OPT 135 - Measurement and Analysis
The student will study the engineering team and the role of the technician on that team. The student will work with basic measurement tools and study the fundamental concepts of metrology. Computer analysis of data using MS Excel will be introduced, including some Six Sigma basic quality control tools. Basic use of Windows PC is expected.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Make correct measurements with instruments (metric or English) such as calipers, micrometers, dial gauges or optical comparators.
2. Use gauge blocks (Jo Blocks) properly to inspect dimensions of manufactured parts or calibration of instruments.
3. Convert dimensions between systems of units.
4. Perform accurate calculations, such as averages, standard deviations, confidence intervals, control limits or capability indexes.
5. Use MS Excel to generate neat and legible Process Control Charts.
6. Use MS Excel to generate scatter or line plots on Cartesian, semi-log, or log-log axes.
7. Apply the metric system prefixes to convert values into appropriate Engineering Notation.
8. Demonstrate the proper application of some of the Seven Basic Quality Control Tools of the Six Sigma methodology such as Scatter Plots, Histograms or Control Charts.
9. Demonstrate appropriate analysis using some of the Seven Basic Quality Control Tools of the Six Sigma methodology such as Scatter Plots, Histograms or Control Charts.
10. Demonstrate the "soft" skills necessary to become a valued member of an engineering team such as punctuality, dependability or working well with others.
Course Offered Fall, Spring