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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN6229

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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
    1859 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 6229 Advanced Total Quality Management Methods

    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)
    Advanced TQM Methods
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    EIN 5224



    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.

  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: specifically current aspects of Total Quality Management with a focus on Six Sigma methodology and tools.

    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 in total quality management. An individual with an earned PhD with the above listed expertise is preferred.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. 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;

    D. 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;

    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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