Bachelor Science (Hons) in Applied Industrial Science (Workplace Based Learning)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_SAPPM_K08
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 1 Year

Course Summary

This new and innovative Level 8 BSc Honours Applied Industrial Science (Add-On) intensive workplace-based programme offers a new mode of study blending workplace-based activities and learning with online academic study.

This programme provides the opportunity for employees to combine online study of industry-related academic modules with completion of workplace-based learning anchored in the workplace.

This provides a robust, efficient, and cost-effective means of study towards a Level 8 degree, from the student’s place of employment, and is designed to enhance personal subject-based and transversal skills/competencies to enhance graduate employability and advancement.

Award: Level 8 BSc Honours Applied Industrial Science (60 ECTS)

Start Date: September 2024

Duration: 1 Year (2 Semesters)

Delivery: Online & Workplace Based Activities

How to apply for this course?

If you would like to apply for the Level 8 BSc Honours Applied Industrial Science (Add-On), please complete our Expression of Interest form and member of our team will be in contact with you shortly.

Key Course Information

Target Applicants:

This programme inherently requires completion of workplace-based modules and so applicants must be employed in a cognate industrial science-based workplace for the full duration of the programme. Given the intensive one-year period of study of 60 ECTS, this mode of study is targeted at highly motivated and engaged individuals that seek to upskill to BSc Hons from the workplace. It is envisaged that this programme will facilitate progressive workplaces to support employee advancement, reskilling, cross-skilling, and continuing professional development.

Programme Structure: 

This innovative programme combines a blend of workplace-based learning modules plus online academic modules undertaken over two semesters comprising one academic year.

This latest programme offering from the Department of Life Sciences at ATU Sligo has been developed in conjunction with industry to allow employees the opportunity to study towards a BSc Honours (Level 8) qualification whilst they are working.

Graduate of the BSc Honours in Applied Industrial Science (Level 8) programme will therefore have gained relevant academic knowledge and industry-based skills throughout their studies which should enhance employability and career advancement.

How to apply for this course?

If you would like to apply for the Level 8 BSc Honours Applied Industrial Science (Add-On), please complete our Expression of Interest form and member of our team will be in contact with you shortly.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Note: Application to this programme is by direct entry.  To find out more about the application process please register your interest

The programme is open to employees who hold a cognate Level 7 qualification, wishing to gain a Level 8 qualification in Applied Industrial Science while anchored in an appropriate industrial science-based workplace for the duration of the programme.

All learners will have to verify there is a suitable agreement in place with their employer to facilitate entry and their undertaking this programme.

All learners will have to verify there is a suitable agreement in place with their employer to support completion of workplace-based activities and a project anchored in the workplace.

Note: Applicants must be employed in a cognate industrial science-based workplace for the full duration of the programme.

Career Opportunities

This programme facilitates reskilling/upskilling in the workplace enhancing career advancement and employability opportunities. Graduates work in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biomedical and medical device sectors in the areas of legislation and regulatory affairs, formulation, analysis, validation, production and quality systems. 

The pharmaceutical / healthcare industry in Ireland is currently one of the most extensive and thriving in the country with 18 out of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Further Study

Having engaged in workplace-based and online learning, high-achieving graduates of the Level 8 Applied Industrial Science programme should be well-prepared for progression onto relevant online or campus-based Level 9 Masters programmes at ATU Sligo or elsewhere.

Testimonials

Siofra McGuinness:

"I would advise people that studying online is a great opportunity to upskill or educate yourself while still being able to work and earn a wage."

Read more about Siofra's story here.

Did you know?

This programme is a new paradigm in Level 8 Degree delivery where the student is an employee based in a relevant workplace. 

This 1-year 60 ECTS programme means that students can earn and learn from their place of work.  

Workplace-based learning contributes to the completion of key modules. This provides learners the opportunity to develop their professional skills and use their workplace-based experiences to gain a qualification.

Students do not need to leave employment to undertake a 1-year Add-On Degree.

This programme blends academic on-line learning with workplace-based learning to enhance employability and reskilling/upskilling of employees. 

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2024/25 Fees

Total Programme Fee: €6,000

To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage