Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence

The overall aim of the programme is to develop high calibre masters graduates with an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence as a world class process excellence programme. This programme aims to enable students and participating companies to gain competitive advantage through the application of basic and advanced set of tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma methodologies and to demonstrate tangible and quantifiable results to the bottom-line. Students will learn state-of-the-art concepts, methods, principles, tool and techniques relating to quality and process improvement for all sorts of organisations (manufacturing, service, public sector and third sector) in a global context.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (1st or 2nd Class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

Course modules

Semester 1: fundamentals of lean 6 sigma; leadership; strategic change. Semester 2:quality management and engineering; project management; research philosophy and practice.

Assessment methods

The MSc dissertation is undertaken between May - August.

Sponsorship information

University and School Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,640 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0131 4513284