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Certificate in Medical Device Technology

Certificate in Medical Device Technology (Daytime)

Closed for Applications

Discipline: Science

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 6

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate

Places: 20



Why Study?

The vast majority of graduates from this course have proceeded to gain employment within the Medical Device sector.


Programme Modules

This programme covers subjects such as:

  • Medical Device Technology
  • Design and Material selection of Medical Devices
  • Overview of manufacturing techniques
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Yellow Belt Problem Solving training
  • Quality Standards including ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR Part 820
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Auditing
  • Documentation controls
  • Environmental Controls including cleanroom behaviours
  • Current Industrial Concepts
  • Learning and Innovation skills

Guest speakers and site visits are incorporated into this course, as applicable.

Essential Information: 

Certificate in Medical Device Technology is a Level 6 special purpose award.


The programme will be delivered in GMIT Galway campus, Dublin Road, Galway on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 1.30pm for the academic year (Sept 2019 to May 2020).

Work Placement:

  • There is a work placement in Semester 2.
  • For those that are already working, this aspect of the course may occur in their current workplace as a project.
  • For those that are not working, the college will work with students to select a placement/project that meets the placement requirements of the certificate.

Application Process:

To apply email the attached application form to

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Contact Us

Peter Butler

Graduate and Professional Development

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Dublin Rd.



Tel: +353 (0)91 742328