RWTH Certificate Course Six Sigma Green Belt

Successfully managing and working on improvement projects

In this practice-oriented Six Sigma Green Belt training, you will learn how to successfully run and manage comprehensive improvement projects using the Six Sigma methodology. As a Six Sigma Green Belt, you will familiarize yourself with the standardized project management of Six Sigma and independently conduct improvement projects. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of advanced methods and tools for analyzing and solving problems in business processes.

  • Course 1:
    Module 1: 27-30 March 2023, Module 2: 12-15 June 2023
  • Course 2:
    Module 1: 13-16 November 2023, Module 2: 04-07 March 2024
  • optional Lean Workshop 16 June 2023
Study format:
Certificate Course
2 x 4 days
2 Course Dates
Credit Points:
4 ECTS (100 Hrs. Workload)
Course fees:
3,990 € incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival & departure
RWTH Executive Certificate

You will learn:

  • How to conduct and manage Six Sigma improvement projects independently
  • How to deal with methods and tools of systematic improvement management
  • How to analyze and improve business processes in a standardized way
Course Characteristics Certificate Course Six Sigma Green Belt

Contents of the Training

The training is based on the various Six Sigma phases of the DMAIC cycle (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) and systematically presents the associated methods and tools. A continuous practical example accompanies the Six Sigma Green Belt training.

Module 1

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

  • Welcome and introduction round
  • Introduction Six Sigma
  • The DMAIC project cycle
  • Define: Identify stakeholders and capture requirements
  • Define: Narrow and document project focus
  • Define: Plan and initiate project
  • Define: Document project focus
  • Presentation of planned practical projects
  • Introduction to statistical basics
  • Introduction to Minitab
  • Measure: Visualize processes
  • Measure: Capture process data
  • Measure: Evaluate process data
  • Analyze: Identify problem causes
    Summary of the first presence phase
Course implementation Quality management

Your improvement project

Between the two training blocks, you will carry out an improvement project in your company using the Six Sigma methodology.

The corresponding project idea will be presented in the first training block. In the second block, you will present your results.

Module 2

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

  • Welcome and wrap-up of first presentation phase
  • Presentation of practical projects
  • Analyze: Analyze contexts
  • Analyze: Analyze causes
  • Improve: Identify, evaluate and select solutions
  • Improve: Optimize process parameters
  • Improve: pilot and implement solutions
  • Control: Verify improvement
  • Control: Secure long-term improvement
  • Control: Complete and hand over project
  • Wrap-up of the certificate course
  • MC exam
  • Feedback round and farewell

Work with the following methods:






  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Voice-of-the-Customer (VoC)
  • Critical to X (CtX)
  • SIPOC analysis
  • Basics of project management (e.g. network planning, Gantt chart, ...)
  • Project Charte
  • Basic data visualization (e.g. time series chart, histogram, dot plot, ...)
  • Advanced data visualization (e.g. scatter plot, box plot diagram, ...)
  • Process visualization (e.g. flow charts, swim lane diagram, ...)
  • Data types and quality
  • Sampling strategies
  • Data collection plan
  • Measurement system analysis (MSA)
  • Process stability
  • Process capability (cp & cpk)
  • Process metrics (including DPMO, Yield, OEE, ...)
  • Types of waste (8 Muda): Ishikawa diagram, C&E matrix
  • 5-Times-Why (5W)
  • Process-Structure-Matrix
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Pairwise comparison
  • Pareto analysis
  • Problem types
  • Multi-vari analysis
  • Correlation analysis
  • Regression analysis
  • Confidence intervals
  • Basics of hypothesis testing
  • Introduction to statistical experimental methodology (DoE)
  • Full factorial and partial factorial experimental designs
  • Variance analysis
  • Creativity techniques (e.g. brainstorming, affinity diagram, 635-method, ...)
  • Selection techniques (e.g. knock-out analysis, utility analysis, ...)
  • Risk assurance techniques (e.g. Poka Yoke, process instruction, FMEA, ...)
  • Implementation plan
  • Before and after comparison
  • Production Control Plan (PCP)
  • Out-of-control action plan (OCAP)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Control charts
  • Documentation and lesson-learned
  • Project closure

Two qualified Six Sigma experts from the Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University.

Scientific Lead

Scientific Director of the Quality Management Courses Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schmitt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schmitt is Director at the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL at RWTH Aachen University, member of the Board of Directors at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management at RWTH Aachen University.

After studying electrical engineering, Professor Schmitt worked as a research assistant at the WZL. Since 1997, he worked for a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in a leading position in quality management and later took over responsibility in production at various production sites.

Participation Requirements and Target Group

  • This Six Sigma Green Belt training is aimed at all specialists and managers who are responsible for and work on systematic improvement projects in a company, primarily in the areas of production, quality management, corporate development and process management, but also in the service sector.
  • An already existing Six Sigma Yellow Belt qualification is advantageous for the certificate course, but not mandatory.
  • Prerequisite for the course is a planned improvement project in your company, which you can carry out yourself. At the beginning of the course, you will briefly present the outline of your planned improvement project. We will send you a presentation template in time.

Course Completion

You will receive the officially recognized Executive Certificate "Six Sigma Green Belt" from RWTH Aachen University. The achievements within the certificate course are consistently marked with the Europe-wide valid instrument "European Credit Transfer Systems" (ECTS): It is possible for these to be credited to other certified courses or even towards subsequent university studies.

Certificate handover

After the Course Completion

After successfully completing the Six Sigma Green Belt, you can go straight up a level and complete the Six Sigma Black Belt - here you will learn to lead and work on complex improvement projects. Do you want to book the Green and Black Belt together? With our combination package you save 10%!
Here you will find all courses in the field of quality management.

Overview Quality Management Courses RWTH International Academy

Why take the Six Sigma Green Belt at RWTH International Academy?

  • You will receive targeted expertise through specific supervision of knowledgeable and consulting experienced Six Sigma experts from the Chair of Manufacturing Metrology and Quality Management.
  • This is a hands-on training program at one of the world's top technical universities and you will gain state-of-the-art knowledge.
  • You gain a high quality educational qualification through a RWTH Aachen qualification.
  • Optionally, a one-day lean training course can be added to the Green Belt course.
  • If you book our combined course (Six Sigma Green Belt + Six Sigma Black Belt) you will receive a 10% discount on both courses.


Looking for a place to stay during your continuing education with us in Aachen? Why not check in at our boarding house at Elisabethstraße 13:

  • close to the City-Center
  • very good connection to us in the cluster production technology
  • room approx. 20m², completely furnished with kitchenette and private bathroom
Housing Elisabethstraße

Funding Opportunities

If you live/work in Germany, there are some opportunities for government funding of your continuing education. Financial and time support is offered, for example

  • the individual federal states (e.g. through Bildungsscheck or QualiCheck)
  • the education premium
  • the educational leave
Grant application

Inhouse Possibility

The course, or parts of it, would also be interesting for your entire team/your company? Then applies: our team for your team! We would be happy to advise you on the possibility of an inhouse course. Give us a call or write to us - we will tailor your further training to suit your needs!

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