Course detail

Quality management

FEKT-MPC-QMAAcad. year: 2020/2021

Technical aspects of technological processes management related to process control, optimisation and improvement. Systematic procedures, methods and tools related to industrial and transaction process control.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledes related to process control and optimisation, presentation skills and temwork problems solving.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Novotný, R. Řízení technologických procesů. FEKT VUT v Brně, 2015.
Novotný, R. Řízení technologických procesů - prezentace. FEKT VUT v Brně, 2015.
ČSN ISO 18404 (010218) Kvantitativní metody zlepšování procesu - Six Sigma - Kompetence klíčového personálu a jejich uspořádání ve vztahu k implementaci Six Sigma a Lean. Praha: Úřad pro technickou normalizaci, metrologii a státní zkušebnictví, 2018. Dostupné také z: (CS)
MAUCH, Peter D. Quality management: theory and application. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. ISBN 978-1-138-11620-7. (CS)
SU, Chao-Ton. Quality engineering: off-line methods and applications. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2013. ISBN 978-1-4665-6947-8. (CS)
JONES, Erick C. Quality management for organization using lean Six Sigma techniques. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2014. ISBN 978-1-4398-9782-9. (CS)
ČSN ISO 13053-1 (010217) Kvantitativní metody zlepšování procesu - Six Sigma. Část 1, Metodologie DMAIC = Quantitative methods in process improvement - Six Sigma. Part 1, DMAIC methodology. Praha: Úřad pro technickou normalizaci, metrologii a státní zkušebnictví, 2013. Dostupné také z: (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student’s appraisal-examination: excellent (90-100 points), very good (80-89 points), good (70-79 points), favourable (60-69 points), satisfactory (50-59 points), unsatisfactory (0-49 points). Points allocation according the written notification at the course beginning.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Process control introduction
Process approach
Metrology and quality of measured data
Operational process control
Process control procedures and methods
Statistical methods and tools for decision making and process control.
Process variability, sources of process variability and statistical process control.
Proces stability evaluation and assurance
Process capability evaluation
Quality planning
Design of experiment techniques (DOE)
Six sigma
Economical aspects of process management and lean thinking


Development of students qualification related to the study area

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPC-MEL Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer