Quality System Audits
FSI-XAKAcad. year: 2017/2018
The graduate will acquire the necessary overview about the principles and techniques for planning, organizing and conducting a quality management systems audit. Student will learn to manage an audit programme, plan conduct and evaluate an internal audit of the management system. He/she is acquainted with current requirements for the auditor and audit team competence and their evaluation.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The subject of Quality system audits enables the graduates to acquire knowledge about the principles and techniques for planning, organizing and conducting a management systems audit. Students learn to manage an audit programme, plan and conduct an internal audit of the management system. He/she is also familiarised with current requirements for the auditor and audit team competence.
General mechanical engineering knowledge.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Russell, J. P. The Internal Auditing Pocket Guide: Preparing, Performing, Reporting, and Follow-up. Milwaukee: ASQ Quality Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-87389-710-5 (EN)
RUSSELL, J. P. The ASQ auditing handbook: principles, implementation, and use. 4th ed. Milwaukee, Wis.: ASQ Quality Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0873898478. (EN)
Kagermann, H. and all. Internal Audit Handbook. Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008. ISBN 978-3-540-70886-5 (EN)
Fiala, A. a jiní. Management procesů. Praha: Verlag Dashöfer, 2006-2011. (CS)
Dvořáček, J. Interní audit a kontrola (2. přepracované a doplněné vydání). Praha: vydavatelství C. H. Beck, 2003. ISBN: 978-80-7179-805-3 (CS)
ČSN EN ISO 19011. Směrnice pro auditování systémů managementu. Praha: UNMZ, 2019. (CS)
Kafka, T. Průvodce pro interní audit a risk management. Praha: vydavatelství C. H. Beck, 2009. ISBN: 978-80-7400-121-5 (CS)
RUSSELL, J. P. The quality audit handbook: principles, implementation, and use. 2nd ed. Milwaukee, Wis.: ASQ Quality Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0873894609. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Credit is awarded based on final test (50%) and semester project (50%). It is graded on the ECTS grading scale.
Language of instruction
The main purpose of the course Ammunition Quality is to teach students to understand the principles and techniques for planning, organizing and conducting a quality management systems audit. The graduates are acquainted with the rules for the management of an audit programme, planning, conducting and evaluation of an internal audit of the management system. He/she is also familiarised with current requirements for the auditor and audit team competence as well as for their evaluation.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at lectures is voluntary, however recommended. Credit is awarded based on final test and semester project.
Type of course unit
39 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Management systems auditing. Key terms and definitions.
2. Types of audits. Internal auditing, supplier auditing, third party auditing.
3. Internal audit process, external audit process
4. Audit programme. Process flow for the management of an audit programme
5. Audit performing. Typical audit activities
6. Process of collecting and verifying information
7. Methods for analysis of results, preparing audit conclusions
8. Preparing and distributing an audit report
9. Completing the audit
10. Conducting audit follow-up. Corrective action and closure
11. Auditor competence. Auditor evaluation criteria
12. Auditor evaluation methods. Conducting auditor evaluation
13. Process of maintaining and improving auditor competence