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

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

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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 by the student 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

ENGT 5086. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to meet the needs of Manufacturing Quality and Leadership students who have above average academic ability and who need to pursue subject matter that is not normally included in the Manufacturing Quality and Leadership curriculum. Approval for enrollment in this course shall be with the concurrence of the individual instructor and the department head.

ENGT 5088. Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to meet the needs of Manufacturing Quality and Leadership students who have above average academic ability and who need to pursue subject matter that is not normally included in the Manufacturing Quality and Leadership curriculum. Approval for enrollment in this course shall be with the concurrence of the individual instructor and the department head.

ENGT 5303. Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Analysis of engineering costs and capital investments. Applications of classical optimization, mathematical programming, and the theory of production to the analysis of investment proposals. Evaluation and selection of individual projects and formulation of capital investment programs.

ENGT 5324. Statistics for Quality. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to decision making for technologists using quantitative methods. The emphasis will be on identifying opportunities for process/product improvement in manufacturing using statistical applications. Besides exploratory data analysis, basic probability, distribution theory and statistical inference will be covered. Special topics will include experimental design, regression, control charts and acceptance sampling.

ENGT 5325. Six SIgma and Design of Experiments. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to design and analysis of experiments. Applications in product and process design and development; process correction and quality improvement. Taguchi's loss-function approach to quality. Strategies for reliable data acquisition and validation will be addressed. Prerequisites: ENGT 5368, ENGT 5324.

ENGT 5332. Financial Risk for Engineering Project Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will provide an understanding of the project financial risk impacts as they relate to Engineering Technology projects. The course will focus on the combination risks and impacts of quality and financial issues as they relate to other Manufacturing Quality and Engineering Technology Practices.

ENGT 5336. Manufacturing Planning. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics that will be covered include strategic issues such as the design of products and services, and the design of processes and facilities. Planning and controlling activities including capacity planning, quality control, inventory control, scheduling, and project planning are covered. The emphasis of this course will be on the development and application of analytical methods and techniques Prerequisites: ENGT 5324 or concurrent enrollment.

ENGT 5346. Manufacturing Systems Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of concepts and models used as a competitive advantage in the management of processes to produce and supply goods in the manufacturing/ service industries. Topics will include operations management and strategy, product design and learning curves, project management, Manufacturing/Service process selection and design. Applications of Operations Research science techniques enable the development of the Manufacturing Systems Management methodologies.

ENGT 5362. Supply Chain Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Exploration of the key issues associated with the design and management of industrial supply chains. Supply Chains are concerned with the efficient integration of suppliers, factories, warehouses and stores so that products are distributed to customers in the right quantity and at the right time. The course will focus on minimizing the total supply chain cost subject to various service requirements.

ENGT 5368. Quality Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course focuses on manufacturing related principles and best practices reflected in ISO 9000 Standards. Topics included are: manufacturing process improvement; process orientation; quality function deployment; process control and capability; role of inspection; economics of quality; and productivity measurement. Emphasizes role of ISO certification in the global market along with the contributions of Deming, Juran, and Crosby. Prerequisites: ENGT 5324 or concurrent enrollment.

ENGT 5376. Automated Manufacturing Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

ENGT 5385. Project Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course explores major problems, tasks and techniques required to manage the technical program in each phase of the product life cycle. Organizational planning, decision-making, and internal external interface techniques for each phase of the project life cycle are addressed. Additional concepts such as: Earned Value Analysis (EVA), Critical Path Management (CPM), Project Requirements Analysis, and Schedule Task Analysis will be explored in depth. Prerequisite: ENGT 5368.

ENGT 5398. Seminar in Manufacturing Quality Topics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course guides the student toward an in-depth understanding of the principles, techniques and applications of quality in modern manufacturing companies. The student will review current literature in the field of quality management and write a comprehensive proposal or report on the topic. Prerequisites: ENGT 5325 or concurrent enrollment.

Dr. Billy Gray, Department Head
Department of Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Building, Room 100
Box T-0400
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9014
(254) 968-9800
bgray@tarleton.edu
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