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MANU8007 - Quality Engineering

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Title:Quality Engineering
Long Title:Quality Engineering
Module Code:MANU8007
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Manufacturing Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: SALLY BRYAN
Module Description: This module is designed to develop a critical appreciation of common quality issues and a range of statistical product and process improvement tools and methods with which these problems may be reduced or eliminated.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Generate procedures compatible with a defined quality management system.
LO2 Analyse inspection data to extract significant figures.
LO3 Optimise processes using six sigma methodologies.
LO4 Design quality into manufacturing processes.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Quality Management
Definition of quality. Evolution of quality management systems. Quality management models and awards. Quality Audits, Vendor rating, Quality Costs, Document Control.
Variation & Process Capability
Sources of variation. Identifying With-in Piece, Piece-to-piece and Batch-to-batch variation. Construction and interpretation of Cusum charts, Control (Variable and Attribute)charts. Process capability indices. Objectives of a process capability study. Analysis of variances.
Acceptance sampling
Principles of Acceptance sampling. OC curves. Sampling plans & methods. AOQ, AQL, ATI and ASN.
Lean & Six Sigma
Lean concepts including Quality at the Source, visual factory, 5S, ZQC and mistake proofing. Six sigma and the DMAIC methodology.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-class assessment 1,4 10.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Data manipulation & interpretation 2 20.0 Every Second Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom tuition 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Use of appropiate software 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Use of appropriate software 4.0 Every Month 1.00
Total Hours 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • edited by Barrie G. Dale 2003, Managing quality, Blackwell Oxford [ISBN: 9780631236146]
  • Craig Gygi, Neil DeCarlo, Bruce Williams & Stephen R. Covey 2005, Six Sigma for Dummies, Wiley Publishing US [ISBN: 0-7645-6798-5]
  • edited by Krishna B. Misra 2008, Handbook of Performability Engineering, Springer-Verlag London Limited London [ISBN: 9781848001312]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Theodore T. Allen 2005, Introduction to Engineering Statistics and Six Sigma, Springer-Verlag London Ltd UK [ISBN: 978-1852339555]
  • Joseph Juran 2000, Juran's Quality Control Handbook, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill Professional [ISBN: 978-0071165396]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_EBIOM_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Elective
CR_EPPTE_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Process Plant Technology 1 Mandatory
CR_EMASD_8 Certificate in Manufacturing Systems Design 1 Mandatory
CR_EPPSY_8 Certificate in Process Plant Systems 1 Mandatory

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