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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Lean Six Sigma Improvement Programmes. Black Belt
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08-02-2023

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Presentation

Edition
23th Edition
Credits
20 ECTS (120 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€4,400
Payment of enrolment fee options

The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
- In two instalments:

  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up to 60 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme.
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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 24/02/2023
Classes end: 27/05/2023
Programme ends : 06/10/2023
Timetable
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Barcelona
Facultat de Matemàtiques i Estadística (FME)
C/ Pau Gargallo, 14. Edifici U.
Barcelona
Why this postgraduate course?
Six Sigma is a strategy of improvement, a tool designed to make companies more efficient and competitive. It is based on an organization with clearly defined responsibilities, a monitoring process of the stages, which guarantees that nothing important will be left aside and the use of data (conveniently gathered and processed) for decision-making.

This course targets professionals wishing to improve their skills to drive improvement projects. The profile of participants is very diverse, with very different experiences. The point in common is that they have all been involved in improving the processes and activities in their companies. However, quality control using Lean Six Sigma tools can be used for a wide range of disciplines. In this sense we have trained engineers, pharmacists, biologists and psychologists among others. Managing quality is a crosscutting issue and can be done in industrial processes as well as in the service sector.

Among participants we may find people who have been working on borderline issues dealing with quality, production, customer service, laboratories or purchases.
Aims
  • Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Leading and assessing teams working on improvement projects with a high impact.
  • Identifying which situations are convenient to apply each of the available techniques successfully.
  • Training new trainers. Spreading and teaching the concepts, attitudes and tools learnt during the course.
Who is it for?
  • Professionals who wish to increase their level of training in order to lead improvement projects.

Training Content

List of subjects
15 ECTS 110h
Lean Six Sigma Improvement Programmes
  • Module 1: GENERAL OVERVIEW.
    • Common characteristics of improvement programmes.
    • Specific features of Six Sigma.
    • The role of management.
    • Selection of projects.
    • Organisation and methodology.
  • Module 2: DEFINE StageEstablishing objectives.
    • Indicators and metrics.
    • Assessment of financial impact.
    • General process flowchart.
  • Module 3: MEASUREMENT Stage.
    • Outlining questions in order to perform the diagnosis.
    • Analysis of existing data.
    • Evaluating the measurement system.
    • Collecting new data.
  • Module 4: ANALYSE Stage.
    • Analysis of the process and data.
    • Lean methodology and statistical techniques.
    • Drawing conclusions from data.
  • Module 5: IMPROVEMENT.
    • Possible improvements and selecting the most suitable improvements.
    • Pilot tests.
    • Implementation.
  • Module 6: CONTROLS.
    • Standardisation of the new process.
    • Establishing the control chart.
    • Monitoring the indicators.
    • End of project.
5 ECTS 10h
Project
  • The programme is completed with an optional improvement project on a specific situation in which the Six Sigma method is used. Participants will be supported by a tutor, who will be one of the lecturers, during the course of the project.
Degree
Postgraduate diploma issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued under art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain it, it is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. (See details appearing on the certificate).

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.



Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Success stories
Outstanding business knowledge and experiences with high added value acquired during an outstanding professional career are presented and shared.
Problem-based learning (PBL)
An active learning methodology that enables the student to be involved from the beginning, and to acquire knowledge and skills by considering and resolving complex problems and situations.
Tutorship
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Workshops
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this postgraduate course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Tort-Martorell Llabrés, Xavier
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    Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering from the UPC and a Master's degree in Industrial Statistics from the University of Wisconsin (USA). Director of the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. Previously he worked for the SISTECAL and Roland consulting firms as Manager of the quality area. He is the president of European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), has been a member of the Model Review Group of the EFQM and was also a judge for quality awards given out by the Catalonian Government. He is the co-author of two books and numerous articles in specialised magazines. He is the director of the Master's programme in Quality Control and the postgraduate programme in Six Sigma Improvement at the UPC.
  • Grima Cintas, Pere
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    Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering. Head Professor of the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. After his first professional experience in the industrial sector he joined the UPC where he has combined teaching with participation in University/Company collaborations in areas related to quality control. He is the author of numerous articles and talks as well as being the co-author of books about methodologies for quality. He has worked as an evaluator for the EFQM's European Quality Award.
Teaching staff
  • Collet, Guillaume Charles
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    Professional with international profile, Executive MBA in EAE Business School and multidisciplinary skills. Studies in France, England, Spain and USA: Electrotechnics & Computer Science, Business & Innovation, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Digital Transformation. 18+ years of experience in different and demonstrable positions in Training, Marketing & Sales, Customer Service, Operations and Quality from entry-level, first-line and middle management positions to Board of Directors member.
  • Grima Cintas, Pere
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    Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering. Head Professor of the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. After his first professional experience in the industrial sector he joined the UPC where he has combined teaching with participation in University/Company collaborations in areas related to quality control. He is the author of numerous articles and talks as well as being the co-author of books about methodologies for quality. He has worked as an evaluator for the EFQM's European Quality Award.
  • Marco Almagro, Lluís
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    Doctor Industrial Engineer. Professor in the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. Expert in statistical techniques for quality control and improvement. He has participated in the design and teaching of the courses in Six Sigma given at the UPC. One of his areas of specialisation is applying quantitative techniques to determine the latent needs and expectations of clients.
  • Rodero de Lamo, Lourdes
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    Doctora holder in Statistical Sciences and Techniques from the UPC and professor in the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. She also teaches classes at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial de Barcelona. One of her areas of specialisation is statistical techniques for quality control and improvement. Since 2003 she has participated as a professor in the Master's programme in Quality Control at the UPC and for courses in Six Sigma Improvement Programmes.
  • Tort-Martorell Llabrés, Xavier
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    Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering from the UPC and a Master's degree in Industrial Statistics from the University of Wisconsin (USA). Director of the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. Previously he worked for the SISTECAL and Roland consulting firms as Manager of the quality area. He is the president of European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), has been a member of the Model Review Group of the EFQM and was also a judge for quality awards given out by the Catalonian Government. He is the co-author of two books and numerous articles in specialised magazines. He is the director of the Master's programme in Quality Control and the postgraduate programme in Six Sigma Improvement at the UPC.

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  • Innovation and process improvement Manager.

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