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Computer Systems Validation (L9, 20 ECTS)

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Level

09

Duration

12 Weeks

Department

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering


Start Date

TBC

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Online

The aim of this programme is to provide the learner with a knowledge of process engineering management in a manufacturing environment. A learner will be able to evaluate process types, designs, layouts, process analysis, forecasting of product, capacity planning while ascertaining a knowledge of current technologies and automation used in the manufacturing. In semester two, the focus will be on software validation in a manufacturing or software environment. To evaluate software validation approaches, models, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of validated software. The importance and application of validation management, reporting and risk management in a manufacturing/software environment will be defined and evaluated.

This Graduate Certificate of Science is delivered online and designed as part of an innovative multi-tiered programme to address the needs and requirements of industry-based learners and making education more accessible. It is designed so that learners can opt to select the module streams individually as Special Purpose Awards, complete three of the module streams to attain a Level 9 Graduate Diploma or opt for the Level 9 Masters of Science.

The course will provide students with critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, professionalism and management techniques will be key areas covered by the programme.

What are the entry requirements?

(a) A minimum honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in any discipline with minimum two years, relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning

Or

(b) A minimum ordinary bachelor degree (Level 7) in any discipline with minimum three years relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning

Or

(c) 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

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective applicants 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 submit their application online, upload their most relevant qualifications and then email Flexible.midwest@tus.ie to request RPL consideration.

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.

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What modules will I study?

Advanced Process Engineering

The aim of this modules is to provide the learner with a knowledge of process engineering management in a manufacturing environment. A learner will be able to evaluate process types, designs, layouts, process analysis, forecasting of product, capacity planning while ascertaining a knowledge of current technologies and automation used in the manufacturing.

Computer Systems Validation

An overview of software validation in a manufacturing or software environment. The focus will be on software validation in a manufacturing or software environment. To evaluate software validation approaches, models, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance of validated software. The importance and application of validation management, reporting and risk management in a manufacturing/software environment will be defined and evaluated.

 

What are the career prospects?

There are multiple roles a graduate from the programme can seek in areas such as Validation Engineer, Quality Engineer, Process Engineering Management, Validation Management, Quality Management, Risk Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Process Improvement Engineering etc.

More Information

Delivery

Monday & Thursday / 7pm to 10pm / 12 weeks

Number of Weeks: 12 weeks

Number of Days/Evenings per week: 2

Delivery Day/Evening: Monday & Thursday

Number of Hours per day/evening: 3 hours

Times: 7pm to 10pm

Lectures will be delivered 100% online via Moodle/MSTeams. Lectures will be recorded and available to watch back.

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.

Assessment

As assessments will be 100% Continuous Assessment and mainly industry based, learners are required to engage with industry and industry representatives in various cross disciples through continuous assessment and industry-based projects. This will prepare learners to be industry ready and apply the transferable skills gained through module content, industry engagement, and strengthened by industry-based assessments.

Students will be assessed on their learning by a variety of strategies including:

  • The use of continuous assessment through projects, coursework, multiple choice questions, e-tivities, presentations and assignments. 100% Continuous assessment i.e., NO terminal examinations.

Qualification

Certificate of Science in Computer Systems Validation (Special Purpose Award, Level 9, 20 ECTS)

Application Deadline

TBC

General Queries

Contact: Department of Flexible Learning

Email: Flexible.midwest@tus.ie 

Academic/Module Specific Queries

Email: Clodagh.Moore@tus.ie

Fee

€2,800

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