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Quality for the Medical Device Industry - SPRINGBOARD+

Closed for Applications. Contact us at the end of May regarding September 2020.

Discipline: Science

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

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


No fees for the unemployed. €400 if employed.

Why Study?

  • The aim of this programme is to provide you with the skills to play key roles in quality management and quality engineering within the medical device sector.
  • You will cover key areas such as Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management and Operational Excellence.



  • 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.
  • It will be delivered in a flexible fashion in order to facilitate those working in the sector to also complete the programme.

Programme Modules

Follow-on Studies: 

Essential Information: 


Each Wednesday and Thursday (September 2019 to May 2020) from 18:00 to 22:00.


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. One of the following:
  • 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 files 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