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TC S371
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Product Certification and Laboratory Accreditation Practices
Start Date
Course Level Length in Terms Credits
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Terms
Aut 2017
Higher 1 term 5
Aut 2018, Aut 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Eric Sze, BSc (Hons), PhD (CUHK); MSc (U Surrey); MRSC

Course Developers: Dr Eric T P Sze, Consultant (Units 1-4); Dr George H K Lau, OUHK (Units 1-4); Crystal Ling, OUHK (Unit 5); Dr Lotto Lai Kim-hung, Consultant (Laboratory works)

This course is one of the core courses of the BSc and BSc (Hons) in Product Design, Testing and Certification programme. This course is recommended to students who want to learn about product certification, practices for laboratory accreditation and the ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory management system.

Advisory prerequisite(s)
Students are advised to have already studied SCI S319 or TC S319.

The overall aims of this course are to introduce students to the principles of product certification and to facilitate students’ understanding of the ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory management system and its technical requirements.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to product certification

  • Product certification schemes

  • Overview of laboratory accreditation

  • ISO/IEC 17025: Management requirements

  • ISO/IEC 17025: Technical requirements and applications

Learning support
There will be five tutorials, five surgeries and two laboratory sessions spread throughout the course.

There will be two tutor-marked assignments and a written final examination.

Online requirement
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. To access the OLE, you will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

Students will need access to a computer system suitable for connecting to the Internet.

Set book(s)
There are no set books for this course.