Lead Faculty: Dr. Shekar Viswanathan
The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Design Engineering provides students with the theoretical foundations, hands-on experience, and teaming skills required for effective conceptual, logistical, developmental, and interdisciplinary design of complex engineering devices, product life cycles, and engineering systems through integration of state-of-the-art computer-aided tools, concurrent engineering standards, and simulation modeling techniques. Graduates of this program will have competency in the fundamentals of evolving automated manufacturing technology and provide the industry with a source for qualified graduates to apply engineering principles in the design of automated and computer integrated manufacturing systems.
Upon completion of this degree, students will be prepared to hold positions such as manufacturing system design engineer, design supervisor for engineering projects, and product design engineer. The program blends together professional components from the traditional engineering curricula with the practical aspects of programming applications, engineering project management standards, and simulation modeling techniques. It also combines knowledge and practices needed for professionals working on engineering projects that require innovative and interdisciplinary background, skills, and experience.
To receive a Bachelor Science in Manufacturing Design Engineering, students must complete at least 180 quarter units, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level and 45 of which must be taken in residence, including the research project classes, and a minimum of 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.