BSc in Manufacturing Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_EMANM_J07
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 2

Course Summary

Delivery: Online

About Manufacturing Management 

This course is aimed at those currently working, or aspiring to work in management or supervisory positions in a manufacturing or service organisation. Graduates from this programme hold front-line management positions with leading multinational and SME employers across Ireland.

The course teaches key skills that front-line managers need to learn to grow and adapt to changing work environments in the modern organisation. Topics covered include: supervisory management, quality and operational excellence, production management, budgeting, occupational safety & health, and human resources. 

Students completing the BSc Manufacturing Management degree also meet the requirements of the internationally recognised Six Sigma Green Belt award. Students may receive this award in addition to their degree by sitting an external Green Belt exam.

About this Programme

This degree course offered via online learning aims to deliver a broadly based degree with lecturers from the schools of Engineering and Business and Humanities at IT Sligo. The programme is suited to a variety of industry sectors including: manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceutical, food processing, consumer goods, electronics, engineering and services. It is intended to prepare graduates for positions in supervisory and front-line management.

Key Course Information

Award: Level 7 Degree


Modules are examined through both Continuous Assessment (CA) and a formal assessment at the end of each semester - three exams per semester.  Over the four semesters, participants will take the following modules. 


1st Year Students: Semester 1

1st Year Students: Semester 2
Six Sigma 1 - Lean Sigma Quality  Six Sigma 2 - Statistical Control 
Quality Management Systems  People Management in Practice 
Organisational Behaviour  Production Management 
2nd Year Students: Semester 1 2nd Year Students: Semester 2
Project Management Management Accounting 
Lean Management Professional Development Skills
Occupational Safety & Health Six Sigma 3 - Work-Based Project

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

Entry Requirements

The BSc Manufacturing Management is the final year of a Level 7 degree course offered over 2 years part-time. Applicants will be expected to hold a Level 6 National / Higher Certificate in Business, Science, Engineering or equivalent.  Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience may also be considered through IT Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. 

If you wish to undertake an online Level 6 course at IT Sligo, suitable course would be as follows:

You can complete both of the above programmes over 1 year in order to obtain 60 credits at Level 6.  These 60 credits combined with suitable work experience would allow you to apply for entry onto the Level 7 BSc Manufacturing Management degree via our RPL process.

If you do not meet the normal eligibility requirements or you have qualifications from outside Ireland, please email who will provide you with further guidance on the entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

A graduate from this programme will have the necessary technical and business skills to manage a group of employees in a modern manufacturing environment. By combining operations and project management with quality, health & safety, finance and leadership skills, the graduate is ideally equipped to take up positions as a team leader or front-line manager in a manufacturing or service environment. Graduates of this course are employed in the following roles:

  • Production Supervisor
  • Line Facilitator
  • Team Leader
  • Production/Shift Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Factory Supervisor
  • Warehouse Shift Lead
  • Production Line Manager

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