Module Title:   Advanced Process Modelling and Analysis (JLR)

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4300M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   J

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof. F. Campean

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof. M.K. Khan, Dr. E. Munive

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

This module aims to develop the advanced knowledge and skills base underpinning process modelling, analysis and design, with application to process improvement and re-engineering in business, product design and development, and manufacturing of complex systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module will be delivered in a short course style, through a combination of formal presentations from academic and industry experts, and hands-on case-studies. The learning materials (both lecture notes and case studies) use a coherent problem based approach, introducing concepts, tools and methodologies aligned with a range of practical engineering design scenarios. The hands-on case-studies aim to reinforce the concepts, principles and theories explored in the presentations, and develop the necessary skills for the application of the relevant process modelling and analysis tools.
Assessment is via an individual report covering the application of the process modelling and analysis methodology to a specific process improvement or redesign problem in the workplace. Engineers will benefit from coaching and facilitation in the workplace from a subject / technical expert and at least one gateway review / clinic will be organised to support students with their coursework and provide feedback on their progress. Expected length of the report is up to 2,500 words, including reflection on project planning and implementation, teamwork, and individual learning.

Lectures:   21.00          Directed Study:   72.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   7.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1Demonstrate a critical understanding of the modern systemic approach to process modelling and analysis within product development and advanced manufacturing.
1.2Develop a critical understanding process modelling and analysis principles, tools and methodologies, including the advanced process and value stream mapping, and how the fundamental concept of value can drive the process analysis in different areas of the business.
1.3Achieve a critical understanding of the functional and robust design approach that should underpin process design and process verification and validation.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Demonstrate mastery of the skills required to deploy process modelling and analysis tools (process and value stream mapping, process improvement, robust process design and redesign) to business, engineering and manufacturing problems.
2.2 Use standard process modelling representations using software and apply statistical tools to analyse process performance for process improvement.
2.3 Achieve confidence in planning and conducting process mapping and analysis in the workplace, involving teamwork.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Structured process modelling tools that can be applied to any problem outside workplace.
3.2 Enhanced analytical and problem solving skills, including use of software for process performance simulation.
3.3 Enhanced skills for data presentation and interpretation, communication and teamwork facilitation skills.

  Coursework   100%
  2500 words individual technical report (must be passed at 50%)

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
` Key principles of process modelling: functional analysis and decomposition; process mapping; conventions on process modelling notation and graphical representations for processes and workflows.
` Value steam mapping: overview of lean principles; fundamental concepts of value and link to functional process models; value stream mapping fundamentals; data gathering and analysis.
` Process measurement and analysis: process performance measurement; methods for process flow analysis, including simulation.
` Process failure mode avoidance: deployment of FMA for process design; dynamic control planning, critical characteristics correlation matrix, Process FMEA and process verification and validation methods.
` Process improvement: key process design principles; benchmarking; workflow optimisation; value and utilisation optimisation.

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