California State University, Northridge

M.S. in Assistive Technology Engineering (ATE)


The Tseng College

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Assistive Technology Engineering (ATE)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Assistive Technology Engineering (ATE) – a degree for engineers and computer scientists. Learn how to design and manufacture assistive technology devices while earning your master’s in Assistive Technology Engineering. Subject areas include product design and development, project management and robotic applications. This two-year, 11-course, 33-unit program will provide you with cutting-edge preparation for building a career that will enhance the quality of life for individuals who use assistive technology devices. Why Should You Consider a Graduate Degree in Assistive Technology Engineering (ATE)? Locally, regionally, nationally and globally, special-needs populations are increasing not only in number but also in the complexity of their needs. As a result, the demand for master’s-level trained practitioners in assistive and recuperative technologies and services has never been greater. In California alone, the providers that serve children and adults who have physical and developmental needs have seen their clientele double in the past 20 years. In addition, greater numbers of the elderly require increasing amounts of care. On a national level, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts long-term growth in the healthcare and social assistance professions, the related scientific and technical service professions, and in the health education and health services industries, including the areas of assistive/adaptive technologies.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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