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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN6225

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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
    1860 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 6225 Total Quality Management Seminar

    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)
    TQM Seminar
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    EIN 5224



    Course Description

    Study and analysis of TQM Principles through discussion, guest lecturers, critiques of published articles. A variety of quality techniques will be examined to determine their level of adoption and effectiveness. 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: Total Quality Management knowledge which is vital to an engineer dealing with global quality managment requirements and practices through exposure to a variety of academic and industry

    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 and other quality standards and regulations. An individual with an earned PhD with the above listed expertise is preferred.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The discussion of principles of Quality Management offer the student an integrative framework for a wide range of managerial issues. By understanding the concepts, using the tools, and becoming aware of the values associated with Quality Management, the student will be in a position to make a significant contribution to any organization in a quality role.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will become familiar with the principles of Total Quality Mangement and the other quality techniques through the comparison of different approaches by quality experts. Students will understand the benefits and limitations of each approach through exhaustive case studies.

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction to course: What is Quality?; Theory of Change; Theory of Constraints; Six Sigma Defined; Six Sigma Applications and Implementations; Theory of Knowledge; Lean Systems; Theory of Variation; Theory of Psychology; Continuous Improvement Systems; Value Stream Management; Green Systems and Logistics; Case Studies: E-Commerce, AT&T, GE.

    D. Textbooks

    Book Critique: List of Titles Vary from Quality Literature (Authors include: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, W. Edwards Deming, J. M. Juran)

    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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