Why pursue a master's in quality systems engineering?
The main intent of this program is twofold: First, the program is meant to prepare students with the skills, knowledge, expertise in cutting-edge technologies and best practices necessary for designing, modelling, analyzing, implementing and managing quality systems.
Second, the program will put the emphasis on helping each individual acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to maximize his or her potential as a researcher in quality systems, lean engineering and supply chain management. Students will engage in applied research and academic course of study examining existing theory and ways in which these influence the quality of systems, services, products and processes.
The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.
In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 3.00.
Program of Study. The student will follow the proposed course sequence. In addition, students have to consult with their supervisor for selecting a research topic. Students can enter this program as Co-op students. See item 6. Thesis
Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some cases.
Transfer Credits. Students may be granted transfer academic credits for, in general, not more than eight credits taken in approved graduate studies prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credit must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at Concordia University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission.
Time Limit. All work for this MASc degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (four years) from the time of initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years).
Courses. Students must complete a total of 20 credits of course work. Three core courses (INSE 6210, INSE 6220, INSE 6230) from Topic Area E68. A minimum of one 4-credit course must be chosen from the program elective courses in Topic Areas E66, E67, E68, E69 and E70. A maximum of one 4-credit elective course at the 6000 or 7000 level may be chosen from other Topic Areas in the Engineering Courses section, subject to the approval of thesupervisor(s) and the Graduate Program Director.
Thesis. Students must complete a 25-credit thesis as part of their degree requirements. The thesis must represent the results of the student’s independent work after admission to the program. The proposed topic for the thesis, together with a brief statement outlining the proposed method of treatment, and the arrangement made for faculty supervision, must be approved by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. For purposes of registration, this work will be designated as INSE 8901. The thesis will be evaluated by the student’s supervisor(s), and at least two examiners appointed by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, one of whom shall be external to the student’s department.
Students have the option to do the thesis work within the industrial milieu through the Institute for Co-operative Education. The suggested schedule of the program is as follows: Fall and Winter terms will be dedicated to course work, followed by two or three terms for research and development in industry, culminating in one or two terms in the Institute for the writing and the defence of the thesis. Each student in this case will have a supervisor from the Institute and a mentor from industry. The intellectual property will be managed according to the University policy.
Applicants to the Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science in Quality Systems Engineering program must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in:
Any engineering or science discipline provided that the student has the appropriate background
Admission to this program is competitive and only applicants with high academic standing will be considered. Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be asked to take such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. The Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, in consultation with the Institute, is responsible for the recommendation of all applications for admission.
Residence Requirements. The minimum residence requirement for the Master’s degree is three terms (one year) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
Transfer from the Master of Engineering in Quality Systems Engineering.
Students, in good standing, who have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the Master of Engineering in Quality Systems Engineering, may apply for a transfer to the Master of Applied Science in Quality Systems Engineering.
CIISE produces a high level of multidisciplinary research activity. Faculty members are involved in a wide range of research projects sponsored by both industry and government agencies in various areas of research, classified as follows: systems engineering, software engineering, middleware, systems security, cryptography and data security, cyber forensics, incident handling, security evaluation, biometrics, communication networks, communication protocols, image processing, 3D graphics, computer vision, pattern recognition, design science, requirements engineering for product design, tele-geo-informatics, augmented reality, infrastructure and facilities management, project management, geographic information systems, statistics, supply chain management, quality management, e-business systems, decision support systems, RFID, operations research, optimization, and artificial intelligence.
The Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering is an international centre of teaching and learning excellence established as a department within the Faculty. It promotes interdisciplinary research and development of information technologies in software and systems engineering. CIISE has three affiliated research laboratories: