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GMIT Mayo campus

Certificate in Managing Operations (SPA)

15 Credits, Level 7, Semester I & II

Why Study?: 

Operations is at the core of every business. This module aims to address the activities of designing and managing different processes to produce and deliver products and/or services.

It will examine various strategies and concepts used in industrial sectors to transform raw materials/components/skills into products and services.

This course is classified as a Special Purpose Award (SPA).

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

  1. Explain the role of Operations Management and key terminology and concepts and how they apply to different business scenarios.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of Project management in relation to managing time, cost, and quality elements, when implementing projects.
  3. Explore Operational planning processes.
  4. Explore operations resources (capacity) planning, job design, scheduling, and monitoring.
  5. Identify and assess the impact of customers/marketing/change requirements on operations.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to apply Quality Control Systems, Statistical Process Control, H&S, and 6-Sigma methodologies to control and
  7. monitor processes, products, and services.
  8. Appraise Lean concepts and how they apply in aiding operations improvements
  9. Explain facility layout types and how they relate to process types.
  10. Demonstrate an overall knowledge of supply chain management activities and inventory management in relation to Operations

Syllabus: 

  • Introduction to Operations
  • Facility Layouts
  • Process Flows
  • Planning & controlling the Operations
  • Quality Management
  • Lean Operations (products & services)
  • Project Management
  • Operations Change Drivers

Other Essential Information: 

Duration: 4hrs/week

Time:  2-6pm/Thursdays - Semester I & II

Start Date:  28 September, 19 October, 9 November, 14 December 2017, 11 January, 01 February, 08 March, 12 April & 03 May 2018

Fee: 

€750

Discipline: Business

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Category: Part-time Accredited

Contact: 

Lifelong Learning Mayo Campus

Phone: + 353 (0) 94 904 3156

eMail LLLMayo@gmit.ie

Programme Duration: 30 Weeks