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Safety, quality and applications to measurement


Program (detailed contents):

This module is divided into two main parts: one related to the theory of quality, safety and environment and a related party of the experiment:

The "theoretical" emphasis on:

- The introduction of the quality, safety and environment

- A safety course

- A Course of Design of Experiments (DOE): definition, historical, objectives, scientific basis, choice of design, construction, model validation ...

- A course of Component Reliability (MMIC): key aspects, the degradation mechanism, acceleration factor, aging test, response to the demands of space in terms of reliability

- A course in Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools, construction of control charts, process variability, capability indices ...

- A course on Environmental Hazards (eg nanotechnology, nuclear ...)

- An introductory course in decision and risk analysis


The "experimental" focusing on: experimental work in groups around the unifying themes of this module:

- Applications to metrology (AFM measurements ...)

- TP application laboratory of metrology

- A debriefing of design of experiments (DOE)

Organization (course):

The "theory" part is divided into 10 sessions of lectures and tutorials of about 2.75h and the "experimental" part is divided into 3 sessions of approximately 8h.



A booklet of each course is provided entirely handout.


This module provides a theoretical and experimental approach of the main concepts involved in the field of quality, safety, environment and measurement. The following topics are covered:

• design of experiments,

• Statistical process control.

• component failure

• Metrology and testing

• decision making and risk analysis


This entire course is motivating for the student by putting it in concrete situation with report to the problems they might encounter in his life as a future engineer.

In this framework, the guiding principle of the training is to focus on the one hand on the work group around applications and unifying themes and secondly, strengthening the link between academic courses of their curriculum and the concepts they will required during practical training in laboratory and/or company.


Students should especially be able to define, build and analyze an experimental design on a complex problem in physics.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...