize in one of three emphasis areas: mechanical system design, system dynamics and control, and thermal-fluid systems. The program features a thesis plan and a comprehensive examination plan so that the students can tailor their studies to complement their specific career and educational …

M.S., Software Engineering

Students in the Software Engineering M.S. program complete 30 units of graduate work, including 6 units involving a thesis. The core of the program comprises advanced courses in software engineering processes, including requirements analysis, software design and implementation, verification and validation, quality assurance, software maintenance and software project management. The electives may be chosen to …

M.S., Structural Engineering

The Master of Science in Structural Engineering consists of 30 units for the thesis or project plan.

Construction Management Certificate

Construction Management Certificate The Construction Management Certificate program is intended to serve owners’ representatives, consulting engineers, architects, design engineers, contractors and subcontractors who have a bachelor of science, but not necessarily in construction. Individuals with the certification will have knowledge of the fundamental principles of construction management, contract administration and construction law, especially for projects performed using …

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management for Engineering Professionals Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management for Engineering Professionals is designed for individuals who are seeking professional development in entrepreneurship and innovation at the graduate level. Individuals who obtain the certificate will have knowledge of fundamental principles of technology management, technical innovation and entrepreneurship, engineering economy, finance, leadership, marketing and strategies for sustainability. The …

Quality Management Certificate

The Quality Management Certificate program is designed for post-baccalaureate individuals seeking access to or advancement in quality-related professions. Certified individuals will have knowledge of fundamental principles of quality management and control, lean processes, quality applications in project or service environments, and specialized quality management methods. Certified personnel will contribute to meeting industry and government needs …