Quality Training

Statistics with Minitab


A definition of statistics is the “collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data”.
One objective of this course is to empower you with the statistical knowledge you need to analyse and interpret your data in the best way possible. A second objective is to expose you to the numerous tools for data presentation available in Minitab, the de Facto statistical data analysis package for manufacture.

Content includes

Basic Statistics with Minitab (Module 1)
Pre-requisite: Leaving Cert Maths, Undergraduate Introductory Statistics or an interest in the subject.

To help us determine your skill level in Statistics we suggest that you take a pre-course online test as a prerequisite to attending the course.
Please contact michelle.reinecke-quain@ibec.ie for more info and link to the test.

Welcome to Minitab
ˇ Get to know Minitab.

Statistical Concepts
ˇ Understand key statistical concepts including central tendency, dispersion, descriptive statistics, Central Limit Theorem etc.
ˇ Learn how to present your data numerically and graphically with Minitab.

Statistical Decision Making
ˇ Learn how to estimate process parameters with Minitab.
ˇ Understand how to use Minitab to make statistical decisions based on calculated risks.
ˇ Understand the relationship between power and sample size for decision making. Use Minitab to calculate an optimum sample size.

Statistical Process Control
ˇ Understand the concepts of process variation and how to monitor and control it.
ˇ Learn the difference between control charts for attributes and variables.
ˇ Learn how to choose an appropriate control chart for your process.
ˇ Learn how to use Minitab to construct and plot the various control charts.

Minitab 18 will need to be downloaded to your laptop. There is a free 30 day trial available online. Please ensure downloaded on your laptop prior to start of event, however not too early that trial expires, as it is only valid for 30 days. 

Who should attend

Quality engineers, process engineers, supplier quality personnel, lab technicians, research and development personnel, data analysts, manufacturing engineers, metrologists and calibration technicians will benefit from any or all of the modules.

Upcoming dates:


Online - 3 days virtual, Online
13, 15, 20 July. 3 Online virtual Sessions.
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Statistics with Minitab

Training Days

3 days

Training Location

Available nationally, based on demand

Course Cost

IMDA Skillnet Member: €490
Non-member rate: €650
* Cost quoted per person

"Excellent course, one of the best presented courses I have attended. All engineers/individuals involved in technical roles within manufacturing should attend."

Shane Canny
Validation Engineer
Stryker, Cork