The aim of this program is to prepare scientists with integrated expertise in quality control and assurance technology, who will staff Greek industries and crafts. A secondary objective of the program is to train engineers and other technicians working in quality control and assurance departments in industry, crafts, hospitals and service providers.
Preparation of qualified scientists with specialise in quality control and assurance technology.
Retraining of qualified personnel to staff the quality control and assurance departments of production units and service providers in the public and private sectors.
In terms of skills/competencies, graduates of the program in Quality Management and Technology know:
Post-graduate Program Units
The units of the program are designed to combine the study of statistical methods and other technical tools for quality control and improvement with the study of quality systems and management principles.
The main purpose of QMT 50 and QMT 60 is to train students in the tools and methods of statistics and their application for ‘in-line’ and ‘out-of-line’ quality control and improvement. In QMT 50, basic concepts and techniques from probability, statistics and measurement systems are introduced and some specialised techniques of statistical quality control and sampling are developed. In ITIL 60 advanced techniques for quality management in the design, development and production stages of a product are presented, such as statistical process control, design of experiments and Taguchi methods.
The main objective of the course is to provide the student with theoretical and practical training in quality systems and quality management techniques. It includes the study of design for quality, model systems for quality assurance, total quality models, quality costs, customer-supplier relations and the legal framework for quality.
In unit QMT 61, students are trained in specific quality management topics. This includes the study of environmental management systems, the management of system inspections for quality, the organisation of testing, inspection and calibration laboratories and the study of system reliability and maintenance.
ECTS Credits: 120
From the academic year 2013-14 the minimum duration of study is 2 years for University graduates and 3 years for TEI graduates.
Classification according to Unesco code ISCED-2011
by level of education: 7
Classification according to Unesco code ISCED-2013
by field of education: 0710 Engineering and engineering trades
The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek.
The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.
Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)
For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.
The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.
A. The structure of the programme without the option of module DIP40
For university graduates who have taken four (4) semester courses in mathematics, it is not required to take module DIP40.
Attendance of these courses is documented by a copy of a detailed grade report or relevant certificate.
¹C : Compulsory
Undergraduate level²: DIP40 is an undergraduate-level module and optional in structure A. It consists of two independent subjects, which students choose (either one or both subjects) in parallel with the first year module(s) and in addition to the 4 compulsory modules of the programme, when they consider that there is a need to fulfill their knowledge. In no case, however, can the unit DIP40 replace any of the other four modules of the programme
Module Selection Instructions
DIP60 can only be selected when the unit DIP50 has been successfully completed in a previous academic year.
In addition to the successful completion of DIP50, in order to be eligible for DIP60, students must either have successfully completed DIP51 in a previous academic year or have been simultaneously enrolled in DIP51 and DIP60 in the current academic year.
The post-graduate thesis can be chosen when units DIP50 and DIP51 or units of the DIP50, DIP60 and DIP61 have been successfully completed and, in addition, all the units that have not been completed in previous academic years are registered in the same academic year. In addition, in order to be able to present the thesis, the units DIP50, DIP51, DIP60 and DIP61 must have been successfully completed.
It should be clarified that in order to complete the program in two academic years, the student must successfully complete in the first year of study two units (according to the above guidelines) and in the second year the last two units in parallel with the post-graduate thesis.
The presentation of the post-graduate thesis will take place after the successful completion of all units of the program.
For the award of the post-graduate degree, the successful completion of the units DIP50, DIP51, DIP60, DIP61 and the presentation of the post-graduate thesis is mandatory.
Β. The structure of the programme with the selection of module DIP40
For University graduates who have not attended four (4) semester courses in mathematics and Technological Educational Institute graduates, the attendance of module DIP40 is mandatory
¹C : Compulsory
Module Selection Instructions
University graduates who have not attended four (4) semester-long mathematics courses and TEI graduates are required to enroll in the first subject of DIP40 (Mathematics for Quality Assurance) during their first year of study. At the same time, they may, if they wish, enrol in the second subject of the unit DIP40 in the first year, as well as in the second subject of the DIP51, but not in any other subject of the curriculum. If they do not successfully complete the first subject of DIP40, they will not be eligible to enrol in another subject of the curriculum in subsequent years.
For the selection of the unit DIP50, the previous successful completion of the first subject of unit DIP40 (Mathematics for Quality Assurance) is required.
DIP61 can be chosen either when DIP50 and DIP51 have been successfully completed or when one of them has been successfully completed and the other one has been enrolled in simultaneously in the current academic year.
DIP60 can only be selected when unit DIP50 has been successfully completed in a previous academic year.
The Post-graduate Diploma Thesis can be selected when the units DIP50 and DIP51 or DIP50, DIP60 and DIP61 have been successfully completed and, in addition, all the topics that have not been successfully completed in previous academic years have been enrolled in the same academic year. The presentation of the post-graduate thesis will take place after the successful completion of all the units of the program.
In order to obtain the post-graduate diploma, the successful completion of units DIP 50, DIP 51, DIP 60, DIP 61 and the preparation of the Post-graduate Thesis is required.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMME STUDIES
Georgios Balomenos, Associate Professor
Subject: Basic Tools and Methods for quality control
Each Thematic Unit is priced at 650€ and the total cost of the Post-Graduate Program is 3.250€ without the choice of unit QMT40 . The Thematic Unit QMT40 is priced at 325€ and the unit QMT40A is priced at 325€.
For information about the programme contact:
Student Registration Department from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00.
Contact number: 2610367430