Six Sigma Minor
Six Sigma is a highly disciplined process that puts sharp focus on developing and delivering near-perfect products and services. It has been used to shape both the strategy and operation of companies of all sizes and sectors. Six Sigma provides a framework for quality improvement and innovation that builds upon statistical tools to achieve results.
The Six Sigma Minor is an 18-credit minor designed for any student who is interested in the Six Sigma statistical methodology. Students completing the minor should:
- Be knowledgeable about why organizations use Six Sigma and how they apply its philosophy and goals
- Gain experience with using the define, measure, analyze, improve, control (DMAIC) methodology for problem solving
- Gain experience with using the define, measure, analyze, design, optimize, verify (DMADOV) methodology for new product innovation
- Understand the links between customer requirements, product specifications, and process capability
- Understand the theory and application of regression analysis, design of experiments, and statistical quality control
- Be familiar with the project selection process including knowing when to use the Six Sigma methodology
Requirements for industrial engineering students
The minor requires 18 credits of course work as follows:
- I E 305: Product Design, Specification, and Measurement
- I E 322: Probabilistic Models in Industrial Engineering
- I E 323: Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering
- I E 433: Regression Analysis and Design of Experiments
- I E 434: Statistical Quality Control
- I E 436: Six Sigma Methodology
- Students must obtain a C or better in the specified courses to satisfy the requirements for the minor.
Requirements for students in other majors
The final two courses, I E 434 and I E 436, must be taken by all students in the minor. Non-industrial engineering students may make the substitutions listed below:
- Non-industrial engineering students may substitute I E 327: Introduction to Work Design for I E 305. I E 327 is offered during the academic year as well as online over the summer.
- Non-industrial engineering students may substitute STAT 414: Introduction to Probability Theory and STAT 415: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics for I E 322 and I E 323.
- Non-industrial engineering students may substitute STAT 460: Intermediate Applied Statistics or STAT 462: Applied Regression Analysis for I E 433.
Entrance to minor
Students can register for the Six Sigma minor through LionPATH.
M. Jeya Chandra oversees the Six Sigma minor.