Quality Engineering Management

QEMS
Two-Year with Co-op Ontario College Graduate Certificate
May Closed Sep Open

Overview

A career as a Quality Engineering Manager involves overseeing and implementing quality control procedures, managing a team of engineers, and ensuring products and services meet or exceed customer expectations.

The Quality Engineering Management Ontario Graduate Certificate program provides individuals with the knowledge and techniques to improve the delivery and quality of goods and services. The focus of the program is the achievement of performance excellence in manufacturing and business processes through the use of modern quality improvement methods.

On completion of the program, the graduate will be able to contribute to the role of creating value in an organization and will be able to apply modern quality techniques and procedures to solve problems and enhance the quality of goods and services, to eliminate waste and improve value to the end customer.

The principles examined in this program are applied to a wide variety of industries. It includes skills training that recognizes the needs of the traditional manufacturing base, and also provides the proficiency demanded by many technology-focused industries.

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Admission Requirements

  • University degree in engineering or related field of study

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel a program or course at any time; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways to third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College's sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS of 6.5

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  • TOEFL iBT 79

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  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.


Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Costs

  • Term 1 $9,571.92
  • Term 2 $8,785.82
  • Term 3 $9,485.82
  • Term 4 $0.00
$27,843.56
Total Cost of Program

Tuition fees are estimates and are subject to change each academic year. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Additional Fees

WIL Project Fees

Students who are not successful in securing a co-op or fail to meet the co-op requirements will need to register in CPL-5559 WIL Project.

There is an additional fee of $2,480 for each student, provided they have already fully paid their co-op fees of $900 in the preceding three terms.

Important Dates, Deadline & Late Fees

For additional information on registration dates, deadlines and late fees please refer to Registration Dates and Deadlines.

Student Fees

A student services fee is included in your tuition.

Health Insurance Coverage

Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by guard.me - a third party insurance provider.

See Insurance Costs & Details

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College requires that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Courses

QEM-1004
Basic Statistics for Process Control

In this course students are introduced to data management and analysis, descriptive statistics, statistical probability concepts as well as inferential statistics. Students apply the knowledge of probability, random samples, and sampling distributions in solving discrete and continuous quality characteristics using the Minitab program. Process control limits and the process capabilities for key product/process characteristics are also examined. Students analyze the collected process data to determine existing and potential process quality issues.

QEM-1103
Lean Production Systems

This course provides students with a practical understanding of Lean Production System as they develop continuous improvement skills. Opportunities to improve processes and systems including identification and elimination of waste, defining value, work measurement methods, and work analysis are provided. Topics including Value Stream Mapping, 5S, TPM and Visual Controls are also focused on.

COM-3013
Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles, incorporating inclusivity and diversity. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

QEM-1303
Materials & Testing

This course introduces students to the basics of materials and testing techniques for metal, plastic, composite, and ceramics. Students conduct mechanical property testing on various material types and learn to interpret material properties such as strength, elongation, and hardness. Students also perform both destructive and non-destructive testing in the lab environment.

OHS-1402
Canadian Workplace Health & Safety

In providing an overview of Canadian Labour laws, workplace rules and regulations, and Health and Safety Hazards in the workplace, students gain an understanding of the responsibilities of employers, worker's rights as well as the responsibilities of various organizations in the Canadian labour industry. Awareness and recognition of various health and safety risks arising from a variety of occupations is also covered.

QEM-1504
Total Quality Management

This course reviews the history and guiding principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) leading to an understanding of critical success factors for implementing total Quality Management. Students are introduced to the pioneering quality philosophies of Crosby, Deming, Ishikawa and Juran. Areas covered include developing an organizational culture for quality, quality strategy, employee involvement, data analysis and effective communication for implementing TQM in manufacturing or service industries.

QEM-2004
Advanced Statistics for Process Control

In this course, students are introduced to topics of advanced statistics as well as advanced statistical process control. By using more complex statistical techniques, such as ANOVA, students solve and interpret real-world problems. Students also calculate Linear and multiple regressions between variables. In addition to basics of Design of Experiment and various sampling techniques, advanced control charts for various process conditions are also utilized in this course.

QEM-2104
Continuous Improvement Techniques

This course introduces students to the study of continuous improvement. Students practice basic continuous improvement techniques such as Kaizen, 5S, PDCA, error proofing, quality circles, and Six Sigma. Advanced Quality Assurance improvement techniques such as DOE, APQP, FMEA, and PPAP are also examined. Students identify waste as an improvement opportunity and develop improvement action plans.

QEM-2204
Implementation of Quality Management Systems

This course introduces students to the concept of Integrated Management Systems (IMS) which combine standards for quality, occupational health & safety, and environmental management. The integrated approach allows an organization to realize the benefits of multiple standards within a single simplified management system. Students learn implementation procedures and prepare example system manuals and procedures.

QEM-2303
Economics of Quality

The Economics of Quality course introduces the cost of quality concept and illustrates how it drives continuous improvement activities which enhance companywide profit. Students become familiar with the various components of the cost of quality learning how to analyze and report the cost of quality. The course provides guidance on how to establish a cost of quality program and describe best practices for the deployment and utilization of the cost of quality concepts.

QEM-2404
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance

In this course students learn to evaluate and use basic geometric dimensioning techniques and learn to read and understand blueprint drawings of mechanical devices based on the latest ASME Y 14.5 2009 standard.

JSS-1001
Job Search & Success

This course provides student with skills and knowledge to help support their career search and succeed in the workplace. Students align their personal skill set and goals to guide them on their career paths. They will learn how to effectively conduct a job search, build a professional and well-tailored resume and cover letter, and develop and practice interview techniques. Students will also develop their personal brand to help support effective career networking and aid in their job search. Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace are also discussed. Self-reflection is used to inspire insight and support their professional career journey.

MAY - AUG

QEM-3004
Quality System Auditing

This course introduces students to principles, practices and types of management system audits and equips them to demonstrate the valuable contribution that audit programs provide to organizations. Students gain an overview of the past and present state of auditing as well as an understanding of auditing trends.

QEM-3104
Six Sigma Process Improvement Techniques

This course provides students an in-depth understanding of Six Sigma Improvement technique and clear sense of what is required to define high impact improvement projects for the enterprises. Students gain knowledge of how to establish Six Sigma measurements and complete Six Sigma projects using the systematic Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) methodology.

QEM-3203
Metrology & Measurement System Analysis

This course introduces students to measurement tools and focuses on proper measurement techniques for these tools. Students apply this knowledge during hands on lab courses on the use of basic metrology tools, as well as operation of Computer Assisted Measurement Systems (CAM) such as Coordinate Measuring Machines and/or Coordinate Measuring Arms. Calibration principles and Measurement System Analysis (MSA) are also examined.

QEM-3304
Reliability

This course intends to familiarize students with basic principles, applications, limitations and calculations of reliability. The course has an emphasis on understanding the value of reliability activities within the entire product lifecycle. Students will learn how to collect reliability data, how to set up reliability tests, analyze the test data and make reliability predictions. Also, probability modeling methods that use knowledge of system architecture and system component reliability will be studied to calculate system reliability.

QEM-3404
Problem Solving & Decision Making Techniques

This course introduces students to structured problem solving techniques such as Eight Disciplines (8D) and the Six Sigma DMAIC process. Students work through real world case studies to apply basic and advanced tools to identify root cause and implement permanent and effective corrective actions.

CPL-1049
Work Term (Full-Time)

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-ops-placements

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CPL-5559
WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project is aimed at enriching students by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject-matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus of the WIL Project is to make connections between study and industry by engaging students in relevant and meaningful activities that are connected to and practiced within the professional workplace. WIL Project allows students to enhance and strengthen their employability prospects post-graduation by fine tuning skills and knowledge and meeting the expectations of today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

Co-op Eligibility & WIL Project Fee

In order to be eligible to secure an approved full-time co-op work term (CPL-1049), students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater and complete all the co-op eligibility requirements. Failing to do so will require students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost.

Contact

Centre for Global Engagement

LAMBTON COLLEGE SARNIA

1457 London Road

Sarnia ON, N7S 6K4

After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

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The nature of available job opportunities varies on previous work experience. Graduates of this program may find employment as: quality inspectors, quality engineers, quality coordinators, quality technicians, quality managers, ISO coordinators, quality supervisors, quality auditors and project managers.

Types of industries served include: automotive, aerospace, electronics, manufacturing, packaging, maintenance, construction and pharmaceuticals.

Co-op

About Co-op

Students in this program have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by applying classroom learning during co-op experiences.

Learn more about co-op terms and the roles and responsibilities of students and co-op advisors.

More Information

Student Responsibilities

  • Course and program delivery schedules are proposed and subject to change for each intake.
  • Students are required to bring their own laptop with wireless capability.
  • Students are advised to bring an official copy of their most recent police clearance, driver's license, and vaccination record from their home country.
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Post-Graduate Employment

International students who successfully complete their programs of study at Lambton College may be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit Program (PGWPP). This program allows students to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

A work permit under the PGWPP may be issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student's study program, and the study program must be a minimum of eight months in length. The length and approval of the PGWPP is determined solely by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Students must meet the eligibility requirements to apply for a post-graduate work permit.

Visit the PGWPP Website

Immigration Regulations & Changes

Immigration regulations are legislated by the Federal Government of Canada and are subject to change at any time without notice. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with all Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada regulations at all times during their studies and while in Canada. Lambton College staff are not authorized to provide advice or guidance on immigration-related matters. Prospective applicants and current students should consult the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the IRCC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 to answer or clarify any immigration-related questions or information.

Technology Requirements

It is recommended that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture delivery software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i3 Processor or equivalent
  • 4 GB of RAM or more
  • 100 GB HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 10)

Software

To ensure students are getting the most our of their classroom experience, some software will be required.

Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device - on or off campus.