BEng (Hons) in Process & Engineering Management (September 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-PEM-L8-60)
Key Programme Details
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Bachelor of Engineering in Process & Engineering Management (Level 8, 60 Credits)

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

General Information
Contact

Brigid Della Pace

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Important Dates
Application Deadline

25/06/2021

Start Date

14/09/2021

End Date

31/08/2022

About this Course

**** PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME IS NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS. PLEASE EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO BE ADDED TO THE INTEREST LIST. IN THE EVENT SPACES BECOME AVAILABLE WE WILL SEND AN EMAIL ALERT TO THOSE ON THIS INTEREST LIST****

The aim of the BEng (Hons) in Process & Engineering Management programme is to prepare graduates to be process ready for their industry sector. Industry wants graduates to be knowledgeable about how processes work, how to collect data, interpret the data and derive inferences from the data. Graduates will be able to add value to the processes they are working on from the start.

Objectives

The aim of the programme is to prepare the graduates to be process ready for their industry sector.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy a minimum entry requirement of a pass in a relevant Bachelor Degree (Level 7) in science, Technology or engineering with an overall average performance of at least 40% or an equivalent qualification to a Bachelor Degree (Level 7) with appropriate prerequisite subjects or a pass in a relevant Bachelor Degree (Level 7) with one-year suitable and relevant work experience.

1. Proof of Level 7 qualification or approved equivalent
Current CV *must be up to date
Proof of nationality ie. passport
Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the educational qualification 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 here and then email Springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under LIT’s RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

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 each applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

4. EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final sit down exam. In house exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. ***TBC*** closer to exam time.

5. FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €5,500. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €550. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***



Long Description


**** PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME IS NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS. PLEASE EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO BE ADDED TO THE INTEREST LIST. IN THE EVENT SPACES BECOME AVAILABLE WE WILL SEND AN EMAIL ALERT TO THOSE ON THIS INTEREST LIST****

The aim of the programme is to prepare graduates to be process ready for their industry sector. Industry wants graduates to be knowledgeable about how processes work, how to collect data, interpret the data and derive inferences from the data. Graduates will be able to add value to the processes they are working on from the start. The graduate is prepared by utilising industry case studies and industry project applications that allow the learner to work with industry and develop an understanding of their requirements.

The programme is an industrial engaged programme. It is structured as follows:

Two major modules in the form of Applied Process Control and Project Management
- Two minor modules in the form of Engineering Operations Management and Statistical Process Control
- A dissertation module.

With regards to the Project Management module, each learner must actively meet with industry representatives, visit companies and develop a deliverable that is presented to the representative. To allow for this, the Project Management module follows an international standard, in that it is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), a widely recognised methodology. This will ensure the structure of the deliverable is of industry standard. Also, when learners have completed the module, they will have earned teaching hours and demonstrated competence that can potentially be used for application to the professional accreditation of Project Management Professional (PMP).

For the Applied Process Control module, each learner will actively work on an industrial related six sigma project with the goal of breakthrough improvement. This problem based learning (PBL) follows the DMAIC (define, measure, analyse, improve and control) six sigma methodology. The Applied Process Control module has been recognised by the Quality America Inc. Tucson AZ. This will facilitate the graduates to sit the Green Belt online examination.

Course Modules:
Project Management:
Applied Process Improvement 1:
Engineering Operations Management 1:
Statistical Process Control 1:
Applied Project Management:
Applied Process Improvement 2:
Engineering Operations Management 2:
Statistical Process Control 2:
Dissertation

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Career Opportunities

Course is preparing participants for:

Industry Sector: Manufacturing
Specific Skill: Decision making
Sample Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry Sector: Electronics
Specific Skill: Problem solving
Sample Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry Sector: Health industry
Specific Skill: Validation of processes
Sample Job Title: Validation Engineer

Industry Sector: Tool making
Specific Skill: Design evaluation
Sample Job Title: Design engineer

Industry Sector: Service industry
Specific Skill: Process optimization
Sample Job Title: Process engineer/technician

Timetable Info

Start date to be confirmed

This programme will run from September 2021 to August 2022.

There will be two teaching Semesters and a Project over the Summer.

This programme will use a Blended Online Delivery

Lectures delivered online Monday to Thursday evenings. Some lectures are recorded and uploaded to a Virtual Learning Environment.

Note. This course is a full-time course delivered in the evenings and over Summer, which is a big commitment, but is achievable.

****Dates TBC****

Delivery Location

LIT Moylish Limerick & Online

Delivery Notes

This programme will run from September 2021 to August 2022.

There will be two teaching Semesters and a Project over the Summer.

This programme will use a Blended Online Delivery

Lectures delivered online Monday to Thursday evenings. Some lectures are recorded and uploaded to a Virtual Learning Environment.

Note. This course is a full time course delivered in the evenings and over Summer, which a big commitment, but is achievable.

****Dates TBC****

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Brigid Della Pace

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

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

Apply online here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard LIT.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 7 educational qualification or equivalent
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. LIT will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €550 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

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. Dated within the last month.

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. Dated within the last month.

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. Download here and have completed by Peace Commissioner (no charge) or Commissioner of Oaths.

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.

EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final sit down exam. In house exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to exam time.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €5,500. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €550. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***