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1. Summarise the benefits of continuous improvement, value analysis, TQM, business excellence models, quality cost measurement for engineering operations.
2. Apply the analytical tools and techniques of Lean (e.g. TPS, DMAIC, A3 problem solving).
3. Apply the analytical tools and techniques of Six Sigma (e.g. 7 tools, process capability, SPC, FMEA, DoE).
4. Appraise the quality system in an engineering operation.
5. Formulate plans for an engineering operation to obtain an internationally recognised quality standard.
This is an advanced module in the theory and application to practice of quality management principles, in particular Lean and Six Sigma. The module will cover the following topics:
Quality Management philosophy and methodology, ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Standards series. Total quality management. Quality Costs, Quality auditing. Benchmarking. Continuous Improvement, value analysis. Failure mode effects analysis (FMEA). Business Excellence Models. Application of statistical methods to process and quality control. Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
This is a core module on the Master of Engineering Management and the Professional Diploma in Operations Excellence programmes. It is designed for postgraduate students based in industry and who have at least two to five years professional engineering work experience.Learning Recommendations:
Probability & Statistics module such as STAT40690 Quantitative Methods for Engineers, STAT40720 Introduction to Data Analytics or equivalent.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: In-semester assignments (WR)||Week 12||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Continuous Assessment: In-semester assignments (DH)||Week 6||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Mr David Heeran||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Willo Roe||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|