Randomness is inherent in all processes including manufacturing. The fundamental concepts taught in this course will help learners develop powerful statistical process control methods that are the foundation of world-class manufacturing quality.
As part of the Principles of Manufacturing Micro-Masters program, this course will introduce statistical methods that apply to any unit manufacturing process. We will cover the following topics:
- Recognizing inherent variability in continuous production
- Identifying sources of process output variation
- Describing variation in a structured manner
- Applying basic probability and statistics concepts to characterize process variation
- Differentiating between design specifications and process capability
- Synthesizing novel approaches to unfamiliar situations by extending the core material (i.e. go beyond the “standard” uses).
- Assessing the appropriateness of various statistical methods for a variety of problems
Develop the engineering and management skills needed for competence and competitiveness in today’s manufacturing industry with the Principles of Manufacturing Micro-Masters Credential, designed and delivered by MIT’s #1-ranked Mechanical Engineering department in the world. Learners who pass the 8 courses in the program will earn the Micro-Masters Credential and qualify to apply to gain credit towards MIT’s Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing & Design program.
Duane Boning and David Hardt
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