TØL4009 - Zero Defect Manufacturing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 ALLE

Course content

-Evolution of Quality Design and Control
-Statistical Methods and Probability Concepts in Manufacturing
-Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Failure Mode Assessment and Evaluation (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

After completing the course, the student will have,

Students will have advanced 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.

- 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.

- 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

The course includes:
Lectures given on video recording
Tutoring (internet web conferencing)
Group works
Mandatory assignments
Reflection seminars

The course will be made accessible for both campus- and remote students. Every student are free to choose the pedagogic arrangement form that are best fitted for her/his own requirement. Lectures that sums up the main issues in the lecture will also be available on internet through NTNU's learning management system. Tutoring are given at campus in accordance to announced times. Tutoring is also available via internet.In addition, for remote students there will be at least one gathering at campus with mandatory attendance.

Obligatory assignments:

• Individual assignments
• Students must pass 3 of 5 individual assessments to take final assessment

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
• Written home exam
• Individual oral exam (15 minutes)
• For off campus students the oral exam can be arranged through web conference.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory coursework:
4 individual works - 3 must be approved before the final exam (report).
Mandatory presence at seminars.

In case of fail/non-assessment the student will need to re-take the course.

Exam: Project work report
The final grade is based on:
-Written report
-Individual oral exam (15 minutes) may adjust the grade up or down to the final grade.
-For off campus students the oral exam will be arranged through web conference.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Sustainable Manufacturing (MSUMA)

Course materials

Course book reference available on BlackBoard
Supplementary literature : see information in LMS - BlackBoard

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TØL4032 2.5 01.09.2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
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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