University General Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jul 14, 2024  
University General Course Catalog 2023-2024

Manufacturing Quality, Minor

In the manufacturing industry, quality drives productivity. Pursuing high productivity with high quality is a strategy of sustainable development for manufacturing and diverse industries. Improving productivity with high quality is a source of greater revenue, employment opportunities and technological advances. Knowledge in the areas of quality control and product excellence are in high demand for certifying product quality and durability to ensure their “fitness for purpose” during each step of the manufacturing process. As a result, learning quality control and product excellence techniques will give students the opportunity to understand industrial process control and applications and to join businesses and manufacturing industries for managing product quality and manufacturing processes. Nevada offers a unique opportunity for both students and industry interested in advanced manufacturing. 

Learning outcomes and objectives
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 (MQ) is to provide students with skills and experiences that will help them better apply the knowledge gained in their majors to specialized problems in the field of product quality control in manufacturing process.

How to enroll
The 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.

Contact Information

Engineering Advising Center
Scrugham Engineering and Mines, Room 131
(775) 682-7721

I. Program Requirements (18 units)

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits from the courses listed below. At least nine of those credits must be upper-division courses, and no more than nine of the credits can also count toward your major.

B. Elective Courses

The remaining 9 credits can be selected from the following list: