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Quality Management (L9, 20 ECTS)

Status: REGISTER INTEREST


Level

09

Duration

9 Months

Department

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering


Start Date

20/09/2021

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Online

The aim of this programme is to facilitate an in-depth understanding of quality and quality management, from the various definitions of quality, through to the practical application of systems and processes to manage quality. Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able audit all, or part of, organisation's formal Quality Management systems against defined criteria such as ISO 13485, ISO 9001 or 21 CFR Part 820. Learners will also gain an in-depth understanding of the application of Risk Management within organisational Quality Management Systems. Learners will acquire the ability to objectively evaluate evidence generated by systems and processes against clearly defined criteria and determine the effectiveness of these systems and processes. There will also be a focus on managing external audits by second and third parties (customers and regulators/notified bodies). Learners will develop skills to become leaders and innovators in the application of Quality principles and techniques and develop as quality management professionals for senior roles in the service and manufacturing industry

This Graduate Certificate of Science is delivered on line 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

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Semester 1: September - December 

Quality Management: Mondays 6pm - 9pm*

Semester 2: January - May 

Auditing and Risk Management: Mondays 6pm - 9pm*

*Times subject to change. TBC

Are there opportunities for further study?

Students can transfer on to either of:

  1. Graduate Diploma in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs in Medical Devices
  2. Graduate Diploma in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutics
  3. Graduate Diploma in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs in Food and Drink
  4. Masters of Science in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs 

What are the career prospects?

There are multiple roles a graduate from the programme can seek in areas such as Quality Management, Risk Management, Audit Management, Engineering Management, Compliance, Auditing, Lead Auditor, Quality Assurance, Quality Management Systems etc.

International Opportunities offered by Programme:

Learners will receive internationally recognised award in ISO9001:2015 Lead Auditor, which equips learner to be lead auditors world-wide. Thus, will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able audit all, or part of, organisation's formal Quality Management systems against defined criteria such as international standards ISO 13485, ISO 9001 or 21 CFR Part 820

More Information

Delivery

This programme will run online from September 2021 to May 2022. 3 hours per week.

Semester 1: September - December 

Quality Management: Mondays 6pm - 9pm*

Semester 2: January - May 

Auditing and Risk Management: Mondays 6pm - 9pm*

*Times subject to change. TBC

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 

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

  • The use of continuous assessment through projects, coursework, multiple choice questions, etivities, presentations and assignments. 100% continuous assessment ie. NO terminal examinations.

Qualification

Certificate of Business in Quality Management (Level 9, 20 ECTS)

For queries relating to the course 

Contact: Department of Flexible Learning

Email: Flexible@lit.ie 

Academic Queries

Email: Clodagh.Moore@lit.ie

Application Deadline

15th August 2021

Course Fees

€2,250

Click here for all Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures

 

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