MASG2110 - Zero defects manufacturing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 40/100 15 minutes E
Assignment/thesis 60/100

Course content

-Evolution of Quality Design and Control -Statistical Methods and Probability Concepts in Manufacturing -Statistical Process Control (SPC) -Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) -Design of Experiments (DoE) -Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma -Quality Management System and relevant international standards -Measuring systems analysis, measuring technology and measuring uncertainty

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Understanding of: -Quality management -Statistical and probabilistic methods to reach zero defects -Quality management methods and tools -Risk management methods such as FMEA -Measuring systems -Understand the underlying basics, usefulness and pitfalls of quality tools such as MSA, FMEA, DOE, SPC, Isikawa diagram etc. Skills: -Be able to apply probability models and statistical tools, quality and risk management to achieve zero defect manufacturing. -Manage application of tools such as MSA, FMEA, DOE, SPC, Isikawa diagram, etc. COMPETENCE: -Understand, utilize and develop zero defect manufacturing applied to industry context -Being able to set Zero defect manufacturing in a broader understanding on manufacturing and see the limitations and usefulness.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures given on video recording. Seminars with lectures and duscussions. Tutoring (internet web conferencing) -Group works -Mandatory assignment and Reflection seminars. The course will be made accessible for both campus- and remote students. Lectures that sums up the main issues in the lecture will also be available on internet through NTNU's learning management system. Tutoring is also available via internet. Obligatory assignments: Individual assignments: -Students must attend 3 of 5 seminars and finnished mandatory assignemnts to take final assessment Form(s) of Assessment: Written report + one Individual oral exam (15 minutes) -For off campus students the oral exam can be arranged through web conference.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

In case of fail/non-assessment the student will need to re-take the course. The final grade is based on: -Written report (60%) and a Individual oral exam, 15 minutes (40%). -For off campus students the oral exam will be arranged through web conference.

Course materials

• Will be announced when the course starts

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Production and Quality Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment/thesis 60/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 40/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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