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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Quality Systems
MQS

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Quality Systems requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for a relevant university Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification with a B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses; or

(c) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree in a related field with a minimum B grade average over the 300-level courses, and have satisfied the Academic Board that they have a minimum of 5 years' professional experience in quality management or a related area; or

(d) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree with Honours with a minimum B grade average; or

(e) have been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems, or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum B grade average.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Quality Systems shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree.

and including:

(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree;

(c) any compulsory courses identified in the Schedule to the Degree;

(d) at least 15 credits of Research Methods;

(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for those candidates admitted via Regulation 1(c), 1(d) and 1(e) will consist of courses totalling 120 credits, comprising:

(a) a thesis of 120 credits; or

(b) a thesis of 90 credits and 30 credits of approved courses from Part One of the Schedule, including at least 15 credits of Research Methods; or

(c) a research report of 60 credits and 60 credits of approved courses from Part One of the Schedule, including at least 15 credits of Research Methods.

4. Notwithstanding the requirements of Regulations 2(d) and 3(b) and (c) candidates may, with the permission of the Programme Director, be exempt from the requirement to complete a research methods course if they have completed another research methods course at the same level.

Specialisations

5. The Master of Quality Systems is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

6. For progression to Part Two, candidates must have maintained a B+ grade average over courses completed in Part One.

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Quality Systems may be awarded with Merit of Distinction.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Quality Systems

Part One

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

287.730 Quality Management 30 credits
R 143.719, 287.733

287.733 Quality Management for Medical Laboratories 30 credits
R 143.796, 287.730

Compulsory course selection (Between 15 and 30 credits from)

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761 and 162.762

240.758 Research Methods in Supply Chain Management 30 credits

Subject courses

240.752 Integrated Logistics 30 credits

287.731 Statistical Methods for Quality 30 credits
R 143.709

287.735 Quality Improvement 15 credits
R 143.785

287.736 Service Quality 15 credits
R 143.786

287.737 Quality and People 15 credits
R 143.787

287.738 Quality and Production 15 credits
R 143.788

Part Two

Option A (120 credits from)

287.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

287.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 287.897

287.899 Thesis 120 credits

Option B (90 credits from)

287.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

287.887 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 287.886

287.888 Thesis 90 credits

Option C (60 credits from)

228.895 Research Report 60 credits

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