Quality Assurance and Reliability
Today, more than ever, quality has become the key to the world-wide marketing
of industrial products. To achieve high quality standards, strict quality
assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) must be established and maintained.
Severe quality and reliability (R) requirements cause every phase and activity
in the manufacturing process to become sophisticated technology issues.
Therefore, about one third of the credit in evaluation of a manufacturer's
capability is dedicated to his ability to assure the quality of his products.
In order to establish manufacturing of high quality products, about twenty
percent of the engineers and scientists involved in development and production
should have expertise in QA & R Our graduate curriculum is unique in
Israel. It provides the vast background required by the "product and
system oriented QA" approach. It covers detailed technological aspects,
statistical and reliability methods as well as QA organization. The intention
is that the graduates will participate in all the stages of design, manufacturing,
inspection, operation, follow-up and maintenance. The research and development
projects performed as thesis papers are usually practical, dealing with
industrial oriented problems such as: advanced materials, integrated circuits,
reliability evaluations of complex products, imaging systems, understanding
of product's features and failures, destructive and nondestructive evaluations,
probabilistic approaches, environmental influences, and screening of products.
The M.Sc. program structure has a basic common
core of about seven courses, and an extensive list of interdisciplinary
elective courses from six major fields:
- Quality and Reliability in Engineering
- Informatics measurement and processing
- Quality Management in engineering environment
- Quality Assurance of Computer systems
- Quality Management of Telematics (applied information and knowledge based oriented system, computer net works, communication systems, multimedia etc.)
- Quality Management in Service
Students in the Program
The students entitled to participate in the Program are:
-B.Sc. (4 years of studies) in engineering or sciences
-B.A. in science (3 years of studies)
-B.A. in statistics or economy (3 years of studies)
-B.A. (3 years of studies) in sociology, business administration, communication, education, geography, political science, psychology, human resources, social work, logistic, law and accountancy (4 years of studies)
The M.Sc. program offers three options:
(i) Research or engineering projects and about ten courses. For list
of student's works click here.
(ii) A final paper and about fourteen courses. For list of student's
works click here.
(iii) Study of about twenty courses*
In order to enhance the participation of persons from industry, most of
the courses are offered on a single day of the week.
The D.Sc. program is research oriented. The student must take at
least 6 credit points, depending on the candidate's background and the
research topic. For list of doctor's works click
For Courses Program (2003 - 2004) click here.
*Final approval of this option is still pending.