Six Sigma is a set of management techniques used in the business world to improve processes by greatly reducing the probability that an error or defect will occur. It is based on statistical analysis rather than guesswork. This certificate program, offered through the School of Engineering, is designed to acknowledge the effort students make to learn and apply the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) phases of Six Sigma through a comprehensive, real-life project that extends over two semesters.
Students in any undergraduate program who are interested and who can successfully complete the coursework and the project are eligible to earn the certificate. You will learn to formulate system analysis tools; analyze different production systems to determine performance measures to be considered; distinguish between value-added and non-value-added steps of a process; and use Lean techniques to eliminate waste and to improve efficiency.