Certificate in Leadership in Digitalisation of Manufacturing (Level 9) (Intake 2 February 2022)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-LDM-L9-10)
Key Programme Details
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Certificate in Leadership in Digitisation of Manufacturing (Level 9, 10 ECTS)

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Department

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

General Information
Contact

Nicola Kelly

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

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

Important Dates
Application Deadline

20/02/2022

Start Date

24/02/2022

End Date

19/05/2022

About this Course

PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS THE APPLICANTS RESPONSIBILITY TO READ APPLICATION PROCEDURES CAREFULLY, PARTICULARLY ON SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION. TUS WILL NOT FOLLOW UP WHERE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS MISSING/INCOMPLETE/INCORRECT.

The Certificate in Leadership in Digitalisation of Manufacturing is the result of an industry consultation process, where the ACORN Research Centre in TUS has been asked to prepare and deliver a novel programme that would engage business leaders in Manufacturing in Ireland, particularly in the SME sector. The programme will aim to show industry the value and potential of Digitalisation of Manufacturing and equip Engineers and Managers with the knowledge to drive digital transformation in their companies.

The programme will be a research-informed evidence-driven series of Challenge Workshops, delivered as online seminars over 10 weeks, and the focus will go beyond the discussion of technology solutions to business value and new business models and skillsets.

Each seminar will address a specific Challenge Topic, such as; Digital Maturity, New Business Models, Data Acquisition and Visualisation, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Smart Maintenance, Smart Industrial Control Systems, Collaborative Robotic Systems, & Digitalisation of Production.

A white paper, giving the background, context and case studies on each topic will be made available to the participants through the institutes virtual learning environment in advance of each seminar. The seminar presentations (45 mins) will include practitioners from industry and RPOs, from Ireland and abroad, who will illustrate the topic with relevant case studies, technology overviews and best practice approaches. The presentations will be recorded and made available to the participants. The seminars will include a 45 min curated workshop, discussion and reflection on the topic with experts from industry, RPOs and technology/service providers. The seminars will be followed by an industry-based Digitalisation Case Study where the learner will be mentored through the development of a specific digitalisation initiative and the potential for added-value in their company.

Entry Requirements

1. Entry Requirements:

(a) The programme is aimed at existing Level 8 graduates from a range of disciplines in IT, Technology, Science and/or Engineering, and those migrating from associated disciplines. The principal entry requirement for the Certificate programme is a Level 8 honours degree, at minimum second class honours (NFQ) or other internationally recognised equivalent), in a relevant discipline.

(b) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language for example IELTS 6.0. 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.

(c) Applicants from other Level 7 or Level 8 Degree disciplines who have a minimum of five years experiential learning in an appropriate manufacturing environment (with a demonstrable knowledge of mathematics and computing) may also apply. Their admission to the program will be determined by the Limerick Institute of Technology Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Process. 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

AND
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)

3. ASSESSMENT: The programme will be assessed through the development of a portfolio and the preparation and presentation of Industry-based Digitalisation Case-study for a specific digitalisation initiative in industry. This should include the identification of an industry problem statement, relevant use-case and potential
technological solution, and an outline of the innovation required, the baseline data availability and the potential for added-value from advanced digitalisation.

4. 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. 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.

5. FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €1,300. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €130. 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.

TUS 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, please copy & paste into your browser: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Guidelines%20on%20applications%20from%20previous%20Springboard%20participants%202019.pdf

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 THAT IT IS THE APPLICANTS RESPONSIBILITY TO READ APPLICATION PROCEDURES CAREFULLY, PARTICULARLY ON SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION. TUS WILL NOT FOLLOW UP WHERE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS MISSING/INCOMPLETE/INCORRECT.

The Certificate in Leadership in Digitalisation of Manufacturing is the result of an industry consultation process, where the ACORN Research Centre in TUS has been asked to prepare and deliver a novel programme that would engage business leaders in Manufacturing in Ireland, particularly in the SME sector. The programme will aim to show industry the value and potential of Digitalisation of Manufacturing and equip Engineers and Managers with the knowledge to drive digital transformation in their companies.

The programme will be a research-informed evidence-driven series of Challenge Workshops, delivered as online seminars over 10 weeks, and the focus will go beyond the discussion of technology solutions to business value and new business models and skillsets.

