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Bradford Engineering Quality Improvement Centre (BEQIC)

BEQIC

We are one of the leading UK University groups focusing on the advancement of Engineering Quality Improvement (EQI) practice to enhance the effectiveness of product and process creation.

The Engineering Quality Improvement initiative at the University of Bradford was established in 1994 by Andrew Day, Ford Professor of Quality Engineering, as a Masters partnership between the University and Ford Motor Company to facilitate the academic development of Engineering staff in line with the Company's professional development programme.

Our mission

BEQIC's mission is to meet the needs of industry and business to enhance the capability of engineers in using engineering quality and reliability tools in the continuous improvement of products, processes, and systems in design and manufacture.

Expertise

BEQIC is supported by academics with expertise and track record in the application of engineering quality improvement tools to product development and manufacturing, together with industry experts who contribute the wealth of their knowledge, experience and expertise gained from actual applications of the tools and methods in industry.

This gives a unique strength to the BEQIC approach: the synergy between academic rigour and practical industrial expertise results in an innovative yet focused and pragmatic problem-solving approach, consistent with any company's business needs.

The Director of BEQIC, Dr. Felician Campean, is a leading authority in "Failure Mode Avoidance", a methodology which is applied to design and manufacturing processes in the Automotive Industry to ensure highest consistency and customer focused quality in the product.

Industry collaborations

We have developed a strong track record of success in working with industry, providing innovative solutions for postgraduate professional development, consultancy and applied research focused and tailored to the needs of our industrial partners.

A set of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with British Aerospace began in October 2010 in which knowledge gained from the Automotive industry has been used to extend the Failure Mode Avoidance approach from Product Design to Product Manufacture in high value-added, high volume precision aerospace manufacture.

We are contributors to the Jaguar Land Rover in-house Masters programme in Reliability Engineering, 6-sigma, Quality Engineering, and Failure Mode Avoidance, and are working with Ford on the design, development and delivery of a 'Right First Time Through Design' programme for the Company's Engineering staff.

Facilities

The Bradford Engineering Quality Improvement Centre (BEQIC) has a dedicated suite of seminar, breakout, and study rooms within the School of Engineering.

This facility provides a good learning environment for Company offsite learning and development. We also provide in-house learning and development in the form of bespoke and/or 'off-the-shelf' short courses.

More information

Tel: +44 (0)1274 236189 or 234569

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