Module Title:Quality
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Teaching will be conducted using lectures and tutorials using a mixture of presentations, case studies, question and answer sessions, group discussions and online resources.
Module Aim: • To provide students with the skills and techniques used to manage an engineering project and an understanding of the ethical requirements of a professional engineer • To provide students with specialised knowledge of quality management systems and the philosophies associated with delivering quality in products and services
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Assess the implications of Quality on the role of the engineer. Apply concepts of Quality to engineering decision making
LO2 Apply and used specific Quality management tools and techniques in engineering decisions
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
• Quality Management Systems
Quality, Safety & Environmental management systems standards, business excellence models & quality awards, supplier relations,
• Quality management tools and techniques
Six sigma programmes, Benchmarking, Pareto diagram; cause and effect diagram, Taguchi methods, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Class Test: Statistical Process Control, Process Capability, Assembly of Tolerances 1,2 10.00 Week 8
Case Studies Carlowtec Case Study: Written report for strategic objectives for company followed by in-class group exercise 1 10.00 n/a
Other Quality Tools & Techniques: Develop electronic (spreadsheet) calculators for typical quality measurement tools and techniques 2 10.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam A final written examination will assess the extent to which the student has achieved the module learning outcomes 1,2 70.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 3.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 7 Mandatory