Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Smart Manufacturing Technology (September 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SMT-HCI-21)
Key Programme Details
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Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Smart Manufacturing Technology

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom, Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

General Information
Contact

Springboard+ Coordinator

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Important Dates
Application Deadline

16/08/2021

Start Date

13/09/2021

End Date

19/09/2022

About this Course

*** Please note this programme will open in JUNE 2021 for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications ***
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Smart Manufacturing Technology is a practice-based higher-education programme linked to industry needs to produce an industry-ready professionals to address the challenges and opportunities arising from increased digitalisation of Manufacturing and the adoption of Industry 4.0.

The programme is aimed at existing technical or scientific graduates or those migrating from associated disciplines. The majority of the credits and learning outcomes will be work-based, supported by a training programme of masterclasses, delivered through bootcamps, workshops, on-line tutorials, knowledge platforms, guest lecturers and site-visits. The Learner will spend less than 20% of their annual working time in attendance in LIT. The programme aims to develop Smart Manufacturing Champions to operate within manufacturing enterprises, who can focus on the integration of systems, analysis of key data and the demonstration of opportunities and added value for the business.

The masterclass modules will cover essential elements of Smart Manufacturing Technology and its application in practice.

Modules
Database Design & Data Visualisation
Cyber-Physical Systems & IoT
Manufacturing Automation & Robotics
Data Analytics & Machine Learning
Integrated Database Systems
Digitalisation of Production


The goal is to provide an expert level appraisal of relevant technologies, tools and techniques in a range of relevant disciplines so that the learner can assess current trends and can engage with specialist professionals on an equal footing. The technical modules are supported by, and integrated with, transversal modules on: Project Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Research & Development Methods and an Industry-based Portfolio.

Through the support of the Limerick for Engineering Consortium and the LIT Digital Innovation Hub, the programme learners will have the opportunity to undertake a placement with a leading manufacturing company, liaise with a Manufacturing SME on their digitalisation strategy and/or collaborate with the ACORN Research Centre in LIT.

Entry Requirements

*** Please note this programme will open in JUNE 2021 for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications ***

Entry Requirements

(a) The principal entry requirement for the Postgraduate programme is a Level 8 honours degree, at minimum second class honours (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent), in a relevant discipline.

(b) Applicants from other Level 8 degree disciplines who have a minimum of three years experiential learning in an appropriate manufacturing environment (with a demonstrable knowledge of mathematics and computing) may also apply.

(c) A deep knowledge of manufacturing environments and the potential benefits and challenges facing manufacturing from digitalisation would be beneficial.

2. 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 and then email all your supporting documents to Springboard@lit.ie

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.

4. FEES: €675 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.
















Long Description

*** Please note this programme will open in JUNE 2021 for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications ***
_______________________________________________________________________________________________

The Postgraduate Diploma in Smart Manufacturing Technology is a practice-based higher-education programme linked to industry needs to produce an industry-ready professionals to address the challenges and opportunities arising from increased digitalisation of Manufacturing and the adoption of Industry 4.0.

The programme is aimed at existing technical or scientific graduates or those migrating from associated disciplines. The majority of the credits and learning outcomes will be work-based, supported by a training programme of masterclasses, delivered through bootcamps, workshops, on-line tutorials, knowledge platforms, guest lecturers and site-visits. The Learner will spend less than 20% of their annual working time in attendance in LIT. The programme aims to develop Smart Manufacturing Champions to operate within manufacturing enterprises, who can focus on the integration of systems, analysis of key data and the demonstration of opportunities and added value for the business.

The masterclass modules will cover essential elements of Smart Manufacturing Technology and its application in practice.

Modules
Database Design & Data Visualisation
Cyber-Physical Systems & IoT
Manufacturing Automation & Robotics
Data Analytics & Machine Learning
Integrated Database Systems
Digitalisation of Production


The goal is to provide an expert level appraisal of relevant technologies, tools and techniques in a range of relevant disciplines so that the learner can assess current trends and can engage with specialist professionals on an equal footing. The technical modules are supported by, and integrated with, transversal modules on: Project Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Research & Development Methods and an Industry-based Portfolio.

Through the support of the Limerick for Engineering Consortium and the LIT Digital Innovation Hub, the programme learners will have the opportunity to undertake a placement with a leading manufacturing company, liaise with a Manufacturing SME on their digitalisation strategy and/or collaborate with the ACORN Research Centre in LIT.

Timetable Info

Please note this programme is not due to commence until September 2021
Mix of part-time, evening lectures & online content (via Moodle)
Timetable TBC closer to time

Delivery Location

Please note this programme is not due to commence until September 2021
Mix of part-time, evening lectures & online content (via Moodle)
Timetable TBC closer to time

Delivery Notes

Please note this programme is not due to commence until September 2021
Mix of part-time, evening lectures & online content (via Moodle)
Timetable TBC closer to time

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Nicola Kelly

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

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 LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

*** ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN JUNE 2021 ***

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process you must email Springboard@lit.ie the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV - showing qualification & relevant work experience
2. Proof of existing Level 8 educational qualifications
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment ie. payslip/p60 (amounts can be redacted) / social welfare payment ie. receipt/letter

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS are emailed to Springboard@lit.ie on application. Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a fee of €675 to secure their place on the programme.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice.

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. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to request this form.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

FEES: €675 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.