Behzad Bavarian, Ph.D.
MSEM Department Chair
Professor of Materials Engineering
Welcome to the website of the Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering at California State University, Northridge. Our mission is to create, transfer, and preserve knowledge through dynamic teaching, and the effective training in our advanced laboratories for our future colleagues in engineering. We believe that learning, discovery, and innovation are fostered through the interaction of persons from a diverse background and are dedicated to creating an environment that welcomes and values all.
The department offers 6 programs: 2 undergraduate programs Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management, Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and 3 graduate programs: Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Master of Science degree in Materials Engineering, and 1 Certificate Program in Quality Management. MSEM Department also offers Minor in Engineering Management, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Minor in Automation and CAD/CAM.
CSUN’s academic programs are accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges https://www.wscuc.org/). Our BS degree programs in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Engineering Management are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology http://www.abet.org/). The programs are designed to provide the graduate a sound engineering education to enable them intellectual growth in discipline-related areas, and meet the needs of the regional industrial community for qualified engineering expertise. The department has a strong advisement, mentoring and tutoring system to facilitate the success and prompt graduation of the students. Our multi-disciplinary applied engineering courses ensure that the graduates experience real engineering and management projects.
The Student Chapter (No. S327) of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME http://www.sme.org/) is very active and attends local, regional, and national competitions. The Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) organizes a series of 4 seminars each semester. ASM International and SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) are promoting materials engineering and advanced materials processing, organizes 3 seminars each semester, while the November meeting is devoted to “CSUN Research Night” and current research projects presented by both undergraduate and graduate students.
I invite you to review the descriptions of our undergraduate and graduate programs, and contact us directly if you have any questions about our programs, feel free to contact us at (818) 677-2167 or visit the links on our department webpage, or check the MSEM Section of the CSUN Catalog.
We wish you success in your endeavors.