Lean & Quality Systems
|Location of Course||NUI Galway|
|Methods of Assessment||Assessment of the taught modules is through continuous assignments, written examinations and in some cases practical laboratory sessions. Exams take place at the end of each semester.
The project is assessed through staged delivery of a project report. The award mark is based on an average result of all five modules.
|Further Enquiries||ULearning Skillnet:
Phone: 086 0214825
|Entry Requirements||Applicants must be in receipt of the Diploma in Science & Technology Studies or a related Diploma or higher qualification.|
|Careers or Further Progression||The course is intended for those who wish to focus their skills with a view to moving into specialist and hybrid lean roles e.g. internal lean consultants, waste minimisation specialists, process optimisation advisors. It will allow those with basic engineering qualifications to up-skill and specialise in lean engineering if taken as a top up course. It will also allow those in declining sectors to convert their skills and transfer their experience to the sector e.g. unemployed manufacturing managers, operatives and technicians.
Expertise in Lean and Six Sigma is currently in strong demand across all sectors.
|Course Content||This one-year, part-time Diploma programme aims to promote an in-depth knowledge of the thinking and techniques behind Lean and Quality Systems in industry. These systems are particularly important in the current economic situation as they focus on ways to minimise expenditure and waste and simultaneously maximise returns.
Delivered via blended learning the course will equip participants with state-of-the-art reference materials to support module topics. Participants will gain knowledge of the Lean, Six Sigma and various other techniques and systems for streamlining products, processes and services. Problem solving skills will be developed and honed. A focused project module will require participants to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios and engage in discussions with fellow students and module tutors which explore the key concepts in Lean and Quality Systems.
|Financial Support||This course may be approved by ULearning Skillnet for a fees subsidy of up to 20% for students whose company is a member of the ULearning Skillnet Network.
The following fee subventions may be available for this course:
European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) for ex. Dell workers (100%)
ULearning Unemployed Subvention (100%). Please see www.ulearning.ie for further details
NUI Galway Adult Education Unemployed Scholarship (50%). Please contact email@example.com for further information
|Enrolment and Start Dates Comment||1 Year Course enrolment in September|
|Subjects Taught||This Specialist Diploma consists of four inter-related taught modules and a project, each worth 6 ECTS, giving a total of 30 ECTS. The course allows students to develop specialist knowledge of lean and quality systems and to hone relevant technical and soft skills.
The four taught modules are:
The project topic is chosen by you in consultation with your supervisor and will be company based where possible.
|Course Fee||2,000 for EU students 2,500 for non-EU students.|