Prospective Students

M.A.SC. in Quality Systems Engineering

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Program Objectives

The main intent of this program is twofold: First, the program is meant to prepare students with the skills, knowledge, expertise in cutting-edge technologies and best practices necessary for designing, modelling, analyzing, implementing and managing quality systems. Second, the program will put the emphasis on helping each individual acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to maximize his or her potential as a researcher in quality systems, lean engineering and supply chain management. Students will engage in applied research and academic course of study examining existing theory and ways in which these influence the quality of systems, services, products and processes. This program has a Co-op option.

Requirements for Completion

  1. Program of Study. The student will follow the proposed course sequence. In addition, s/he must consult with his/her supervisor for selecting a research topic. Students may also enter this program as Co-op students. See item 4. Thesis.
  2. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some cases.
  3. Courses. Students must take a total of 20 credits in course work. These include the three core courses specified in area E68 Quality Systems Engineering and two courses selected from the program elective courses in the topic areas E66, E67, E68, E69 and E70. The student may take a maximum of one elective course that is outside these topic areas, subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 3.00.
  4. Thesis. Students must complete a 25-credit thesis as part of their degree requirements. The thesis must represent the results of the student's independent work after admission to the program. Students have the option to do the thesis work within the industrial milieu through the Institute of Cooperative Education.


E68 - Topic Area: Quality Systems Engineering (Course Description)

Core Courses:

  • INSE 6210 Total Quality Methodologies in Engineering
  • INSE 6220 Advanced Statistical Approaches to Quality
  • INSE 6230 Total Quality Project Management

Program Elective Courses (Topic Areas)

E62 - Thesis and Comprehensive Examination

  • INSE 8901 Master of Applied Science Research and Thesis


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