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.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared 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 Institutions Requirement: 6 units

This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. 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 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 98 units

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

Lower-Division Requirements: 53 units

17 courses required:
ACCT201Intro to Financial Accounting3.0FS
CHEM107Gen Chem for Applied Sciences4.0FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CHEM108Organic Chem for Applied Sci4.0FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.
ECON102Principles of Macro Analysis3.0FS *
ECON103Principles of Micro Analysis3.0FS *
EECE110Basic Electricity/Instruments3.0FS
Prerequisites: None. This course is not intended for engineering majors.
MATH105Statistics3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH119Precalculus Mathematics4.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, and either 1/2 year of high school trigonometry or MATH 118.
MECH100Graphics I2.0FS
MECH200Graphics II2.0FS
Prerequisites: MECH 100.
MFGT160Intro Manufact Engineering3.0FS
MFGT201Graphics Applications for Mfg2.0SP
Prerequisites: MATH 105, MECH 200.
MFGT216Introduction to Plastics3.0FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 107. Recommended: CHEM 108, MATH 105.
MFGT218Polymer Materials3.0FA
Prerequisites: Either MECH 210 or MFGT 216. Recommended: CHEM 108.
MFGT260Material Removal3.0FA
Prerequisites: MFGT 160. Recommended: PHYS 202A.
PHYS202AGeneral Physics4.0FS *
Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 051 and MATH 118 at CSU, Chico).
PHYS202BGeneral Physics4.0FS
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A.

Upper-Division Requirements: 45 units

12 courses required:
MFGT310Materials & Quality Testing3.0SP
Prerequisites: MFGT 160, MFGT 216. Recommended: MATH 119, PHYS 202A.
MFGT350Industrial Supervision3.0SP
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
MFGT352Industrial Safety Management4.0SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, junior standing.
MFGT360Computer-Aided Manufact CAM4.0FA
Prerequisites: MFGT 201, MFGT 260.
MFGT386Manufact Automation Systems3.0FA
Prerequisites: EECE 110, MFGT 360.
MFGT454Advanced Laboratory Practices2.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.
MFGT458Capstone A: Project Management3.0FA
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
MFGT464Fluid Metallurgy3.0SP
Prerequisites: MFGT 310. Recommended: MFGT 360.
MFGT468Capstone B: Manufact Tooling4.0SP
Prerequisites: MFGT 218, MFGT 360, MFGT 458.
MFGT490Manufact Fundamentals & Pract1.0SP
Prerequisites: Graduation in MFGT expected within 12 months.
SCMS306Operations Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirements required for all majors.
SCMS441Quality Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.
1 course selected from:
SCMS442Prod Plan & Inventory Control3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS443Prod Mgmt & Control Systems3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306. 2 courses selected from:
MFGT362Material Joining3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 160.
MFGT370Plastics Processing & Manufact3.0SP
Prerequisites: MFGT 216.
MFGT372Composites Material/Processing3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.
MFGT389Directed Manufacturing Exp1.06.0FS
Prerequisites: Approval of faculty internship coordinator prior to off-campus assignment.
MFGT472Advanced Composites3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.
MFGT474Polymer Flow Analysis3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.
MFGT476Polymer Design and Tooling3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 218, MFGT 360. Recommended: MFGT 474.
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.
MFGT444Concurrent Engineering3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MECH 102, MFGT 160.

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.