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.

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Key Course Information

Award: Level 8

Delivery: Online

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2021

Entry Requirements

Typical entrants to this course will hold a minimum Level 7 degree in engineering, science or business discipline at upper second class honours grade or higher.

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 IT Sligo.

Programme Fees

Total €8,400
Per Year €4,200
Per 5 credit module €700


Course Format

Semester 1

Title Credits
Statistics 05
Quality Management 05
Operations Management 05

Semester 2

Title Credits
Managing People 05
Statistical Process Control 05
Standards and Compliance Management 05

Semester 3

Title Credits
Reliability Engineering and Risk Management 05
Validation for Regulatory Compliance 05
Project Six Sigma Black Belt 05

Semester 4

Title Credits
Experimental Design 05
Service Quality 05
L8 Quality Project [E] 10

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.