Aimed at improving the processes through which new and existing products and services are developed and delivered, we now witness a strong upsurge in industry’s interest in improvement techniques and philosophies. Examples are Six Sigma, Lean Production and Lean Product Development. Many industrial companies and public organizations are using improvement programmes based on these or similar ideas and success in these programmes requires a change in mindset together with organisational transformations. Engineers equipped with the knowledge and competence required for leading quality driven change processes and business improvement are therefore crucial.
This master’s programme in Quality and Operations Management at the Chalmers University of Technology supports you as a student in acquiring the knowledge and skills required to manage, improve and transform innovative and organisational processes as e.g. developing new innovative offers, manufacturing and delivery.
The programme gives you a thorough understanding of tools for identifying customer needs and business opportunities. You will be trained in the skills needed to manage the process of developing products and services.
A strong focus will be on the usage of different qualitative and quantitative tools. Another focus will be on production and delivery processes, in both manufacturing and service and on the tools and techniques for their improvement. You will acquire a number of competencies needed to manage improvement and change processes, whether they concern product development or production. These skills include leadership, project management and change management.
Graduates of the programme can find positions as quality and improvement process facilitators, problem solvers or change agents, production, quality or product development engineers or project managers. There is also the prospect of working within management in the above mentioned areas as well as management consultants or academic researchers.
Examples of positions acquired by students of earlier versions of this programme are: management consultants, production engineers, quality engineers, Six Sigma Black Belts, project leaders in product development and company internal quality consultants. Future career opportunities are not restricted to manufacturing organizations, but also include service providing organizations and public services.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Quality and operations management
- Integrated product development
- Design for quality
- Operations strategy
- Product development project
- Operations improvement project
- Research methodology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership View 52 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with aMajor in Industrial Engineering and Management or an Engineering Discipline.
- Prerequisites:Mathematics (at least 30 credits) (including Mathematical Statistics at least 7,5 credits). Studies in one or several of the following subjects: Economics, Organization and/or Management (at least 15 credits).
- Preferable course experience: Linear algebra, Single variable analysis and Multivariable analysis.
- English Language Proficiency scores.
International14551 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14551 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- 140 000 SEK/ academic year;
Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Chalmers University of Technology offers numerous scholarship opportunities. Some of these are administered by the university itself and others by external institutions.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.