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

Opening for Applications in January 2018

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: Level 7 Degree in Quality or equivalent

Places: 25


6,000 euro

Programme Modules

  • Experimental Design and Statistics (10 credits @Level 8)
  • Quality Management systems & frameworks (5 credits & Level 8)
  • Regulatory Affairs (5 credits@ Level 8)
  • Technical writing and case studies (5 credits@ Level 8)
  • Design Quality Assurance (5 credits & Level 8)
  • Quality Management Operational Excellence (10 credits @ Level 8)
  • MIcrobial Quality Assurance (5 credits @ Level 8)
  • Risk Management (5 credits @ Level 8)
  • Work placement/ Project (10 credits @Level 8

The course schedule is:

Semester Module Number of Credits
Semester 1 Statistics & Experimental Design 10
Semester 1 Quality Management Systems & Frameworks 5
Semester 1 Technical Writing & Case Studies 5

Semester 1 Quality Management Operational Excellence 10
Semester 1  Microbial Quality Assurance 5
Semester 1  Risk Management 5


Module Aims: 

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

The programme seeks to:

  • Provide students with a broad, integrated approach to quality management, facilitating their progression in a quality role in industry or services.
  • Provide students 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 the students in developing expertise in various quality tools that cover the life cycle of various products and services.

Learning Outcomes: 

On successful completion of this programme the learner 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 organization.
  • 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 sterilization processes.
  • The use of auditing techniques to identify non-compliance issues.

Essential Information: 


Total fee (Tuition Fee plus Student Contribution) for the full 60 Credits is €6,000, which is equivalent to €500 per 5 credit module and 1€,000 per 10 credit modue.

Payment can be made by Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Draft or Postal Order (made payable to GMIT). Payment in cash not possible.

Student Cards

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


  • Wednesdays from September 2018 to May 2019, from 18:30 to 22:00, commencing Wednesday 19 September 2018
  • Thursdays from September 2018 to May 2019, from 18:30 to 22:00, commencing Thursday 20 September 2018

The timetable for Semester 1, commencing in September 2018, is:

Statistics & Experimental Design Wednesday 6.30 PM -10 PM
Quality Management Systems & Frameworks Thursday 6.30 PM -10 PM
Tech writing & case studies Wednesday and Thursday (6.30 PM-10 PM)

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 the Level 7 degree in Quality for Industry (or equivalent from another college), then you are eligible to apply for the Level 8 degree. Places will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis for fully completed applications. 

If you hold a Level 7 degree in another area, and have significant experience in working in a regulated industry, then you can apply for the Level 8 degree using the recognition of experiential learning process.  You must supply a detailed CV with your application which should outline the extent of your experience in a regulated industry, and contact details of supervisors and managers who can verify this work experience should be included in your CV.  The College will then review your overall application to determine suitability for the course. An interview with the applicant may form part of this review process. If you have foreign qualifications, please contact QQI / NARIC website ( which may be able to map your foreign award to the Irish system. The deadline for completing Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) applications to determien if your qualification is equivalent to Level 7 degree in Quality for Industry is the end of April 2018. Please contact about RPL.

The course is delivered in the GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Road, Galway. The room will be advised on the Notice Board in Reception on the first night.

Closing Date for Applications
30th August, 2018. If all places are taken on the course the status of the course will change from “Open for Applications” to “Course Full”.

Application Process
To be advised in January 2018

Contact Us


Dr Seamus Lennon

Head of Department

GMIT, Dublin Road


091 742081




Mary Russell

Lifelong Learning Centre

GMIT, Dublin Road


091 742145