Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The course provides some practical quality management understanding and demonstration of tools. Different forms of inspection and process control are discussed, as well as statistical process control, control charts and supplier certification. The course helps the students understand the cost of poort quality and the means to improve and maintain quality. Students are aware and capable of using quality standards. The students also know the principles of dimensional metrology, measurement systems analysis, and are familiar with modern measuring equipment.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.11.2021 - 13.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Partanen, Kalevi Aaltonen, Pekka Kyrenius, Janne Peuraniemi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Total Quality, Yield, Calibration, Measurement Systems Analysis, Quality Standards, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Inspection, Supplier Quality Management

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    30% Final Examination
    30% Laboratory Exercises
    30% Homework Assignments
    10% Participation and Visits

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    30% Final Examination
    30% Laboratory Exercises
    30% Homework Assignments
    10% Participation and Visits


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Oakland, John S., 2008, Statistical process control (6. ed.), Burlington, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN:978-0-7506-6962-7,

    Dotson, Connie, Harlow, Roger, Thompson, Richard, 2015, Fundamentals of dimensional metrology, Thomson, Delmar learning, ISBN 0-7668-2071-8,

    lecture notes, quality standards

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.