Awaard: NFQ Level 9 Major Award
The ESE Academy (E-Cubers) has partnered with the University of Limerick (UL) to deliver Ireland’s first Equipment Systems Engineering apprenticeship at level 9 (MEng).
This Apprenticeship programme provides experienced engineers with a comprehensive framework to manage the implementation of Industry 4.0 innovations in their employer’s equipment. This two-year MEng by Research, in conjunction with vibrant Communities of Practice (CoP), provides an ideal framework for the apprentice to comprehensively and efficiently evaluate both disruptive and sustaining innovation solutions. After they have qualified as Equipment Systems Engineers (ESEs), learners will be able to remain engaged with the CoPs throughout their long and productive careers.
This two-year research programme is structured for blended delivery of online learning and face-to-face sessions, which minimizes time ‘off the job’.
For professionals who:
- Procure, design, manufacture, commission, support or optimise Industry 4.0 equipment for the high-tech manufacturing sector in Ireland.
- Have significant expertise of Industry 4.0 technologies as applied to manufacturing equipment.
- Wish to collaborate with others to broaden their overall access to emerging research, technologies and best working practice to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0.
- Wish to improve their abilities to perform applied research in the high-tech manufacturing equipment domain.
- Have a strong desire to be recognised as technical leaders in a topic relevant to Equipment Systems Engineering.
- Have been selected by their employer to apply the knowledge gained during this course for the procurement or optimisation of manufacturing equipment in accordance with Industry 4.0.
- Have a degree and/or considerable industrial experience in the field.
- Employers must be approved by UL & SOLAS and commit to support the apprentice throughout the programme.
- Support from an industry mentor within the company throughout the apprenticeship.
- Apprentices should hold a NFQ level 8 at minimum level 2.2 in a relevant area. Applicants who have completed a level 8 apprenticeship in a related field are also eligible to apply.
- Applicants with a lower qualification may also be considered provided they can prove to have considerable industrial experience as well as evidence of the ability to study at Masters Level.
Additional information available at: https://www.ul.ie/gps/equipment-systems-engineer-masters-research-apprenticeship. Please use the ‘course enquiry’ to contact UL with any queries.