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.


In the end of the course, students will be able to apply a scientific approach to problem solving, understand the importance quality and continual improvement in organizations and understand how improvement projects are managed. Student will learn the basics of lean and six sigma tools and understand their linkage to the DMAIC problem solving sequence.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 22.04.2024 - 27.05.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Ylitalo

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:

    Proven method for project management. DMAIC links together Lean Six Sigma tools to a result-driven project management method (DMAIC, Project charter, SIPOC map). Qualitative tools to understand processes. Qualitative tools to understand processes. Practical tools for process mapping, value analysis, and risk analysis (Value Stream Map, Fishbone Diagram, Potential Problem Analysis). Quantitative tools to understand variation. Analytical tools focused on understanding variation and problems in processes (ANOVA, Capability analysis, Gage R&R). Methods to achieve real change in processes. Focus on how to sustain the achieved improvements (Control plan, improvement tools).

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Passed homeworks, 70% exam

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Mandatory, on-site lectures, homework assignmens, course exam


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English
    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Summer V
    Enrollment : The intake is limited to 16 students. Bachelor students majoring in Industrial Engineering and Management are prioritized. The course requires a minimum of 4 students, for it to be arranged.