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ES965 - Problem Solving with Statistics

  • Module code: ES965
  • Module name: Problem Solving with Statistics
  • Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

"Many businesses and the sub-systems or processes on which they depend are the focus of ""Continuous Improvement"". Once the obvious changes have been completed it becomes increasingly difficult to identify a path which can lead to better performance, whether this involves progressing from Good to Excellent, from Acceptable to Good, or from Unacceptable to Acceptable. There are many tools and techniques which can be used to aid this quest, including those that have a basis in statistics. This module describes the general context in which statistical techniques are appropriate, and when they are not. It indicates the basis of statistics as a means of modelling the system under consideration, and describes some of the tools for investigating processes, either to solve specific problems or to gain insights to support future development and improvement."

Principal learning outcomes

"To gain experience and understanding of the following: The development of Statistical models to represent ""real life"" systems; The use of Statistical models in Problem Solving and Decision Making; The relationship between Statistical methods and other Problem Solving techniques; The extension of basic tools into more powerful techniques."

Timetabled teaching activities

40 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/structure/modules/pss/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ES965-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Supply Chain and Logistics Management (awarded jointly with Hong Kong Polytechnic University) (H7BG) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (H7Q0) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (Hong Kong) (H7Q4) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (HKPU) (H7Q5) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (Yildiz Technical University) (H7Q6) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (China) (H7Q7) - Year 1
Optional
  • Postgraduate International Trade, Strategy and Operations (H1NB) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (H1P1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Award in Engineering Business Management (H1P2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (H1P7) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (India) (H1PD) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught International Technology Management (H1PU) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Sustainable Automotive Engineering (H33K) - Year 1
  • Taught Postgraduate Manufacturing Systems Engineering (H7P0) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering (H7P5) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Home Fees) (H7PD) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Overseas and Self-Financing) (H7PE) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (Russia) (H7PV) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (H7Q1) - Year 1