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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Statistics

STAT 525

525–Statistical Quality Control. [=MGSC 525] (3) (Prereq: STAT 509 or STAT 515 or MGSC 391) Statistical procedures for process control including CUSUM and Shewhart Control Charts, and lot-acceptance sampling.

Sample Course Homepage: Recent Semester

Usually Offered: Spring Even Years

Purpose: To acquaint students with statistical thinking and its role in Total Quality, emphasizing its use to monitor and improve processes and to identify sources of process variation. To prepare students for further study in statistical methods for product and process improvement such as design of experiments.

Current Textbook: Statistical Quality Design and Control - Contemporary Concepts and Methods, Richard E. DeVor, Tsong-how Chang, John W. Sutherland, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992


Topics Covered
Introduction to Staistical Thinking
1 and 2
1 weeks
Attribute Control Charts
4 and 13
2 weeks
Variable Data Control Charts
5, 6 and 11
3 week
Process Capability
1 weeks
Sampling and Subgrouping Principles
7 and 8
3 weeks
Components of Variation
3 week
Measurement Processes
1 week
The Role of Design of Experiments
15 and 21
1 week
Special Control Charts (as time allows)

The above textbook and course outline should correspond to the most recent offering of the course by the Statistics Department. Please check the current course homepage or with the instructor for the course regulations, expectations, and operating procedures.  

Contact Faculty: Don Edwards