Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics

    • Six sigma concepts, methods and tools
    • Design for six sigma for service design
    • Six sigma applications
    • SCOR and lean six sigma
    • Six sigma case study analysis
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Wikis
    • Print Materials

      • Welcome letter

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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 degree contextualises six sigma within a case study context and students analyse contemporary research into six sigma.

  • Assignment 1 - Group assignment (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Online quizzes & activities (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Individual assignment (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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