Engineering Technology

Master of Science in Quality and Engineering Management

The Master of Science degree in Quality and Engineering Management is designed to provide individuals with existing degrees in Technology or Business related fields with an in-depth study of the organizational, technical, and strategic tools commonly used in manufacturing to improve productivity. This degree is targeted to working professionals and other individuals who have a background in one of these fields, but are seeking to expand their knowledge across these disciplines. The program emphasizes the application of these tools to address quality, technology implementation, and productivity issues in manufacturing related industries to help manufacturers standardize procedures, measure performance, improve customer satisfaction, and manage resources wisely.

Leveling Requirements

After an MS in QEM applicant is admitted to the College of Graduate Studies, his/her transcript, application, essay, and test scores are evaluated by the Engineering Technology Graduate Admissions Committee. This Committee evaluates the student's educational background and work experience to determine what leveling requirements or program prerequisites may be needed. Leveling requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may be satisfied by taking graduate or undergraduate courses or departmental subject area examinations or other appropriate means. A student whose undergraduate degree was not in a business or manufacturing related field or who does not have relevant manufacturing professional experience should expect to be required to take some undergraduate courses (that do not count toward the 30 hours required for the degree) to be prepared for successful graduate study in Manufacturing Quality and Leadership.  Students with an undergraduate GPA of above a 3.25 can be accepted into the program without taking the GRE.

Master of Science in Quality and Engineering Management

Required Courses
ENGT 5324Statistics for Quality 13
ENGT 5325Six SIgma and Design of Experiments3
ENGT 5336Manufacturing Planning3
ENGT 5346Manufacturing Systems Management3
ENGT 5362Supply Chain Management3
ENGT 5368Quality Management3
ENGT 5376Automated Manufacturing Systems3
ENGT 5385Project Management3
ENGT 5398Seminar in Manufacturing Quality Topics3
MGMT 5310Leadership Development3
Thesis Option
ENGT 5324Statistics for Quality 13
ENGT 5325Six SIgma and Design of Experiments3
ENGT 5362Supply Chain Management3
ENGT 5346Manufacturing Systems Management3
ENGT 5368Quality Management3
ENGT 5385Project Management3
ENGT 5398Seminar in Manufacturing Quality Topics3
MGMT 5310Leadership Development3
ENGT 5088Thesis1-6
1

Students are advised to complete this course within the first 12 hours of the program.

2

The management option prepares students to assume managerial positions in companies that include quality and productivity programs.

3

The computer information systems option prepares students to assume leadership positions in companies that incorporate web-enabled databases, E-Business technologies, and networks.

The thesis option involves an original research project under the direction of a graduate faculty member and the preparation of a thesis in addition to the prescribed course work. A thesis proposal will be prepared for approval by the student's advisory committee and the College of Graduate Studies prior to the initiation of research. The thesis proposal and the thesis will be in conformance with the guidelines and deadlines established by the College of Graduate Studies. The thesis must demonstrate the capability of the student to perform original research and to present the results obtained from such research in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.

Comprehensive Examination

Each student in the MS in QEM program is required to pass a comprehensive examination before receiving the degree. Students are required to demonstrate understanding of management and leadership. Students take the comprehensive examination in the semester they are enrolled in ENGT 5398 Seminar in Manufacturing Quality Topics , which serves as the MS in QEM capstone course. Normally, ENGT 5398 Seminar in Manufacturing Quality Topics should be taken in the student's last semester of enrollment or after completion of all other core courses. Information about the comprehensive examination requirement is available from the student's academic advisor.

Courses

Dr. Gloria Fragoso-Diaz
Department of Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Building, Room 100A
Box T-0400
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9011
fdiaz@tarleton.edu
http://www.tarleton.edu/engtech/