|Semester 1 Credit Value:||5|
To provide students with the key concepts and tools that underpin the issue of quality in the process manufacturing industries and introduce the concept and tools of statistical process control.
This module introduces the concept and tools necessary to implement statistical process control in an industrial environment.
SPC in the context of quality improvement; Purpose of measurement; Types of measurement; Natural and special causes of variation; Run charts; Moving average; CUSUM charts; Capability; Individual and moving range charts; Making SPC work; Comparison of charts via average run lengths; Charts for limited data; Charts for non-standard data.
ISO9000; Total quality management, Quality costs and benchmarking; Improvement team and circles.
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||9||1:00||9:00||0:00||Preparation and completion of report|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||6:00||18:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||13||1:00||13:00||0:00||Review lecture and other source material|
Lectures convey the statistical concepts and theory and their application in process engineering. Practical classes support the learning introduced in lectures through the students having the opportunity to apply the concepts to a number of problems varying in terms of complexity. The practical classes allow the completion of assignment work.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||1||M||100||One assessed report which considers a number of scenarios that SPC could address (maximum 8 pages).|
The assignment allows engineering problems to be set and solved using computer software. They also provide the opportunity for the key skills listed above to be assessed and implemented.
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