Quality Management and Reliability

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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTING &
ENGINEERING

Module code EG 7069
Module title Quality Management and Reliability
Module leader Dr Subramanium Arunachalam
Assignment tutor Dr Tom Page
Assignment title EG 7069 Assessment (Portfolio)
Assignment number 1
Weighting 100% of total Module Assessment
Handout date Teaching week 2 (18 / 10 / 21)
Submission date 17/12/21
Learning outcomes
assessed by this
assignment
1-7
No Turnitin GradeMark feedback
used?
No
Moodle Assignment
submission used?
Yes Moodle Assignment
feedback used?
No
Otherelectronic system
used?
No Are submissions / feedback
totally electronic?
Yes
Additional information Submit as pdf file.

Turnitin submission
requirement

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Portfolio
Hand-in on Friday of week 12 (17/12/2021)
Your will write a single individual portfolio that provides evidence of research, analysis and
discussion of an aspect of Quality Management and Reliability Engineering, listed in Table 1.
The audience of this portfolio is the tutors and the tone should be formal. The main purposes
for composing this portfolio are (1) to document your research, analysis and discussion into
the chosen aspect of Quality Management and Reliability Engineering (Table 1) and
application and (2) to demonstrate in-depth technical and critical portfolio writing skills. You
will choose an aspect of Quality Management and Reliability Engineering from those aspects
given in Table 1. Then you will:
1. Describe the implementation of Quality Management and Reliability Engineering to a realworld industrial case-study.
2. In regard to your chosen aspect from Table 1, identify and explain industrial practices that
you found in the use of quality tools.
3. In regard to your chosen aspect from Table 1, suggest how you would consider
implementation issues of Quality Management and Reliability Engineering from both
economic and sustainability perspectives.
4. In regard to your chosen aspect from Table 1, assess the impact of execution of quality and
reliability measures.
5. In regard to your chosen aspect from Table 1, consider the ways in which managers might
interact with organisational and technical complexities by the use of tools and techniques
related to quality and reliability.
6. In regard to your chosen aspect from Table 1, summarise ethical considerations at the
interface between society and technology.
Your portfolio should contain graphs, tables, drawings and equations that will clarify the text.
You also need to make sure to reference all ideas, equations, figures or quotes that you take
from other sources.
Table 1: Aspect of Quality Management and Reliability Engineering

Aspect
Number
Aspect of Quality Management and Reliability Engineering
1 Quality Engineering Methods.
2 Economic Considerations of Quality.
3 Quality and Sustainability.
4 Design for Quality.
5 Design for Reliability.
6 Design Optimisation for Quality and Reliability.
7 Robust Design for Quality and Reliability.
8 Product and Process Design for Quality and Reliability.
9 Innovation Management.
10 Economics of Accelerated Life-testing.
11 Quality Tools such as Six-sigma, lean, Pareto Analysis and
Statistical Approaches to Quality Assurance.

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12 Total Quality Management – Implementation, Operation.
13 Strategic Planning for Quality.
14 Continuous Improvement Kaizen.
15 Agile Engineering Practices.
16 Condition Monitoring.
17 Predictive Maintenance, Preventative maintenance
18 Asset Management
19 Maintenance Strategy Development and Implementation.
20 Reliability Concepts and Models.
21 Synthesizing Design for Reliability.
22 Reliability for Product-oriented Models.
23 Reliability for Service-oriented Systems.
24 Quality of Service Provision.

Your goal is to convey the results of your research, analysis and discussion. The usual
standard for preparing a portfolio like this is as follows: the reader should be able to clearly
understand your research, analysis and discussion.
Portfolio Format
The portfolio should be a professional document. Graphs, tables, and drawings should be
used to clarify the text. The three main parts of the portfolio are shown below in Figure 1:
Figure 1. Three Main Sections of a Portfolio
I. FRONT PAGES
The front pages include the Cover Page, Table of Contents, List of Figures, and List of
Tables. The page numbers are Roman (e.g., i, ii, iii, etc.) and there are no numbers on the
cover page (although it is considered the first page).
Cover Page
The first page of the portfolio should not be numbered and includes: Discussion of
Chosen Aspect of Quality Management and Reliability Engineering
(name of the
portfolio)
Title: (
Chosen Aspect of Quality Management and Reliability Engineering)
Student Name and number:

