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Quality Systems Engineering MASc

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or any engineering or science discipline provided that the student has the appropriate background.

Additional Admission Requirements

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 GCS 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.

Degree Requirements

The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master/Magisteriate in Applied Science (MASc).

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Quality Systems Engineering MASc (45 credits)


credits of Core Courses

INSE 6210 Total Quality Methodologies in Engineering (4.00)
INSE 6220 Advanced Statistical Approaches to Quality (4.00)
INSE 6230 Total Quality Project Management (4.00)

4remaining credits may be chosen from courses approved by the student's supervisor(s), and either the Graduate Program Director or the Director of the Institute.


INSE 8901 Master of Applied Science Research and Thesis (29.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

Co-op Thesis Option. 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.

Academic Regulations

In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 2.70.

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.

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. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limits.

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