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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quality for Industry (Add-On Degree)

Open For Applications

Discipline: Science

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Two years

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Quality for Industry (Level 7), or equivalent

Places: 25


10% of normal fees for first 40 credits. See "Quality for the Medical Device Industry" course on

Why Study?

The purpose of the degree is to offer a structured, flexible and progressive programme of study.

The programme seeks to:

  • Provide you with a broad, integrated approach to quality management, facilitating your progression in a quality role in industry or services.
  • Provide you with the ability to develop and implement various quality systems which would lead to an accredited quality award.
  • Provide the leadership and communication skills required to work at senior level in the area of quality and to effect change.
  • Facilitate you in developing expertise in various quality tools that cover the life cycle of various products and services.

Programme Modules

YEAR 1 (Starting in September 2020)

  • Statistics and experimental design (contd)


YEAR 2: (Also starting in September 2020)

  • Quality management operational excellence (contd)


Learning Outcomes: 

On successful completion of this programme you will have detailed knowledge of:

  • The regulatory framework governing the development and production of regulated products, particularly pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
  • Quality management frameworks and standards.
  • The interpretation of regulations and Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines for the pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical, medical device sectors and other regulated industries
  • The role of quality managers and quality supervisors in promoting and managing quality within an organisation.
  • Specific statistical process control tools that are used to identify quality issues.
  • Management systems and laboratory practices associated with the management of cleanrooms and the control of sterilisation processes.
  • The use of auditing techniques to identify non-compliance issues.

Essential Information: 

Attendance at GMIT

Year 1:

  • Each Wednesday and Thursday (September 2020 to May 2021) from 18:00 to 22:00

Year 2: 

  • Each Thursday (September 2020 to May 2021) from 18:00 to 22:00, commencing Wednesdays September 30th and Thursday October 01st 2020


Entry Requirements

The Level 8 degree in Quality for Industry was designed as an add-on to the Level 7 award in Quality for Industry.

If you hold a different Level 7 qualification then this will be assessed to determine if it is a suitable Level 7 qualification for admission. 

Relevant, technical work experience in the medical device / pharma sector will be taken into account in this assessment.


Application Process

Please read this DOCUMENT before completing your application.

Please complete the Application Form in full and email to

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Application form is available for download here


Student Cards
Students who enrol for this Certificate will qualify for issuing of a GMIT Student ID Card.


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