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Date:
Each item should be centered and separated by enough space to fill the whole page and
give the cover page a good appearance.
Table of Contents
This is a listing of the major sections in the portfolio and the page numbers on which they
begin. The table of contents does not list itself but includes the page numbers of the pages
that appear in the front of the portfolio, major sections, and appendices.
List of Figures
This is a list of all of the figures in your portfolio and the page numbers on which they are
found. Do not include this section unless you have at least three figures in your portfolio.
List of Tables
This is a list of all of the tables in your portfolio and the page numbers on which they are
found. Do not include this section unless you have at least three tables in your portfolio.
The following is a sample of the front pages (Figure2):
Figure 2. Sample Front Pages
II. MAJOR SECTIONS
This is the main part of the portfolio. The page numbers begin with one and are numbered
in Arabic (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.). After the executive summary, each major section should
be numbered and titled as shown in Figure 3 below:
Figure 3. Sample Major Sections
For the major sections of the portfolio, use the following organisation and headings:

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1.0 Introduction:
This section outlines the parameters of the investigation, or in other words, the problem
definition. Additionally, it addresses the purpose of the investigation and what you hope to
accomplish. After reading this section, the reader should know in broad terms what you were
trying to do and your goals. At the end, briefly outline how the portfolio is organized (e.g. “In
this portfolio, the following sections will be discussed…).
2.0 Consideration of the Chosen Aspect
This section presents a consideration of the chosen topic of Quality Management and
Reliability Engineering. Start with an introductory paragraph that presents the topic in
general. Use a multi-view layout (pictures or drawings), as shown in Figure 1, to illustrate
the diagrams.
Figure 4. Multi-view Layout
3.0 Discussion of your Findings
This section discusses the chosen topic in the field of Quality Management and Reliability
Engineering. You may include flowcharts, arrows and text boxes to further explain the
specification.
4.0 Performance Results and Discussion
This section briefly presents the results of your investigation. You can mention that
recommendations will follow, but be careful not to make recommendations in this section.
5.0 Conclusion
This section should be a brief, bottom-line summary. It needs to provide a conclusion to the
discussion of the particular chosen aspect outlined in the introduction (general, no specifics).
Do not bring anything new into a conclusion section; instead restate the key points from the
body of the portfolio.
6.0 Recommendations and Limitations
With the new information you have acquired, how would you change your approach to the
investigation underpinning the portfolio if you have to repeat it? Remember to provide
justification for each recommendation. Highlight any limitations on your investigation.
Reference
Reference the ideas, theories, figures or quotes that you take from other sources. Listing of
references should follow the format described in “Referencing your work”.

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Appendices
Include any supplemental information that doesn’t fit in the major sections of the portfolio.
These may be safety standards and specifications and other such standards that apply.
Grading
The grading of the assignment will follow the evaluation table given below:

Evaluation
Criteria
Pts Score Comments
Format 15 Is the portfolio format correct and professional?
Are there any mistakes in the tables and figures?
Are the tables and figures labeled correctly and
referred to by name in the text?
Introduction 10 Is the most important portfolio information
highlighted in the executive summary? Does the
introduction describe a clear purpose to the
portfolio?
Content 35 Clear, Concise, Correct
Discussion 10 Research and Discussion
Conclusion 5
Continuity/Logical
Development
5
Writing Style 20 Is the portfolio carefully proofread (minimal errors
in spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.)? Is the
writing concise and tone formal?
TOTAL 100

 

EG 7069 Portfolio: Marking Scheme
Student Name/Number Marker Name
Topic
Marking Scheme for Portfolio
mark for detail, then award overall mark for each section
1=poor 5=best
1 2 3 4 5
1) Format
Is the portfolio format correct and professional?
Are there any mistakes in the tables and figures?
Are the tables and figures labeled correctly and referred to by
name in the main text?
1) Format Mark Overall – comments Agreed Format
Mark
/10
mode average
Second Marker comments:

