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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Six Sigma and Lean - Quantitative Tools for Quality and Productivity Professional Certificate in collaboration with Technical University of Munich - TUMx. Master Six Sigma and Lean fundamentals to improve productivity and quality in your organization and earn a TUM Lean and Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.


Six Sigma and Lean enable organisations to measure and analyse production processes, to eliminate waste and to evolve their management structures in order to motivate employees and improve quality and productivity.

The series of courses is provided in collaboration with the TUM School of Management Executive Education Center and the Chair of Production and Supply Chain Management.

In this Six Sigma and Lean - Quantitative Tools for Quality and Productivity" Professional Certificate from EdX in partnership with Technical University of Munich - TUMx, you will learn the fundamentals of the Six Sigma methodology and Lean Manufacturing. You will learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) process improvement cycle and examine how the principles of Lean production improve quality and productivity and enable organisational transformation.

You will be challenged to learn both the quantitative and qualitative methods associated with Six Sigma and Lean, including:

  • problem definition;
  • baseline performance measurement and process capability;
  • measurement system analysis;
  • root cause analysis;
  • regression and correlation;
  • design of experiments;
  • control charts implementation.

Job Outlook

  • Average salary for professionals with the Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification is $68,294 (source: Burning Glass)
  • Those with any level of Six Sigma training earned more than those without any (+$17,357 in U.S, +$12,475 in Canada) (Source: ASQ.org)
  • Career prospects include Quality Assurance & Control Manager/Engineer, Customer Quality & Reliability Manager, Quality Systems Coordinator, Performance Acceleration Manager, Productivity Engineer, Change Manager, Supplier Development, Value Chain Manager

What You'll Learn:

  • How to apply the Six Sigma methodology in your work or research, using the DMAIC process improvement cycle for identifying problems and quantitatively assess the impact of process changes;
  • How to contribute actively in Six Sigma improvement projects by applying the necessary statistical analyses, interpreting the results, and driving change;
  • How to perform process capacity analysis to evaluate process performance in terms of resource utilization and set up times in order to optimize throughput and minimize inventory;
  • To initiate Lean manufacturing transformation and analyse the new process flows to quantitatively assess productivity improvements;
  • To be able to coach and motivate your colleagues to improve quality and productivity with Six Sigma and Lean.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 147 days
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      6-8 weeks per course, 3-4 hours per week, per course
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Six Sigma: Define and Measure
  • Six Sigma: Analyse, Improve, Control
  • Lean Production

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    264 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 264 USD for the full programme and a duration of 147 days.
  • National

    264 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 264 USD for the full programme and a duration of 147 days.
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