Course description

Understanding the factors that impact the effectiveness and efficiency of a process contributes significantly to the success of a manufacturing business. In this course the learners will be provided with an overview of key topics such as: Business, Leadership and Teamwork, Quality Concepts, Traceability, Statistical Process Control, Continuous Improvement, Preventative Maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, Sustainability and Environmental Impact. Through group exercises and practical data collection from a real life process, students apply theoretical concepts to calculate process parameters such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Cost per Unit.

Course details

Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023. Spring 2024 registration opens February 26, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery