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Entry requirements

Master of Quality Systems 180 credits

Admission to the Master of Quality Systems (180 credits) requires you to have a relevant bachelor degree, or close equivalent, with a minimum B average in your majoring 300 level courses.

Master of Quality Systems 120 credits

Admission to the 120 credit Master of Quality Systems requires you to have a minimum B average for any of the following:

  • a relevant bachelor degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in quality management or a related area; or
  • a relevant bachelor’s degree with Honours; or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems, or equivalent qualification.

Documents you will need to supply to support your application

  • a copy of your academic transcript/s
  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae (including education and employment for at least the last five years)
  • A short summary of your research interests (200 words or less). Only required if you intend on studying a pathway which includes at least 90 credits of research.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Transition

All candidates commencing study towards the Degree of Master of Quality Systems on or after 1 January 2014 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations.

Candidates who commenced study towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems in 2013 or earlier and who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma by the end of the 2014 year may be admitted to and permitted to complete the Master of Quality Systems under the regulations in the 2013 Calendar until the end of the 2018 academic year.

In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.

Planning your programme

For the 180 credit Master of Quality Systems you will follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Courses Schedule below.

For the 120 credit Master of Quality Systems you will follow a course of study which will consist of courses totalling 120 credits from the Schedule below.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the ‘regulations‘ tab. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Master of Quality Systems structure

Progression for the 180 credits Master of Quality Systems

The 180 credit master’s qualification is made up of two parts. The first part gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research part of your qualification. You must pass Part One before you can progress to Part Two.

For progression to Part Two of the Master of Quality Systems, a B+ Grade Average is needed for the Part One courses.

Time limits for completion for eligibility for Honours, Distinction or Merit

120 credits

Your 120 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study.

180 credits

If completed within eighteen months of first enrolling in full-time study or within four years of first enrolling in part-time study, your 180 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction or Merit.

Maximum time to completion

  • 120 credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of four years.
  • 180 credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of five years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates

Courses

Master of Quality Systems 180 credits

Part One

Choose one course (30 credits) from

287.730 Quality Management
287.733 Quality Management for Medical Laboratories

Choose one course (at least 15 credits and no more than 30 credits from)

119.729 Research Methods
240.758 Research Methods in Supply Chain Management

Choose 0 to 75 credits from

287.731 Statistical Methods for Quality
287.735 Quality Improvement
287.736 Service Quality
287.737 Quality and People
287.738 Quality and Production
240.752 Integrated Logistics

Part Two (at least 60 credits)

120 credits research

287.897 Thesis 120 credit Part 1
287.898 Thesis 120 credit Part 2

OR

90 credits research

287.886 Thesis 90 credit Part 1
287.887 Thesis 90 credit Part 2

OR

60 credits research

228.895 Research Report

Master of Quality Systems 120 credits

OPTION A 120 credits research

287.897 Thesis 120 credit Part 1
287.898 Thesis 120 credit Part 2

OR

OPTION B 90 credits research plus 30 credits taught courses

Choose one course (at least 15 credits and no more than 30 credits from)

119.729 Research Methods
240.758 Research Methods in Supply Chain Management

Choose 0 to 15 credits from

287.735 Quality Improvement
287.736 Service Quality
287.737 Quality and People
287.738 Quality and Production
90 credits research
287.886 Thesis 90 credit Part 1
287.887 Thesis 90 credit Part 2

OR

OPTION C 60 credits research plus 60 credits taught courses

Choose one course (at least 15 credits and no more than 30 credits from)

119.729 Research Methods
240.758 Research Methods in Supply Chain Management

Choose 30 to 45 credits from

287.730 Quality Management
287.733 Quality Management for Medical Laboratories
287.731 Statistical Methods for Quality
287.735 Quality Improvement
287.736 Service Quality
287.737 Quality and People
287.738 Quality and Production
240.752 Integrated Logistics
60 credits research
287.895 Research Report


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