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The Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering is a one-year part-time programme that provides participants with key competencies in the area of industrial engineering and related subjects. Industrial engineers make decisions to best leverage resources (human, material, equipment and energy) to achieve organisational aims and objectives. To accomplish this, especially where resources are scarce and overheads are high, the industrial engineer utilises critical skills to systematically collect, analyse and present factual information to support management decision making. This programme supports learners to learn these skills.
There is a need for skilled industrial engineers across all industries in manufacturing (traditional and modern), banking, transportation, consultancy, distribution services, the health sector, military and other areas of government.
Programme participants will learn how to improve productivity, efficiency, and profitability, as well as providing more choice to customers by reducing response times and improving quality. Developing these key competencies is vital to a participants success in the effective management of an organisation. The practical nature of the coursework (for example, where learners are required to compete a practical project based on a work situation) lends itself to supporting the learner to achieve these competencies, and this will benefit an organisation's overall efficiency.
Entry to this programme is facilitated for:
- Candidates are required to have previously met the prescribed learning outcomes for engineering awards at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
- Holders of Higher Certificate awards in engineering or related cognate disciplines who would be in a position to benefit from and succeed in the programme
- Holders of the IIE Diploma qualification in Industrial Engineering with direct experience of industrial engineering.
- Mature applicants with qualifications and experience deemed equivalent by the Collegeâ€™s QQI approved RPL and RPEL policies.
- Candidates who do not have prior experience in work measurement and methods engineering (i.e. those who have not previously met those related module learning outcomes) will be required to undertake the elective bridging module. This elective module will be made available in advance of, or in parallel with, the other BEng programme modules.
Industrial Engineering Principles and Systems (10 ECTS)
This module delivers the key foundational elements of industrial engineering. It covers topics that challenge learners to think about how the factors of production can be brought together to create maximum value in an enterprise setting. Learners are taught the necessary skills to break down problems into components, characterise the problems and determine their root cause by gathering data from the environment, existing data collection and storage media.
Data Analysis (5 ECTS)
This module provides learners with the ability to evaluate and conduct appropriate statistical analysis on data relating to engineering processes. The objective of the module is to ensure that all learners can establish and interrogate data reliably to yield accurate results. Learners develop the statistical techniques necessary to correctly interpret their findings and the related implications and limitations of their analyses for the engineering applications under consideration.
Lean Systems (5 ECTS)
This module addresses core aspects of what an industrial engineer must deliver and combines many of the traditional elements of industrial engineering such as method study under the lean umbrella. Modern approaches to gathering and analysing data are introduced and learners gain an understanding of the practical issues and limitations in an organisational context. Learners are equipped with the skills and competencies to take the American Society for Quality Green Belt Certification examination.
Project Management (5 ECTS)
In this module learners are taught how to apply project management principles across a range of industrial engineering settings. Learners are equipped with the skills to establish and communicate clear objectives; to apply resources efficiently; to monitor progress; to identify in a timely manner where corrective action needs to be taken; and to provide related reports to management in accordance with project management principles.
Professional Practice (5 ECTS)
This module equips learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to adopt behaviour patterns consistent with the ethos of the industrial engineering profession. These behaviour patterns include: communicating effectively with individuals and groups at all levels in an organisation and understanding the industrial relations context in which industrial engineers operate.
Industrial Engineering Finances (5 ECTS)
This module develops the learners’ application of various cost accounting principles and techniques. Learners gain the skills to apply management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information in the generation of management accounting reports. The module enables learners to analyse management accounting information and apply it to a wide range of planning, control and decision-making situations.
Emerging Technologies and Industrial Systems (5 ECTS)
This module highlights the importance of leading edge technologies in helping to overcome industrial engineering challenges. New technologies are visited in a relaxed but exciting environment where experts share real-time technology development efforts in areas such as the Internet of Things, 3D printing and the future of problem-solving using big data analytics. The assessment is structured to engage the learner in taking on a small research project in one of the leading-edge technologies and demonstrating how it could be applied in a real problem-solving way within a familiar work environment.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (5 ECTS)
This module develops the learners' understanding of supply chain management processes and the various tools and techniques adopted for the effective management of supply chains. Contemporary supply chain management practices are closely aligned to industrial engineering practices in areas such as cost optimisation and the management of material, finance and information flows. Additional parallels exist between supply chain and industrial engineering approaches in many areas of business such as the management of lean manufacturing systems, agility and flexibility, systems integration, and the management of strategic supplier relationships.
Environment and Sustainability (5 ECTS)
This module informs learners of the seismic changes to the energy markets in Ireland and how policies are shaped to meet EU mandated environmental targets. Today’s engineers must understand why these changes have come about and how they impact on Ireland’s energy policy.
Industrial Engineering Project (10 ECTS)
This module provides learners with direct experience of applying industrial engineering skills in actual work settings. Upon project completion, learners can demonstrate their industrial abilities in the work environment to achieve organisational goals.
Graduates of the B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering may be considered eligible to join related Level 8 programmes depending on their particular combination of qualifications, experience and suitability.
Graduates of the B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering will have a good basis for professional progression in industrial engineering. There is currently a need for skilled industrial engineers across all industries, in manufacturing (traditional and modern), and services as well as in banking, transportation, consultancy, distribution services, the health sector, military and other areas of government.
2 full days per month plus additional evenings
Griffith College Dublin