Minor in Manufacturing Quality

In the manufacturing industry, quality drives productivity. Selecting high-quality materials that are suited to a particular manufacturing application is critical for any company that wants to produce a high-quality product, grow its revenue and develop innovative technology.

The manufacturing industry needs employees who are skilled in quality control and assurance to certify product quality and durability throughout each step of the manufacturing process. Students who complete the manufacturing quality minor learn to understand industrial process control and product excellence techniques and gain the skills to manage product quality and manufacturing processes.

Due to the growth of industries in Nevada with a focus on advanced manufacturing, students who complete the manufacturing quality minor are well-positioned to work in local industries.

What will I learn?

Rapidly expanding advanced manufacturing industries require highly educated engineers who understand the fundamentals of product quality control in manufacturing processes in terms of design, engineering, operation, assessment, testing and data analysis. The objective of the interdisciplinary minor in manufacturing quality is to provide students with skills and experiences that will help them better apply the knowledge gained in their engineering majors to specialized problems in the field of product quality control in manufacturing process.

Courses in the minor draw from a wide range of engineering disciplines, allowing students to customize their program of study towards topics that interest them. Required courses also include some statistics and operations management.

How to enroll in the manufacturing quality minor

The manufacturing minor is open to all majors in the College of Engineering. Students must develop a plan of study that fulfills the requirements of the minor and have the plan approved by an advisor in the College of Engineering Advisement Center. The plan is designed to ensure that students receive appropriate advising and must be approved at least two semesters prior to graduation.

Complete requirements and eligible courses for the manufacturing quality minor are listed in the University course catalog.

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