QPLSx Program FAQs
Who offers this program?
The Professional Certificate Program Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Quality and Productivity is offered by edX and the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
How many courses are in the program?
There are three courses in this program:
Course 1 QPLS1x - Six Sigma: Define and Measure
Course 2 QPLS2x - Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control
Course 3 QPLS3x - Lean Production
Do I need to take the courses in order?
The courses should be completed sequentially, but it is not required that they be completed in any particular order. However, as Course 2 QPLS2x - Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control
builds on the material in Course 1 QPLS1x - Six Sigma: Define and Measure
we strongly recommend that you take QPLS1x before you take QPLS2x.
Which certification do I earn for this course?
You will earn the Verified Certificate for Course 2 QPLS2x - Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control
What certificates do I earn with this program?
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will earn both the edX Professional Certificate for the program and the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification,
In order to achieve the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow BeltCertification it is mandatory to complete all 3 courses in the program and achieve a Verified Certificate in each. Then, automatically, you will earn the edX Professional Certificateand the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.
What is the passing grade for the course?
An overall average for all homework sets of 70% is required to pass the course.
Do I need to achieve 70% on each homework?
No, you need an average grade for all homework sets of 70%. This means you can do poorly or miss a homework set as long as you do well enough on other homework sets to achieve 70% overall.
How do I receive the edX Professional Certificate for this program?
The Profession Certificate will be available from your dashboard after the end of the course.
How do I receive the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification for this program?
The TUM Executive Education Center will issue the Yellow Belt Certification by email three times a year: by Nov 31, Mar 31, July 31. (Note: If you do not receive a certificate within 1 month of these deadlines, please send an email to the course email: email@example.com.)
RECEIVING THE TUM LEAN SIX SIGMA CERTIFICATION (TUMLSSYB)
If you have earned the Verified Certificate for all three courses in the program, then you will receive the edX Professional Certificate and the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. These will be sent to you by email.
The yellow belt certificates will be generated three times a year:
-- For those finishing all courses by October 31, 2018, you will receive your certificate before November 31, 2018.
-- For those finishing all courses by February 28, 2019, you will receive your certificate before March 31, 2019.
-- For those finishing all courses by June 30, 2019, you will receive your certificate before July 31, 2019.
When you have passed all three courses with a verified certificate and received the edX Professional Certificate, you can also include in your CV that you have achieved the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, TUMLSSYB