Course Description

Lean and Quality Systems (Specialist Diploma)

NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development



The course is intended for those who wish to focus their skills with a view to moving into specialist and hybrid lean roles, e.g. internal lean consultants, waste minimisation specialists, process optimisation advisors. It is also suitable for those who wish to upskill and specialise. On completion of the course, graduates will have highly marketable, up-to-date knowledge and skills relevant to product, process and service optimisation and improvement. Expertise in Lean and Six Sigma is currently in strong demand across all sectors.

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 & Control, Medical Device Science or Lean & Quality Systems.


College Name NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Course Category Science, Science & the Built Environment
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Galway, Ireland
Delivery mode Distance Learning
Course Start Date 1st September 2022
Course Fee 2,018 (€2,518 Non-EU)
Course Duration 1-year, part-time
Awarding Body National University of Ireland Galway
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 Expertise in Lean and Six Sigma is currently in strong demand across all sectors. On completion of the course, graduates will have highly marketable, up-to-date and confidence-building knowledge and skills relevant to product, process and service optimisation and improvement. They will have practiced, and been assessed on, a range of technical and transferable skills which will be beneficial at the personal, enterprise and community levels. If graduates so wish they can progress to the BSc in Science and Technology Studies (NFQ Level 8) with credit for their studies. In this case they will be exempt from one elective stream in the Degree cycle.
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