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HCI Funded Postgraduate Courses 2021

HCI Funded Postgraduate Courses 

What is HCI funding?

Announced as part of Budget 2019, the primary objective of the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 is to enable the higher education system to respond to changes in both skills requirements and technology. 

HCI Pillar 1 is a government education fund and will run from 2020 - 2023. It is aimed at upskilling and reskilling graduates with postgraduate, industry relevant skills for emerging technologies. HCI Pillar 1 postgraduate programmes will provide between 90% and 100% funding support to upskill for future job prosperity.

Who is it for?

These HCI postgraduate conversion programmes are aimed at recent level 8 graduates, employed professionals, those returning to education and unemployed applicants who have been in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for at least 9 months prior to application.

How much are the fees?

These postgraduate programmes are heavily subsidised and offer a minimum of 90% HCI funding for all successful applicants.

Why complete a postgraduate programme?

  • Upskill for career progression and future job prosperity
  • Gain a recognised, professional qualification
  • Programmes developed in collaboration with industry
  • Avail of substantial funding support

How will programmes be delivered?

The majority of these programmes are delivered in a 'blended format' ie. a mix of online and classroom delivery. Blended Learning programmes can have between 20% and 80% of the content delivered online with the remaining involving either lectures / practical / tutorials delivered at one of our TUS Midlands Midwest campuses. This allows our students to work and study at a time and pace suitable to them.

Course Name

Department

Campus

Status

Start Date

Smart Manufacturing Technology

Electrical & Electronic Engineering 

TUS Limerick 

Opening Soon

January 2022

Advanced Medical Technologies

Applied Science

TUS Limerick 

Register Interest

September 2022

Digital Marketing & Analytics

Marketing, Enterprise & Digital Communications

TUS Limerick 

Register Interest

September 2022

Process Validation & Regulatory Affairs (Food & Drink)

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering 

Online

Register Interest

September 2022

Process Validation & Regulatory Affairs (Medical)               

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering 

Online

Register Interest

September 2022

Process Validation & Regulatory Affairs (Pharmaceutical)

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering 

Online

Register Interest

September 2022

Visual Effects for Film, TV & Animation 

Art & Design

TUS Clonmel

Register Interest

September 2022

Please contact us on Springboard@lit.ie if you have any queries on these HCI Postgraduate programmes.

For eligibility, FAQs, T&Cs see HEA - Springboard+ (springboardcourses.ie) & https://springboardcourses.ie/faq

Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1 is funded by the National Training Fund.

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