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ES438 - Quality Systems

  • Module code: ES438
  • Module name: Quality Systems
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module focuses on the management of quality particularly from a strategic perspective and its management and application in an engineering organisation. The impact of company-wide quality systems will be analysed along with the latest concepts and modern practices in the field of quality management.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to... • Evaluate a range of quality philosophies and models; compare their strengths and limitations, and assess the potential impact on organizational performance. • Synthesise effective approaches to leading and managing in engineering organizations from a range of principles and practice. • Make robust decisions considering a range of factors including numerical data, human factors and business principles. • Design effective change management approaches incorporating systems thinking, individual motivation and appropriate change models. • Create and deploy quality strategies to deliver business improvement. • Assess the quality of their own work and reflect upon their experiences and practice. • Effectively present their understanding and ideas in both oral and written form.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures : 26 x 1 hours Laboratory/Seminars: 3 Hours Group Presentation 1 x 3 hours Total 32 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es438

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material, theory and exam papers. Students are required to pass the exam and coursework »40%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES438-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) Critical Assessment of the Literature 20%
  Individual Reflective Writing 10%
  Group Oral Presentation 20%
  Peer Review of Group Oral Presentation 0%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20A) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30G) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33A) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37A) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H60C) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63A) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H211) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30H) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30P) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (H320) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33B) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33C) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37B) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37D) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H60D) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H635) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year (H636) - Year 5
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Year in Research (H637) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63B) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (HH79) - Year 4