Award: NFQ Level 9 Major Award
This Masters Black Belt C was designed in collaboration with leading Irish companies to create graduates with the understanding of and capability for both the theory and practical application of quality management tools and techniques, particularly in the areas of Lean and SixSigma.
The Masters in Strategic Quality Management, Lean Sigma Systems is a 2 year course, but applicants who have already completed either or both Specialist Diplomas in Lean and/or Six Sigma at the University of Limerick can apply to be enrolled directly to Year 2 of the Masters and complete within one year.
This programme is suitable for professionals who:
- Are responsible for or actively engaged in organisational improvement and development through the use of quality management.
- Wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practical application of quality management tools and techniques.
- Seek recognition as a Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma.
The Masters in Strategic Quality Management, Lean Sigma Systems lets students take 2 taught modules per semester, in combination with project work, until the programme is completed. Course delivery combines traditional distance education with online learning, approximately three on-campus days per semester and talks by industry/professional experts who will deliver seminars linking theory to practice.
Completion of the MSc programme requires a substantial industry-based Enterprise Improvement Project (EIP).
Applicants require a 2.1 degree (NFQ level 8) in any discipline or equivalent and at least three years relevant work experience.
Where an applicant does not meet the entry requirements above, an offer of a place on the programme may be made in exceptional circumstances, where the candidate provides a portfolio of evidence to support prior learning, and the application of learning or competence in the area.
This Masters programme is also available as an apprenticeship with up to 80% fees paid by SOLAS & HEA.
Starts: Autumn and Spring.