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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via edX Professional Certificate


Learn how to drive quality and productivity projects by mastering the methods, tools and principles of Lean Six Sigma.

Lean Six Sigma enable organizations to identify weaknesses of their business processes, to measure, analyze and improve their performance, and thus to sustainably increase customer satisfaction and decrease costs.

In this program, you will first earn the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification by mastering the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma methodology, plus the Green Belt Certification by applying your knowledge in practice with a predefined project.

The Body of Knowledge of the first three courses in the series (QPLS1-3x) reflects the standard of the American Society for Quality for their Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. In these courses, you will learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process improvement cycle and examine how the principles of Lean Production improve quality and productivity and enable organizational transformation. Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be applied, and all concepts are exercised using online problems and interactive exercises and case studies.

After receiving our Yellow Belt Certification, learners apply their knowledge in practice to earn the TUM Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (QPLS4x), according the recommendation of the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals, by implementing our predefined project on environmental littering: Improve the cleanliness of areas around selected places in your hometown and control the sustainability of your measures.

We will guide you using software with all relevant tools, specific tasks, a project storybook template to document your results, graded reviews of your documentation after each DMAIC phase, and weekly live online sessions for your questions. The Green Belt Certification will be awarded after completion of the course and final review of your completed project storybook and your collected data.

This TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt certifications allow you to demonstrate your personal operational excellence with your project story book to actively reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction in any organizational environment. Your new skills can facilitate your career entry or advance your career.

NOTE: In order to achieve the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, it is MANDATORY to complete the 3 courses: QPLS1x, QPLS2x and QPLS3x pursuing all 3 Verified Certificates, for which you will earn the Yellow Belt Certificate. Only then you may start your Green Belt Certification project with QPLS4x. There is no deadline for completing the courses and project.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Six Sigma: Define and Measure

An introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and the DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the Define and Measure phases, including basic statistics for understanding sampling plans and calculating process capability.

Course 2: Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control

Learn how to statistically analyze process data to determine the root cause and propose solutions for process problems, to implement quality management tools, such as 8D and the 5 Whys, and to understand the concept of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).

Course 3: Lean Production

Learn how to apply key elements of Lean Production, from minimizing inventory and reducing setup times, to using 5S and Kaizen, in order to improve quality and productivity in your workplace.

Course 4: Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt Certification Project

Implement a Lean Six Sigma improvement project along with the DMAIC phases, from its identification to the evaluation of its result, to earn the TUM Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.


Taught by

Dr. Reiner Hutwelker, Martin Grunow and Holly Ott


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  • Anonymous
    I first heard about Six Sigma and Lean from a coworker, and it picked my interest. I had been working with mining and mineral processing and then moved into a leadership role in the R&D department focused on product development and technical service....
  • Moritz
    The Lean Six Sigma Yellow & Green Belt courses offered by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are the perfect opportunity to reach high quality trainings from a reputable organization - especially in this exceptional time of physical distancing....
  • Robbe Maselis
    After completing a very technical study program, I came into contact with the world of production and Six Sigma at my first job. A colleague had recently been Green Belt certified, and thanks to his testimonials I decided to pursue this certificate myself....
  • Anonymous
    I have done a couple of edX MicroMasters and Professional Certificates, and I can honestly say that the offered Green-Belt is by far the best program I participated. It starts with its well-structured approach, a great mix of readings, exercises, tools, videos, online lectures and highly passionate and motivating teachers. While the Yellow Belt prepares the base, the Green Belt Project really helps to get the meat on the bone and ensure a full understanding of the process. The gained knowledge is like a Swiss Army Knife for continuously improvements - I’m sure being able to leverage it at many occasions to become more efficient/effective, increase the customer satisfaction and finally save costs.
  • Anonymous
    I highly recommend this course! I was familiar with Six Sigma beforehand and have also done some projects where we followed the Six Sigma methods to some extent. So I decided to take this course and complete my knowledge of Six Sigma. But shortly after...
  • Iman Soltani
    I believe, the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification offered by TUM is one of the most comprehensive programs of its type. As someone, who has been conducting research for a decade in top universities of North America, and with about 9 years of experience...
  • Tianyu Lu
    I am very appreciative that TUM offers this nice project for me. Six Sigma is a powerful methodology in reducing process variation and it's beneficial to many industries. As a student, I don't have any related Six Sigma working experience with a company. In other words, I don't know how to implement the statistical tools to solve the problems in the reality. With the help of Dr. Reiner, I went through the complete DMAIC phases by using tools like C&E Matrix, Process Control, Hypothesis Testing, FMEA, etc. They helped me to reinforce my Six Sigma knowledge and also developed my problem-solving abilities.
  • Anonymous
    The Lean Six Sigma Yellow & Green Belt courses provide knowledge in both theory and practice. You will learn about fundamental “ingredients” of Lean Six Sigma methodology in the Yellow Belt courses with many nice examples and illustrations. And you will “cook your dish” by applying your knowledge in practical project in the Green Belt course with support from Dr. Reiner - Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Weekly live online session in Green Belt course is very helpful and it is one of difference than other MOOCs. I appreciate very much Dr. Reiner who supported me and other learners during the course.
  • Anonymous
    This course is highly recommendable if you want to step forward in Lean and Six Sigma knowledge. I spent 6 months to complete the standard environmental littering project but the self-paced program lets you complete it whenever you want to. Those 6...
  • Anonymous
    The Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt course provided by the university of Munchen is a complete course to understand all necessary tools for continuous improvement. By attending this course, I learned about how to improve processes by using the DMAIC steps.

    In addition to, it's a well-structured approach with a mixed tools (video, text, and application). Then, all teachers explained the course with a lot of examples, for a better comprehension.

    Finally, as this certificate is internationally recognized, I was promoted in the company where I worked.

    So, I advise you, don't hesitate because that helped me to enhance my career.
  • Anonymous
    The certification courses of TUM for Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt were really gut. The courses are clearly structured and explained. Learning materials are also helpful. Personally I like the online sessions on tuesdays with Dr. Hutwelker. There we have the opportunities to discuss with other learners and ask questions regarding our own projects.

    Thanks very much for offering the courses.

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