Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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    Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management

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    Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management

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    Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management

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    Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management

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    Engineering Management Research Practicum Course (Germany, 2015)

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    Engineering Management Research Practicum Course (Germany, 2016)

Graduate Admissions

Master's in Engineering Management

  1. Satisfaction of all requirements for Graduate Admission to the University.
  2. Approval by the Department Advisor/program academic lead. For more information contact the MSEM Dept. at or call 818-677-2167
  3. For admission, a Bachelor of Science degree in an undergraduate engineering program with a 3.0 or higher overall grade point average is required. Applicants with an overall grade point average between 2.75 and 3.0 may be admitted if their grade point average in the last 60 units is at or above 3.0. Qualified applicants without a baccalaureate degree in an engineering field will be considered for admission on a case by case basis. Additional preparatory course work should be anticipated.
  4. This admission requirement applies to applicants whose undergraduate (or other) institution does not report course grades in a letter format corresponding to a four point numerical scale (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0) equivalent to the grading system used at CSUN. Those individuals are required to submit the results of a third party official transcript evaluation as the report of their official transcript. The Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management Department only recognizes evaluations from organizations who are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), which is an association of private educational credential evaluation services committed to formulating and maintaining ethical standards in the field of foreign educational evaluation. Visit the NACES home page to obtain a listing of member evaluation services. An example of an acceptable service would be World Education Services (WES) ICAP report, which includes course-by-course evaluations.
  5. All three sections of the GRE have to be completed and the applicant’s score in both the quantitative section and the analytical writing section must be above the 50th percentile.
  6. Foreign students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 80 in the internet-based test (iBT) to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language.
  7. The Department may request additional supporting materials to assess an applicant’s preparation and likelihood for academic success. In addition, the Department and the graduate admission committee reserve the right to reject any application.

Master's in Manufacturing Systems Engineering

  • Applicant must satisfy all requirements for graduate admission to the University. This information can be found here on the Admissions and Records Graduate Applications page.
  • The minimum GPA is 2.5 on a four-point scale. If your GPA is below 2.5 your application will be denied. No exceptions.
  • If the applicant's GPA is below 3.0, the applicant is required to take either the GRE or the GMAT
    • The required score for the GRE is above the 50th percentile on either the Quantitative Reasoning or the Verbal Reasoning section
    • If the applicant decides to take the GMAT, the applicant must score above 55%
    • The Department's testing code is: 4707
  • Applicants must obtain the approval by the Department Advisor. For more information contact the MSEM Dept. at or call 818-677-2167.
  • Additional requirements for International Students can be found below.

Master's in Materials Engineering

Additional Requirements for International Students

Below are the Departmental requirements for International Students, additional requirements from the University can be found in the links provided above:

  • If the applicant's Bachelor's degree is from a non-English speaking institution, the University requires that the applicant take the TOEFL or IELTS.
    • The required score for the IELTS is at least a 6.5
    • The required score for the TOEFL is: 
      • 80 on the internet-based exam
      • 213 on the computer-based exam 
      • 550 on the written exam
  • Acceptance into the University for an International Student is dependent on the student submitting a financial affadavit with a bank statement (verification). This will serve as proof that the student can and will be able to pay for the first year of school. If you require assistance in this matter, please contact your International Admissions Evaluator at (818) 677-3700.
  • For inquiries regarding I-20's contact your International Admissions Evaluator at (818) 677-3700.
  • For a complete list of requirements for International Students, follow the links provided below: