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 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 defined in terms of the following attributes of its graduates.

1. First and foremost, CSU, Chico manufacturing technology graduates understand how products are designed, produced, and tested.

2. They have experience with contemporary manufacturing processes, particularly for parts consisting of metals and polymers.

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

4. They integrate project management, quality assurance methods, and the economic issues involved in manufacturing.

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

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

7. They function effectively as team members.

8. They develop an appreciation for the individual, society, and human heritage, and they are aware of the impact of their products on 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 advisor 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 courses, together with the approved General Education courses for the manufacturing technology major (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. Upper-division theme modification has been approve for this major. See the General education chapter in the University Catalog for specifics on how to apply this modification.

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

18 courses required:

ACCT 201 Intro to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
CHEM 107 Gen Chem for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CHEM 108 Organic Chem for Applied Sci 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.
ECON 102 Principles of Macro Analysis 3.0 FS *
ECON 103 Principles of Micro Analysis 3.0 FS *
EECE 110 Basic Electricity/Instruments 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: None. This course is not intended for engineering majors.
MATH 105 Statistics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH 119 Precalculus Mathematics 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, and either 1/2 year of high school trigonometry or MATH 118.
MECH 100 Graphics I 1.0 FS
Corequisites: MECH 100L.
MECH 100L Graphics I Laboratory 1.0 FS
Corequisites: MECH 100.
MECH 200 Graphics II 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: MECH 100 and MECH 100L.
MFGT 160 Manufacturing Processes 3.0 FS
MFGT 201 Graphics Applications for Mfg 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: MATH 105, MECH 200.
MFGT 216 Introduction to Plastics 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111. Recommended: CHEM 108, MATH 105.
MFGT 218 Polymer Materials 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MFGT 216. Recommended: CHEM 108.
MFGT 260 Material Removal 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MFGT 160. Recommended: PHYS 202A.
PHYS 202A General Physics 4.0 FS *
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).
PHYS 202B General Physics 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A.

Upper-Division Requirements: 39 units

12 courses required:

MFGT 310 Materials & Quality Testing 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MFGT 160, MFGT 216. Recommended: MATH 119, PHYS 202A.
MFGT 350 Industrial Supervision 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
MFGT 352 Industrial Safety Management 4.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, junior standing.
MFGT 360 Computer-Aided Manufact CAM 4.0 FA
Prerequisites: MFGT 201, MFGT 260.
MFGT 386 Manufact Automation Systems 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: EECE 110, MFGT 360.
MFGT 451 Quality Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as SCMS 451.

MFGT 454 Advanced Laboratory Practices 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.
MFGT 458 Project Management 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
MFGT 464 Fluid Metallurgy 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MFGT 310. Recommended: MFGT 360.
MFGT 468 Capstone: Manufact Tooling 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: MFGT 218, MFGT 360; MFGT 458 or MGMT 444.
MFGT 490 Manufact Fundamentals & Pract 1.0 SP
Prerequisites: Graduation in MFGT expected within 12 months.
SCMS 306 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.

1 course selected from:

SCMS 442 Prod Plan & Inventory Control 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 443 Prod Mgmt & Control Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.

Major Elective Requirement: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

MFGT 362 Material Joining 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 160.
MFGT 370 Plastics Processing & Manufact 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 216.
MFGT 372 Composites Material/Processing 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.
MFGT 389 Directed Manufacturing Exp 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Approval of faculty internship coordinator prior to off-campus assignment.
MFGT 472 Advanced Composites 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.
MFGT 474 Polymer Flow Analysis 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.
MFGT 476 Polymer Design and Tooling 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 218, MFGT 360. Recommended: MFGT 474.
MFGT 478 Elastomers 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.

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 advisor for specific information.