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Quality Engineering Concentration Requirements

The Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree requires a total of 30 credit hours with at least 18 hours of Purdue, graduate level, engineering courses as a base requirement. The Quality Engineering (QUAL) concentration requirements must be met within these base requirements. 

Degree requirements checklist:

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

_____ total credit hours (30 hours)

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

Required: Core Courses (choose 4; 12 hours)

STAT 51100

Statistical Methods

STAT 51200

Applied Regression Analysis

IE 53300

Industrial Applications of Statistics

IE 53000
or STAT 51300

Quality Control

Statistical Quality Control

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Required: Electives - process, product, testing emphasis (choose 5; 15 hours)

Process emphasis

IE 57900

Design and Control of Production and Manufacturing Systems

ME 55700

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

Product emphasis

IE 59000

Reliability and Warranty

IE 59000

Product Usability

IE 53200

Reliability

ME 55300

Product and Process Design

Testing emphasis

STAT 51400

Design of Experiments

STAT 51700

Statistical Inference

STAT 52200

Sampling and Survey Techniques

IE 59000 or
ME 59700 or STAT 59800

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Required: Capstone/project course*** (3 hours)

Note: project course tuition

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Total: 30 hours

 

* Engineering courses  are offered by engineering schools and/or taught by engineering faculty such as AAE-Aeronautics & Astronautics, ABE - Agricultural & Biological Engineering, BME-Biomedical Engineering, CE-Civil Engineering, ECE-Electrical & Computer Engineering, EEE - Environmental & Ecological Engineering, IE-Industrial Engineering, ME-Mechanical Engineering, MSE - Materials Engineering, NUCL -Nuclear Engineering, SYS - Systems Engineering. 

 **Examples of non-engineering courses are BIOL - Biological Sciences, CS-Computer Science, GRAD-Graduate studies, MA-Mathematics, STAT-Statistics, etc. Only the specific non-engineering courses listed within the courses by school list are acceptable on an engineering plan of study.

**Student applies knowledge from previous classes to an independent design project.  This project may be job related. Student will work with academic advisor & faculty advisor to create a project course.

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

Note: This checklist 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.