BSc in Manufacturing Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 2

Course Summary

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 modern organisations.

Topics covered include Lean Six Sigma, Quality Management Systems, Project Management, Lean Management Techniques, Occupational Safety & Health, Statistical Control, Production Management, People Management, Managing Accounting and professional development.

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 offered via online distance learning aims to deliver a broadly based degree with lecturers from the schools of Engineering and Business and Humanities at ATU Sligo. The Lean Six Sigma element to the programme which is covered exclusively in three of the twelve modules, is an element many participants finds very beneficial in their work environments.

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 modern organisations. Topics covered include Lean Six Sigma, Quality Management Systems, Project Management, Lean Management Techniques, Occupational Safety & Health, Statistical Control, Production Management, People Management, Managing Accounting and professional development.

Key Course Information

Award: Level 7

Live lectures for this course normally take place on two or three evenings per week and each lecture will last for approximately 1 hour. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle (our virtual learning environment), and you can watch back. 

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.  As well as live lecturers, you must allocate time for independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments. 

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 ATU Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

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

Level 6 Certificate in Quality Assurance (30 credits)

Level 6 Cert in Validation Technologies (30 credits) 

Level 6 Work-Based Project (30 Credits) You can complete any two of the above programmes over 1 year 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 admissions@itsligo.ie 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 ATU Sligo Marketing Department 5

•Production Line Manager

Programme Fees

Total €6,400
Per Year €3,200
Per 5 credit module €600