Quality Engineering (IENG484)
The purpose of the course is to make an introduction and lay the foundations of modern methods of statistical quality control and improvements that are used in the manufacturing and service industries. The course also introduces basics of experimental design in determining quality products and reliability models. The students will first be introduced to some of the philosophies of quality control experts and their impact on quality. After a quick review of normal probability distribution, a few graphical methods used to monitor quality improvement will be given. Control charts for variables and attributes will be given with examples. Acceptance sampling plans for variables and attributes are to follow. Principles of design of experiments along with Taguchi method will be presented. Finally reliability of systems like series, parallel, series - parallel and parallel - series systems and their design will be discussed.