Science in Quality
2 Year course, enrolment in September.
4,450 per year, OR 800 per 5 credit module
Typical entrants to this course will hold a minimum Level 7 degree in a non engineering, science or business discipline.
Applications will also be considered from those who demonstrate extensive experiential learning [experience] in quality but who do not meet the academic entry requirements. These will be evaluated through our RPL process.
About Quality Management
The quality professional is well represented in all sectors of the economy. While manufacturing will use familiar titles such as quality manager, or quality engineer other sectors may use titles such as transformation manager or change agent, director of quality or even more specific titles like Six-Sigma Black Belt. Quality as a profession is also well supported in the USA by the American Society for Quality [ASQ] and in the UK by The Chartered Quality Institute [CQI].
About this Programme
This is a two-year part-time programme and is a 60 Credits [ECTS] Award.
This course provides a bolt-on qualification in core quality management skills that are in demand in all sectors of the economy.
The various subjects / modules covered are listed below . All modules have an equal Credit rating of 5. On-line students take twelve modules [60 Credits] over a two-year period which equates to three to four modules per semester. All students take Statistics in the first semester of enrolment as well as the other modules being offered at the time.
Modules (credits awarded)
* Mandatory Modules (Candidates for full award must take all)
■ Managing People (5)
■ Statistics (5)
■ Operations Management (5)
■ Statistical Process Control (5)
■ Total Quality Management (5)
■ Verification and Calibration (5)
■ Experimental Design (5)
■ Standards and Compliance Management (5)
■ Reliability and Risk Management (5)
■ Validation (5)
■ Project 4 Quality (5)
* Elective Modules (Candidates for full award must take at least one)
Full details of individual modules are available in the official documentation here.
■ Case Studies In Quality Management (5)
■ Software Development and Quality (5)
■ Measurement Systems (5)
This course has been approved by ULearning Skillnet for a fees subsidy of up to 25% for students whose company is a member of the ULearning Skillnet network.
There are also a limited number of free places available for unemployed students who meet the required criteria by ULearning Skillnet.
Please note there are only a limited number of subsidies available for both employed and unemployed students.
These level 8 Quality programmes provide a platform for those already experienced or trained in quality management approaches to further their careers. This could include progression to more senior positions in management, either in Quality or in a position relating to organisational performance improvement. It should also open possibilities in specialist careers within the Quality Profession, for example as Process Improvement Engineer, Validation Manager or Quality Systems Manager. They may also branch out into related areas in their organisation such as Project Management Process improvement, Production Management or Supply Chain Management.
Further study opportunities:
Graduates from this programme are eligible to apply for Level 9 Masters programmes, such as the on-line MSc in Quality at IT Sligo.