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Quality Management (Certificate, L9, 20 ECTS)

  • Status: Register Your Interest

  • Campus: Online

  • weeks: 24

  • Fees: €2,800


Course Overview

The aim of this programme is to facilitate an in-depth understanding of quality and quality management, from the various definitions of quality, through to the practical application of systems and processes to manage quality. Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able audit all, or part of, organisation’s formal Quality Management systems against defined criteria such as ISO 13485, ISO 9001 or 21 CFR Part 820. Learners will also gain an in-depth understanding of the application of Risk Management within organisational Quality Management Systems. Learners will acquire the ability to objectively evaluate evidence generated by systems and processes against clearly defined criteria and determine the effectiveness of these systems and processes. There will also be a focus on managing external audits by second and third parties (customers and regulators/notified bodies). Learners will develop skills to become leaders and innovators in the application of Quality principles and techniques and develop as quality management professionals for senior roles in the service and manufacturing industry

This Graduate Certificate of Science is delivered on line and designed as part of an  innovative multi- tiered programme to address the needs and requirements of industry-based learners and making education more accessible. It is designed so that learners can opt to select the module streams individually as Special Purpose Awards, complete three of the module streams to attain a Level 9 Graduate Diploma or opt for the Level 9 Masters of Science.

The course will provide students with critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, professionalism and management techniques will be key areas covered by the programme.

Contact Details

General Queries

Flexible Learning Office

Email: flexible.midwest@tus.ie

Telephone: (061) 293802

Academic Queries

Clodagh Moore

Email: Clodagh.Moore@tus.ie

What are the entry requirements?

(a) A minimum honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in any discipline with minimum two years, relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning.

or

(b) A minimum ordinary bachelor degree (Level 7) in any discipline with minimum three years relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning.

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(c) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language for example IELTS 6.0.

or

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL): Prospective applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements should submit their application online and then email Flexible.midwest@tus.ie to request assessment via RPL.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a score of 5.5 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a score of 6.0 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Couse Content

  • Quality Management

    The aim of this module is to facilitate an in-depth understanding of quality and quality management, from the various definitions of quality, through to the practical application of systems and processes to manage quality. Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able audit all, or part of, organisation’s formal Quality Management systems against defined criteria such as ISO 13485, ISO 9001 or 21 CFR Part 820. Learners will develop skills to become leaders and innovators in the application of Quality principles and techniques and develop as quality management professionals for senior roles in the service and manufacturing industry.

  • Auditing and Risk Management

    Learners will gain an in-depth understanding of the application of Risk Management within organisational Quality Management Systems. Learners will acquire the ability to objectively evaluate evidence generated by systems and processes against clearly defined criteria and determine the effectiveness of these systems and processes. There will also be a focus on managing external audits by second and third parties (customers and regulators/notified bodies). Learners will develop skills to become leaders and innovators in the application of Quality principles and techniques and develop as quality management professionals for senior roles in the service and manufacturing industry.

More Information

  • There are multiple roles a graduate from the programme can seek in areas such as Quality Management, Risk Management, Audit Management, Engineering Management, Compliance, Auditing, Lead Auditor, Quality Assurance, Quality Management Systems etc.

    International Opportunities offered by Programme:

    Learners may apply externally to sit the internationally recognised ISO9001:2015 Lead Auditor Exam, which equips learners to be lead auditors world-wide. Thus, will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able audit all, or part of, organisation’s formal Quality Management systems against defined criteria such as international standards ISO 13485, ISO 9001 or 21 CFR Part 820

  • Modules are to be delivered over one year in an online learning format.

  • Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

  • As assessments will be 100% Continuous Assessment and mainly industry based, learners are required to engage with industry and industry representatives in various cross disciples through continuous assessment and industry-based projects. This will prepare learners to be industry ready and apply the transferable skills gained through module content, industry engagement, and strengthened by industry-based assessments.

    Students will be assessed on their learning by a variety of strategies including:

    • The use of continuous assessment through projects, coursework, multiple choice questions, etivities, presentations and assignments. 100% continuous assessment ie. NO terminal examinations.
  • Certificate of Business in Quality Management (Special Purpose Award, Level 9, 20 ECTS)

  • €2,800

  • TBC for 2024-2025 Academic Year