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Quality Management (Diploma-Part 2, L7, 10 ECTS)

Status: Open




20 Weeks


Applied Science

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The aim of this programme is to give participants an understanding of general management principles (based on the ISO9000 standards) and of how quality is managed in a manufacturing or service organisation. It will explain the methodology of quality improvement, in particular the various tools and techniques for analysis. This programme is designed for technical staff, supervisors and management, who are already familiar with the principles and basic practices of Quality Management, and who now require further development to enhance their expertise in relation to the quality function. The programme is intended as a follow-on to the Diploma in Quality Management (Part 1).

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is restricted to those who have successfully completed the Excellence Ireland Quality Association Diploma in Quality Management (Part 1) or equivalent. Part 1 students will be contacted directly by the Flexible Learning Office with details of how to register.

Applicants who have not completed the Diploma in Quality Management Part 1 and who are applying for Part 2 based on an alternative qualification should complete the recognition of prior learning application form and submit with supporting documentation in order to be assessed for an exemption from Part 1. This application form can be requested from the Flexible Learning Office of TUS upon request by emailing 

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Part 2 of the Diploma in Quality Management addresses the following:

  • Introduction to total quality
  • Quality management philosophies
  • Review of quality standards
  • Quality awards
  • Leadership
  • Human resource development
  • Teamwork and co-operation
  • Process management
  • Measurement and strategic information management
  • Building and sustaining total quality organisations
  • Critical analysis of developments in total quality

More Information

Delivery - Part-time Online

20 weeks, 2 hours per week, Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm
The start date is Tuesday 27th September, 2022
Classes will be run online for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

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.


The Programme is assessed through an annual written examination and a project completed during the year.


The programme is at Level 7 (Special Purpose – 10 Credits per part) on the National Framework of Qualifications. The Diploma is awarded by the EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association), EIQA House, 9 Appian Way, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Tel: 01 660 4100, Email:

Application Deadline

Monday 5th September 2022

For queries relating to the course content

Contact: John Stout



€650 tuition fee paid direct to TUS upon registration.

An examination fee of approximately €175 is also payable direct to EIQA mid-way through the course. Please note that this exam will be classroom based at a venue to be confirmed by EIQA. The EIQA will contact students registered on the course directly for the exam payment and the payment must be paid directly to the EIQA. Tuition and Exam Fee can not be combined in one payment. Please do not include the exam payment when forwarding tuition fee to TUS.

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