University of Minnesota Duluth

## Course Objectives:

When you finish this course, it is hoped that you will be able to:

• Explain in simple terms, the concepts of quality, quality improvement, and aspects of quality control and improvement (program outcomes f, h, j).
• Calculate average, sample standard deviation, sample median, and quartiles of a randomly sampled data using calculator, MSEXCEL, SPSS, and Minitab software (program outcomes a, b, e, k).
• Construct a frequency distribution, histogram, stem-and-leaf plot, box plot, normal probability of data readings of a process, using MS EXCEL and SPSS software (outcomes a, e, k).
• Describe variation in a process or data, using frequency distribution, histogram, stem-and-leaf plot, box plot, and normal probability plot (program outcomes a, e, k).
• Model and estimate process defects using Hypergeometric, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, and Exponential distribution functions (program outcomes a, e, k).
• Estimate the mean of a normally distributed population, when variance is known and variance is not known (program outcomes a, k).
• Estimate the variance of a normally distributed population (program outcomes a, k).
• Setup and conduct hypothesis test on the estimated population parameters above (outcomes a, j).
• Construct two-sided confidence interval on population parameters above (outcomes a, e, j).
• Setup control charts for variables data (x-bar and R charts) using both EXCEL, SPSS, and Minitab software (program outcomes a, e, k).
• Setup control charts for attribute data (p, np, c, and u charts) using both EXCEL, SPSS, and Minitab software (program outcomes a, b, e, k).
• Analyze and recommend control charts using Western Electric rules (outcomes a, g, j).
• Calculate and interpret process capability ratios (Cp, Cpk, and Cpkm) (outcomes a, b, e, g).
• Conduct and evaluate R & R studies on a measurement instrument (outcomes a, c, e).
• Compute main effects and sum of squares of 2k factorial experiments using Minitab Software (outcomes a, b, e).
• Define 6 sigma. Understand the concept of 6 sigma initiation (program outcomes c, j).
• Understand the concept of Lean Manufacturing (program outcomes c, j).
• Model and estimate MTTF of a product, given failure rate (program outcomes a, e),

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