Module Title:Quality in Manufacturing
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The module will be delivered using lectures and tutorials with a mixture of presentations, example exercises, question and answer sessions, group discussions and online resources. Laboratory classes will be delivered to students working in groups to obtain experimental data with subsequent individual reporting/assessment.
Module Aim: To provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of importance of quality control in manufacturing, and the skills and techniques required to perform analyzes on manufacturing processes using an industry standard software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Plan and implement a quality protocol
LO2 Develop and maintain document management systems including First Article Certification (EN9102)
LO3 Use SPC methods for quality improvement
LO4 Conduct failure mode analysis/control plans
LO5 Implement OEE systems
Pre-requisite learning
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
DSGN H3601 Advanced Manufacturing or Equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Plan and implement a quality protocol
Defining Quality Objectives, Understanding Roles and Responsibilities, Implement the Quality Assurance Plan, Examine the Results, Making Adjustments, Keep Your Team in the Loop
First article certification (EN9102)
What is First Article Inspection?, When to Conduct a First Article Inspection, Performing a First Article Inspection, The Importance of First Article Inspection
Use SPC methods for quality improvement
Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, Fundamentals of Statistics, Control Charts for Variables, Additional SPC Techniques for Variables, Fundamentals of Probability, Control Charts for Attributes, Acceptance Sampling, Reliability, Experimental Design, Taguchi’s Quality Engineering
Failure mode analysis/control plans
Overview of the FMEA strategy, planning and implementation, Design failure mode and effects analysis, Process failure mode and effects analysis
Document management
Control of Records Identification Storage Protection Retrieval Retention Disposition Keep records legible, readily identifiable, and retrievable.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Students will implement and evaluate processes using SPC methods and OEE to effect change 2,4,5 35.00 n/a
Written Report Implementation of first article certification 2 15.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will plan and implement a quality control program 1,2,3,4 25.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students will learn how to obtain data from manufacturing processes through direct measurement techniques 1,3,5 25.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab/Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 8 Mandatory