ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS - 2017/8
Module code: ENGM183
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
ROCKLIFF NJ Dr (Mech Eng Sci)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 44
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Quality management and auditing play a fundamental role in engineering and business processes. A knowledge of relevant standards and an ability to measure appropriately are building blocks for the analysis and control of the engineering or business process, which MEng graduates as future engineering managers and leaders will encounter.
To equip students with the knowledge of appropriate standards and how to apply them to engineering and business process analysis and control;
to introduce students to quality management and audit concepts
|Identify relevant and appropriate quality standards for different situations||KC|
|Apply appropriate measurement systems||KC|
|Monitor, implement and measure business processes and quality management schemes||KCPT|
|Conduct and implement suitable quality auditing procedures||CPT|
|Analyse, select and implement appropriate quality improvement tools and techniques||K|
|Coordinate and complete risk assessment (using a number of different techniques) on process, project and products.||P|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes
Quality Concepts, Standards & specifications; Natural, material, subject and system, Metrology systems
Justification of quality assurance activities (imperatives)
Tools and Techniques - Quality Control strategy – in a variety of industrial and organisational settings (manufacturing and service, very small volume (project) and mass production)
Understand standardising organisations and use of standards
Analyse the fundamental need for standardisation and identify the role of standardisation bodies in supporting and developing the use of standard
Company, industrial, national and international
Product certification procedures
Natural, prototype and subjective standards
Principles of standardisation, concept of voluntary standards
Understand metrology and practically and suitably apply measurement systems
Knowledge of measurement devices and capabilities used in measurement and testing. Verification of fitness for use and determining proper calibration.
International Standard of Length, The metre and the basic metric system and traceability
Variable and attribute measuring equipment and systems
Conduct Gauge Repeatability and Reliability trials
Understand and interpret geometric tolerancing
(SM2m, SM6m, D3m, EL2, P1, P6, P7)
2. Quality Management Strategy; Cost of Quality, Quality and the Law (including CE Marking), Customer Satisfaction Analysis (Kano)
3. Quality Management Systems and Auditing (ISO9001, AS9100, GxP, TickIT, ISO TS 16949) (Content, application, etc.) and Auditing. (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th party) (review, evaluation, etc.)
4. Total Quality Management. Management styles compared in relation to quality. (videos) Quality Philosophy and Gurus: Deming, Juran, Feigenbaum, Taguchi (including Taguchi Technique) and Crosby. Procurement and the Control of Suppliers. Computer Aided Quality Assurance. QFD (Quality Function Deployment) and Risk Assessment and Analysis including; Fault tree analysis, FMECA (Failure Mode and Criticality Analysis)
5. Business Process Analysis and Process Mapping. Project quality management, Quality Planning and Quality Plans. Quality Improvement Initiatives (Total Quality Management, Lean (including Tear-down), Root Cause Analysis, Quality Circles, 8D, Gemba Gembutsu, Five whys, Zero Defects, Poka Yoke, Value Stream Mapping).
6. Statistical Process Control and Sampling; Process Capability Studies (Cp and Cpk) Attribute and Variable control charts, Sampling. Six Sigma (DMAIC)
7. Directed Study - quality awareness, Integrated Management systems (IMS), quality environmental, security, health and safety.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The module learning and teaching strategy is designed to present key concepts in manufacturing control and management systems and encourage independent study to prepare them to undertake the summative written assignments.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lectures on the subject
In class assessments and tests of the students understanding
Self -managed distance learning packages
lectures/seminars/class discussion 4 hours per week x 10 weeks
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of standards, measurement and quality management concepts and auditing processes, though discussion, case study examples and problem solving. Each assessment covers elements from each of the lectures in the appropriate part of the module.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of
Two independent assessments of the students understanding of the subject matter.
Assignment 1 Learning outcomes 1-3 20 hours 50%
Assignment 2 Learning outcomes 4-6 20 hours 50%
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative feedback is given through group discussions, in-class assessments and short tests
Reading list for ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm183
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.