Quality Systems (18 Credits)

Quality Systems Specialization (QSS) Mission

The mission of the Quality Systems Specialization (QSS) is preparing professionals for leadership roles in quality. The QSS program is dedicated to providing people with corporate leadership abilities and faculty for the profession. Graduates shall have a global vision encompassing quality systems. The primary QSS focus is to provide people with the ability to manage complex organizations to meet the requirements of customer satisfaction in public and private sectors.

Quality Systems Specialization Background

The QSS is premised on several elements reflected in the advanced study of quality. These are:

Pre-requisites for Selecting the Quality Systems Specialization

Quality Systems Schedule:


 
Univ. Course Su 12 Fa 12 Sp 13 Su 13 Fa 13 Sp 14 Su 14 Fa 14 Sp 15 Su 15 Fa 15 Sp 16 Su 16 Fa 16
ISU MET 611 Exp Design.         X         X    
ISU MET 612 Reliability   X       X           X
ISU TMGT 669 Seminar in Q     X           X        
BGSU QS 7020 Quality Change     X     X X     X     X
BGSU QS 7270 Doc-based Proc.   X     X X                
ISU TMGT 665 Quality Standards       X         X      

Quality Systems Specialization Course Descriptions:

Indiana State University (ISU)
MET 612: Reliability, Maintainability and Serviceability (3 hours)

This course introduces concepts, principles and techniques used in evaluation and assessment of reliability, maintainability and serviceability in industrial systems. Emphasis is given to theory and techniques to determine time-to-failure, failure rate, reliability and availability of components/systems, including strength-stress analysis, construction of reliability bath-tub curves (RBTC), failure mode and strength-stress analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis (FTA).

Prerequisite: COT 703 Advanced statistical methods in technology, or IMT607 Statistics for experimental research in technology, or an equivalent.

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Indiana State University (ISU)
TMGT 665: Quality Standards Leadership (3 hours)

Management and leadership activities related to evaluating, creating and promoting quality standards.

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Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
QS 7270: Documentation-based Process Improvement (3 hours)

Generation of model system for process improvement and technical problem solving for variation reduction based on documentation in teams at one or more organizational sites.

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Indiana State University (ISU)
MET 611: Experimental Design and Process Analysis (3 hours)

A focused course on the design and analysis of experiments for industrial applications and applied research. Topics include single factor models, blocking, factorial design, parameter design, process analysis, and response surface methodology. Emphasis is given to problem modeling, implementation and output analysis in applied research.

Prerequisite: COT 703 Advanced statistical methods in technology, or IMT607 Statistics for experimental research in technology, or an equivalent.

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Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
QS 7020: Quality Change Culture (3 hours)

Analysis and generation of model quality change culture based on actual quality and change-focused projects in organizations, primarily in service industries, through teams.

Prerequisite: TECH 602 or equivalent.

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Indiana State University (ISU)
TMGT 669: Quality Systems Seminar (3 hours)

In-depth critical analysis of important issues in the management of quality and the research of those issues.

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