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Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

Twenty-first century product and service quality is essential to modern competiveness. The Graduate Certificate in Quality Engineering focuses on theory and practices on statistical methods, quality control systems, quality audit, quality control improvement, design and analysis of experiments, quality product design, and quality control in manufacturing, product development, defense applications and service systems. The 15-credit-hour Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma consists of five three-credit engineering/manufacturing courses that concentrate on quality.


Dr. Ahad Ali
Program Director, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering


Courses Credit Hours
Required Courses (9 Credit Hours):
EIE 5513 Lean Manufacturing Systems 3
EIE 6673 Six Sigma Processes 3
EMS 6403 Quality Control 3
Any 2 Courses from the following (6 Credit Hours):
EIE 5613 Reliability & Maintainability Engineering 3
EIE 5623 Product Development and Sustainability 3
EEM 6763 Quality Engineering Systems 3
EMS 7103 Design of Experiments 3
EMS 6823 Product Innovation and Design 3
EIE 5983 Special Topics in IE (related on LSS) 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma must:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, math, computer science, or physical science (or other technical field) from an accredited college or university. Individuals with a degree in a non-engineering field may be required to take prerequisite course work.
  • Provide one letter of recommendation, preferably from employer and former professor.
  • Provide official transcripts of all completed college work.
  • Have earned an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who do not meet all conditions for regular admissions may be admitted on a provisional basis.
  • Provide a resume, documenting professional experiences and relevant extracurricular activities.
  • Submit a completed graduate application form.