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Process & Engineering Management (BEng, L8, 60 ECTS)

Status: CLOSED




1 Year


Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



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.

What are the 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.

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

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.


Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Modules are delivered over 2 semesters (12 weeks per Semester) and the dissertation is completed in Semester 3, for August completion. The programme is an industrial engaged programme and is structured as follows:

Two major modules:
Applied Process Control
Project Management

Two minor modules:
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).

With regards to 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:
Engineering 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

More Information

**This course is now closed for applications. The next intake will be for September 2024.**

Delivery:  On-Line

Lectures delivered online Monday to Thursday evenings - 6pm to 9pm. 

Dissertation Module - (Oct 23 to June 24) 24 Weeks Wednesday 12 midday to 1pm

Some lectures are recorded and uploaded to Virtual Learning Environment.

All Lectures are on line with online subject content delivered every Monday evening for each week.

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.


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.


Bachelor of Engineering in Process & Engineering Management (Level 8, 60 Credits)

Application Deadline - 21st June 2023

Start Date - 11th September 2023

For Academic Queries Contact: Colm Crowe

All Other Queries Contact: Dept of Flexible Learning

Tel: 061 293055




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Applying for Course Place - 

1. Up to date CV

2. Proof of Academic Achievement.

Applying for Funding for Course Place -

1. Proof of Status - Employed/ Unemployed/ Recent Graduate/ Returner

2. Proof of Current Residence

3. Proof of PPSN

4. Proof of Eligible Nationality/ Visa

5. Proof of Residence for 3 out of last 5 Years - 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018.

Please visit for information on eligibility requirements & Acceptable Documents. 

This programme is Springboard+ funded in 2023. Successful applicants in employment qualify for 90% Springboard+ Funding and will be liable for the balance of 10% fee of €570. Successful applicants on a qualifying DSP payment qualify for 100% funding.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2021. It is also supported by the European Year of Skills 2023.