The College of Engineering offers graduate study programs for the Master of Science in Engineering degree. The typical tasks and responsibilities undertaken by students in the curriculum would not fall within one of the traditional specialties in engineering, e.g., aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, or computer science and engineering. The student may pursue an interdisciplinary program, approved by a Graduate Advisor, by selecting courses from the various departments of engineering. Additional information concerning the programs, special facilities, laboratories, and research possibilities may be obtained from the College of Engineering.
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department administers two emphases under the Master of Science in Engineering. The other prerequisites and requirements are the same as for the MSAE and MSME programs.
A special management perspective is required for the successful generation of technical products and services, and thus the Master of Science in Engineering: Program in Management Engineering is offered by the College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach. In order to plan, design, direct and control technical projects, technical managers must be capable of inspiring and developing professional personnel. They must be able to integrate planning, manufacturing and budgetary concerns of the project and be able to easily communicate with general management.
The Emphasis in Management Engineering primarily admits students with a traditional engineering background. It emphasizes the management of engineering-based endeavors and does not require undergraduate business courses as prerequisites for graduate work. Well-suited for working students, graduate courses in management engineering are offered in the late afternoon and evening. An individualized program is developed according to each student's undergraduate degree, area of interest, or some well-defined industrial application; interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.
The graduate program supports innovative thesis topics that enable the degree candidate to be knowledgeable about new applications and/or areas in management engineering.
This emphasis is for students with engineering degrees other than the BSAE or BSME, who still want to pursue one of the concentrations in these disciplines, or those interested in an interdisciplinary area within the College of Engineering. Students should meet the prerequisites and/or deficiencies as determined by the corresponding graduate advisor and come up with a plan of studies before enrolling in graduate classes.
To make MAE advising appointments:
Please refer to the MAE Advising Resources page.
*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the printed catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.