Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

  • English
  • Online/Distance
  • variable, self-paced
  • 307 €, Discounts available

The TUM Institute of LifeLong Learning is offering the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification in cooperation with the TUM School of Management upon the successful completion of the edX Professional Certificate

Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Quality and Productivity

offered by edX.

This Professional Certificate is endorsed by Infineon Technologies and covers the fundamentals of the Six Sigma methodology and Lean Production for quality and productivity improvement, following the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process improvement cycle and examining how the principles of Lean production improve quality and productivity and enable organizational transformation. The material is based on the American Society for Quality Body of Knowledge up to a Green Belt Level. The course is designed as preparation for taking a Green Belt exam.

The edX Professional Certificate consists of three courses:

Each course is offered separately through edX.

This will be provided as a separate certificate by the TUM Executive & Professional Education and indicates a mastery of Six Sigma and Lean to a Yellow Belt level.

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  • Start of MOOC Courses: For starting dates please click the following link: https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/six-sigma-lean-quantitative-tools
  • Registration Deadline: Six weeks after start of course
  • Payment: During application on the platform for a verified certificate
  • Certificate: Technical University of Munich Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow
  • Degree: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification
  • Requirements: Basic math skills.
    Relevant hardware and software, stable access to internet.
  • Additional requirements: Continuous participation of all three MOOC courses with a passing grade and the required payment for the edX Verified Certificate of around 307€ (app. 356 USD).
  • Target group: Professionals and executives of quality management from production and service companies.
    Employees from all business areas and levels actively involved in quality systems and quality improvement.
    Individuals preparing for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam.
  • Duration: Three consecutive edX courses:
    Six Sigma: Define and Measure
    Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control
    Lean Production
    Each course has a duration of 8 weeks.
    For detailed information (starting dates etc.) please click the following link: https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/six-sigma-lean-quantitative-tools
  • Program language: English
  • Program Fee: In order to receive the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, it is mandatory that the participant passes and achieves a Verified Certificate in the courses “Six Sigma: Define and Measure” (85 €) , “Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control” (128€) and “Lean Production” (128€) for a total of 341€ or 307€ bundle pricing. 10% discount for TUM students, employees and Alumni.
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The Six-Sigma Concept:

  • DEFINE: Charter Review – Definition of the product, its demands, attributes and its problems
  • MEASURE: Process Mapping, C&E Review, identification of negative influences, Data Collection Plan & Hypothesis Building
  • ANALYZE: Graphical Analyses, Process Capability, Hypothesis testing (t-test, F-test, ANOVA, Correlation and Regression), Root Cause Analysis
  • IMPROVE: Classical Solution Development; Solution Design: DOE, FMEA
  • CONTROL: Control Charts: I/MR, X-bar/S, p-Chart, Process Management Plan


Course 1: Define and Measure

In the first course, Six Sigma: Define and Measure, we discuss what “Quality” means and introduce the five steps of the DMAIC process improvement flow used in Six-Sigma: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control.

Learn how to identify the Voice of the Customer and define our improvement project goal, setting targets for process yield and evaluating the cost benefits. We map our process flow and introduce the necessary statistical techniques to establish the baseline performance of our process and the process capability.

Understand how to use statistical sampling for the subsequent data collection and cover the basics of a Measurement System Analysis. In this first course, we also review the descriptive statistical techniques to present our data clearly to the project teams.

Course 2: Six Sigma: Analyse, Improve, Control 

In the second course, Six Sigma: Analyse, Improve, Control, we analyse our collected data using inferential and review techniques for root cause analysis.

Perform correlation and regression analyses in order to confirm the root cause and understand how to improve our process and plan designed experiments. We implement statistical process using control charts and how to use quality management tools for reducing risk and managing process deviations.

Course 3: Lean Production

In the third course, Lean Production, we look at the fundamental relationship between inventory, cycle time and low rate and analyse our process capacity. Calculate the impact of defects and rework on our process capacity. From a managerial perspective, the main tenets of the Toyota Production System are covered, reviewing the complementing aspects of Just-in-Time manufacturing and Quality Management, and discussing the key organisational requirements for lean production, including key metrics for both operational and financial performance.



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