This course has been designed for engineers who are currently working in SMEs in engineering sectors, eg aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, manufacturing and graduates aiming to increase their employability. Lean Six Sigma has been hailed as a key business improvement approach that is capable of achieving significant improvements in business process performance. Green Belts can come from any level within an organisation and provide subject matter expertise for a project. They may be considered as leaders on certain projects that do not require the Black Belt level of analytical rigour. Green Belts are groomed in the methodologies which help them to cascade Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques throughout an organisation. This competence prepares individuals to use simple Six Sigma tools and techniques to define, measure, analyse, improve/develop and control/verify and transfer processes. Delivered by experts in the field, these skills are necessary to the UK and North West economy to align with international demand.
AWARD TYPE: AdvCert
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Part-time: Usually it can take from three months to one year to complete the course.
SCHOOL: School of Engineering
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: January, April, July, September (Semester 1, 2, 3)
Specific entry requirements for the Advanced Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Green belt) for Engineers are:
Advanced Certificate Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt consists of two compulsory modules with one being core to the course.
Module 1 (20 credits)
Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) for Engineers
This module has been designed to enable students to understand their role in leading and supporting process improvement, variability reduction and standardisation projects within engineering environments. Students will be introduced to Lean Six Sigma methodologies, including DMAICT (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control, Transfer) and DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyse, Design, Verify) / DFSS (Design For Six Sigma). This module plays a major role in the implementation of Lean Six Sigma and will challenge current practices and offer constructive alternatives to make a positive difference within engineering business environments.
Module 2 (30 credits)
This module has been designed to enable students to apply the knowledge gained in Lean Six Sigma methodologies through an individual project. This plays a major role in the development of the skills necessary to work effectively on a Lean Six Sigma project and involves self-initiated and self-directed study, the preparation of written reports and oral discussions and presentations.
The course adopts a range of approaches to the delivery of curriculum including: case studies, lectures, practical sessions, independent learning guided by a tutor, tutorial sessions etc.
Assessment of learning is conducted by a range of methods including: tutorial questions, examination, use of online assessment via e-learn written examination, extended assignments, presentations, poster defence, written reports etc.
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