MTEC Degree: Specialization in Quality Systems

Quality Systems

The Quality Systems option allows students to take advanced courses in quality improvement, reliability, and technology management. The program prepares students to be successful and to advance within various engineering- and technology-related careers in business, government, and industry.

The option presents Quality Systems as the means by which an organization manages the quality aspects involved with planning, developing, implementing, and assessing  products and processes.

The Quality Systems program provides a combination of courses emphasizing knowledge, skills, and practical experience associated with various aspects of quality management, including procedures and practices associated with quality assurance, quality control,  product improvement, process control, quality standards, reliability, inspection, and Total Quality Management. 

This option is especially valuable for individuals currently working in business and industry  positions who are looking to further their education and enhance their careers.

Degree Requirements

Master of Technology students specializing in Quality Systems are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work as indicated below:

Core Courses

Twelve credit hours of Technology core courses are required.

Quality Systems Technology Courses

A minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework should be taken from the following list:

  • TECH    50000 - Quality Standards
  • TECH    53800 - Applied Engineering Technology Seminar
  • TECH    60003 - Six-Sigma: Tools and Applications for Technology Management
  • TECH    63050 - TRIZ-Theory of Inventive Problem Solving
  • TECH    63870 - Facility Design and Material Handling
  • TECH    65400 - Evaluating Quality Systems Through Process Control
  • TECH    65500 - Quality Systems and Industrial Productivity
  • TECH    65550 - Design and Analysis of Experiments in Technology
  • TECH    65700 - Applied Reliability Engineering
  • TECH    65800 - Burn-In/Stress Testing for Reliability

Additional Requirements/Limitations

  • A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.
  • A minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework must be taken in TECH or AERN courses.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours in 60000-level or above coursework is required.
  • A maximum of four credit hours of Workshop coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of nine credit hours in Technology Individual Investigation coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • Six credits total for thesis (TECH 61199: Thesis I) will be counted if the thesis option is chosen.

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