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Engineering Management Minor

Student Learning Objectives

Students who complete the Minor in Engineering Management at California State University, Northridge will demonstrate:

  • The technical and managerial abilities to apply knowledge of engineering to the design, analysis, and integration of effective management systems in contemporary technological environments;
  • The intellectual breadth and lifelong intellectual curiosity required to practice management creatively, sensitively, and responsibly in contemporary global and societal environments;
  • The ability to communicate effectively and to function productively on multicultural and multidisciplinary teams; and
  • The desire and ability to preserve the nobility of the technical profession in its dedication to the welfare of society by nurturing ethical and professional responsibilities.

About the Program

The Department of Manufacturing System Engineering and Management 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, scientists, as well as, in other employees in advanced technology organizations. For students who enjoy people and technology, the technical challenges of engineering, and the opportunity to integrate higher-level organizational considerations into technological decision-making processes, engineering management is an ideal program of study.

This minor is intended primarily for students with majors in engineering and sciences, such as: all the engineering majors, computer science, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, geology, or biology. Students with majors in other disciplines who may be interested in this minor should consult with an MSEM department advisor to determine its appropriateness to their educational objectives.


Applicants for the minor in engineering management must be juniors or seniors with a declared major and a minimum GPA of 2.00. The minor requires completion of 18 credit hours of course work with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in the course taken toward the minor.


The course work for the minor in engineering management involves extensive writing assignments, oral presentations, and group projects, and is designed to develop the skills needed for rapid advancement in either industrial or government organizations. Eighteen credit hours of course work is required to meet the requirements for the Minor in Engineering Management.

Catalog for Minor in Engineering Management 

Required Courses (12 units)

MSE 362Engineering Statistical Applications3
MSE 401Introduction to Engineering and Technology Management3
MSE 402Engineering Project Management3
MSE 406Engineering Cost Analysis3

Non-engineering majors are also required to take MSE 304, Engineering Economic Analysis (3).

Elective Courses (6 units)

MSE 407Manufacturing Systems3
MSE 504Engineering Management3
MSE 505Engineering Decision/Risk Analysis3
MSE 507Lean Manufacturing Systems3