Lean Six Sigma - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assessment - Online quizzes & activities (30%) , Assignment 1 - Individual assignment (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,120.00
International 2,370.00

This unit provides you with advanced knowledge and skills to identify analyse and partake in six sigma projects and contextualise industrial practice into an academic research setting. You will analyse six sigma concepts, tools and processes and how they can be applied in improvement and design projects. There is an emphasis on application of industry standard the Supply Chain Reference Model (SCOR) along with its lean/six sigma adaptions and the use of design for six sigma for service design and performance monitoring. The course contextualises six sigma within a case study context and students analyse contemporary research into six sigma.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain the DMAIC and DMADV methodologies
  2. apply six sigma techniques to reduce variation and improve quality, processes, systems, products and services
  3. understand the principles and applications of design for six sigma for product or service design and performance monitoring
  4. understand the SCOR model and the lean/six sigma adaptions
  5. analyse and represent six sigma case studies.
  • Assessment — Online quizzes & activities (30%)
  • Assignment 1 — Individual assignment (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Group assignment (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Six sigma concepts, methods and tools
2Design for six sigma for service design
3Six sigma applications
4SCOR and lean six sigma
5Six sigma case study analysis

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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