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Advanced Quality Assurance Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    Topics in the program include: Quality Management, Auditing and Engineering, Customer/Supplier Relationships, Six Sigma Methodology and Lean Manufacturing, and Measurement System Analysis. On completion of the program, the graduate will be able to apply the proper techniques and procedures to solve manufacturing problems with respect to quality. In addition, the program may help the quality practitioner become ASQ (American Society of Quality) certified.
  • Entry requirements
    This program would be of interest to individuals employed in quality engineering functions and who need to be proficient in the principles and practices of quality assurance.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Quality Assurance Certificate
  • Course description
    QUAL1140      Six Sigma Methodology and Lean Manufacturing
    Description: Recommended: QUAL1160 Introduction to Six Sigma. Six Sigma Methodology and Lean Manufacturing will introduce each of the five phases of Six Sigma improvement cycle, namely, Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, and Control. It will also cover the relationship between Six Sigma and Lean, Lean Manufacturing, the applications of Six Sigma in manufacturing and there will be a project review with comments.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    QUAL1180     Quality Management
    Description: This course examines the evolving role of the quality professional within the business environment. Participants will learn management techniques and develop interpersonal skills that are vital to thrive in today’s workplace. Topics include leadership, strategic planning, teams and team processes, communication, training, quality measurement and project management. The course is highly interactive and is designed to complement the interpersonal skills of the student
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    QUAL1190     Introduction to Customer/Supplier Relationship
    Description: The purpose of this course is to define, apply and analyze the results of customer relation measures such as quality function deployment, customer satisfaction surveys, etc. Supplier relations will be discussed and students will learn how to define, select and apply various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, performance improvement, etc.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    QUAL1200     Quality Engineering

    Description: This course will discuss the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. Applied technologies will include development and operation of quality control systems, application and analysis of testing and inspection procedures, the ability to use metrology and statistical methods to diagnose and correct improper quality control practices, and an understanding of human factors and motivation, facility with quality cost concepts and techniques.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    QUAL1210     Quality Auditing
    Description: The purpose of this course is to train internal quality auditors to evaluate the compliant status of a Quality Management system (QMS) to determine whether quality activities comply with planned arrangements and whether these activities have been implemented effectively. The students will learn how to apply the process approach to auditing in order to examine processes and procedures. The ISO 9000-2000 series of standards and ISO 19011 International Standard forms a major part of the course material.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    QUAL1220     Measurement System Analysis
    Description: This course will examine the nature of measurement systems and the fundamental analyses used to examine them. Participants will learn about the various studies that can gauge the extent of variation within measurement results and what the sources of the variation are. Sources of variation can be found by analyzing a measuring device's bias, linearity, stability repeatability and reproducibility.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

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