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GMIT Mayo campus SPA Managing Operations

Certificate in Managing Operations (SPA)

15 Credits, Level 7, Semester I & II

Why Study?: 

Operations is at the core of every business. This module aims to address the activities of designing and managing different processes to produce and deliver products and/or services.

It will examine various strategies and concepts used in industrial sectors to transform raw materials/components/skills into products and services.

This course is classified as a Special Purpose Award (SPA).

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

  1. Explain the role of Operations Management and key terminology and concepts and how they apply to different business scenarios.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of Project management in relation to managing time, cost, and quality elements, when implementing projects.
  3. Explore Operational planning processes.
  4. Explore operations resources (capacity) planning, job design, scheduling, and monitoring.
  5. Identify and assess the impact of customers/marketing/change requirements on operations.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to apply Quality Control Systems, Statistical Process Control, H&S, and 6-Sigma methodologies to control and
  7. monitor processes, products, and services.
  8. Appraise Lean concepts and how they apply in aiding operations improvements
  9. Explain facility layout types and how they relate to process types.
  10. Demonstrate an overall knowledge of supply chain management activities and inventory management in relation to Operations


  • Introduction to Operations
  • Facility Layouts
  • Process Flows
  • Planning & controlling the Operations
  • Quality Management
  • Lean Operations (products & services)
  • Project Management
  • Operations Change Drivers

Other Essential Information: 

Duration: 4hrs/week

Time:  2-6pm/Thursdays - Semester I & II

Start Date  September 2020 (Provisional), thereafter one day per month until May 2021

How to Apply
***Applications can be made online at Please select application type M7***.
A user guide is attached to guide you through this step-by-step process. 
If you have any queries on this please email



Discipline: Business

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Category: Part-time Accredited


Dr Deirdre Garvey


Programme Duration: 30 Weeks