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Bachelor of Engineering (Add-On Degree) in Manufacturing Engineering - SPRINGBOARD+

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Discipline: Engineering

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Places: 25


10% of normal fee (€650) if employed. Free to unemployed.

Why Study?

This course is designed to upskill manufacturing technicians, holding a Level 6 qualification, to a Level 7 Bachelor of Engingeering in Manufacturing, while working full-time.

On completion of the 60 credits, taking into consideration their Level 6 qualification and relevant experience, students will have achieved the same learning outcomes as a three year Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering programme.


What is a Manufacturing Engineer?

A Manufacturing Engineer facilitates efficient operations within the production area, to optimise existing processes, implement new processes and to ensure that production goals are met.

They monitor performance of equipment, machines and tools and correct equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues, all within a highly regulated and complex manufacturing environment.

They analyse and solve problems from basic engineering principles and theories and initiate technical activities leading to new or improved products or process to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company.

They apply project management methodologies and Kaizen improvement philosophy to manage production/product design and process and systems improvement respectively.


Programme Modules

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of the course, the graduate will have the ability to:

1. Develop innovative solutions to routine technical problems related to manufacturing environments through the application of engineering principles,

2. Conduct routine analysis of components, processes, and systems through the application of engineering principles and practices to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness,

3. Interpret and prepare graphics and other technical documents to appropriate engineering standards,

4. Use computer hardware and software to support an automated engineering environment,

5. Apply knowledge of operations management, lean engineering and six-sigma to the design, validation, optimisation and control of manufacturing processes,

6. Apply knowledge of processes, tools and automation to contribute to the design of components, systems and processes to improve the manufacture and assembly of products,

7. Develop quality control and quality assurance procedures as required,

8. Ensure adherence to and review the environmental, economic, legal, safety, and ethical implications of working in highly-regulated industries, for example the Medical Devices industry,

9. Design and maintain documentation, inventory, and records systems,

10. Communicate effectively on broadly-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, and lead the planning and implementation of, and reporting on a manufacturing project,

11. Evaluate the role of a manufacturing engineer in the business and in society, and the need for high ethical standards in the practice of engineering, including the responsibilities of the engineering profession towards people and the environment, assess the limitations of their own individual competence, and review their need for life-long learning.


Essential Information: 

Entry Requirement

Hetac Level 6 qualification in Engineering or a cognate Sciences discipline with two years experience in a technical role in a manufacturing environment. Fetac level 6 qualification in a cognate discipline (examples: toolmaker, fitter, electrician) with two years experience in a technical role in a manufacturing environment.



Combination of online lectures plus attendance at GMIT on Tuesdays & Thursdays or on Saturdays. 

Course starts in September 2019


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 6 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.


Springboard+ is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Contact Us

Peter Butler
Graduate & Professional Development
Dublin Road

+353 (0)91 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