Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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    Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management


    Senior Design Project Showcase


    Senior Design Project Showcase


    Senior Design Project Showcase


    Senior Design Project Showcase


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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Graduate Programs are offered by the MSEM Department and who are their respective coordinators?

The Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management offers 3 Master's degree programs.

  • Engineering Management
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Materials Engineering

Dr. Ahmad Sarfaraz currently serves as program coordinator for all majors.

How do I apply for admission?

Students are admitted into the programs in both Fall and Spring semesters.

Applications are available at:

Below are the application codes for the majors offered.

  • The application major code for Engineering Management is: 562456M
  • The application major code for Manufacturing Systems Engineering is: 562469M
  • The application major code for Materials Engineering is: 562470M

What are the requirements for admission?

To be admitted to CSUN in a graduate program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
  • Have been in good standing at the last institute attended.
  • Satisfaction of all requirements for graduate admission to the University.
  • Approval by the respective degree's Program Director

The University has established additional admission requirements for international applicants and for all applicants whose undergraduate degree was completed in a language other than English.

What is classification status?

Conditionally Classified
A conditionally classified graduate student is one who has been accepted into a degree program but has not yet met all the classification criteria. Once all the requirements have been met, you and the Graduate Coordinator must submit a Request for Classification form and prepare your formal program. It is important to achieve full Classified standing prior to completing 12 units of graduate coursework.
A classified graduate student is one who has met all criteria for classification in their respective program.

For more information, consult the Graduate Student Handbook

What are the minimum GPA requirements for the different graduate programs?

  • The minimum GPA requirement for all Master's Programs is 2.5

Am I required to take GRE and/or TOEFL tests?

The GRE is no longer a University requirement at this time.

For information on TOEFL requirements, please visit International Admissions page.


Does the department accept IELTS scores?

Yes, we do. Please consult with Admissions & Records for more information.

How does the admission process work?

Applicants for graduate programs must submit a graduate application along with all necessary official documents (see current Admission Application).

Once you apply for admission, your application goes directly to Admissions and Records. Your application is held there until all of your transcripts and documents are received.

The MSEM Department does not receive your application, nor is it informed that your application has been submitted. Your application is forwarded to the MSEM Department ONLY after Admissions and Records has received and processed all of your transcripts and other documents. Once received at the MSEM Department, it is reviewed for admission by one of the Graduate Admission Committee Member(s).

After your application has been evaluated, it is returned to Admissions and Records for further processing and formal admission by the University.

What are application deadlines?

For all international student application deadlines, please consult the International Admissions page

For all other applicants, please consult the Admissions and Records Admissions Calendar.

What is the formal length of study?

The formal length of study is 2 years but it is possible to complete a program in 18 months.

Are any assistantships available for the program?

The MSEM Department does not provide assistantships for its graduate students. The few opportunities that occasionally become available are reserved for continuing graduate students.

What career options are open after graduation?

  • Automation Engineering: Proficiencies developed in the program are applicable to numerous fields, such as architecture, computer science, engineering, entertainment, industrial design, manufacturing and medicine.
  • Engineering Management: Positions that meets competent technologies with relevant management skill in different areas like biomedical, aerospace, entertainment, utilities, manufacturing, construction and other industries.
  • Materials Engineering: Employment opportunities are available in a wide range of industrial sectors, such as aerospace, appliances, automotive, computers, communications, construction, electronics, oil and gas, power generation, and government laboratories.