Minors (IMET)

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Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering & Technology

Minor in Quality Engineering

The minor in quality engineering is designed to give students in engineering, mathematics, science, and business an opportunity to learn the methodologies for designing, producing, and delivering quality products and services. This experience should prepare students better for future careers and give them a competitive edge in the job market.


A minimum of 21 hours must be taken from the following list of required and elective courses. At least 9 hours must be taken from the College of Engineering and Technology. Students desiring admission to the minor must have completed one semester of college calculus. A second semester of college calculus is strongly encouraged. Admission to the minor as well as the granting of the minor must be approved by the chair of the IMET Department.

Required Courses (11 hours)

Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics - 6 hrs.

Choose one pair.

  • IME 311, 312 Engineering Statistics I, II
  • MTH 325, 326 Probability and Statistics I, II
  • QM 262, 263 Quantitative Analysis I, II

Basic Quality Methods, Quality Costs, and Quality Systems, TQM - 3 hrs.

Choose one.

  • IME 302 Introduction to Quality Engineering
  • IME 522 Manufacturing Quality Control
  • IMT 262 Applied Statistics & Quality Control

Management Methods for Quality - 2 hrs.

  • M L 350 Managing in Organizations

Electives (9 hours)

Choose no more than one course from each area.


  • IMT 362 Metrology & Instrumentation
  • ME 303 Instrumentation and Measurement

Advanced Diagnostic Tools

  • IME 512 Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • IME 524 Advanced Quality Control

Information Systems

  • IME 497 Information Systems Design
  • MIS 173 Information Systems and Business Applications
  • CS 310 Information Structures and Management

Quality in Design

  • IME 526 Reliability Engineering

Other Quality-Related Areas

  • Other courses to be approved by the IMET Dept.