INSE 6220 Advanced Statistical Approaches to Quality (4 credits


1. General Information

 INSE 6220: Advanced Statistical Approaches to Quality (4 credits)
 Mondays: 5:45 – 8:15 p.m., H-561
 A. Ben Hamza, Ph.D., P.Eng., Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, ENCS.
 Office: EV7.631, e-mail:
 Office hours: Mondays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 General Lab: H-843 or EV building Labs
 Course website: MyConcordia Portal (Moodle)

2. Course Description

This course introduces advanced statistical concepts and techniques in quality control, graphical
methods for data presentation and quality improvement, statistical basis for control charts, descriptive
statistics, discrete and continuous statistical distributions, inferences about process control, confidence
intervals and hypothesis testing, statistical basis for control charts, control charts for variables and
attributes, analysis of variance. Cumulative sum and exponentially weighted moving average control
charts, introduction to multivariate control charts, linear regression, principal component analysis,
multivariate exponentially weighted moving average control chart, acceptance sampling, experimental
design, design of experiments in process improvement, factorial experiments, factorial design, more on
design of experiments, and fractional replications of designs.

3. Learning Outcomes

 By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Apply control charts to monitor the quality characteristics of a product or process
2. Learn techniques for multivariate process monitoring and diagnosis
3. Design and analyze experiments for improving a manufacturing process
4. Implement statistical process control projects in MATLAB.

4. Schedule

 Week 1: Course Overview. Introduction to Statistical Quality Control.
 Week 2: Statistical Process Control using MATLAB.
 Week 3: Descriptive Statistics, Discrete and Continuous Statistical Distributions.
 Week 4: Inferences about Process Control. Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing. Statistical
Basis for Control Charts.
 Week 5: Control Charts for Variables and Attributes.
 Week 6: Cumulative Sum and Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Charts. Midterm Review.
 Week 7: Midterm exam.
 Week 8: Introduction to Multivariate Control Charts. Principal Component Analysis.

INSE 6220 – Winter 2017 1 Course Outline

Homework  Assignments  (2):  must be done individually.  Week 11: Factorial Experiments.  Late assignments suffer a penalty rate of 20% per day. Fractional Replications of Designs. 2. Midterm  Exam:  First 6 Lectures and Homework 1. Week 9: Linear Regression. Project  Report: Must be done individually. lack of preparation. 5. ________________________________________________________________________________________ INSE 6220 – Winter 2017 2 Course Outline . by Mongomery. Students should not make any specific arrangements to leave the city until the final exam date is posted.  Reference book: Introduction to Statistical Quality Control. 2017 and Apr.    3. No submissions will be allowed after the solutions are published. 6. 3. absenteeism. 27. Due date: Apr. Due dates: Feb. up to 5 days (weekends count towards the 5 days).  Week 10: Experimental Design. The solutions will be posted on the course website. Design of Experiments in Process Improvement.  Week 12: Acceptance Sampling. Course Materials  No textbook required. 2017. Final  Exam: will take place during the examination period at the end of the semester. 16.  Failing Grade: Plagiarism. 13. 2017. and lack of effort will result in a failing grade. 2017. Course notes will be posted on Moodle. Factorial Design.    4. More details about the project will be posted on the course website. Each student is to research and write a comprehensive report on the topics that will be provided by the instructor. Assignments and Grading  Assignments:  Homework (2): 10%  Midterm  Exam: 35%  Term  Project: 10%  Final  Exam: 45%  Details:   1. Assignments that are more than 5 days late are penalized by 100%.  Week 13: Final exam review. Exam date: Feb. Analysis of Variance.

 Students are expected to be respectful of other people’s opinions and to express their own views in a calm and reasonable way. Academic Code of Conduct Academic Integrity Any form of cheating. As examples only. Take the time to learn more at http://provost. ________________________________________________________________________________________ INSE 6220 – Winter 2017 3 Course Outline . plagiarism.  Students are expected to be familiar with the Code of Rights and Responsibilities: http://rights. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated. Students are expected to read the assigned material and to actively participate in class discussions. you are not permitted to:  Copy from anywhere without indicating where it came from  Let another student copy your work and then submit it as his/her own  Hand in the same assignment in more than one class  Have unauthorized material or devices in an exam. unforeseen or not. Student’s Responsibilities  Students are expected to attend every 8.  If you cannot attend class for any reason.concordia. Note that you do not have to be caught using them – just having them is an offence  Copy from someone’s else exam  Communicate with another student during an exam  Add or remove pages from an examination booklet or take the booklet out of an exam room  Acquire exam or assignment answers or questions  Write an exam for someone else or have someone write an exam for you  Submit false documents such as medical notes or student records  Falsify data or research results You are subject to the Academic Code of Conduct. you are to come and talk or write to me as soon as possible. Some material may only be covered in class and not made available on the course website. falsification of a document as well as any other form of dishonest behaviour related to the obtention of academic gain or the avoidance of evaluative exercises committed by a student is an academic offence under the Academic Code of Conduct and may lead to severe penalties up to and including suspension and expulsion.7.concordia.

psychological services.concordia. etc. the content and/or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change. ________________________________________________________________________________________ INSE 6220 – Winter 2017 4 Course Outline .ca  New Student Program:  Student Transition Centre: 10. http://cdev.concordia. Student Services  Concordia Counselling and Development offers career  Office for Students with Disabilities: http://supportservices.html  Advocacy and Support Services:  The Academic Integrity Website: http://provost. Disclaimer In the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the University's control. student learning  The Concordia Library Citation and Cycle Guides: http://library.concordia.