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

Discipline: Engineering

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Entry Requirements: Hetac Level 6 qualification in Engineering or a cognate discipline with two years experience in a technical role in a manufacturing environment

Places: 25


Free to unemployed applicants. €650 for employed applicants. (10% of full fee)

Why Study?

You are a manufacturing technician (holding a Level 6 qualification) wanting to upskill to a Level 7 Bachelor of Engingeering in Manufacturing degree, while working full-time.

Your role as a Manufacturing Engineer?

  • You facilitate efficient operations within the production area, to optimise existing processes, implement new processes and to ensure that production goals are met.
  • You monitor performance of equipment, machines and tools. 
  • You 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.
  • You will analyse and solve problems from basic engineering principles and theories. Then initiate technical activities leading to new or improved products or process to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company.
  • You apply project management methodologies and Kaizen improvement philosophy to manage production/product design and process and systems improvement respectively.

Programme Modules

Career Opportunities

Applicants who complete this course have the opportunity to work as a Manufacturing Engineer.

Essential Information: 

Entry Requirement

Hetac Level 6 qualification in Engineering or a cognate Science discipline, with two years experience in a technical role in a manufacturing environment. Fetac Level 6 qualification in a cognate discipline (for example toolmaker, fitter, electrician) with two years experience in a technical role in a manufacturing environment.



Online lectures (Tuesday and Thursday)

There is also a requirement to attend workshops on two Saturdays. 

Course will commence in the third week of September 2020


Application Process:
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To complete your application process you must upload the following

  • A scanned copy of your EU Passport, or a scanned copy of your non-EU Passport with a copy of your Stamp 4 visas since 2017.
  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae.
  • A copy of your Level 7 Degree/ Major Award or highest other qualification. Translated if not in English

You must also supply 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 payment, OR
  • A letter from your accountant confirming that you 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.


                     Students should have/have access to a PC with the following
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only) (version 1903 or higher)
Processor Intel i7 or equivalent
RAM Memory Standard: 8 GB , Recommended: 16 GB
Hard Drive 256GB SSD or Greater (Solid State Drive)
Screen Size 14" or Greater
Mouse 3 button mouse with scroll wheel
Graphics Standard: Built in Graphics Card     Recommended: GPU: NVIDIA Quadro T2000 w/4GB GDDR6
External Monitor Standard 20 inch      Recommended:  24inch 1080
Broadband Reliable broadband connection with speeds of 5Mbps or greater

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.

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Contact Us

Peter Butler
Graduate & Professional Development
Dublin Road

+353 (0)85 805 3691  (09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday)



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