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Quality for the Medical Device Industry - SPRINGBOARD+

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Discipline: Biopharmaceutical and Medical Science

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Full time

Entry Requirements: Applicants must hold a Level 7 degree in Quality for Industry

Why Study?

The aim of this programme is to provide students with the skills to play key roles in quality management and quality engineering within the medical device sector.

Learners will cover key areas such as Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management and Operational Excellence.

Other key areas covered include Experimental Design & Statistics and Design Quality Assurance.



Forfas published a report in April 2013 "Future skills requirements of the manufacturing sector to 2020" and this highlighted acritical shortage of skills in Quality Engineering.

The Future skills needs analysis report for the medical technology section in Ireland to 2020, issued in 2017 by the Irish Medtech Association, identifies the potential to create an additional 4,000 jobs by 2020.

GMIT have collaborated with the local Medical Device sector to develop this programme which will deliver key skills within the Quality Engineering field.

This programme has the support of a large number of indigenous and multinational-based Medical Device companies, and will be delivered in a flexible fashion in order to facilitate those working in the sector to also complete the programme.

Programme Modules

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Essential Information: 


No fees for unemployed. 400 Euros if employed.


Application Process

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To complete your application process you must email the following:

  1. A scanned copy of your EU Passport, or a scanned copy of your non-EU Passport with a copy of your Stamp 4 visa.
  2. A copy of your Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A copy of your Level 7 Degree/ Major Award or highest other qualification. Translated if not in English.
  4. A scanned copy of a recent payslip if employed showing your PPSN, or a scanned copy of a recent payment slip if in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance/ benefit, or a copy of a recent Bank Statement showing receipt of a different, eligible, Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection, or a letter from your Accountant confirming that are Self-employed, or an Affidavit signed by you and the appropriate third-party confirming that you are a Homemaker.

When sending jpgs they must be attachments to your email, -not jpgs within emails. Documents sent as ZIP fles cannot be accepted - please send as individual documents.

Contact Us

Peter Butler
Graduate & Professional Development
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road

(091) 742328



Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020