Course Title: Quality Leadership

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Quality Leadership

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 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

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

This course looks at quality management from a philosophical perspective. It consists of three modules. The first looks at quality philosophies and strategies as espoused by the ’gurus’ of quality, and adopted by organizations. Approaches like Benchmarking, Six Sigma and QFD are also examined. The second module looks at the prominent organizations, certification and award schemes active in the quality movement. The third looks at practical ways of implementing quality strategies in organizations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completing this course you will have developed a philosophy of quality based on a clear understanding of the thoughts of past and present leaders in quality, and a thorough knowledge of the international quality movement.

Overview of Learning Activities

The subject includes three modules, each of four weeks duration. Each module is led by an acknowledged leader in the area, with extensive industry-based experience.

Overview of Learning Resources

A detailed study guide is provided to assist learning and provide insights into key concepts.
Reference material is supplied

Overview of Assessment

Each of the three modules is worth one third of the overall marks, and is based on written assessment.