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The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Technology

The manufacturing technology faculty are committed to preparing graduates for a variety of manufacturing careers, ranging from research and development to mass production. The faculty provide students with a broad undergraduate experience in math, science, business, and the humanities, as well as laboratory courses with a practical, applications orientation. The knowledge and skills gained will enable students to qualify to become Certified Manufacturing Technologists (CMfgT) after passing a comprehensive examination administered by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Manufacturing Technology Program Goals

The program’s objectives are best framed in terms of the following goals for its graduates.

1. First and foremost, CSU, Chico manufacturing technology graduates will have a thorough understanding of how products are designed, produced, and tested.

2. They will have a thorough understanding of contemporary manufacturing processes, particularly for parts consisting of metals and polymers.

3. They will understand the fundamental behavior of various materials and the testing used to determine material properties.

4. They will have an understanding of project management, quality assurance methods, and the economic issues involved in manufacturing.

5. They will be familiar with contemporary computer applications and process automation, including the use of sensors, actuators, and controllers to automate machines and processes.

6. They will be practiced at communicating their ideas in oral, written, and graphical form.

7. They will be able to function effectively as team members.

8. They will develop an appreciation for the individual, society, and human heritage, and they should be aware of the impact of their products on humankind and the environment.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree: 128 units

See “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

The department has prepared a suggested Four Year Advising Plan to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirement

Manufacturing Technology is a major with modifications to the university’s General Education Requirements. The following requirements, together with the approved General Education courses (marked with an * below), fulfill the General Education Requirement.
1. Select three courses, one from each of Core Areas A1, A2, and A3.
2. Select one course from Breadth Area B2.
3. Select one course from Breadth Area C1 or C2 or C3.
4. Select one course from Breadth Area E.
5. Select two courses from the same Upper-Division Theme.
(Consult with an adviser or The Class Schedule to determine which two courses in the theme you select meet the Upper-Division Theme Requirement for Manufacturing Technology majors.)

Cultural Diversity Requirement: 6 units

Complete two Cultural Diversity courses, one Ethnic and one Non-Western. (See the “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements” section.) Both courses must also satisfy one of the General Education requirements in order for 128 units to fulfill all requirements for the Manufacturing Technology degree.

American Ideals Requireent: 6 units

This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 050 and POLS 055. For other alternatives, see the “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements” section.

Literacy Requirement:

See “Mathematics and Writing Requirements” in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 98-99 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Lower-Division Requirements: 45-46 units

13 courses required:

ACCT    015    Intro to Financial Accounting    3.0    FS

CHEM    027    Gen Chem for Applied Sciences    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.

CHEM    028    Organic Chem for Applied Science    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 027 or CHEM 037.

ECON    002    Principles of Macro Analysis    3.0    FS *

ECON    003    Principles of Micro Analysis    3.0    FS *

ECE    031    Electrical & Electronics Tech    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: PHYS 002B. Not for engineering majors.

MATH    005    Statistics    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

M E    025    Engineering Graphics    2.0    FS

MFGT    041    Introduction to Plastics    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: CHEM 027. Recommended: CHEM 028, MATH 005.

MFGT    051    Intro Manufacturing Engineering    3.0    FS

MFGT    054    Material Removal    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MFGT 051. Recommended: PHYS 002A.

PHYS    002A    General Physics    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 003 and MATH 004 at CSU, Chico).

PHYS    002B    General Physics    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHYS 002A.

1 course selected from:

MATH    006    Precalculus Mathematics    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, and either 1/2 year of high school trigonometry or MATH 004.

MATH    009    Survey of Calculus    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement. This course is not intended for majors in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or engineering.

Upper-Division Requirements: 53 units

14 courses required:

MFGT    104    Materials & Quality Testing    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MFGT 041, MFGT 051. Recommended: MATH 006, PHYS 002A.

MFGT    124    Solids Modeling for Manufacture    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: M E 025.

MFGT    141    Polymer Materials    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MFGT 041. Recommended: CHEM 028.

MFGT    156    Computer-Aided Manufacturing CAM    4.0    SP

Prerequisites: MFGT 054, MFGT 124.

MFGT    210    Industrial Safety Management    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, junior standing.

MFGT    216    Indust Mgmt/Supervision/Inspect    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

MFGT    232    Manufacturing Automation Systems    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: ECE 031, MFGT 156.

MFGT    250    Fluid Metallurgy    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MFGT 104. Recommended: MFGT 156.

MFGT    257    Advanced Laboratory Practices    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.

MFGT    280    Capstone A: Project Management    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MFGT    281    Capstone B:Manufacturing Tooling    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MFGT 141, MFGT 156, MFGT 280.

MFGT    290    Manufacture Fundamentals & Pract    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: Graduation in MFGT expected within 12 months.

POMG    143    Operations Management    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirements required for all majors.

POMG    246    Quality Management    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: POMG 143 or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

POMG    248    Prod Mgmt & Control Systems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: POMG 143.

SCMS    247    Prod Plan & Inventory Control    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: POMG 143.

3 courses selected from:

MFGT    142    Plastics Processing & Manufact    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MFGT 041.

MFGT    147    Composites Material & Processing    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: MFGT 141.

MFGT    152    Material Joining    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: MFGT 051.

MFGT    242    Polymer Flow Analysis    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: MFGT 141.

MFGT    243    Polymer Design and Tooling    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: MFGT 141, MFGT 156. Recommended: MFGT 242.

MFGT    246    Elastomers    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: MFGT 141.

MFGT    247    Advanced Composites    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: MFGT 141.

MFGT    258    Concurrent Engineering    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: M E 025, MFGT 051.

MFGT    289    Industrial Internship    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Approval of faculty internship coordinator prior to off-campus assignment.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade, except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program.
Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.