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Master of Science in Quality and Engineering Management

You don’t have to compromise your time or your job to earn a master’s degree in quality and engineering management at Tarleton. Our program is 100% online, with graduate students from all over Texas and the country learning in a flexible, engaging environment. Graduate students in our quality and engineering management online master’s program come from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds in technical or non-technical fields, including business, marketing, supply chain, project management, even criminal justice.

Designed for working professionals with some experience in the manufacturing industry, our quality and engineering master’s online degree program emphasizes leadership to provide a pathway for you to expand your knowledge, gain marketable job skills and advance into manufacturing administrative and management positions. Take classes in two areas of concentration — Project Management and Operations — then choose the thesis or non-thesis track based on whether or not you want to participate in graduate-level research. Our online degree program is focused on critical areas of knowledge yet broadly applicable to all manufacturing fields.

What is Quality and Engineering Management?

At Tarleton, we focus on quality and engineering management as an in-depth study of organizational, technical and strategic tools commonly used in manufacturing to improve productivity. Application of these tools address quality and productivity issues to help manufacturers standardize procedures, measure performance, improve customer satisfaction and manage resources more efficiently.

The knowledge and skills you gain can help you transition into quality or engineering, advance and take on more responsibility with your current employer, or move into new jobs with potentially better salaries.

What Can You Do With Your Master's Degree in Quality and Engineering Management?

You’ll come away with skills relevant in today’s manufacturing industry, such as quantitative methods and statistics, Six Sigma techniques, supply chain management, productivity measurement, financial risk management, engineering cost analysis and more. With this knowledge, you could work in a wide variety of manufacturing fields, such as oil, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceuticals and HVAC — just to name a few.

You may qualify for a wide variety of jobs in quality and engineering management, such as:

  • Operations Manager or Chief of Operations
  • Production Supervisor or Engineer
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Global Quality Director
  • Head of Business Excellence
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Manager
  • Product Development and Process Improvement
  • Vice President of Quality

How Much Do Quality and Engineering Management Graduates Make?

In Texas, graduates with a master’s degree in quality and engineering management earn between $70,000 and $140,000, depending on their work experience.

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Why Study Quality and Engineering Management?

Our quality and engineering management graduate program online positions you to stand out in the job market and accelerate your career for monetary, professional and personal rewards that last long after you graduate from Tarleton.

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Balance your work and personal life with graduate school

Complete online course work at your own pace. Once classes start, you can access all materials, assignments and deadlines, as well some exams, any time. This helps you continue to work while earning your quality and engineering management master’s degree. Staying employed could allow you to get help paying for graduate school through a tuition reimbursement program, if your employer offers that benefit.

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Get one-on-one instruction and mentoring

Complete online course work at your own pace. Once classes start, you can access all materials, assignments and deadlines, as well some exams, any time. This helps you continue to work while earning your quality and engineering management master’s degree. Staying employed could allow you to get help paying for graduate school through a tuition reimbursement program, if your employer offers that benefit.

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Explore jobs and careers in quality and engineering management

 As a graduate student at Tarleton, you can participate in all recruiting activities within the quality and engineering management program, the School of Engineering and the College of Graduate Studies. These include job fairs on our Stephenville campus and at businesses throughout the region.

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Get a valuable, affordable master's degree

With a competitively priced quality and engineering management online master’s degree program compared to other schools and colleges for engineering, we also offer graduate student scholarships and paid graduate assistantships.

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Learn with faculty experienced in the industry and online setting

With professional certifications, our faculty members have extensive experience working and leading in the industry, including leadership and technical roles with APICS in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and managerial positions with Lockheed Martin. We use the best technology available to design and deliver online coursework. We also bring different approaches and perspectives to the online classroom, such as the use of games to teach concepts. We generate valuable data used in analyses and detailing solutions and use industry-best software such as SAP.

What Classes Will You Take as a Quality and Engineering Management Graduate Student?

Our online master’s program in quality and engineering management offers a unique combination of courses that can be applied to improve the productivity and efficiency of any manufacturing or service system. The curriculum focuses on quality improvement using tools such as Six Sigma, supply chain management and project management, which are valuable in a variety of industries.

View all required classes for the quality and engineering management master’s degree.

Accreditations

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Six Sigma Certification

Gain proficiency and expertise in the Six Sigma body of knowledge through several courses built into the online curriculum. After completing course requirements, you will be eligible to receive a certificate of course completion that you may use to demonstrate your abilities to your current employer, help you get a better job, help you qualify for professional certification exams and more.

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Student Activity

Join professional organizations such as The American Society for Quality, The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Plastics Engineers and APICS. Membership provides access to educational opportunities, industry publications, networking opportunities and more.

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Engineering Building

The $54 million, 98,000-square-foot facility on the Stephenville campus houses complementary programs in the School of Engineering, including Quality and Engineering Management. Engineering majors and graduate students have access to extensive work and study areas in this innovative facility with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.

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