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Quality Management and Analytics

Quality Management & Analytics Course Offerings

Students in the program will gain knowledge and skill sets in quantitative and qualitative decision making practices to solve complex business operational problems and quality issues. Intuitive data analytics tools and qualitative techniques are used to effectively deliver performance improvement solutions. Hands-on exercises and software packages are extensively utilized to help participants learn the concepts and applications in real world problems.

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Required Courses

  • TEC 437: Quality and Organizational Excellence (3 credit hours) — summer only
  • TEC 438: Project Risk and Decision Analysis (3 credit hours) — spring
  • TEC 439: Introduction to Six Sigma Methodologies (3 credit hours) — fall only

To learn more about each course, prerequisites, and any additional degree requirements, review the Graduate Catalog.

  • Core Classes

All Department of Technology master's students must take these classes:

  • TEC 445: Statistics in Applied Science and Technology — fall, spring
  • TEC 497: Introduction to Research Methodology — fall, spring
  • Degree Options


A total of 30 hours is required to complete the degree, including a thesis (for 6 credit hours). After completing the required 5 courses, a student choosing the thesis option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of elective courses.

Culminating Comprehensive Exam, Project(s), Paper(s)

A total of 33 hours is required to complete the culminating comprehensive option. After completing the required courses, a student choosing this option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of electives, and 9 hours in a secondary area of concentration of conceptually connected coursework.

  • Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of their Master of Science, students will be able to:

  1. Approach problems and challenges in a systematic way.
  2. Understand trends, issues, and developments in area of specialization.
  3. Demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills.
  4. Effectively use current techniques and technologies of specialization.
  5. Function as a leader in their field.
  6. Understand, evaluate, and apply appropriate research.