Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) for Engineers

This course has been designed for engineers who are currently working in SMEs in engineering sectors, e.g. aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, manufacturing and graduates aiming to increase their employability.


Course overview

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. 

Award: AdvCert
Level: Undergraduate
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: from 3 months up to 1 year
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.
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Academic expertise

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Dr Nathalie Renevier
Senior Lecturer/Course Leader MSc Maintenance Engineering
School of Engineering and Computing

Nathalie Renevier is a Senior Lecturer in tribotechnology (coatings) and Course Leader for undergraduate maintenance engineering courses, as well as the Course Leader for MSc Maintenance Engineering. She has a physics, material sciences and business background with over 10 years'…


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