UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Program: B.S., Engineering Management Technology

Program Description

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 within organizations.

The engineer’s role in industry has changed from performing solely technical tasks to being involved in the integration of engineering, technology and business operations. For this purpose, undergraduate Engineering Management Technology 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 in Engineering Management Technology equips entry-level engineering technology graduates with knowledge of the business of engineering, making them valuable to their employers and ensuring future professional growth. For students who enjoy understanding the technical aspect of a business as well as the people and resources side of the organization, the technical challenges of engineering and the opportunity to integrate higher-level organizational considerations into technological decision-making processes, engineering management technology is an ideal program of study. The bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management Technology prepares students to be successful contributors and leaders in technology-driven organizations, which are the mainstay of the U.S. economy in the 21st century.

The undergraduate Engineering Management Technology 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 also have access to well-equipped laboratories, including computing laboratories with discipline-specific software programs that are essential to achievement of program objectives.

Program Requirements

The Engineering Management Technology 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 and plane geometry. Four years of English are required.

CSUN provides the opportunity for students who have not had a complete background of pre-engineering work in high school to take courses to prepare for the major. These additional courses will not count toward the major and may increase the time to graduate.

The Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management Technology will provide a firm technical base for students by requiring them to take courses with topics in materials engineering, engineering CAD, quality engineering, systems engineering, facilities planning and design, as well as technical innovation and entrepreneurship. Their technical skills are complemented by business skills in production planning, project management, engineering economy, marketing management and operations research.

Special Grade Requirements

  1. All students must complete the lower division writing requirement before enrolling in 300-level courses.
  2. All students must attempt the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam before enrolling in 400-level courses.
  3. Grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses in the major. A grade of “C” or better is required in all undergraduate transfer courses.
  4. Senior-level courses cannot be taken unless the student previously completed or is concurrently completing all freshman-, sophomore- and junior-level core requirements.

Unit Requirements

The following unit requirements are necessary for the B.S. degree in Engineering Management Technology:

1. Lower Division Required Courses (53 units)

Freshman Year

CHEM 100 Principles of Chemistry (3)
CHEM 100L Principles of Chemistry Lab (1)
CIT 160/L Internet Technologies (2/1)
COMP 100 Computers: Their Impact and Use (3)
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MATH 103 Mathematical Methods for Business (3)
MATH 105 Pre-Calculus II (5)
MSE 101/L Introduction to Engineering and Lab (1/1)
PHYS 100A General Physics I (3)
PHYS 100AL General Physics I Lab (1)

Sophomore Year

ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
BLAW 280 Business Law I (3)
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ENGL 215 Critical Thinking About Research Writing (3)
MATH 140 Introductory Statistics (4)
MSE 220/L Construction Materials and Lab (2/1)
MSE 248/L Engineering CAD and Graphics and Lab (2/1)
PHYS 100B General Physics II (3)
PHYS 100BL General Physics II Lab (1)

2. Upper Division Required Courses (40 units)

Junior Year

CM 340 Statics and Strength of Materials (3)
MKT 304 Marketing Management (3)
MSE 303 Innovation, Invention and Technology (3)
MSE 300 Construction Technology Economy (3)
SOM 306 Operations Management (3)

Senior Year

MSE 401 Introduction to Engineering and Technology Management (3)
MSE 402 Engineering Project Management (3)
MSE 403CS Facilities Planning and Design (3)
MSE 406 Engineering Cost Analysis (3)
MSE 407 Manufacturing Systems (3)
MSE 420 New Product Innovation and Technical Entrepreneurship for Engineers (3)
MSE 488A MSEM Senior Design I (2)
MSE 488BCS MSEM Senior Design II (2)
MSE 507 Lean Manufacturing Systems (3)

3. General Education (48 units)

Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog, including 3 units of coursework meeting the Ethnic Studies (ES) graduation requirement.

21 units are satisfied by the coursework in the major. ENGL 215 satisfies A3 Critical Thinking; 6 units of Physical Science may be used to satisfy sections B1-3; MATH 103 satisfies Basic Skills B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning; ECON 160 and MSE 300 satisfy D1 Social Sciences; and COMP 100 satisfies E Lifelong Learning and fulfills the Information Competence requirement.

Total Units in the Major: 93

General Education Units: 27

Total Units Required for the B.S. Degree: 120

Contact

Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management
Chair: Behzad Bavarian
Jacaranda Hall (JD) 4510
(818) 677-2167
msem@csun.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

Students in the Bachelors in Engineering Management Technology program will fulfill the following student learning outcomes (SLOs). The first five are defined by ABET for all technology programs. The last two are specific to engineering management technology:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. An ability to design systems, components or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  6. An ability to implement innovation and entrepreneurship for technical organizations.
  7. An ability to implement quality engineering and systems engineering for technical projects.