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Master of Quality Systems

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Quality Systems is unique in New Zealand. It is the only graduate-level tertiary academic qualification in quality management throughout New Zealand and Australia. It will give you a career advantage in seeking positions related to quality management.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Master of Quality Systems is unique in New Zealand. It is the only graduate-level tertiary academic qualification in quality management throughout New Zealand and Australia. It will give you a career advantage in seeking positions related to quality management.

Entry requirements

To enter the Master of Quality Systems (180 credits) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus two years' relevant professional experience, or
  • a bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus five years' relevant professional experience.

Study locations

Auckland

What you will learn

This programme focuses on developing critical awareness of and expertise in the following areas:

  • quality management and its component aspects (inspection, quality control, assurance and continual improvement).
  • contemporary quality thinking and methods including iso systems, statistical thinking, systems thinking, business excellence, lean and six sigma improvement.
  • the application of management theory to quality systems
  • ability to conduct self-directed research in an aspect of quality management theory or practice
  • research methods
  • management of people undertaking quality projects and the people-related aspects of quality programme implementation.

Topics you will study include quality systems design, lean management, six sigma statistical analysis, value chain management and quality improvement. You will learn how to undertake in-depth research, followed by your own in-depth research (thesis) on an area of interest to you.

Career pathways

Every organisation has a 'quality manager', someone who is responsible for one or more of areas like

  • inspection
  • quality control
  • quality assurance
  • quality management
  • continuous improvement.

You could be employed in a huge range of industries and professions, including manufacturing, services, health care, local government, construction and the defence force.

Many graduates of the MQS quickly move into senior positions in the same or different organisations. Some have gone on to advanced study such as PhD.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.