The sequence introduces quality management tools to enhance customer and supplier relations, strategic planning, and measurement systems to improve overall organizational performance. Students will learn and apply quantitative analytical modeling techniques to solve decision problems and risk situations faced by project managers. In addition, an overview of six sigma data-driven decision making methodologies will be introduced to gain insights into advanced quality based industrial management techniques.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Upon completion of their Master of Science, students will be able to:
Approach problems and challenges in a systematic way.
Understand trends, issues, and developments in area of specialization.
Demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills.
Effectively use current techniques and technologies of specialization.
Function as a leader in their field.
Understand, evaluate, and apply appropriate research.