Lean Six Sigma

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

Learn about a range of efficiency-boosting approaches to management during this online Lean Sigma Six unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia. You will become familiar with the core concepts of Six Sigma, will learn about the tools and processes involved, and will acquire an understanding of how they can be applied in practice.

You will explore the implementation of Six Sigma for improving quality and limiting variation in both product design and service design, and will gain an appreciation of the importance of how the principles of Six Sigma should be applied to performance monitoring.

You will also obtain an awareness of various methodologies for implementing Six Sigma, becoming particularly knowledgeable about the ‘Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control’ method, as well as the ‘Define, Measure, Analyse, Design and Verify’ method. Emphasis will be placed upon the Supply Chain Reference Model, and its applications across industry.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of South Australia

Master of Engineering (Engineering Management), University of South Australia

Areas of study

In this management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Six Sigma concepts, methods and tools
  • Design for Six Sigma for service design
  • Six Sigma applications
  • SCOR and lean Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma case study analysis

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of South Australia
  • Master of Engineering (Engineering Management), University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Understanding the management concepts enshrined in Six Sigma ideology will be of great benefit to students who intend to pursue a range of careers, as Six Sigma can be applied across industries and processes. Emphasis will be placed upon the applications of design for Six Sigma, including both product and service design.

During the unit you will discuss and analyse a selection of case studies, giving you an understanding of how Six Sigma can be implemented in genuine industry situations. Though there is a focus on real-world applications during this unit, you will also become familiar with contemporary academic research into Six Sigma.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Lean Six Sigma from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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