Each seminar will address a specific Challenge Topic, such as; Digital Maturity, New Business Models, Data Acquisition and Visualisation, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Smart Maintenance, Smart Industrial Control Systems, Collaborative Robotic Systems, & Digitalisation of Production.

A white paper, giving the background, context and case studies on each topic will be made available to the participants through the institutes virtual learning environment in advance of each seminar. The seminar presentations (45 mins) will include practitioners from industry and RPOs, from Ireland and abroad, who will illustrate the topic with relevant case studies, technology overviews and best practice approaches. The presentations will be recorded and made available to the participants. The seminars will include a 45 min curated workshop, discussion and reflection on the topic with experts from industry, RPOs and technology/service providers. The seminars will be followed by an industry-based Digitalisation Case Study where the learner will be mentored through the development of a specific digitalisation initiative and the potential for added-value in their company.

MODULES
Digitalisation of Manufacturing: Challenge Seminar Series (Level 9 - 5 ECTS)
Digitalisation Case-Study: Industry-based Practical (Level 9 – 5 ECTS)

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.

Timetable Info

Thursday evenings 17:00 - 19:00 (online workshops)
Starting Thursday 24th Feb, running until the 19th May. See proposed schedule below:

Thursday 24th Feb 2022
Thursday 3rd March 2022
Thursday 10th March 2022
Thursday 24th March 2022
Thursday 31st March 2022
Thursday 7th April 2022
Thursday 28th April 2022
Thursday 5th May 2022
Thursday 12th May 2022
Thursday 19th May 2022

Delivery Location

Thursday evenings 17:00 - 19:00 (online workshops)
Starting Thursday 24th Feb, running until the 19th May. See proposed schedule below:

Thursday 24th Feb 2022
Thursday 3rd March 2022
Thursday 10th March 2022
Thursday 24th March 2022
Thursday 31st March 2022
Thursday 7th April 2022
Thursday 28th April 2022
Thursday 5th May 2022
Thursday 12th May 2022
Thursday 19th May 2022

Delivery Notes

Thursday evenings 17:00 - 19:00 (online workshops)
Starting Thursday 24th Feb, running until the 19th May. See proposed schedule below:

Thursday 24th Feb 2022
Thursday 3rd March 2022
Thursday 10th March 2022
Thursday 24th March 2022
Thursday 31st March 2022
Thursday 7th April 2022
Thursday 28th April 2022
Thursday 5th May 2022
Thursday 12th May 2022
Thursday 19th May 2022

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Nicola Kelly

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS Midlands Midwest 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 at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Until you receive this, your application will be in draft status and we will not have visibility on it. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard TUS.

To complete your application you must upload the following Supporting Documents. Please scan and attach as ONE file.

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 7/8 educational qualification or equivalent
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport. Non-EU/EEA/Swiss or UK nationals must upload also proof of Stamp 4. If you are an employed applicant who is a Non-EU/EEA/Swiss or UK national you must also upload Stamp 4 for the last 3 years.
4. Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below).
5. Proof of Residency for 2019, 2020 & 2021: Employed applicants only (see below)

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 uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. TUS will not pursue applicants for missing documents/follow-up with applicants who have uploaded incomplete/incorrect supporting documentation.

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. Must be dated within the last month and display PPS no. Figures can be redacted.

PROOF OF RESIDENCY (EMPLOYED APPLICANTS): Employed applicants are required to upload one document for each of the last 3 years (2019, 2020 & 2021). Proof must show your name, address & must be dated. Examples of acceptable documentation - Utility bill, P60, P21, end of year statement, Revenue correspondence, mortgage/bank statement, lease/rental agreement, proof of an appointment. If you have had the same employer for 2019,2020,2021 one letter showing your name, address & confirmation of employment will suffice.

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. Must be dated within the last month and display PPS no.

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. Form download located here: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2021-22).pdf

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: The overall fee for this programme is €1,300. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €130. 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.

If your employment status changes between application stage and course commencement date, you MUST inform us immediately by emailing Springboard@lit.ie as this will have an affect on amount of funding received.

TUS 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, please copy & paste into your browser: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Guidelines%20on%20applications%20from%20previous%20Springboard%20participants%202019.pdf

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***