MMM Course Descriptions

MMM Course Descriptions

Core Courses

The MMM degree is awarded on the successful completion of 32 credits of required core course work. 


QMM 491* Introduction to Business Concepts for Manufacturing (3 credits) – Introduction to business topics in accounting and finance for non-business students in manufacturing management.

QMM 492* Introduction to Engineering Design Principles (3 credits) – Engineering principles including different engineering fields, graphics, design, solid modeling, and failure analysis.

* MMM degree program students will take either QMM 491 or QMM 492 depending on their academic background. 


QMM 851 Quality Management (3 credits) – Concepts of design, assessment, and improvement of quality systems; customer needs analysis, identification of opportunities for application of measurement techniques.

QMM 552 Applied Statistical Process Control and Experimental Design (3 credits) – Concepts and techniques of statistical process control and the design of experiments.

QMM 561 Manufacturing Systems Planning and Control I (3 credits) – Systems, components, and configurations, flow of material and information in a manufacturing system.

QMM 562 Manufacturing Systems Planning and Control II (3 credits) – Flow of material and information in a manufacturing system. Emphasis on systems integration.

QMM 871 Design Practice for Manufacturing I (3 credits) – Contemporary concepts in design and design practice with emphasis on engineering, business, and human strategy issues.

QMM 872 Design Practice for Manufacturing II (3 credits) – Contemporary concepts in design and design practice with emphasis on logistics, risk, design and manufacturing readiness, and production.

QMM 581 Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3 credits) – Characteristics of materials with respect to their properties and associated choices of processing to create a range of products; including consideration of investment, tooling, materials, and manufacturing costs.

QMM 582 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy (3 credits) – Strategic decision context of manufacturing and its supply chains with linkage to corporate and business strategy.

QMM 891 Communication and Leadership Skills for Manufacturing Managers (1-3 credits) – Applied principles of managerial, visual, and written communication hat support the needs of manufacturing leaders.

QMM 593 Field Experience in Manufacturing (1-2 credits) – Experiential learning through the firsthand study of manufacturing plants and by interacting with manufacturing leaders.


Note: While the number of credits in any semester may vary, QMM 891 requires a total of 3 credits and QMM 593 requires a total of 2 credits.



Contact info:

QMM Program (MMM Degree)
School of Engineering, 242 Burke Center
5101 Jordan Road, Erie, PA 16563-1701

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