Feb 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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IE 431 - Six Sigma Methods

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Six Sigma incorporates statistical tools and a continuous improvement philosophy to provide a powerful methodology for eliminating waste, improving processes and ultimately, increasing the financial performance of an organization. This course introduces the student to the basic Six Sigma methodology including the statistical techniques necessary to implement and complete a Six Sigma project. Students will be expected to complete a project and may earn a Six Sigma green belt certification upon successful completion of the course. (prereq: junior standing, MA 262 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand and define Six Sigma terminology
  • Understand and perform the five steps of the Six Sigma methodology (DMAIC)
  • Complete a team-based project involving the design, construction, testing, and improvement of a small system
  • Develop an understanding of how these methods impact business and industry
  • Use computer software to solve engineering problems
  • Improve problem solving skills
  • Improve communications skills by writing a formal report and working together as a team

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Basic understanding of probability, statistical distributions, and analysis of variance

Course Topics
  • Define stage
  • Measure stage
  • Analyze stage
  • Improve stage
  • Control stage

Dr. Doug Grabenstetter

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