Durban University of Technology Operations Management

Durban University of Technology Operations Management

OPERATIONS AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Head of Department: Mr R Naidoo
Tel: 031 373 5158
Fax: 031 373 5337
Location: ML Sultan Campus, B1-5

Operations and Quality Management Handbook

Manufacturing industries in South Africa play an important role in the South African economy as it employs a large percentage of the labour force. Job opportunities, therefore, are great in this sector. Within the manufacturing sector the greater portion of the workers are engaged in the Production Function which includes specialist fields such as Quality Control, Work Study, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Control, Operations Research, etc.

This Diploma prepares students to enter any of the specialist fields in production or to go directly into supervision of workers and thereafter as Production / Operations Managers. Although experiential training is not compulsory, every effort is made to expose students to manufacturing organisations in factories.

Entry Requirements
National Diploma Operations Management

Bachelor of Technology Operations Management

Within the manufacturing sector the greater portion of the workers are engaged in the Production Function which includes specialist fields such as Quality Control,Work Study, Production Planning and Control,Inventory Control,Operations Research,etc.

This Degree prepares students to enter any of the specialist fields in production or to go directly into supervision of workers and later as Production/Operations Managers. Although experiential training is not compulsory,every effort is made to expose students to manufacturing organisations with visits and periodical training in factories.

Requirements: 

The ND: Production Management / Operations Management or an equivalent three year tertiary qualification.

Bachelor of Technology Quality

This course enables specialists in production, commerce, educational and service organizations to become qualified Quality Practitioners. The course is designed to develop innovative and entrepreneurial skills and culminates in an interactive project.

Requirements: 

Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree, National Diploma or equivalent qualification and be in possession of a minimum of two years industrial experience. In addition,a further departmental entrance test will be conducted.

Master of Technology Quality

This is a dissertation based qualification. Students must prove that they understand a particular problem in the industry in which they have done research, are able to analyse and set it out logically, are able to arrive at logical conclusions or a diagnosis, and are then able to make proposals for the improvement/the elimination of the problem.

Requirements: 

BTech: Quality or an equivalent qualification. See General Rules G24 (1).

Doctor of Technology Quality

This is a thesis based qualification. In thesis students must provide proof of original and creative thinking, development work and problem-solving, and make a real contribution to the solving of a particular problem in the industry to which their research applies.

Requirements: 

An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification. See General Rules G25.

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