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Quality Engineering

This sequence of courses is intended for students who will work to improve the quality of products or processes at their companies.  Students will be admitted for either the MSE (Master of Science in Engineering) or MS (Master of Science) degree.  The Quality Engineering concentration will be indicated on the student’s transcript, not on the diploma.

The first four core-required courses (12 credits) are designed to provide the student with the basic understanding of quality and reliability.  Students can then choose from courses in the areas of processes (manufacturing), products, or testing.  The program concludes with a capstone project course in which students apply knowledge from the classes to a real-world problem.  Individual students or teams of students can take the project course.

Core Required Courses (12 credits)

STAT 511

Statistical Methods

3

STAT 512

Applied Regression Analysis

3

IE 533

Industrial Applications of Statistics

3

IE 530 or STAT 513

Quality Control

Statistical Quality Control

3

Electives (15 credits needed)

Process emphasis

IE 579

Design and Control of Production and Manufacturing Systems

3

ME 557

Design for Manufacturability

3

ME 553

Product and Process Design

3

Product emphasis

IE 590W

Reliability and Warranty

3

IE 590N

Product Usability

3

IE 532

Reliability

3

ME 553

Product and Process Design

3

Testing emphasis

STAT 514

Design of Experiments

3

STAT 517

Statistical Inference

3

STAT 522

Sampling and Survey Techniques

3

Capstone project (required)

IE 590 or
ME 597or STAT 598

Student applies knowledge from previous classes to an independent design project.  This project may be job related.

3

The MSE / MS Interdisciplinary Engineering degrees from Engineering Professional Education (ProEd) require 30 credit hours on the plan of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the Purdue courses to graduate.  At least 18 credits must be engineering courses and 18 credits from Purdue.  Courses may count in either or both categories.