Course Title: Apply Statistical Methods for Quality Control and Reliability

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MATH7041

Course Title: Apply Statistical Methods for Quality Control and Reliability

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. Frank Y. Wang

Phone: +61 3 9925 4310
Email: frank.wang@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply statistical concepts and methods that are common to all engineering fields for the purpose of quality control. This includes averages, probability, frequency distributions, standard deviation, and quality control applications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP229 Apply Statistical Methods for Quality Control and Reliability

Element:

Identify statistical requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a
given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 The statistical task is determined through
requests, design briefs or equivalent and clarified
with appropriate personnel.
1.3 Where appropriate expert advice is sought with
respect to the statistical task and according to
enterprise procedures.
1.4 Safety hazards which have not previously been
identified are documented and risk control
measures devised and implemented in
consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure
the work is co-ordinated effectively with others
involved at the work site.
1.6 Resources and equipment needed for the task are
obtained in accordance with enterprise
procedures and checked for correct operation and
safety.

Element:

Perform statistical computations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a
given work area are obtained and understood.
4.2 Statistical task is performed and results recorded.
4.3 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations
are made from discussions with appropriate
personnel, job specifications and enterprise
procedures.
4.4 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations
are selected on the basis of safety and specified
work outcomes.

Element:

Select appropriate statistical method.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work
are followed.
2.2 Industry codes, regulations and technical
documentation relevant to the statistical task are
interpreted and understood.
2.3 Where appropriate, tables and graphs are used to
obtain computational data.
2.4 The appropriate assumptions underlying the
statistical task are made and recorded.
2.5 Resources required are identified, obtained and
checked as fit for the purpose.
2.6 The most appropriate computational method is
selected and can be justified.

Element:

Use of statistical calculators and/or computers for statistical computations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work
are followed.
3.2 Statistical operations are performed.
3.3 All calculator/computer applications software
functions can be used in computational
sequences.
3.4 Statistical features of a scientific calculator are
explained and exploited to efficiently perform
computations.

Element:

Verify and interpret results

Performance Criteria:

5.1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are
followed.
5.2 Results are verified and discussed with
appropriate personnel.
5.3 Where appropriate results are graphed or charted.


Learning Outcomes


Identify statistical requirements

Perform statistical computations

Select appropriate statistical method.

Use of statistical calculators and/or computers for statistical computations
Verify and interpret results


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.

• Lectures
• Tutorials
 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency VBP229 in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction and overview of the subject, organisation and presentation of data, measurement of central tendency

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3

2Measurement of central tendency, measure of dispersion1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3
3Introduction to Probability, permutations and combinations1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3
4Quiz 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3
5-7Basic probability, rules, distributions1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3
8-11Normal distribution1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3
12Revision1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3
13Final Test1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3
14-16Feedback and consultation1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3
17Re-sit of Final Test1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Teaching learning materials posted on Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1. Quiz– Week 4, 20%
Assessment 2. Final Test – Week 13, 80%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent with grading and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs VBP229 Elements & Performance Criteria

 

 VBP229
Assessments

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.44.14.24.34.45.15.25.3
Assessement 1XXXXX XXX X X X X X X X XX X X X X X
Assessement 2XX XXXXXXXXX X XX X X X X X X X X X

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
VBP229 CompetenciesEA 1.1EA 1.2EA 1.3EA 1.4EA 1.5EA 1.6EA 2.1EA 2.2EA 2.3EA 2.4EA 3.1EA 3.2EA 3.3EA 3.4EA 3.5EA 3.6
Assessment 1 X X X    X X X   X  X  
Assessment 2 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
ALL ASSESSMENTS
VBP229
 11 2 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 3 1
 0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.         
 1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
 2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
 3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

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- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support.
 

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

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Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

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Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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