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2) Introduction
Is the most important portfolio information highlighted in the
executive summary?
Does the introduction describe a clear portfolio purpose?
2) Introduction Mark Overall – comments Agreed
Introduction
Mark
/10
mode average
Second Marker comments:
3) Content
Clarity
Conciseness
Correctness
3) Content Mark Overall – comments Agreed Content
Mark
/35
mode average
Second Marker comments:
4) Critical Analysis
Approach to Investigation
Use of Source Information
Consideration of Information
4) Critical Analysis Mark Overall – comments Agreed Critical
Analysis Mark
/10
mode average
Second Marker comments:
5) Conclusions
Reflection on Aims and Objectives
how the portfolio met the objective criteria
5) Conclusions Mark Overall – comments Agreed
Conclusions Mark
/10
mode average
Second Marker comments:
6) Continuity/Logical Development
This section briefly presents the results of your investigation
You can mention that recommendations will follow,
6) Continuity/Logical Development Overall –
comments
Agreed Continuity
Mark
/5
mode average
Second Marker comments:

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7) Writing Style:
Is the portfolio carefully proofread (minimal errors in spelling,
grammar, punctuation, etc.)?
Is the writing concise and tone formal?
7) Writing Style Overall – comments Agreed Writing
Style Mark
/20
mode average
Second Marker comments:
Add the marks for each section together
Agreed Total Mark
/100

Generic Postgraduate Taught Mark Descriptors
Modules are marked on a range of 0-100%. Mark descriptors are given in the table below.
A mark below 50% indicates a Fail grade (the shaded boxes).

Mark
Range
Criteria
90-100%
Distinction
Demonstrates an exceptional ability and insight, indicating the highest level oftechnical
competence.
The work has the potential to influence the forefront of the subject, and may be of
publishable/exhibitable quality.
Relevant generic skills are demonstrated at the highest possible standard.
80-89%
Distinction
Demonstrates an outstanding ability and insight based on authoritative subject
knowledge and a very high level of technical competence.
The work is considered to be close to the forefront of the subject, and may beclose
to publishable/exhibitable quality.
Relevant generic skills are demonstrated at a very high level.
70-79%
Distinction
Demonstrates an authoritative, current subject knowledge and a high level oftechnical
competence.
The work is accurate and extensively supported by appropriate evidence. It may show some
originality. Clear evidence of capacity to reflect critically and deal withambiguity in the data.
Relevant generic skills are demonstrated at a high level.
60-69%
Merit
Demonstrates a sound, current subject knowledge. No significant errors in the application of
concepts or appropriate techniques. May contain some minor flaws.
The work is well developed and coherent; may show some originality. Clear
evidence of capacity to reflect critically.
Relevant generic skills are demonstrated at a good level.

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50-59%
Pass
Demonstrates satisfactory subject knowledge. Some evident weaknesses; possiblyshown by
conceptual gaps, or limited use of appropriate techniques.
The work is generally sound but tends toward the factual or derivative. Limited
evidence of capacity to reflect critically.
Relevant generic skills are generally at a satisfactory level.
40-49% Demonstrates limited core subject knowledge. Some important weaknesses; possibly
shown by factual errors, conceptual gaps, or limited use of appropriatetechniques.
The work lacks sound development. Little evidence of capacity to reflect critically.The quality
of the relevant generic skills do not meet the requirements of the task.
30-39% Demonstrates inadequate subject knowledge.

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The work lacks coherence and evidence of capacity to reflect critically.
The quality of the relevant generic skills do not meet the requirements of the task.
20-29% Demonstrates seriously inadequate knowledge of the subject.
The work contains minimal evidence of awareness of relevant issues or theory. The quality of the
relevant generic skills do not meet the requirements of the task.
10-19% The work is almost entirely lacking in evidence of knowledge of the subject. Noevidence of
awareness of relevant issues or theory.
The quality of the relevant generic skills do not meet the requirements of the task.
0-9% The work presents information that is irrelevant and unconnected to the task.
No evident awareness of appropriate principles, theories, evidence andtechniques.