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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN6228

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-05-27
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1858 2005-04-13
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Industrial and Mangement Systems Engineering EN 2103-000-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Prof. Dolores K. Gooding 45582

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EIN 6228 ISO 9000/14000

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    ISO 9000/14000
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    EIN 5224



    Course Description

    Study and analysis of ISO 9000/14000 publications with a view to understanding the documentation process and auditing process for registration purposes and the relationship to other quality systems and programs. Unrestricted. Nonrepeatable for credit.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course teaches an important attribute of engineering management: ISO 9000/14000 knowledge which is vital to an engineer dealing with global quality managment requirements and practices.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course serves as an elective in the IMSE Department for the MSIE, PhD-IE and MSEM programs. Also, the course is required for the Graduate Certificate in Total Quality Management.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes. This course has been offered on 4 occasions.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The instructor should possess the following qualifications at a minimum:

    A master's degree in Industrial Engineering or other technical discipline, plus experience in a relevant technical environment with a focus on ISO 9000/14000 and other international quality standards and regulations. An individual with an earned PhD with the above listed expertise is preferred.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To help the student understand the need for these standards and how the requirements can be achieved for large, medium and small organizations. To provide case examples and experiences of companies with regard to the registration process. Also, to enable the students to understand the audit procedure.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will become familiar with ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 publications in order to understand the documentation and auditing processes for registration purposes. Students will understand the basics of the relationship of ISO 9000/14000 to other quality management systems.

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction to ISO 9000 and 14000; ISO 9000/14000 activity worldwide; Benefits of compliance to the ISO 9000/14000 standards; Reasons organizations become registered to the standards; Relationship of the EPA and other regulations to the ISO 14000 requirements; ISO Management Systems and the relationship to other management initiatives like Six-Sigma, TQM, Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, etc.; Implementing and sustaining an ISO 9000/14000 management system;

    D. Textbooks

    Title: The ISO 9000 Handbook, Fourth Edition; Author: Robert W. Peach; Publisher: QSU Publishing Company; ISBN: 1-932191-00-3; ISO 9000/14000 Work Book, Pillar Management Associates, available at Pro-Copy; Other Materials: ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2000 & ISO 9004/2000 ISO 14000 Standard.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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