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Area/Catalogue
MFET 5022

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
005486

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Engineering

Course aim

To integrate management, systems and applied statistics tools in a coherent quality management mindset, self-similar like fractals, that applies to all actions and organisational units from elementary to Humanity in its totality.   

Course content

  • Introduction to Quality; 
  • Total Quality in organisations;
  • Philosophies and frameworks;
  • Strategic focus for Performance Excellence;
  • Process management;
  • Performance measurement and information management; 
  • Six Sigma and Process improvement;
  • Design for Quality and Product Excellence;
  • Statistical process control;
  • Leading, Building and sustaining performance excellence;

Textbook(s)

Evans J.R., and Lindsay W. M. 2016, Managing for Quality and Performance Excellence - HARD BOUND, 10th, South-Western Cengage Learning

Prerequisite(s)

While there are no formal prerequisites, the Assumed Knowledge is consistent with level of a student enrolled in the final year of an Engineering University degree (i.e. about 108 UNISA units successfully passed or credited) if enrolled in the undergraduate degree or enrolment in a Master Program.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Workshop 3 hours x 6 weeks
Lecture (This course is designed to be delivered on-line with some face-to-face sessions) N/A x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Project N/A 30% N/A
Test N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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