Quality Engineering

The Interdisciplinary Engineering Degrees (MSE or MS) require 30 credit hours total with at least 18 hours in engineering and 18 hours from Purdue.  Courses can count in either or both categories and most are 3 credit hours.  You may add a concentration to your degree but a concentration is not required.  If chosen, the concentration requirements must be met in addition to the regular degree requirements.  A concentration is chosen on the e-POS form and shows on the transcript, not the diploma.

The list of courses offered via distance may be sorted by semester/year or school.  Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change and you will need to review it frequently throughout your degree program.  Changes may be made to your POS in the future if they meet the degree and concentration requirements.

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 credit hours)

STAT 51100

Statistical Methods

3

STAT 51200

Applied Regression Analysis

3

IE 53300

Industrial Applications of Statistics

3

IE 53000 or STAT 51300

Quality Control

Statistical Quality Control

3

Electives (15 credits hours)

Process emphasis

IE 57900

Design and Control of Production and Manufacturing Systems

3

ME 55700

Design for Manufacturability (requires 3 on-campus, Saturday labs)

3

ME 55300

Product and Process Design

3

Product emphasis

IE 590W

Reliability and Warranty

3

IE 590N

Product Usability

3

IE 53200

Reliability

3

ME 55300

Product and Process Design

3

Testing emphasis

STAT 51400

Design of Experiments

3

STAT 51700

Statistical Inference

3

STAT 52200

Sampling and Survey Techniques

3

Capstone project (required) Note: Independent Study tuition

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 student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. This website is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Note: The plan of study worksheet is an aid to help you understand the program requirements and map out a plan. The actual electronic plan of study ePOS is submitted via myPurdue during the first semester you're registered after admission to a degree program.