Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) for Engineers AdvCert

Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) for Engineers AdvCert

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.

Entry and Admissions



STUDY MODE: Part time


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

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: January, April, July, September (Semester 1, 2, 3)

Entry Requirements:

Specific entry requirements for the Advanced Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Green belt) for Engineers are:

  • Entry qualifications should normally be with HNC/HND or above in engineering subject.
  • Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications or relevant work / life experience who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from Advanced Certificate level studies are welcome.
  • MP2905 or equivalent is recommended as a pre-requisite to the course. Students entering without MP2905 will take a written test and students should obtain above 70 per cent to enter the course.
  • Students speaking English as a second language are required to achieve IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Course Content

Advanced Certificate Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt consists of two compulsory modules with one being core to the course.

Compulsory module:
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.

Core module:
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.

Learning Environment & Assessment

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.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

For further information contact:

Nathalie Renevier

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