Bachelors in Science in Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Irish Medtech Association (B.Sc in Q & RA 2019)
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

General Information
Contact

Michelle Quain

Email

michelle.reinecke-quain@ibec.ie

Phone

061 431802

Address

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

Role

Administration

Important Dates
Application Deadline

15/08/2019

Start Date

07/09/2019

End Date

31/08/2020

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

Applicants should hold an NFQ Level 7 (ordinary) degree (180 ects) in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline.
Applicants should have 3 years work experience in a regulated sector. Applicants education qualifications, work experience; particularly in regulation, validation and compliance as well as their motivation and overall potential to be successful on the programme will be considered in evaluating the application.
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 other software and electronics industry.
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.
This programme is a level 8 top-up degree programme. Applicants already holding a Level 8 major award of an honours degree are not eligible to apply for this programme.

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

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:
Sat 7th September 9.00-17.00
Sat 28th September 9.00-17.00,
Sat 19th October 9.00-17.00,
Sat 23rd November 9.00-17.00,
Exam will be 7th December in Castletroy Park Hotel. (Times and details will be confirmed near to the date)

Semester 2: (Jan '20 - April '20) - 5 Saturdays (tbc) and online lectures.
Semester 3: (May '20 - Aug '20) - 4 Saturdays (tbc) and online lectures.

Delivery Location

Limerick location for classroom lectures TBC

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Michelle Quain

Address

Irish Medtech Springboard Ibec Midwest Gardner House Bank Place Charlotte Quay Limerick

Phone

061-431802

Email

michelle.reinecke-quain@ibec.ie

Application Procedures

Please apply online; complete application; upload cv and relevant transcripts.