Bachelors in Science in Quality & Regulatory Affairs (Bachelors in Science in Quality & Regulatory Affairs)

Irish Medtech Association (B.Sc in Q & RA 2020)
Key Programme Details
Award

Bachelors of Science in Quality and regulatory Affairs

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

General Information
Contact

Michelle Quain

Email

michelle.reinecke-quain@ibec.ie

Phone

061 431802

Address

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

Role

Administration

Important Dates
Application Deadline

21/08/2020

Start Date

05/09/2020

End Date

31/08/2021

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.

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: (5 Sep '20 - Dec '20)
5th Sept 2020. This is the first day of the programme. Students will be added to their online induction a week before to be completed before the start date.
With Covid-19 planning for the remainder of the year, the Autumn semester will be delivered online; so there will be no face-to-face classroom days in Semester 1.

Semester 2: (Jan '21 - April '21)
Semester 3: (May '21 - Aug '21)
Schedule still to be advised

Blended, with virtual & Live classrooms, live weekly tutorials, and weekly pre-recordings.

Delivery Location

Limerick location for any 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

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.

The unemployed and returner categories will have the full cost of the course covered, while those in employment will pay 10% of the cost of the fee.
All employed participants will be required to pay 10% of the overall costs of the programme.
10% fee cost is €690.00 per person.

The following documents must be attached to your application; (Whichever document is relevant to your status)
1. If you are employed – a letter from your employer / P60 confirming you are employed.
1. If you are a homemaker you need to have a letter confirming this, signed by commissioner of oath.
1. If you are unemployed you need to send a copy of your jobseeker benefit/allowance slip, or letter from social welfare office.
2. Copy of transcripts to support your academic history.
3. CV