Bachelors in Science in Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Irish Medtech Association (B.Sc in Q & RA 2018)
Key Programme Details
Award

Bachelors of Science in Quality and regulatory Affairs

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom - Daytime, Mixed

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Skills Area

Engineering, manufacturing and construction

General Information
Contact

Shane Beirne

Email

shane.beirne@ibec.ie

Phone

(01) 605 1677

Address

Irish Medical Devices Association Confederation House 84-86 Lower Baggot Street Dublin 2 Ireland

Important Dates
Application Deadline

25/08/2018

Start Date

08/09/2018

End Date

31/08/2019

About this Course

The Bachelor of Science in Quality and Regulatory affairs - Certified by the University of Limerick is a top up degree for persons who already hold an NFQ Level 7 (ordinary) degree (180 ects) plus 3 years of relevant work experience. It is designed specifically by the medical technology companies to reskill or upskill existing employees to take up roles in the quality and regulatory affairs function that now require a level 8 qualification. It is also suitable for unemployed persons that meet the entry requirements.The BSc in Quality and Regulatory Affairs is a distance education course. Participants attend a total of 13 Saturday, face-to-face sessions, and engage in distance education and online learning throughout the one year programme. The combination of Saturdays on campus and online distance education supports Springboard+ participants in continuing to seek work and an option to complete the programme when they find employment.
Each learner will also have the opportunity to participate in the UL Careers Development programme (CA4003 CAREER DEVELOPMENT 6 ECTS) which prepares learners with CV and career coaching, develops a LinkedIn presence, and interview skills. On successful completion of the training programme, the participants will receive a:
Bachelors in Science in Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Level 8 60 ects. and an optional Career Development Module (CA4003 CAREER DEVELOPMENT 6 ECTS).

Note: All participants of the BSc in Quality & Regulatory Affairs will be required to pay 10% of the overall costs of the programme. 10% Cost is 690.00

Entry Requirements

This programme is a level 7 to level 8 top-up programme. Those holding a Level 8 major award of an honours degree are not eligible to apply for this programme.

1. Applicants should have a NFQ Level 7 (ordinary) degree (180 ects) in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline.

2. Applicants should have 3 years work experience in a regulated sector.

3. Applicants education qualifications, work experience; particularly in regulation, validation and compliance, their motivation and overall potential to be successful on the programme will be considered in evaluating an application.

4. Applicants are required to meet the University of Limerick English Language requirements.

Further detail on Entry requirements.
Regulated sectors include the design, manufacture of medical device technology, pharma/biopharma, and certain elements of the software and electronics industry.

It is expected that applicants have work experience in, at least one of, the design, production, quality, regulation, compliance and or validation functions.
The University of Limerick policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning will apply to applications for this programme.

Not all eligible candidates may be offered a place on the programme.

Applicants may be short listed for interview as part of the application process.

Note: All participants of the B.Sc in Quality & Regulatory Affairs will be required to pay 10% of the overall costs of the programme. Exact costings will be discussed during the application process.

Long Description

The Bachelor of Science in Quality and Regulatory affairs - Certified by the University of Limerick is a top up degree for persons who already hold an NFQ Level 7 (ordinary) degree (180 ects) plus 3 years of relevant work experience. It is designed specifically by the medical technology companies to reskill or upskill existing employees to take up roles in the quality and regulatory affairs function that now require a level 8 qualification. It is also suitable for unemployed persons that meet the entry requirements.The BSc in Quality and Regulatory Affairs is a distance education course. Participants attend a total of 13 Saturday, face-to-face sessions, and engage in distance education and online learning throughout the one year programme. The combination of Saturdays on campus and online distance education supports Springboard+ participants in continuing to seek work and an option to complete the programme when they find employment.
Each learner will also have the opportunity to participate in the UL Careers Development programme (CA4003 CAREER DEVELOPMENT 6 ECTS) which prepares learners with CV and career coaching, develops a LinkedIn presence, and interview skills. On successful completion of the training programme, the participants will receive a:
Bachelors in Science in Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Level 8 60 ects. and an optional Career Development Module (CA4003 CAREER DEVELOPMENT 6 ECTS)

Note: All participants of the BSc in Quality & Regulatory Affairs will be required to pay 10% of the overall costs of the programme. 10% Cost is 690.00

Why Choose This Course

The Bachelors in Science in Quality and Regulatory affairs is a top up degree for persons who already hold an NFQ Level 7 (ordinary) degree (180 ects) plus 3 years of relevant work experience. It is designed specifically by the medical technology companies to reskill or upskill existing employees to take up roles in the quality and regulatory affairs function that now require a level 8 qualification. It is also suitable for unemployed persons that meet the entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

Quality Technician,
Quality Engineer
Quality Scientist
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Regulatory Affairs Scientist
Validation Engineer
Validation Specialist
R&D Scientist
R&D Engineer
Maintenance Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer

Timetable Info

Semester 1 (Sept '18-Dec '18) - 4 Saturdays (8th Sept, 29th Sept, 27th Oct, 24th Nov) and online lectures.
Semester 2 (Jan '19 - April '19) - 5 Saturdays and online lectures
Semester 3 (May '19 - Aug '19) - 4 Saturdays and online lectures

Delivery Location

Limerick location for classroom lectures TBC

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Shane Beirne

Address

Irish Medical Devices Association Confederation House 84-86 Lower Baggot Street Dublin 2 Ireland

Phone

(01) 605 1677

Email

shane.beirne@ibec.ie