Methods for Quality Control

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Methods for Quality Control

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COMPETENCES AND SKILLS THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED AND LEARNING RESULTS.
    Specific Skills:
    1. To describe the fundamental of the methods of Quality control and the basic tools for the analysis of processes;
    2. To estimate the capacity of a productive process;
    3. To draw a Quality control plot for proportions ranks and means;
    4. Implementing the previous methods using statistical software.

    GENERAL SKILLS
    1. Analysis and synthesis capability.
    2. Knowledge of statistical software.
    3. Resolution of problems
    4. Team work.

    DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: PROGRAMME
    1. Quality. Quality management system.
    2. Management and improvement of quality.
    3. Total Quality. EFQM model of Excelence.
    4. Economic aspects of quality. Quality costs.
    5. Quality indicators.
    6. Statistic process control . Process capability.
    7. Quality tools.
    8. Experiments design for the improvement of quality.
    9. 6 Sigma methodology.
    10. Quality control and risk management.

    LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGY
    Theory (4 ECTS). Theoretical classes with web based support material. Practice (2 ECTS) Tutorial classes both in class and in the computing lab. Oral expositions.

    ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
    60% of the final mark will be obtained in a final examination of the level of acquired learning skills
    The remaining 40% will be the result of a continued assessment of the students' understanding both of the theoretical contents of the course and their ability to apply them to the solution of practical problems

    % end-of-term-examination: 60
    % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals?): 40

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.