Online Master of Engineering – Quality, Reliability and Statistical Engineering Emphasis

Are you passionate about achieving meaningful business results through the design, management and implementation of changes within an organization? If so, Arizona State University’s Master of Engineering (MEng) with an emphasis in quality, reliability and statistical engineering may be a great fit for you. In this advanced degree, you’ll learn about modern statistical and engineering techniques, as well as how they’re deployed in industrial, business and customer-facing settings.

Learn more

Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

Degree questions, answered.

Have questions about the Engineering: Quality, Reliability and Statistical Engineering (MEng)? Fill out this form and we’ll get in touch!

* Indicates a required field

This is a required field.
This is a required field.
This is a required field.
Invalid phone number. Please try again.

What you’ll learn in this MEng emphasis

The areas of quality, reliability and statistical engineering in this emphasis contribute to improving complete systems and processes. While similar, they have key distinctions.

  • Quality engineering emphasizes quality assurance and control for products and services, which can apply to both development and production. 
  • Reliability engineering is based on ensuring a product or service continues to function as intended.
  • Statistical engineering focuses on resolving intricate questions and business issues through data and analysis.

Throughout this program, you’ll learn the techniques of each and how they’re deployed in a variety of industries. The focus on customization allows you to choose courses that align with your academic and professional goals. You can continue to refine your technical skills while gaining an understanding of the management side of an organization. Additionally, you have the unique opportunity to pair your degree with ASU Online’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt graduate certificate, with the benefit of not needing to earn additional credit hours.

Who’s a good candidate for this master’s program?

You’re an ideal candidate for this program if you have work experience in a related field. Your interest in one or more of the following disciplines can also indicate this program may be a good fit:

  • Distribution and supply chain.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Process development.
  • Product, service and engineering design.

Additionally, an advanced background in mathematics is essential. To understand the course material, you must have completed differential and integral calculus courses, as well as a calculus-based probability and statistics course.

What is a degree emphasis? Is it the same as a concentration?

A degree emphasis is similar to a concentration, but there are key differences.

  • A concentration is a formalized selection of courses within a major. A concentration requires a minimum of 15 credit hours of which at least nine credit hours must be upper division. Your concentration appears on both your ASU diploma and your transcripts.
  • An emphasis is a selected topic area defined within the major. It’s typically 9–12 credit hours and doesn’t need to be officially declared. The emphasis will not appear on your diploma or transcripts.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Engineering. Your emphasis in quality, reliability and statistical engineering will not appear on your diploma or transcripts.

Quality, reliability and statistical engineering master’s courses

The practical curriculum in this MEng emphasis helps you build experience applicable to your career. You’ll complete 30 credit hours of coursework, including 15 credit hours of core MEng courses, 12 credit hours of electives for the quality, reliability and statistical engineering emphasis and an applied project to culminate your degree.


Core

Advanced Quality Control


Core

Design Engineering Experiments


Core

Regression Analysis


Core

Reliability Engineering


Core

Quality Management


Elective

Advanced Simulating Stochastic Systems


Elective

Applied Deterministic Operations Research Models


Elective

Applied Stochastic Operations Research Models


Prepare for senior engineering roles in quality, reliability and more

This MEng emphasis can enhance your ability to secure senior positions and leadership roles. Upon graduation, you’ll be qualified to work in product and service realization, product and process development, manufacturing, distribution, logistics and supply chain operations. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

Industrial engineering technologist

Logistics engineer

Process engineer

Robotics technician

Systems architect

Validation engineer

Experienced engineers instruct the next generation of professionals

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Experienced engineers instruct the next generation of professionals

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

How to apply

Applicants to the Master of Engineering program, with an emphasis in quality, reliability and statistical engineering, must fulfill the requirements of both Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Application requirements

Additional application information

Top 25% of all accredited engineering programs in the nation

Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

Top 5


best online master’s in electrical engineering programs.

Top 5


best online master’s in engineering management programs.

Top 35


best undergraduate engineering programs.

60+


engineering student organizations and student professional societies.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

You might also be interested in

Sustainable Engineering (MSE)

Graduate

Sustainable Engineering (MSE)


Industrial Engineering (MS)

Graduate

Industrial Engineering (MS)


Engineering: Systems Engineering (MEng)

Graduate

Engineering: Systems Engineering (MEng)


Engineering: Engineering Management (MEng)

Graduate

Engineering: Engineering Management (MEng)