Courses & Units

Quality Manufacturing ZAE106

Launceston, Cradle Coast


You will learn to apply principles that are used to assure the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of manufacturing inputs, activities and outputs. This includes comparing frameworks and standards such Lean, Six Sigma, ISO9000, Total Quality Management and Continuous Improvement, and examining the use of selected tools and methods in more detail. The general purpose of these management approaches is to provide value to the customer through provision of products and services that are delivered according to customer requirements, including expectations of performance, fitness for purpose, responsible and ethical business conduct and commercial cost/benefit. You will therefore learn to apply quality management approaches to the development of a product specification in accordance with customer requirements. To do this, you will examine the role of quality management in an industry context and engage in requirements gathering with real or role-played customer in a workshop setting. The knowledge learned within this unit will link to the outputs from the three proceeding project units and the ongoing team project to propose, design and fabricate a product. In this unit, you will finalise the project, consider its success, and reflect upon the process as a whole.


Unit name Quality Manufacturing
Unit code ZAE106
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Equipment Design


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Term 4 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 4 On-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 4 12/10/2020 2/11/2020 17/11/2020 18/12/2020

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Learning Outcomes

1. Compare and differentiate a range of approaches to quality management

2. Select quality management tools and methods for specific and appropriate purposes

3. Define and analyse quality requirements from a customer perspective

4. Evaluate a manufacturing product or service based on quality criteria



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 030199

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1. Written report (30%)

2. Quality management practice observations (40%)

3. Case Studies Analysis (30%)

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