|Duration||This programme takes 10 months and is run over two semesters, each 15 weeks, with 10 weeks project write up upon completion of the taught element.|
|Course Fee||Fees for the programme are 4,950 and include all course materials, text books and exams.|
|Subjects Taught||Programme Structure:
The programme comprises four taught modules and a company based project.
Quality Science I
|Enrolment and Start Dates Comment||This programme takes 10 months and is run over two semesters, each 15 weeks, with 10 weeks project write up upon completion of the taught element.
Enrolment September each year
|Financial Support||This course has been approved by ULearning Skillnet for a fees subsidy of up to 25% for students whose company is a member of the ULearning Skillnet network.
There are also a limited number of free places available for unemployed students who meet the required criteria by ULearning Skillnet.
Please note there are only a limited number of subsidies available for both employed and unemployed students.
Jobseekers please be advised that the Department of Social Protection (DSP) has no mandate to extend welfare support to clients undertaking NFQ Level 9 Programmes. Such programmes cannot be approved by DSP, and on that basis are designated SKN-E. Notwithstanding the above, we may offer a NFQ L.9 place to a welfare recipient. This is conditional on our network informing the individual, during the recruitment & selection phase, that the:
Welfare payment must be relinquished should he/she wish to pursue the programme
Trainee must inform the Social Welfare Local Office (SWLO), prior to commencement, about his/her intention to undertake an SKN-E programme, so that the Office can take the necessary steps to review/withdraw payment
Unfortunately, Skillnets cannot seek exceptional approval from DSP for any jobseekers that wish to accept a place on one of the ULearning Skillnet Level 9 courses.
|Course Content||The diploma will provide education and practical application to a Black Belt level in Six Sigma. The course will enable participating companies gain competitive advantage through the application of Six Sigma principles to drive improvement with measurable results. A company-based project will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the participants workplace. This project will need to result in significant cost savings for the organisation.
This programme forms part of the MSc in Strategic Quality Management Lean Sigma Systems. Those who have completed this programme may continue on to the MSc.
|Entry Requirements||Relevant primary degree/recognised professional qualification and 1-3 years relevant industrial experience
Portfolio of evidence of prior qualifications in quality management together with the application of learning or competence (e.g green/black belt project reports, reflective papers or journals). Two references from appropriate signatories in the candidates organisation will be accepted as evidence. Candidates may be required to attend an interview prior to enrolling on the programme.
|Further Enquiries||Susie Boekhout at email@example.com or 061-213360|
|Methods of Assessment||Programme completion requires a substantial industry based project, reported in the form of management report. The expectation that the project would realise savings of at least 30,000 for the participant organisation. The project will require the application of the concepts covered in the course. The output of the project should involve a significant benefit to the company. The Student, Supervisor and Company will agree the success metric for the project as part of the topic selection process.
Examples of success metrics could include:
the improvement of a specified performance indicator by an agreed amount.
|Trainer||University of Limerick|
|Location of Course||University of Limerick|