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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 Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus two years' relevant professional experience; or

(c) shall have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus five years' relevant professional experience; or

(d) shall have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent with a minimum B grade average plus two years' relevant professional experience; or

(e) shall have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum A- grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus two years' relevant professional experience; or

(f) shall have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum A- grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus five years' relevant professional experience.

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) 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(d), 1(e) and 1(f) will consist of courses totalling 120 credits, comprising a 60 credit research report and 60 credits of approved courses from Part One of the Schedule, which must include 240.758.

Specialisations

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

Student Progression

5. For progression to Part Two, candidates must achieve a B- grade average over courses completed in Part One and a B grade for the methods course, 240.758.

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

Completion Requirements

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

8. 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

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

10. Subject to the recommended time to completion and abandonment of studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Quality Systems prior to 1 January 2021 may satisfy the admission and qualification requirements in place in the 2020 regulations.

11. Such candidates who were undertaking study in conjunction with the Professional Pathway may substitute a course or courses already taken for courses in the Compulsory course schedule.

12. Such candidates who were undertaking study in conjunction with the Research Pathway, who have completed at least 15 credits towards the qualification, may fulfil the Research Pathway requirements as defined by Schedule B, including the progression criteria in place prior to 1 January 2021. Those candidates who have completed one or more of 287.730, 287.731, 287.736, 287.737, and 287.738 may substitute the course or courses taken for a course or courses in the Qualification Schedule of the same value.

13. These transitional provisions expire 31 December 2024.

Schedule for the Master of Quality Systems

Schedule A

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

240.756 Value Chain Management 15 credits

240.758 Research Methods and Skills 30 credits

287.735 Quality Improvement 15 credits
R 143.785

287.741 Quality System Development and Management 15 credits
R 287.730

287.745 Lean Six Sigma 30 credits
R 287.731

Elective courses (15 credits from)

141.724 Food Quality Safety and Innovation 15 credits
P 280.201

152.771 Management in Organisations 15 credits

158.739 Introduction to Analytics 15 credits
R 161.750

161.725 Statistical Quality Control 15 credits

240.753 Supply Chain Analytics 15 credits

240.759 Integrated Logistics 15 credits
R 240.752

287.740 Innovation Management 15 credits
P 228.311 or 228.312 R 287.703

Part Two (60 credits from)

240.887 Research Report 60 credits
P 240.758 (B)

Schedule B: Schedule for the Master of Quality Systems available under Transitional Provisions

Part One (Between 60 and 90 credits from)

Compulsory course (30 credits from)

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, 162.762

240.758 Research Methods and Skills 30 credits

Subject courses

240.752 Integrated Logistics 30 credits

287.735 Quality Improvement 15 credits
R 143.785

Part Two (Between 90 and 120 credits from)

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

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