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Master of Science in Engineering Quality

MSEQ program is designed to provide advanced skills in Engineering Quality and prepare graduates to be leaders in the field of engineering quality practice and management.

The graduates will have solid knowledge in the Methods, Techniques, Practices, Models and advanced tools of Quality topics including: Six Sigma, Quality Management, Design and Analysis of Quality Improvement Experiments, Technometrics, Applied Reliability Engineering and more.

Why LTU?

Students in the program will benefit from a unique opportunity that is offered in the Department.

The department is accredited by the “The Council for Six Sigma Certification (C.S.S.C)”, which overseas Official Industry Standard for Six Sigma Accreditation to certify students finishing the Six Sigma related courses to take the exam and get certified at the Black Belt level. CSSC is the largest 6 Sigma accreditation provider world-wide.

The Certification is a by-product of the program and does not have any required extra cost.

The MSEQ program will provide students with advanced analytical tools used in decision making and situation analysis. Students will be able to solve sophisticated technical and processes problems and conduct applied and professional research in their fields to improve performance, quality and profitability.

Admission to the Master of Science in Engineering Quality program requires:

  1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
  2. A Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Math, Science, Management or equivalent degree from an accredited university (minimum GPA of 3.0);
  3. Applicant might be asked to take some prerequisites, Based on the evaluation by the program director
  4. Official transcripts of all completed college work;
  5. A minimum of one letter of recommendation (employers and professors are preferred);
  6. A resume, including professional experiences and extracurricular activities.
  7. A statement of purpose that includes personal and professional achievements or goals.

Applicants who do not meet all of the conditions for regular graduate admission may be considered for provisional admission by the Graduate Admissions Committee, provided they demonstrate an exceptionally high aptitude and promise for doing graduate work in this area and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.

Additionally, the academic background of candidates will be evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee as part of the admissions process. Students found deficient in a particular subject area are required to enroll in pre-core crossover courses before being allowed to enroll in some of the core program courses. No graduate credit will be granted for these courses.

For students transferring from other graduate programs into LTU's Master of Science in Engineering Quality program, the following guidelines will be implemented:

  1. No more than nine graduate semester credit hours may be transferred, and these must be from an accredited The director and the graduate committee will evaluate exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Credit for courses taken in a graduate program other than those listed above will be reviewed by the program director and the graduate committee for their acceptability as substitutes within LTU's
  3. A request for courses to be considered for transfer credit must be made in writing at the time of
  4. A minimum grade of 3.0 must have been achieved in the transfer
  5. All Courses must be completed within five years after the program is started.

In order to continue in the MSEQ program, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 after their formal admission to the MSEQ program may be placed on academic probation and must consult with the program director regarding continuation in the program.

After formal admission to the MSEQ program, students must complete a written plan of study, which will be approved by the program director and kept on file for updating purposes in the Department of Engineering Technology. The plan of study must be submitted no later than the second semester after the student has enrolled in the MSEQ program. In the semester prior to their anticipated graduation, candidates for the MSEQ degree will meet with the program director to ensure that they have met all program requirements and to complete the Petition for Graduation form. The program director will then review the petition and give final approval for graduation.




Students who are already working in Industry may have an advantage of choosing the Master thesis approach towards their degree. This option will help students combine their job and academic needs simultaneously.

The Master thesis is worth 9 credits and could substitute for the three elective courses.

The MSEQ is a cross-disciplinary program incorporating engineering, technology, and management.

All coursework can be taken in the evening or online, allowing working students to complete their studies in approximately two years.


Core Courses (21 Credit Hours)

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
TIE 5013 Technometrics 3
TME 5343 Six Sigma 2 3
EIE 5613 Reliability & Maint. Eng.  3
TIE 5343 Engineering Project Management 3
TIE 6533 Engineering Quality Management 3
TIE 6353 Des. & Analys. Of Quality Imp. Experiments  3
TME 6343 Special Topics in Technology 3

Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Students may fulfill the requirements by one of the two following options:

1. Selecting three of the following courses*:

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
INT 6043 Management Information Systems 3
EMS 6203 Manufacturing Processes  3
EMS 6823 Product Innovation and Design 3
EEM 6753 Eng. Supply Chain Management 3
EMS 6713 Production Planning and Control 3
EMS 6703 Manufacturing Systems 3
EIE 5513 Lean Manufacturing Systems 3
EMS 6303 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
EMS 6503 Manufacturing Productivity 3  

*Other elective courses may be chosen based on the interest of the student subject to approval of the program director

2. Complete a Master's Thesis to substitute for the elective courses.