Quality Engineering

An overview of the Quality Engineering concentration within Purdue's Interdisciplinary Engineering Master's degree program.

Program Overview

The 100% online, 30-credit hour quality engineering (QUAL) concentration is packed in our Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)/Master of Science (MS) degree.  This program was created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries. As a student in this program, you will focus heavily on quality engineering topics and technical knowledge. Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is ranked #3 in the top ten programs by US News and World Report.

Course Topical Areas: 

Design and Control Regression Analysis
Quality Control Product Design
Statistics Reliability


Online Plan of Study Overview

The MSE/MS master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. The quality concentration allows an independent study course where you and your faculty advisor can create a customized course. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load.

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.

Degree requirements checklist:

_____ total required core courses (12 hours)
_____ total elective (process, product, testing emphasis) courses (15 hours)
_____ total capstone/independent study (3 hours)

_____ total credit hours (30 hours)

Note: At least 18 hours must be graduate level, engineering courses taken at Purdue University.

View detailed QUAL concentration requirements