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