Eastern Michigan University
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Extended Programs

Program

Quality Management

Admission Requirements
Applicants must:

  1. Meet admission requirements of the Graduate School;

  2. Possess a Baccalaureate (Master’s degree or Advanced Certificate);

  3. Possess a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7;

  4. In the case of international students, meet the Graduate School test score requirements on the TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS. See the Admissions web site for minimum scores.

Graduation Requirement
In order to graduate with the Master of Science in Quality Management, students must have an overall 3.2 GPA.

Advisor Information:

Walter Tucker
Professor

Engineering Technology
118 Sill Hall
(734) 487-2040
wtucker1@emich.edu

Course Requirements

The M.S. program in Quality Management requires the completion of 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required core courses and advisor approved quality specialization courses.

One Program of Study option from the following:

Option I: Course Work

Core Courses: 15 hours

  • QUAL 546 - Total Quality Management 3 hrs
  • QUAL 548 - Tools for Continuous Improvement 3 hrs
  • Appropriate for those students who have never taken basic statistics and/or statistical process control (SPC)

  • QUAL 551 - Design of Experiments 3 hrs
  • QUAL 552 - Quality Planning 3 hrs
  • QUAL 559 - Cost of Quality 3 hrs

Quality Concentration: 21 hours minimum

  • QUAL 550 - Advanced Statistical Process Control 3 hrs
  • QUAL 553 - Geometric and Surface Texture Tolerancing 3 hrs
  • QUAL 554 - Reliability, Maintainability and Product Safety 3 hrs
  • QUAL 555 - Quality Auditing 3 hrs
  • QUAL 556 - Human Aspects of Continuous Improvement 3 hrs
  • QUAL 557 - Measuring Customer Satisfaction 3 hrs
  • QUAL 568 - Lean Service Quality 3 hrs
  • QUAL 651 - Design of Experiments II 3 hrs
  • QUAL 652 - Multivariate Data Analysis 3 hrs
  • QUAL 655 - Technical Six Sigma 3 hrs

Program Total: 36 hours

Option II: Research

Core Courses: 15 hours

  • QUAL 546 - Total Quality Management 3 hrs
  • QUAL 548 - Tools for Continuous Improvement 3 hrs
  • Appropriate for those students who have never taken basic statistics and/or statistical process control (SPC)

  • QUAL 551 - Design of Experiments 3 hrs
  • QUAL 552 - Quality Planning 3 hrs
  • QUAL 559 - Cost of Quality 3 hrs

Quality Concentration: 6-9 hours minimum (based on project vs. thesis option)

  • QUAL 550 - Advanced Statistical Process Control 3 hrs
  • QUAL 553 - Geometric and Surface Texture Tolerancing 3 hrs
  • QUAL 554 - Reliability, Maintainability and Product Safety 3 hrs
  • QUAL 555 - Quality Auditing 3 hrs
  • QUAL 556 - Human Aspects of Continuous Improvement 3 hrs
  • QUAL 557 - Measuring Customer Satisfaction 3 hrs
  • QUAL 568 - Lean Service Quality 3 hrs
  • QUAL 651 - Design of Experiments II 3 hrs
  • QUAL 652 - Multivariate Data Analysis 3 hrs
  • QUAL 655 - Technical Six Sigma 3 hrs

Capstone: 6-9 hours

QUAL 690  and QUAL 692  are required for a project; QUAL 690 , QUAL 691 , QUAL 692  are required for a thesis.

  • QUAL 647 - Research Methods 3 hrs
  • Required for all students

  • QUAL 690 - Development Project/Thesis 1 hr
  • QUAL 691 - Development Project/Thesis 2 hrs
  • QUAL 692 - Development Project/Thesis 3 hrs