Course Description

The specialist diploma awards are particularly suitable for students requiring medium-term upskilling for career advancement or for those interested in focused study in this subject area for personal or topical interest. The specialist diplomas are linked to the degree cycle of the modular programme in Science & Technology Studies which allow students to specialise by choosing from a range of electives. These elective modules are also available as independent awards which students may take for the purposes of upskilling or retraining in the area of Automation and Control, Environmental Sustainability, Medical Device Science, Lean & Quality Systems, or Form & Function of the Human Body.

College Name NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Course Category Science & the Built Environment
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Location Galway, Ireland
Delivery mode Blended Learning - Elearning / Skills Workshops
Course Start Date 1st September 2020
Course Fee €2,060 p.a. (€2,560 p.a. Non-EU)
Course Duration 1 year, part-time
Title of Awarding Specialist Diploma
Entry Requirements Applicants must have successfully completed the Diploma in Science & Technology Studies or a related Diploma, or otherwise prove that they satisfy the prerequisites of each of the modules as listed in the course details section.
Career Path This course is intended for those who wish to improve their skills in the areas of engineering materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials; manufacturing processes, both traditional and recently developed and electronic manufacturing technologies. It will assist those who want to apply correct design principles to engineering components, to develop a knowledge of Jig and Fixture design for Manufacturing Systems, and to develop the ability to produce high quality engineering drawings on a CAD system. The two automation modules give an overview of how automation has become important for industry, and the key strategies adopted by industry to deploy automation in order to improve competitiveness. Automation is used to improve a number of key performance indicators. The modules describes these in detail, as well as describing tangible and quantifiable goals for various automation projects. By providing the relevant skills and training this course seeks to address the critical shortage in skills in the area of automation and machine control, supply chain management and manufacturing processes.
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