The Engineering Management program at 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.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Identify, analyze and solve engineering management problems quantitatively.
- Explain management techniques and strategies applied in engineering and high-tech firms.
- Explain and analyze contemporary issues and developments in operations management of engineering firms.
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.
- 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
- Manufacturing Systems
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEntrepreneurship Management, Organisation & Leadership General Engineering & Technology View 1789 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
- For admission, a bachelor of science degree in an undergraduate engineering/science program with a 2.5 or higher overall grade point average (GPA) is required
- All applicants will be required to submit a one-page (single spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font) Statement of Purpose (SOP). The SOP must explain the applicant’s undergraduate degree and any related work experience, why the applicant wishes to join the M.S. Engineering Management program, and what the applicant hopes to get out of the program
International14042 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14042 USD per year during 24 months.
National14042 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14042 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State8498 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8498 USD per year during 24 months.
Yearly tuition fee for seven or more units per semester.
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