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Introduction to Six Sigma

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Introduction to Six Sigma
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: WIBASc-525-625-FÜ29
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+1U (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:

[still undocumented]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

WIBASc-525-625-FÜ29 Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 5, optional course, general subject
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
WIBASc255 Statistics

[updated 11.02.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Köhler
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Köhler

[updated 11.02.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will:
- be able to explain the different dimensions of Six Sigma
- know the practical effects of process variation
- be able to identify potential Six Sigma projects
- know how Six Sigma can be integrated into companies
- know the DMAIC phase model and can use selected tools from it
- can use the MINITAB software to support Six Sigma projects
- know further approaches, e.g. Lean Six Sigma or Design for Six Sigma

[updated 13.09.2018]
Module content:
- Introduction: The World of Six Sigma
- Integration of Six Sigma in companies
- DMAIC phase model with selected tools
- Lean Six Sigma
- Design for Six Sigma
- Introduction to Minitab
- Exercise sheets about the methods used (partly with Minitab)

[updated 13.09.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
- Lecture at the blackboard, beamer
- Demonstrations with the Six Sigma software Minitab
- Demonstrators
- Presentation slides will be provided as lecture notes
- Exercises will be provided weekly, solved independently and the solutions discussed.
- Using the Minitab software in the computer room (A-K-01)

[updated 13.09.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Melzer: Six Sigma - Kompakt und praxisnah, Springer Gabler
Töpfer (Hrsg.): Six Sigma, Springer
Lunau (Hrsg.): Six Sigma + Lean Toolset, Springer
Lunau (Hrsg.): Design for Six Sigma + Lean Toolset, Springer
Rath & Strong´s Six Sigma Pocket Guide, TÜV Media
Rath & Strong´s Six Sigma Lean Pocket Guide, TÜV Media

[updated 13.09.2018]
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