Quality Engineering
2014-2015 - TØL4032 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will


  • have a deeper understanding of the importance of statistical and probabilistic methods in the concurrent TQM culture.


  • be able to apply probability models and statistical tools to engineering problems.
  • be able to apply design of experiments (DOE) to laboratory collected data using statistical tools

General Competence:

  • Be able to grasp the possibilities and limitation of existing Quality Engineering tools for manufacturing processes and products 


  • Evolution of Quality Design and Control
  • Statistical Methods and Probability Concepts for Data Characterization
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Control Charts
  • Planned Experimentation
  • Design and Interpretation of 2k factorial experiments
  • Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Quality Management System and relevant international standards

Teaching Methods

Group works
Mandatory assignments

Teaching Methods (additional text)

  • Recorded Lectures
  • Group works
  • E-learning
  • Mandatory assignments
  • Reflection

The course will be made accessible for both campus- and remote students. Every student is free to choose the pedagogic arrangement form that are best fitted for her/his own requirement. Lectures that sum up the main issues in the lecture will also be available on internet through GUC’s learning management system (ClassFronter).
Tutoring are given at campus in accordance to announced times. Tutoring is also available on internet.

Form(s) of Assessment

Home exam, see textarea

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written individual report
  • Individual oral exam (15 minutes) may adjust the grade up or down to the final grade.
  • Students must pass both assessments to pass the course
  • For off campus students the oral exam will be arranged through web conference.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal examiners. External examiner every 4 years, next time 2016.

Re-sit examination

Next ordinary exam – final report re-write and individual presentation.

Coursework Requirements

  • Individual assignments
  • Students must pass 3 of 5 individual assessments to take final assessment

Teaching Materials

Course book reference available on Fronter

Supplementary literature : see information in Fronter

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