Introduction to the Automotive Quality Integrated

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Course Unit Code460-2049/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Third Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
STO03Ing. Svatopluk Štolfa, Ph.D.
STO231Ing. Jakub Štolfa, Ph.D.
Summary
A significant part of quality in automotive electronics development comes in the following three dimensions:

Automotive SPICE® (ISO/IEC 15504): Quality linked to the development process of software and electronics.
Functional Safety (ISO 26262): Quality associated with the achievement of Functional Safety requirements.
Design for Six Sigma: Focus on the reliability and robustness of products and production processes.

Automotive manufacturers (OEMs) demand from their suppliers increasingly high performance levels in all these three dimensions.The most successful companies have an integrated view on this three-dimensional space. This essentially means that they achieve to take the related aspects into account in an integrated and systematic way from the very early design phases over the whole product creation cycle. In order to be able to do so, they have to qualify employees who are able to understand the essentials of the three aforementioned domains, and therefore act as links between the domain-experts.

This subject deals with these three topics and integrate them into one compact course. Furthermore, the successful graduates from this subject will obtain ECQA Certified Automotive Quality Skills Integrated industry certificate.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The goal of this subject is to introduce the quality management for electronic system development used in the practice. Subject is devoted to the introduction of Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety and Design for Six Sigma not only from the perspective of manager but from the perspective of real usage by engineers.Graduates will understand and be able to work in the environment where this approaches are applied and will be able to be integrated to the development teams in the automotive electronics development industry.
Course Contents
Lectures content:
1. Introduction - basic overview of Automotive SPICE (ASPICE), Functional Safety and Six Sigma needs.
2. Organization readiness - ASPICE.
3. Organization readiness - Functional Safety.
4. Organization readiness - SixSigma.
5. Product development life-cycle - ASPICE, Functional Safety.
6. Product development life-cycle - SixSigma, Integrated view.
7. Maturity levels - ASPICE, Functional Safety
8. Maturity levels - SixSigma and integrated view.
9. Assessment and audit - ASPICE, Functional Safety
10. Assessment and audit - SixSigma and integrated view.

Project:
Process assessment and determination of maturity levels on example projects.



Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Kreiner C., Messnarz R., Riel A., Ekert D., Langgner M., Theisens D., Reiner M.: Automotive Knowledge Alliance AQUA – Integrating Automotive SPICE, Six Sigma, and Functional Safety. Mc Caffery, F., O'Connor, R.V., Messnarz, R. (eds.): Systems, Software and Service Process Improvement. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 364 (2013), pp. 333 - 344.
Messnarz R., Kreiner C., Riel A., Tichkiewitch S., Ekert D., Langgner M., Theisens D.: Automotive Knowledge Alliance AQUA – Integrating Automotive SPICE, Six Sigma, and Functional Safety. Barafort, B., O'Connor, R.V., Poth, A., Messnarz, R. (eds.): Systems, Software and Service Process Improvement. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 425 (2014), pp. 285–295.
Tichkiewitch S., Riel A.: Integration to Face Modern Quality Challenges in Automotive, Procedia Engineering, Volume 97, 2014, Pages 1866-1874, ISSN 1877-7058, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.340.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO 26262. Road vehicles – Functional safety – Parts 1 – 9 (2011)
Automotive SPICE standard, dostupný z www: http://www.automotivespice.com/download/
Odkazy na aktuální a relevantní zdroje prezentované na stránkách předmětu.
1. Kreiner C., Messnarz R., Riel A., Ekert D., Langgner M., Theisens D., Reiner M.: Automotive Knowledge Alliance AQUA – Integrating Automotive SPICE, Six Sigma, and Functional Safety. Mc Caffery, F., O'Connor, R.V., Messnarz, R. (eds.): Systems, Software and Service Process Improvement. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 364 (2013), pp. 333 - 344.
2. Messnarz R., Kreiner C., Riel A., Tichkiewitch S., Ekert D., Langgner M., Theisens D.: Automotive Knowledge Alliance AQUA – Integrating Automotive SPICE, Six Sigma, and Functional Safety. Barafort, B., O'Connor, R.V., Poth, A., Messnarz, R. (eds.): Systems, Software and Service Process Improvement. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 425 (2014), pp. 285–295.
3. Tichkiewitch S., Riel A.: Integration to Face Modern Quality Challenges in Automotive, Procedia Engineering, Volume 97, 2014, Pages 1866-1874, ISSN 1877-7058, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.340.
4. International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO 26262. Road vehicles – Functional safety – Parts 1 – 9 (2011)
5. Automotive SPICE standard, dostupný z www: http://www.automotivespice.com/download/
6. Odkazy na aktuální a relevantní zdroje prezentované na stránkách předmětu.
Recommended Reading:
Klaus Hoermann, Markus Mueller, Lars Dittmann, Joerg Zimmer, Automotive SPICE in Practice: Surviving Implementation and Assessment, Rocky Nook, 2008
Steffen Herrmann, Dirk Duerholz, Ralf Staerk, Stefan Kriso, SAFETY Essentials: ISO 26262 at a glance (E/E Engineering Essentials), Kugler Maag Cie, 2015
Kai Yang, Basem EI-Haik, Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development, McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition, 2008
Klaus Hoermann, Markus Mueller, Lars Dittmann, Joerg Zimmer, Automotive SPICE in Practice: Surviving Implementation and Assessment, Rocky Nook, 2008
Steffen Herrmann, Dirk Duerholz, Ralf Staerk, Stefan Kriso, SAFETY Essentials: ISO 26262 at a glance (E/E Engineering Essentials), Kugler Maag Cie, 2015
Kai Yang, Basem EI-Haik, Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development, McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition, 2008
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
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Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
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        ExaminationExamination100 51