Masters degrees in Quality Assurance Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to devise engineering models which characterise a set of principles for professional practise.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Engineering subject.
Quality Assurance is a process for preventing mistakes or defects in manufactured products, as well as avoiding problems when delivering solutions or services to customers.
You will gain an understanding of the importance of an integrated quality system across a range of industries. This system, put simply, is the administrative process associated with the assurance of products and services. It includes systematic measurements of professional practice, standard comparison, process monitoring, and error prevention.
Training will typically cover industry issues such as legislation and regulation, public policy, sustainability and environmental analysis, health and safety, and best practise. Products for analysis may include technology and machinery, medicine, food and drink, fossil fuels and renewable energy.
Careers typically include assurance monitoring on behalf of agencies and regulative authorities, as well as consultancy and service training.