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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN6229
Tracking Number - 1859

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-05-27
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-04-13
  2. Department: Industrial and Mangement Systems Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 2103-000-00
  5. Contact Person: Prof. Dolores K. Gooding
  6. Phone: 45582
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EIN
  9. Number: 6229
  10. Full Title: Advanced Total Quality Management Methods
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Advanced TQM Methods
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: EIN 5224
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course is a presentation of Six Sigma in industry: details of the methodology that comprise it, and how it relates to Total Quality Management. This course is restricted to students pursuing majors in the IMSE Department. Nonrepeatable for credit.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course teaches an important attribute of engineering management: specifically current aspects of Total Quality Management with a focus on Six Sigma methodology and tools.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 in total quality management. An individual with an earned PhD with the above listed expertise is preferred.

  29. Objectives: Students will become aware of the current level of implementation of Six Sigma in industry, and will become familiar with various opinions and views regarding the effectiveness of the methodology and other related topics.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will gain an understanding of: How Six Sigma is used in industry and its applicability; Six Sigma and the DMAIC process; The tools of Six Sigma and their inter-relationship; Six Sigma hierarchy and infrastructure; Six Sigma and the Quality movement; Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise.
  31. Major Topics: Six Sigma History, What is Six Sigma and its applicability?; DMAIC; Introduction to Variation; TMAP; PMAP; Process Capability; SPC; C&E; FMEA; Control Plans; Advanced Tools - DOE, Regression;
  32. Textbooks: Title: The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and other top companies are honing their performance; Authors: P. Pande, R. Neuman, R. Cavanagh; Publisher: McGraw Hill; ISBN: 0071358064; Title: Lean Thinking : Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated; Authors: James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones; Publisher: Free Press; ISBN: 0743249275;
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