Course Title: Variation and Change

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Variation and Change

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010


Stansfield College


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 4 09,
Offsh 1 10

Course Coordinator: Allan McLay

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99254416

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 56-3-81

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course students investigate the statistics of variations with particular reference to the methods and techniques used in Statistical Quality Control. It includes the most commonly used types of Control Charts, Process Capability Studies and the factorial approach to the Design of Experiments.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Following this course you will be able to apply statistical process control and design of experiments to a manufacturing or business process.

Overview of Learning Activities

A class based subject with tutorials and computer laboratory sessions.

Overview of Learning Resources

A detailed study guide is provided to assist learning and provide insights into key concepts. It provides detailed references to the prescribed text.
Prescribed Text:
Montgomery, D.C. (1996) Introduction to Statistical Quality Control, Wiley

Overview of Assessment

There are two major assignments and a unit test: