Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Process & Engineering Management (Limerick) (Limerick - Sept 22)

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (Limerick-PEM-L8-60)
Key Programme Details
Award

Bachelor of Engineering in Process & Engineering Management

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

General Information
Contact

Deborah Kett

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Role

Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

04/08/2022

Start Date

12/09/2022

End Date

28/08/2023

About this Course

The aim of the programme is to prepare graduates to be process ready for their industry. Industry wants graduates to be knowledgeable about how processes work, how to collect, interpret and derive inferences from data. Graduates will be able to add value to the processes they are working on from the start. The graduate is prepared by utilising industry case studies and industry project applications that allow the learner to work with industry and develop an understanding of their requirements.

The programme is an industrial engaged programme. It is structured as follows:
1. Two major modules in the form of Applied Process Control and Project Management:
2. Two minor modules in the form of Engineering Operations Management and Statistical Process Control
3. Dissertation module.

With regards to the Project Management module: each learner must actively meet with industry representatives, visit companies and develop a deliverable that is presented to the representative. To allow for this, the Project Management module follows an international standard, in that it is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), a widely recognised methodology. This will ensure the structure of the deliverable is of industry standard. Also, when learners have completed the module, they will have earned teaching hours & demonstrated competence that can potentially be used for application to the professional accreditation of Project Management Professional (PMP). For the Applied Process Control module, each learner will actively work on an industrial related six sigma project with the goal of breakthrough improvement. This problem based learning (PBL) follows the DMAIC (define, measure, analyse, improve and control) six sigma methodology. The Applied Process Control module is recognised by the Quality America Inc. Tucson AZ. This will facilitate the graduates to sit the Green Belt online examination.

Objectives

The aim of this project is to prepare the graduates to be process ready for their industry sector.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy a minimum entry requirement of a pass in a relevant Bachelor Degree (Level 7) in Science, Technology or Engineering with an overall average performance of at least 40% or

An equivalent qualification to a Bachelor Degree (Level 7) with appropriate prerequisite subjects or a pass in a relevant Bachelor Degree (Level 7) with one-year suitable and relevant work experience.

1. Proof of Level 7 qualification or approved equivalent
2. Current CV *must be up to date

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month
5. Proof of Residency (2019, 2020, 2021)

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online here and then email springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under TUS’ RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final sit down exam. In house exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. ***TBC*** closer to exam time.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €5,700. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €570. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

This course will be Springboard funded for 22-23 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

TUS Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & paste into your browser: https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***

Long Description

The aim of the programme is to prepare graduates to be process ready for their industry. Industry wants graduates to be knowledgeable about how processes work, how to collect, interpret and derive inferences from data. Graduates will be able to add value to the processes they are working on from the start. The graduate is prepared by utilising industry case studies and industry project applications that allow the learner to work with industry and develop an understanding of their requirements.

The programme is an industrial engaged programme. It is structured as follows:
1. Two major modules in the form of Applied Process Control and Project Management
2. Two minor modules in the form of Engineering Operations Management and Statistical Process Control
3. Dissertation module.

With regards to the Project Management module, each learner must actively meet with industry representatives, visit companies and develop a deliverable that is presented to the representative. To allow for this, the Project Management module follows an international standard, in that it is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), a widely recognised methodology. This will ensure the structure of the deliverable is of industry standard. Also, when learners have completed the module, they will have earned teaching hours & demonstrated competence that can potentially be used for application to the professional accreditation of Project Management Professional (PMP).

For the Applied Process Control module, each learner will actively work on an industrial related six sigma project with the goal of breakthrough improvement. This problem based learning (PBL) follows the DMAIC (define, measure, analyse, improve and control) six sigma methodology. The Applied Process Control module is recognised by the Quality America Inc. Tucson AZ. This will facilitate the graduates to sit the Green Belt online examination.

Course Modules:
Project Management:
Applied Process Improvement 1:
Engineering Operations Management 1:
Statistical Process Control 1:
Applied Project Management:
Applied Process Improvement 2:
Engineering Operations Management 2:
Statistical Process Control 2:
Dissertation

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Career Opportunities

Course is preparing participants for:

Industry Sector: Manufacturing
Specific Skill: Decision making
Sample Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry Sector: Electronics
Specific Skill: Problem solving
Sample Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry Sector: Health industry
Specific Skill: Validation of processes
Sample Job Title: Validation Engineer

Industry Sector: Tool making
Specific Skill: Design evaluation
Sample Job Title: Design engineer

Industry Sector: Service industry
Specific Skill: Process optimization
Sample Job Title: Process engineer/technician

Timetable Info

DATES TBC for 2022

This programme will run from September 2022 to August 2023.
There will be two teaching Semesters and a Project over the Summer.
This programme will use an Online Delivery
Lectures delivered online Monday to Thursday evenings. Some lectures are recorded and uploaded to a Virtual Learning Environment.

Note. This course is a part-time course delivered in the evenings and over Summer, which is a BIG commitment, but is achievable.

Delivery Location

Online

Delivery Notes

DATES TBC for 2022

This programme will run from September 2022 to August 2023.
There will be two teaching Semesters and a Project over the Summer.
This programme will use an Online Delivery
Lectures delivered online Monday to Thursday evenings. Some lectures are recorded and uploaded to a Virtual Learning Environment.

Note. This course is a part-time course delivered in the evenings and over Summer, which is a BIG commitment, but is achievable.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Deborah Kett

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with TUS's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard TUS.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 7 educational qualification or equivalent

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month
5. Proof of Residency (2019, 2020, 2021)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. TUS will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €570 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Copy & paste into browser: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2022-23).pdf

EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final sit down exam. In house exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to exam time.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €5,700. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €570. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

TUS Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser: https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 22-23 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***

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Part-Time Flexible Learning

https://lit.ie/flexible-learning