BSc (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 2

Course Summary

Programme Code: SG_EQUAL_K08

About Quality Management

The quality professional is well represented in all sectors of the economy. While manufacturing will use familiar titles such as Quality manager, or quality engineer other sectors may use titles such as transformation manager or change agent, director of quality or even more specific titles like Six-Sigma Black Belt. Quality as a profession is also well supported in the USA by the American Society for Quality [ASQ] and in the UK by The Chartered Quality Institute [CQI].

About this Programme

This course provides an add-on qualification in core quality management skills that are in demand in all sectors of the economy. It is ideal for engineering, science or business graduates who now find their careers or interests becoming more and more involved in quality management matters.


The various subjects/modules covered are listed below. All modules have an equal Credit rating of 5. On-line students take twelve modules [60 Credits] over a two-year period which equates to three to four modules per semester. All students take Statistics in the first semester of enrolment as well as the other modules being offered at the time.


Key Course Information

Study hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.   

Live Lectures: Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. For the Bsc (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology , students are expected to attend live lectures 2/3 evenings per week .If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle.

Award: Level 8
Delivery: Online

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Typically, entrants to this course will hold a minimum Level 7 degree in engineering, science or business discipline. 

Career Opportunities

Typically, graduates will be employed in the quality function of industries and institutions across all disciplines and sectors of the economy. In Ireland our biggest employers are in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors. We also see increased interest in healthcare, education, transport, food production and construction.

Further Study

Graduates from this programme are eligible to apply for Level 9 Masters programmes, such as the on-line MSc in Quality at ATU Sligo.

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2024/25 Fees

Total Programme Fees: €9,000

Funding Opportunities 

Next Level Skillnet funding may be available to successful applicants who fulfil eligibility criteria. Please email Sue Davies in Next Level Skillnet to find out more information:


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