Module Overview

Industrial Statistics & Quality

To provide the student with statistical tools for designing experiments, evaluating processes and predicting responses. This module will also provide the student with quality tools for supporting quality functions within a manufacturing organisation.

Module Code

STAT H4002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Single-factor Experiments

Principles of experimental design: randomisation, replication, blocking. Hypotheses, models and assumptions. One-way Analysis of Variance, by hand and using software.

Two-factor experiments

Main effects and interaction effects. Design and analysis of two-factor experiments. Interpreting ANOVA tables and interaction plots.

Multi-factor experiments

Fractional factorial experiments. Curvature. Aliasing. Effects plots. Crossed and nested designs. Fixed and random factors. Power and sample size.

Regression and Association

Prediction intervals and confidence intervals in regression.Hypotheses testing in regression. Curvilinear and multiple regression. Selection of variables. Categorical data analysis: contingency tables.

Process Capability and SPC

Process capability analysis: statistics for assessing centrality, normality, stability, capability and performance. Process control: construction of SPC charts for variables and attributes. Corrective, preventive and remedial action.

Quality Management Standards

Management motivation for registration to QMS. Documentation control. Medical Device QMS, Pharma GMP.

Supplier Quality Management

Material traceability. Certificate of Compliance. Vendor auditing, approval and rating.

Quality Audits

Developing an audit plan and schedule. Audit checklists and execution. Auditing reports and corrective actions.

Product Reliability

Product life cycle, MTBF, Failure rate analysis, reliability evaluation.

Quality Awards & Quality Gurus

EIQA, Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, EFQM Excellence Award, Self-assessment - process and concept. Deming and other Quality Gurus

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)30
Formal Examination70