Process Quality Engineering Certificate

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  • Entry requirements
    This program would be of interest to Supervisors/Engineers/Technologists who wish to broaden or upgrade their skill sets. Individuals who are looking to transfer from a specific industry or sector would benefit from this program. Individuals who have automotive experience and would like to make a career change from that sector would also benefit from this program.
  • Academic Title
    Process Quality Engineering Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    CDEV1310     Job Search

    Description: This course is designed to prepare participants for the work required to find a job. It presents inside information on finding a job and teaches skills that produce results. Objectives will be selected for participants according to personal background and goals.
    Hours: 20
    Credits: 1

    DIMM1120     Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

    Description: This course extends basic engineering drafting skills to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and application symbols to drawings, measurements and quality control.
    Hours: 25
    Credits: 2

    DRWG1920     Blueprint Reading

    Description: This course is an introduction to blueprint reading. Students will learn to read and interpret technical drawings, drawing layout and dimensioning techniques.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    MECH1160     Metrology and Calibration
    Description: This course covers the principles of calibration systems and standards and reviews the requirements for equipment traceability and the effects of the calibration environment. The metrology portion of the course will discuss the principles of dimensional metrology and complex measuring instruments.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    MGMT1080     Fundamentals Of Project Management

    Description: This course will interest those who have the goal of attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation certified by the Project Management Institute. Providing the practical knowledge to prepare project successfully, this course will teach how the areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) are applied in a project's life cycle.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    QUAL1070     Design Of Experiments - Basic
    Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent. This course is based on classical Design of Experiment. Discussions on distributions, hypothesis testing and normal probability plots will be included. Full and fractional factorials, including main effects, interactions, confidence intervals and prediction of future observations will be covered. Implementation will also be studied. Note: A statistical function calculator is required for the first class.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    QUAL1100     QMS Process Auditing

    Description: The purpose of this course is to train internal quality auditors to evaluate the compliant status of a 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: 30
    Credits: 2

    QUAL1110     Quality Planning
    Description: Quality Planning is a structured method of defining, analyzing and establishing the necessary activities to assure that a product or service will meet or exceed customer expectations. This course covers customer identification, needs of customer, establishing units of measure, product development, process development, quality function deployment, proof of process capability and transfer to operations.
    Hours: 35
    Credits: 2

    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

    QUAL1240     Inspection/Testing Acceptance Sampling Systems
    Description: This course will provide an in-depth analysis of inspection and testing to evaluate characteristics as they relate to requirements. A major focus of this course will be the development of an understanding of acceptance sampling in modern quality control systems. Students will learn of the advantages and disadvantages of sampling and the differences between various types of acceptance sampling procedures. In addition, students will be able to design sampling plans based on common standards.
    Hours: 25
    Credits: 2

    QUAL1250     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: 35
    Credits: 2

    QUAL1260     Reliability Methods
    Description: This course provides an introduction to the use of reliability methods to assure that products meet or exceed life expectations. Topics include: basic reliability analysis, potential failure mode and effects analysis, the role of life testing and the development of accelerated life test models. The role of failure analysis in enhancing product reliability will also be discussed.
    Hours: 35
    Credits: 2

    QUAL1280     Lean Six Sigma
    Description: This course will demonstrate how two complementary continual improvement philosophies have been combined to provide a methodology that achieves rapid improvements in customer satisfaction, cost, quality and process speed. Through the application of a structured approach, students will learn how to reduce waste, minimize defects and eliminate non-value-added-activities in any manufacturing or transactional process.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    QUAL1300     Operations Management
    Description: This course will introduce the student to the process of manufacturing and how manufacturing operations are planned and managed. Special emphasis will be placed upon the process of bringing new products to market. Topics will include: the concept of ?Value-Adding?, production strategies and processes, concurrent engineering, design for manufacturability, ?lean manufacturing?, plant and work-cell layout, process flowcharting and operation analysis, labour force planning, and health and safety management.
    Hours: 35
    Credits: 2

    QUAL1310     Root Cause Analysis and Structured Problem Solving
    Description: This course will equip the student with the tools and procedures and to effectively analyze and resolve problems. Various methodologies will be explored and contrasted. However, the focus will be on The Eight Disciplines or ?8-Ds?, process as developed by Ford Motor Company to resolve a problem when the cause of the problem is unknown.
    Throughout the 8D Problem-Solving Process, a team will use process and statistical tools. Process tools are thinking processes which require a unique set of steps, while statistical tools are validation and verification techniques used to display information in ways that make the most sense and are the easiest to use.
    Hours: 35
    Credits: 2

    QUAL1320     Quality Theories
    Description: This course will focus on the philosophy and the guiding principles that represent the foundation of a continuously improving organization. Through an exploration of the history and development of quality as a mechanism for value creation, students will gain an understanding of the evolution of modern quality improvement methods. In addition, students will be introduced to the quantitative methods and human resources to improve all the processes within an organization and exceed customer needs.
    Hours: 35
    Credits: 2

    QUAL1330     Statistical Tools for Process Improvement and Control
    Description: This course develops the more advanced statistical techniques to evaluate quality, analyze processes, products and out-of-control conditions, solve manufacturing and business problems, establish and evaluate specifications and tolerances and reduce product and service variability. The course will develop the skills of statistical analysis and decision making, testing of hypotheses, risks of incorrect decisions, estimation of population parameters, sample size determination, analysis of variance, correlation and regression techniques.
    Hours: 35
    Credits: 2

    QUAL1340     Process and Measurement System Capability Analysis

    Description: This course will examine the nature of measurement systems and the fundamental analyses used to evaluate 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. This analysis will be extended to include the concepts of understanding process capability and how such capability can be investigated and analyzed using standard techniques.
    Hours: 35
    Credits: 2

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