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

Closed for applications

Discipline: Engineering

Programme Code: 

GA_EMANG_B07

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply through www.springboardcourses.ie

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

Credits: 60

Places: 25

Fee: 

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

For full eligibility criteria see www.springboardcourses.ie/eligibility

Why Study?

If you are a manufacturing technician (holding a Level 6 qualification) wanting to upskill to a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing degree, while working full-time this may be the right course for you.
 

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.

Open for applications on www.springboardcourses.ie 

Start date is September 2021.

 

Programme Modules

  • Instrumentation and Control - download module details here  (PDF)
  • Engineering Software Systems - download module details here  (PDF)
  • MedTech Manufacturing Technologies - download module details here PDF)
  • Mathematics 2 - download module details here  (PDF)
  • Lean Manufacturing - download module details here  (PDF)
  • Manufacturing Process Planning - download module details here  (PDF)
  • Project Management - download module details here  (PDF)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt - download module details here  (PDF)
  • Operations Management - download module details here  (PDF)
  • Quality - download module details here (PDF)
  • Communication & Professional Development - download module details here  (PDF)

 

Learning Outcomes: 

On successful completion of this programme the learner will/should be able 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. Develop innovative solutions to routine technical problems related to manufacturing environments through the application of engineering principles
  11. Conduct routine analysis of components, processes, and systems through the application of engineering principles and practices to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  12. Interpret and prepare graphics and other technical documents to appropriate engineering standards
  13. Use computer hardware and software to support an automated engineering environment
  14. Apply knowledge of operations management, lean engineering and six-sigma to the design, validation, optimisation and control of manufacturing processes
  15. 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
  16. Develop quality control and quality assurance procedures as required
  17. 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
  18. Design and maintain documentation, inventory, and records systems
  19. Conduct routine analysis of components, processes, and systems through the application of engineering principles and practices to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  20. Interpret and prepare graphics and other technical documents to appropriate engineering standards 22. Use computer hardware and software to support an automated engineering environment,
  21. Apply knowledge of operations management, lean engineering and six-sigma to the design, validation, optimisation and control of manufacturing processes
  22. 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
  23. Develop quality control and quality assurance procedures as required
  24. 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
  25. Design and maintain documentation, inventory, and records systems
  26. 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

Career Opportunities

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

Essential Information: 

 

Course Start Date:

September 2021 if approved under Springboard+2021- check www.springboardcourses.ie for actual start date

 

Delivery Method:

Blended delivery with recorded lectures plus some attendance in evenings/ Saturdays (to be confirmed based on health regulations / social distancing)

 

Application Process:

Applications must be made through www.springboardcourses.ie

 

The Springboard+ Programme is operated by the Higher Education Authority on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills and is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union under the European Structural and Investment Funds Programme 2021-2027.

 

                     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 2021-2028

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Contact Us

School:                        School of Engineering

Department:                Department of Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering

Head of Department   Dr. Carine Gachon

 

Contact person for the course

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

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

Email

springboard@gmit.ie
 

 

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