Quality Engineering

Program Overview 

The 100% online concentration in quality engineering (QUAL) offers an area of specialization in the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)/Master of Science (MS) in Interdisciplinary Engineering. 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 consistently ranked among the top three online programs by U.S. News and World Report, 2024.

Course Topical Areas: 

Design and Control Regression Analysis
Quality Control Product Design
Statistics Reliability

Degree Requirements with the Quality Concentration

The Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree requires 30 credit hours with at least 18 credits of Purdue, graduate level, engineering courses. The quality concentration must be completed within these degree requirements. The quality concentration allows an independent study course where you and your faculty advisor can create a customized course. 

Students will complete one of the following:

IE 59000 Design for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt* - This course features an industry project related to quality engineering.


Independent study course - Mentored by a faculty member, students will complete an appropriate quality engineering related industry project.

*Students may use IE59000 Design for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt toward their capstone project OR as an elective, but not both. 

Creating Your Plan of Study 

The MSE/MS master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create an Electronic Plan of Study (EPOS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals.  

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