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Quality Management (Quality in the product lifecycle)

Module MW0104

This Module is offered by Chair of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology (Prof. Zäh).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2015 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2015SS 2013

Basic Information

MW0104 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


- Strategic alignment of enterprises with a comprehensive quality management
- Integration of the functions of quality management into the phases of the product lifecycle (product planning, product development and construction, production preparation, production, after sales)
- Establishment of a corporation-wide quality management system
- Ergonomic, economic and legal bearings of quality management

Learning Outcome

Students, who attended this lecture, are able:
- to think and act quality-orientated in all areas of an enterprise
- to use current methods of quality management in all phases of the product lifecycle
- to assess ergonomic, economic and legal outcome of the quality management


- Basic knowledge in mathematics, production and business economics
- Ability to derive natural science / technical conclusions of interdisciplinary problems

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

- Study of technical terms and interrelations
- Independent handling of questions / tasks based on the content of the lecture. Analysis and discussion of conclusions
- Expending the lecture knowledge by studying the recommended literature
- Exercises, which conceptual formulations will be handed over to the students in advance of each practical course. The contents are discusses within the practical courses
- Case studies (e. g. field trip)


- Power point slides
- Script of lecture content
- Exercises, which conceptual formulations will be handed over to the students in advance of each practical course


− Qualitätsmanagement - Ein Kurs für Studium und Praxis; Reinhart G.; Lindemann U.; Heinzl J.; Springer-Verlag; 1996.
- Qualitätsmanagement - Methoden und Werkzeuge zur Planung und Sicherung der Qualität (nach DIN ISO 9000 ff); (Hrsg.) Ralph Leist, Anna Scharnagl; WEKA-Verlag; Augsburg; 1984.
− Die Hohe Schule des Total Quality Management; (Hrsg.) Gerd F. Kamiske; Springer Verlag; Berlin Heidelberg New York; 1994.
− Handbuch der Qualitätsplanung; Josef M. Juran; mi Verlag; Landsberg; 1989.
− Qualitätsmanagement; Tilo Pfeifer; Hanser Verlag; München Wien; 1993.
− Handbuch Qualitätsmanagement; (Hrsg.) Walter Masing; Hanser Verlag; München Wien; 1994.
− Statistische Methoden der Qualitätssicherung; Hans-Joachim Mittag, Horst Rinne; Hanser Verlag; München Wien; 1989.
− Statistik - Eine Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung,
Qualitätskontrolle und Zuverlässigkeit für Techniker und Ingenieure; Dieter Franz; Hüthig Buch Verlag; Heidelberg; 1991.
− Qualitätsmanagement im Unternehmen; (Hrsg.) W. Hansen, H.H. Jansen, Gerd F. Kamiske; Springer Verlag; Berlin Heidelberg New York; 1994.
− Integrationspfad Qualität; E. Westkämper; Springer Verlag; Berlin Heidelberg New York; 1991.
− Qualitätsverbesserung im Produktionsprozeß; G. Mohr; Würzburg: Vogel; 1991.
− Unterlagen zum Qualitätsmanagement-Seminarblock: QM-Systeme, Werkzeuge und statistische Methoden des QM, Q-Informationen und QKosten; (Hrsg.) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität e.V. - DGQ; Frankfurt; 1994.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Written exam (90 min):
The exam consists of questions for understanding and knowledge and in addition to that, of calculation excersises. The Questions correspond in scale and contents to the chapters according to the lecture. The student has to show, that he or she understands the basics and coherences of quality management and to be able to apply the given techniques and methods in lecture and practice in all areas of an enterprise. In addition to that, it is tested, if the student is able to replicate the theoretical contents of the lecture and practice in a structured way and in a short period of time.
It is allowed to use a non-programmable calculator and the formulary, which will be handed out with the exam.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

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