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Process Quality Engineering

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
-
Program Code:
1325
Accelerated Delivery:
Yes
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2019 / 2020

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About the Program

This advanced-level graduate certificate program provides individuals with the knowledge and techniques to improve the delivery and quality of products and services. The material that is taught in this program can be applied within any area of an organization. The focus of this program is on the achievement of performance excellence through the use of modern quality improvement methods. The program develops the skills required to perform process quality roles in a broad range of organizations and sectors.
The program content aligns favourably with selected American Society of Quality's (ASQ) Bodies of Knowledge. This program is non-industry specific as it provides the proficiencies demanded by organizations in today's market place.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2019 - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2020 - Winter | Spring/Summer
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2020 - Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September, January and May
First-Year Capacity: 72 September, 72 January, 72 May

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2018-2019 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2018 / 2019) for Process Quality Engineering - Program # 1325

Doon - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3239.00 $3239.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $90.00 $195.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
Session Total $4171.40 $3953.40
Year Total   $8124.80
Doon - Fall 2018 Level 2 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Fall 2018
Fall 2018
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3239.00
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3239.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75
ONE Card Fee $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00
Session Total $4081.40
Session Total $4081.40
Year Total $4081.40
Year Total $4081.40
Doon - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3239.00 $3239.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $90.00 $195.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
Session Total $4073.66 $3953.40
Year Total   $8027.06
Doon - Spring 2019 Level 1 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Spring 2019
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3239.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $115.05
ONE Card Fee $12.75
eText Fee $90.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
Session Total $3982.21
Year Total $3982.21
Waterloo - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3239.00 $3239.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $90.00 $195.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
Session Total $3951.01 $3830.75
Year Total   $7781.76

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2018 / 2019) for
Process Quality Engineering - Program # 1325


Doon - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $90.00 $195.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
Session Total $7792.40 $7089.40
Year Total   $14881.80

Doon - Fall 2018 Level 2 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Fall 2018
Fall 2018
International Program Tuition $6000.00
International Program Tuition $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00
ISR $375.00
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75
ONE Card Fee $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00
CSI International Health Fee $485.00
CSI International Health Fee $485.00
Session Total $7702.40
Session Total $7702.40
Year Total $7702.40
Year Total $7702.40
Doon - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $90.00 $195.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $324.95 $0.00
Session Total $7534.61 $7089.40
Year Total   $14624.01

Doon - Spring 2019 Level 1 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Spring 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $115.05
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75
eText Fee $90.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI International Health Fee $160.05
Session Total $7278.26
Year Total $7278.26

Waterloo - Winter 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Winter 2019 Spring 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $206.50 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $90.00 $195.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI International Health Fee $324.95 $0.00
Session Total $7411.96 $6966.75
Year Total   $14378.71

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

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Graduate Opportunities

On completion of the program, the graduate will understand the role of modern quality techniques in creating value in an organization and will be able to apply the proper techniques and procedures to solve problems and enhance the quality of goods and services, to eliminate waste and to reduce the incidence of defects. Many of the graduates from the PQE program have found opportunities in various manufacturing/service sectors such as: aerospace and defence, automotive, custom manufacturing, high volume processing (e.g., dairy industry), capital goods manufacturing, and finance.

On average, 83% of graduates from the last three years (2015 to 2017) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1325)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
QUAL8000 Quality, Strategy and Value Creation

Description: Introduces the philosophy and guiding principles that represent the foundation of a continuously improving organization. Addresses the roles of leadership, strategic planning and deployment to exceed customer expectations. Additional topics include the role of teams and associated processes to maximize profitability.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8015 Measurement System and Process Evaluations

Description: This course will review the nature of measurement systems and introduce advanced analytical concepts used to evaluate them. The concept of measurement uncertainty will be examined in detail. Students will learn about the various studies that can gauge the extent of variation within measurement results and what the sources of the variation are. This analysis will be extended to include the concepts of understanding process capability and how such capability can be investigated and analyzed using standard techniques.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8050 Lean Six Sigma

Description: This course will demonstrate how two complementary continual improvement philosophies have been combined to provide a methodology that achieves rapid improvements in customer satisfaction, cost, quality and process speed. Through the application of a structured approach students will learn how to reduce waste, minimize defects and eliminate non-value-added activities in any manufacturing or transactional process.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8190 Managing Improvement Projects

Description: The purpose of this course is to equip students with the tools and techniques to manage complex improvement projects. The course provides students with the practical knowledge needed to successfully execute a project. Students will understand how the ten areas of knowledge from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) are applied to each phase of the project life cycle. This will help students establish priorities and effectively manage projects. Students will also gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Project.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

STAT8010 Applied Statistical Techniques

Description: This course introduces statistical techniques to evaluate quality and analyze processes and products to, solve manufacturing and business problems, establish and evaluate specifications and tolerances and reduce product and service variability. A major focus of this course is the development of a deep understanding of process behavior.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
QUAL8045 Structured Quality Planning

Description: Quality Planning is a structured method of defining, analyzing and establishing the necessary activities to assure that a product or service will meet or exceed customer expectations. This course uses the Juran and Quality Function Deployment methodologies for the introduction of new products. Management of suppliers, in the context of introducing new products and improving performance is included.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8060 Root Cause Analysis and Structured Problem Solving

Description: This course will equip the student with tools and procedures to effectively analyze and resolve problems when the cause in unknown. Various problem solving methodologies will be explored and contrasted however, the focus will be on The Eight Disciplines or 8D problem solving process as developed by the Ford Motor Company.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8085 Applied Operations Management

Description: Utilize analytical techniques related to the design. planning and control aspects of Operations Management in order to establish and develop efficient and effective delivery of products and services.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8100 Reliability Methods

Description: This course provides an introduction to the use of reliability methods to assure that products meet or exceed life expectations. Topics include: basic reliability analysis, potential failure mode and effects analysis, the role of life testing and the development of accelerated life test models. The role of failure analysis and accelerated stress testing in enhancing product reliability will also be discussed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8115 Advanced Design of Experiments

Description: This course is based on classical design of experiments theory. It provides a structured design of experiments framework which includes the planning, conducting, analyzing and interpreting of data. This course covers the full spectrum from screening designs through optimization techniques to process robustness.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8125 Data Analytics for Quality

Description: This course builds on existing knowledge of software to translate quality issues into information to facilitate data mining. Students will examine scenarios and case studies to build, assess, and deploy different data manipulation models to gain insights and test hypotheses, using advanced software skills.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8135 Current Topics in Quality Engineering

Description: Students will identify and discuss current trends and topics in quality engineering. Case studies and articles from publications (eg Quality Digest) will be reviewed by the students and they will present structured arguments assessing the techniques or processes described in the reference documentation.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2019-AD * Doon Wait List
MAY, 2019-AD * Doon Open
SEP, 2019 Doon Open
JAN, 2020-AD * Doon Open
MAY, 2020-AD * Doon Open
* AD = Accelerated Delivery
** Status applicable to domestic students
Program status for international students


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