M.S. with Quality Engineering Option

Manufacturing and service companies are achieving higher quality in their products and service through effective quality improvement programs while enjoying a significant competitive advantage. Hence, it is important that the engineers responsible for the design, development, and manufacture of products and services understand the concepts and techniques used in quality control.

This Quality Engineering Option is designed for student to gain foundational knowledge of the fundamental areas in quality engineering and engineering statistics.

M.S. Non-thesis Track

In order to obtain the M.S. in industrial engineering with the Quality Engineering Option in the non-thesis track, a student must complete at least 32 credits beyond the bachelor's degree. These 32 semester credit hours must satisfy the following requirements:

Core requirements - 6 credits

Please note: There are prerequisites to these courses that are identified in the Graduate Bulletin. If you have any additional concerns about whether you have the appropriate background to succeed in these courses, please contact the Graduate Program Office.

Required courses for the option - 9 credits

Electives - 12 or more credits 

  • Three or more approved 400- or 500-level credits of IE (one or more courses)
  • Three or more 500-level IE or non-IE credits (one or more courses)
Colloquium - 2 credits

Research (paper) - 3 credits

M.S. Thesis Track

In order to obtain the M.S. in Industrial Engineering with the Quality Engineering Option in the thesis track, a student must complete at least 32 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. These 32 semester credit hours must satisfy the following requirements:

Core requirements - 6 credits

Please note: There are prerequisites to these courses that are identified in LionPATH. If you have any additional concerns about whether you have the appropriate background to succeed in these courses, please contact the Graduate Program Office.

Required courses for the option - 9 credits

Electives - 9 or more credits

  • Approved 400- or 500-level credits of IE or non-IE (three or more courses)

Colloquium - 2 credits

Research (thesis) - 6 credits

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

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Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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