Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
BMM5105
Module Title
Quality and Six Sigma Systems
Academic Year
2022/2023
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Also available in
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
No module incompatibilities
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Technical Report  Technical report on given quality engineering problem 800 Words  80%
Semester Assessment .25 Hours   Presentation  10 minute presentation on strategic analysis of given quality problem  20%
Supplementary Assessment Technical Report  Technical Report in to solving quality problem 1000 Words  80%
Supplementary Assessment Report  Report in lieu of presentation 500 Words  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically evaluate the strategic quality management issues of an engineering business.

Apply contemporary quality improvement techniques such as Forensic Engineering and Six Sigma to given production challenges.

Critically evaluate the role of quality engineering analysis tools in various engineering and production environments

Brief description

Through examining and reflecting on the concept of quality systems and quality management, this module aims to critically analyse a range of QA, QE and Six Sigma systems and models as well as quality planning tools and techniques and contemporary quality improvement techniques and, will apply these techniques to the design, planning, control and management of given production systems.

Aims

The aims of this module are to:
1. Critically evaluate the strategic quality management issues of an engineering business.
2. Apply contemporary quality improvement techniques such as Forensic Engineering and Six Sigma to given production challenges.
3. Critically evaluate the role of forensic engineering analysis in various engineering and production environments

Content

• Concepts of Quality, Total Quality and Six Sigma.
• Quality improvement tools e.g. Value Stream Mapping, Pareto analysis, brainstorming, Ishikawa diagrams, Statistical Process Control, FMEA, QFD, DOE and Taguchi methods.
• Forensic Engineering tools and techniques.
• Analysis and management of variation in engineering. Application of the improvement tools such as Six Sigma
• Leadership, teamwork and team building through participation exercises with shop floor staff.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience The students are required to adapt their strategies and approaches to providing a solution to the identified problem or issue and to show strong leadership skills to provide an effective solution to the issues identified
Creative Problem Solving The module demands the participants to apply analytical skills to reason and understand the challenging nature of the subject. By introducing a variety of theoretical as well as empirical topics, the module enables students to develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving and to critically evaluate potential solutions to complex and challenging problems. These skills will have to be applied in seminar discussions, preparation of the written assessment. Quality management tools and tech
Critical and analytical thinking The module demands the participants to apply analytical skills to reason and understand the challenging nature of engineering and technology systems and apply specific tools and techniques to given situations. By introducing a variety of theoretical as well as empirical topics, the module enables students to develop creative thinking approaches to quality based problem solving. These skills will have to be applied in seminar discussions, preparation of the coursework and timed assessment .
Digital capability Use a variety of electronic web- and library-based resources to review available information and retrieve pertinent information. Use of word-processing and spreadsheet skills in assignment and application of MS Excel
Professional communication Must provide high quality reports and deliver a sound and well developed presentation of the key issues relating to the quality projects
Reflection Students must show critical reflective skills and adapt and improve solutions and the quality of the reports on an ongoing basis
Subject Specific Skills This module develops students’ understanding and appreciation of QE and SS theories and how these can be applied to address engineering/technology issues.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7