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.
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.
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: from 3 months up to 1 year
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:
- 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.
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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