Quality Engineering Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Master Interdisciplinary Principles For Safeguarding Production Quality

Quality engineering is crucial to business success, safeguarding consumer interest and needs, and ensuring that uniformity, efficiency, and high quality are maintained at all stages of the production process. Solving quality-related problems requires a mastery of mathematical, computational, analytical, and communication skills. Michigan Tech's graduate on-campus and online certificate in Quality Engineering provides you with conceptual and mathematical foundations working with the tools and techniques used in the field.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

Courses in the graduate certificate Quality Engineering program are intentionally designed to hone your skills in statistical process control (SPC), statistical analysis and computing (using R/RStudio and SAS Studio software). You will also be proficient in preparation of statistical reports, principles and techniques of designing experiments, and lean manufacturing for improving process and eliminating waste.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or closely related technical field. Students with degrees in other fields may be required to take preparatory courses. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Quality Engineering fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Wayne Weaver

Graduate Assistant

Cindy Wadaga

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.