The Engineering Management program offered by California State University Northridge stresses the development of technological decision-making as well as entrepreneurial 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.
About the Department
The Department of Manufacturing System Engineering and Management (MSEM) is located in heart of the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles. This geographical location places faculty, staff and students in one of the most exciting areas in the world for engineering at the beginning of the 21st century. In this dynamic environment, students find themselves with significant job offers and exciting career opportunities throughout Southern California.
With the turn of the century, the field of engineering entered a particularly vital era. The “information age” born in the last century has already affected every aspect of the discipline and, undoubtedly, revolutionized all engineering fields, including manufacturing engineering, automated manufacturing, nanotechnology, biomaterials, quality management, sustainability and waste reduction.
MSEM is a leading academic center in training the next generation of creative engineers who will pioneer new technologies, launch businesses and bring needed solutions to many of the greatest challenges facing the world. Our goal is to give our graduates the engineering skills they need to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields to make a better and safer world.
More than two-thirds of all engineering professionals invest a significant portion of their careers 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.
Manufacturing Systems Engineering is a growing discipline area in the engineering profession. Four of the seven technology areas that have been identified for rapid development by the National Science Foundation—advanced manufacturing technologies, advanced materials and processing, biotechnology and healthcare delivery systems—are particularly well-suited for the talents of the manufacturing systems engineer. Employment opportunities abound in the metropolitan Los Angeles area, the leading manufacturing region in the United States.
On the job, manufacturing systems engineers develop new facilities, create computer models and images of products and processes, manage the production process, conduct productivity studies, test products and evaluate materials, troubleshoot on the factory floor and work hand in hand with design engineers. Because their background is broad and the types of work are so varied, these engineers find opportunities in fields besides manufacturing, applying their skills and knowledge in such diverse environments as hospitals, entertainment firms and consulting firms. Many manufacturing systems engineers are noted for starting their own companies or for pursuing engineering management career paths in large companies.
Although most manufacturing systems engineers are employed in private industry, others pursue careers with government agencies or educational institutions. The bachelor’s degree can be used as a stepping stone to graduate work in engineering, law, business or even medicine. Many Manufacturing Systems Engineering graduates return to CSUN to earn their M.S. degree in the Engineering Management, Manufacturing Systems Engineering or Materials Engineering programs.
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- Decision Tools for Engineering Managers
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Engineering Professionals
- Engineering Economy and Financial Analysis
- Production and Operations Management for Engineers
- Leadership of Engineering Professionals and High-Tech Firms
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership General Engineering & Technology View 1066 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United States
- Complete the “International Online Application”
- A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
- All secondary-school records
- Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
- Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents
- Statement of Purpose
International14016 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14016 USD per year during 24 months.
National14016 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14016 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State8472 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8472 USD per year during 24 months.
Yearly tuition fee for seven or more units per semester.
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