505-3 Research Methods. The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the methods needed in research. Emphasis is placed on how these methods can be applied in the quality engineering & management area. Topics include development of research proposals, use of statistics in the analysis and communication of the results. Restricted to enrollment in quality engineering and management program or consent of instructor.
QEM510 - Quality Assurance
510-3 Quality Assurance. Study of recent advances in quality planning, quality measurement, design assurance, process control, participatory management, supplier quality, customer relations and improvement concepts. Prerequisite: IMAE 470A and IMAE 470B.
QEM515 - Six Sigma Black Belt
515-3 Six Sigma Black Belt. (Same as IMAE 480) The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a comprehensive coverage of the knowledge areas and tools of Six Sigma beyond green-belt training, focusing on descriptive and analytical methods to deal with variability including point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and design of experiments. Topics include: confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance, single factor experiments, block design of experiments. Prerequisite: IMAE 307 or equivalent and IMAE 470B with grades of C or better. Restricted to College of Engineering students or department approval required. Special approval neeeded from the department.
QEM525 - Six Sigma Black Belt II
525-3 Six Sigma Black Belt II. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with knowledge of the most advance areas of the Six Sigma black-belt training. Advanced fractional factorial experiments, response surface methodology, robust design and process, design for Six Sigma and other advance six sigma principles and techniques are covered in this course. Prerequisite: IMAE 470A, 470B, and 480.
QEM530 - Lean Manufacturing II
530-3 Lean Manufacturing II. This course will cover the principles and techniques of lean manufacturing. Major topics covered include value stream mapping, pull system/Kanbans, continuous improvement/Kaizen, lean six sigma, lean simulation, and other modern lean manufacturing techniques and issues. Prerequisite: IMAE 465.
QEM535 - Service Quality
535-3 Service Quality. This course examines how organizational leadership, strategic development and deployment of service management systems are used to achieve service quality. Key service quality management concepts of customer and market focus, employee focus, communication, and service delivery will be taught through the use of case studies, article reviews and team projects. Prerequisite: none.
QEM540 - Reliability Analysis
540-3 Reliability Analysis. The objective of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the basic techniques applied in the field of reliability and failure data analysis in a manufacturing environment. Prerequisite: IMAE 470B.
QEM545 - Project Management II
545-3 Project Management II. This course is an advanced study of the concepts in project management, building on the fundamentals established in prerequisite courses. Using MS Project, students will work individually and in teams to develop appropriate tools and documentation typically utilized to implement, control, and closeout projects. Computerized scheduling and cost control, quality systems, risks management, procurement, and project termination. Prerequisite:IMAE 450.
QEM546 - Project Mgmt Supply Chain Engr
546-3 Project Management for Supply Chain Engineering. The course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the project management process and an in-depth examination of the activities needed to successfully initiate, plan, schedule, and control the time and cost factors of the project as it relates to developing a supply chain system. Executing successful supply chain projects requires the management of technology, people, culture, stakeholders, and other diverse elements. This course takes an integrated approach to managing projects, merging both technical and managerial challenges. It emphasizes not only individual project execution, but also provides a strategic perspective, demonstrating means to manage supply chain projects at the program and portfolio levels.
QEM550 - Project Leadership
550-3 Project Leadership. This course is designed to develop a graduate student's human relationship skills for leading project teams. Through the use of case studies and practical applications, students will learn effective leadership, team development, motivational, organizational planning, and conflict resolution practices.
QEM555 - Human Safety & Risk Mgmt
555-3 Human Safety and Risk Management. Understanding risk and safety issues inevitably involves many disciplines, as does their effective management. Through the combination of scientific evidence, practical examples, and case studies presented in this course, students will be equipped to identify, assess and develop strategies to mitigate occupational and environmental risk. Methods used to effectively communicate and understand risk factors as presented by various agencies.
QEM560 - Supply Chain Engineering
560-3 Supply Chain Engineering. The objective of this course is to introduce the basic principles and techniques of the Lean methodologies and its application targeting specific needs of the Supply Chain professionals in executive sales and operations planning, forecasting, customer relationships, leveling production, dependent demand materials management, capacity management, shop floor control, inventory management, lot sizing, warehousing, logistics, quality control, and purchasing.
QEM562 - Transportation/Logistics Syst
562-3 Transportation and Logistics Systems. The course covers different components of logistics and distribution; in particular, those dealing with material movement, associated moveable and immovable facilities/resources, procurement and material refurbishing, warehousing and distribution network systems, and transportation. The major thrust of the course is to explore the optimal planning, design and coordination of large scale warehousing operations and distribution logistics, supply transportation systems (shipping and materials tracking), multi-modal transportation systems and convoy movements.
QEM564 - Facilities & Location Planning
564-3 Facilities and Location Planning. The course encompasses the planning, design, development, management and control of production and distribution systems to effectively distribute goods and services from the producer to end user, whether in manufacturing or service systems. Topics include analytical approaches in site location, facility layout, material handling, and storage systems. Aspects of facilities for manufacturing, material handling, packing and distribution, concepts of group technology, and computer aided facility design are covered.
QEM565 - Mgmt Info Technology Resources
565-3 Management of Information Technology Resources. The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) dominates the world of business. There are ongoing fundamental changes in the way organizations execute their business processes and interact with each other. This course helps students understand the relationship between information systems and business performance. This will enable students to appreciate the importance of strategic implementation and proper manage of ICT resources.
QEM570 - Energy Mgmt & Conservation
570-3 Energy Management and Conservation. This course covers the principles and policies of energy management and auditing. It covers development, implementation and economic analysis, using simple pay back and life-cycle cost models, of these programs and audits. It focuses on efficient operation of electric motors, lighting, boilers, furnaces, and facilities climate control. It surveys current energy policy with emphasis on LEED design and certification. Prerequisites: MATH 150 or IMAE 307, PHYS 203A,B or equivalents.
QEM580 - Seminar
580-1 to 4 Seminar. Collective and individual study of issues and problems related to quality engineering and management. Graded S/U. Restricted to enrollment in the M.S. degree in quality engineering and management.
QEM583 - Analysis Stat Quality Data
583-3 Analysis of Statistical Quality Data. Controlling and improving quality has become an important business strategy for many organizations: manufacturers, distributors, transportation companies, financial services organizations, health care providers, and government agencies. Maintaining a high level of product or service quality provides a competitive advantage. A business that can delight customers by improving and controlling quality can dominate its competitors. This course covers the technical methods for achieving success in quality control and improvement, and offers guidance on how to successfully implement these methods.
QEM585 - Adv Data Analysis/Des Exprmnts
585-3 Advanced Data Analysis & Design of Experiments. Experimentation plays an important role in product development and process realization and commercialization activities, which consist of new product design and formulation, manufacturing process development, and process improvement. The objective in many cases may be to develop a robust process, a process affected minimally by external sources of variability. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a comprehensive coverage of the knowledge areas involved in these studies, focusing on Planning, Designing and Analyzing Experiments (DoE).
QEM592 - Special Investigations in QEM
592-1 to 4 Special Investigations in Quality Engineering and Management. Advanced topics in quality engineering and management. Topics are selected by mutual agreement of the student and the instructor. Special approval needed from the adviser.
QEM599 - Thesis
599-1 to 6 Thesis.
QEM601 - Continuing Enrollment
601-1 per semester Continuing Enrollment. For those graduate students who have not finished their degree programs and who are in the process of working on their dissertation, thesis or research paper. The student must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of dissertation research, or the minimum thesis, or research hours before being eligible to register for this course. Concurrent enrollment in any other course is not permitted. Graded S/U or DEF only.