Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document
Program Name: Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Document No: COT 17-18 NEW COURSE IET 37801
- Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2018
- Submitting Department: ET COT
- Date Reviewed by Department: November 17, 2017
- Submission Date: November 17, 2017
- Date Reviewed College/School Curriculum Committee: November 17, 2017
- Contact Person: Susan Scachitti
- Approval by Faculty Senate:January 12, 2018
- Date Reviewed by Senate Curriculum Committee: December 8, 2017
- Name(s) of Library Staff Consulted:N/A
- Will New Library Resources Used?: No
- Form 40 Needed?: Yes
Task: Course Change or New Course Proposal
- Program Name(s): Mechanical Engineering Technology
Section II: This section is for changes in courses only
- Subject: Create new course IET 3xxxx, Quality Systems and Improvement.
- Justification: This is an applied quality course for engineering technology students focused on understanding the use of quality principles in industry. This is a 300-level elective course used as an IET elective/selective in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Not open to students who have credit for IET 27300.
IET 3xxxx – Quality Systems and Improvement
Quality practices and philosophies will be explored in order to examine methods for determining customer needs and wants and interpreting these into design. The course bridges quantitative, behavioral, and strategic concepts for designing organizations to be dynamic, integrated systems whose outputs are monitored for quality and continuously improved.
Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours
Course Pattern: 3-0-3
- Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
- Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Lecture
- Engineering Technology-PNW Department
- Course Attributes: Upper Division
- Prerequisites:MA 14800 Minimum Grade of D or MA 15400 Minimum Grade of D
Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, a student should be able to:
- Define the terms associated with quality, the various quality dimensions and quality perspectives.
- Describe the core concepts made by the major contributors to the practice of quality as it has evolved.
- Explain how ethics and quality contribute to better business results.
- Apply the core concepts of quality in continuous improvement (such as benchmarking, gap analysis, defining the voice of the customer and voice of the process, teamwork, etc.)
- Utilize basic quality tools (such as process maps, check sheets, scatter diagrams, pareto charts, cause-and-effect diagrams, value stream analysis, etc.).
- Utilize statistical methods for quality and process improvement (such as control charts, DOE, QFD, FMEA, etc.).
- Explain the use of quality methodologies (such as Six Sigma Management and Lean tools) in business.
Impact on Students:
- Provides an option for a 300-level IET Elective/Selective in MET program.
Impact on University Resources:
- Not Applicable
Impact on other Academic Units:
- Not Applicable