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Well-designed experiments are a powerful tool for developing and validating cause and effect relationships between factors when evaluating and improving product and process performance. Deliberately changing the input variables to a system allows for observation and identification of the reasons for the change that may be observed in the output responses. Design of experiments can identify important interactions that are usually overlooked when experimenters vary only one factor at a time (OFAT experimentation). Unfortunately, OFATS are still widely used in many experimental settings.
Design of Experiments can be used in a variety of experimental situations. This program is suitable for participants from a broad range of industries, including electronics and semiconductor, automotive, aerospace, chemical and process, pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology. There are also many business and commercial applications of designed experiments, including marketing, market research, and e-commerce. Program participants will learn how to run effective and strong experiments using modern statistical software.
To earn the Design of Experiments Certificate participants are required to complete the online quizzes with a cumulative score of at least 70%, and execute an applied project. The project consists of planning, designing, conducting and analyzing an experiment, using appropriate DOX principles. Two project updates are required, along with a final project report due 60 days after the end of instruction.
A project report template is provided as well as personalized coaching by an experienced course facilitator.
Note: It is recommended that the project be based on your workplace, however if unemployed or unable to identify a workplace-based project alternatives exist such as completing a project on a non-profit organization or other association you are/would like to be affiliated with. Additionally many have found success in offering a target company, such as one you hope to be employed by in the future, the opportunity to have a Six Sigma project completed. Please feel free to contact us for further ideas and support if needed.
The program is aimed at engineers, physical/chemical scientists, scientists from variety of fields, quality professionals, R&D personnel, six-sigma practitioners, consultants, and managers from these fields.