Higher education teachers: Begeš Gaber

Higher education teachers: , Drnovšek Janko
Collaborators: Begeš Gaber
Credits: 5
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64613

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the year of the course.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Fundamental structure of European technical quality (safety, reliability, assessment, accreditation...)
  • Metrology systems, standardization, conformity assessment, certification...)
  • Accreditation, certification systems of products and services
  • Quality systems in different fields
  • Methods for technical quality assurance in different fields (industry, services, health, ...)
  • some important technical EU directives (Low Voltage, Electromagnetic, Medicine,...)
  • Consumer protection, general technical safety, industrial property and patentability

Objectives and competences:

Aim of the course is to get acquainted with concrete knowledge on technical quality of production systems, services, trade, research, health and environment care, etc. in scope of technical infrastructure as required by European union rules. Scope of technical quality deals with measurements, testing, accreditation, standardisation, conformity assessment, proficiency testing, CE marking and consumer protection. In the EU technical directives presents basics for implementation of technical infrastructures for each field and supported by technical standards, which is basis for functioning of common European market.

Their implementation requires concrete engineering knowledge, specially connected to the field of electrotechnics.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding: basic concept of technical infrastructure, standardisation, accreditation, European national legislation, standard development, knowledge on fields of standards, quality assurance, knowing of assessor's and certification organisation work, importance of directives, knowledge on total quality management, certification systems, use of tools for quality assessment QFD and FMEA, relation of quality and law, safety and environment, concrete technical knowledge on testing, laboratory work on quality assurance and product safety, preparation of optimal experiment, knowledge on different standards, implementation of quality system, preparation of quality manual according to different standards

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures,
  • auditory exercises,
  • laboratory exercises,
  • seminar works.

Study materials


  1. www.sist.si, www.iso.org, www.gov.si/sa, www.ilac.org, www.mirs.si, www.euromet.org
  2. European Union Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 concerning medical devices (Medical Device Directive), Official Journal L 169 , 12/07/1993
  3. Council Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC on the harmonization of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits Official Journal L 374, 27/12/2006
  4. Directive EMC EMC 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility
  5. A.J.Marlow: Quality control for Technical Documentation, Amazon, 2005
  6. QFD: Quality Function Deployment - Integrating Customer Requirements into Product Design by Yoji Akao, Amazon, 2004 House of Quality (QFD) in a Minute, Second Edition by Christian N. Madu, Amazon, 2006
  7. Quality Function Deployment and Six Sigma, Second Edition (paperback): A QFD Handbook (2nd Edition) (QFD Handbooks) by Joseph P. Ficalora and Louis Cohen, Amazon, 2012
  8. The Six Sigma Handbook, Third Edition by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller, Amazon 2009
  9. The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook by Roderick A., Ph.D. Munro, Matthew J. Maio and Mohamed B. Nawaz, Amazon, 2008
  10. Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development by Kai Yang and Basem EI-Haik, Amazon, 2008
  11. Quality Control for Dummies by Larry Webber and Michael Wallace, Amazon, 2012
  12. Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production by David M. Anderson, Amazon, 2014
  13. Effective FMEAs: Achieving Safe, Reliable, and Economical Products and Processes using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis by Carl Carlson, Amazon, 2012
  14. Practical Reliability Engineering by Patrick P. O'Connor and Andre Kleyner, Amazon, 2012
  15. Quality Assurance & Technical Documentation: A Simplified Approach by Evan Aksen, Amazon, 2012
  16. VIM - International Vocabulary of Terms in Legal Metrology 2012

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering