Quality and Manufacturing Management

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies.

The program draws its students from two groups: practicing professionals from industry and individuals who have graduated from, or are currently enrolled in, a business administration, science, or engineering program. Applicants who expect to graduate with a baccalaureate in engineering, science, or business administration may apply for admission to the program in their senior year.

All applicants must have taken the prerequisite mathematics, computer science, and statistics courses or equivalents prior to starting the program. Applicants cannot register until they have completed these courses.

The language of instruction at Penn State is English. English proficiency test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) may be required for international applicants. See GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Degree Requirements

Master of Manufacturing Management (M.M.M.)

Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-700 Professional Degree Policies.

The M.M.M. degree requires 32 credits of course work at the 400, 500, or 800 level, on a part- or full-time basis. The courses are as follows:

QMM 491Introduction to Business Concepts for Manufacturing 13
or QMM 492 Introduction to Engineering Design Principles
QMM 552Applied Statistical Process Control and Experimental Design3
QMM 561Manufacturing Systems Planning and Control I3
QMM 562Manufacturing Systems Planning and Control II3
QMM 581Manufacturing Processes of Materials3
QMM 582Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy3
QMM 593Field Experience in Manufacturing2
QMM 851Quality Management3
QMM 871Design Practice for Manufacturing I3
QMM 872Design Practice for Manufacturing II3
QMM 891Communication and Leadership Skills for Manufacturing Managers3
Total Credits32

Student Aid

Refer to the Tuition & Funding section of The Graduate School’s website. Students in this program are not eligible for graduate assistantships.


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Quality and Manufacturing Management (QMM) Course List


Campus Erie
Graduate Program Head Diane Parente
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Oladipo Onipede
Program Contact

Kristy M Bunce
School of Engineering
242 Burke Center
Erie PA 16563
(814) 898-6295

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