The 5 key areas of skills development below have been identified by Limerick for Engineering companies as being in-demand growth areas.

 

Click on the links below for further details on recommended programmes for developing these skills.

Process / Manufacturing / Mechanical

The programmes below have been identified by Limerick for Engineering as being Best in Class for developing key skills in the Process, Manufacturing and Mechanical areas.

 

The programmes are at NFQ level 6, 7, and 8 and are all delivered via on line or distance learning to facilitate those working full time.

 

See the respective institutes sites for more detailed information.

Area of Development Institute Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Process / Manufacturing / Mechanical Limerick IT City City & Guilds - Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Eng(Evening & Weekend - 2 - 2.5 years) Degree in Manufacturing Technology(Evening - 2 yrs) Process & Engineering Management(Will be available Part-time and On Line 2017)
Sligo IT Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality (Free MOOC). Certificate in Automation and Instrumentation.Certificate in Process Technologies Certificate in Six Sigma Quality (Green Belt) Certificate in Six Sigma Quality (Black Belt)
Cork IT
Lean Sigma Yellow Belt; Continuous Improvement for Production Teams HC in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology Lean Sigma Green Belt; Stage 3 of B Eng in Mechanical Engineering (PT) B Sc in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology Lean Sigma Black Belt; B Eng (Hons) Advanced Manufacturing Technology
IMDA IMDA Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship IMDA Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship

Software / Controls

The programmes below have been identified by Limerick for Engineering as being Best in Class for developing key skills in the Software and Controls areas.

 

The programmes are at NFQ level 6, 7, and 8 and are all delivered via on line or distance learning to facilitate those working full time.

 

See the respective institutes sites for more detailed information.

Area of Development Institute Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Software / Controls Limerick IT N/A Industrial Automation & Robotics (Part Time through ACCS Mode)Degree in Electrical Technology (Evening - 2 years) N/A
Sligo IT
Certificate in Automation and Instrumentation (30 credits). BEng. in Mechatronics (60 credits). BEng. (Hons.) in Mechatronics (60 credits).
Cork IT Maintenance Technology Fundamentals Automation and Control Systems (Mechatronics, SCADA and Robotics) Advanced Mechatronics,B Sc (Hons) in Instrument Engineering

Electronic / Electrical

The programmes below have been identified by Limerick for Engineering as being Best in Class for developing key skills in the Electronic and Electrical areas.

 

The programmes are at NFQ level 6, 7, and 8 and are all delivered via on line or distance learning to facilitate those working full time.

 

See the respective institutes sites for more detailed information.

Area of Development Institute Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Electronic / Electrical Limerick IT Electronic Engineering (Part Time through ACCS Mode) City & Guilds - Diploma in Electronic/Electrical Engineering(Evening & Weekend - 2 - 2.5 years Electronic Engineering (Part Time through ACCS Mode)Degree in Electrical Technology (Evening - 2 yrs) N/A
Sligo IT
Certificate in Automation and Electronics BEng in Electronic Engineering BEng. (Hons.) in Electronic Engineering
Cork IT N/A B Eng Electrical Engineering, B Eng Electronic Engineering B Eng (Hons) Electrical Engineering,B Eng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

Injection Moulding

The programmes below have been identified by Limerick for Engineering as being Best in Class for developing key skills in the Injection Moulding areas.

 

The programmes are at NFQ level 6, 7, and 8 and are all delivered via on line or distance learning to facilitate those working full time.

 

See the respective institutes sites for more detailed information.

Area of Development Institute Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Injection Moulding Limerick IT N/A N/A N/A
Sligo IT
Certificate in Polymer Technology. BEng. in Polymer Processing BEng. (Hons) in Polymer Processing (Coming 2017)
Cork IT N/A N/A N/A

Quality / Validation

The programmes below have been identified by Limerick for Engineering as being Best in Class for developing key skills in the Quality / Validation areas.

 

The programmes are at NFQ level 6, 7, and 8 and are all delivered via on line or distance learning to facilitate those working full time.

 

See the respective institutes sites for more detailed information.

Area of Development Institute Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Quality / Validation Limerick IT N/A Quality Management – Part 1 (EIQA Diploma) - Evening 1 yr
Quality Management – Part 2 (EIQA Diploma) - Evening 1 yr
N/A
Sligo IT
Certificate in Validation Technologies.Certificate in Quality Assurance BSc. in Quality EngineeringBSc. in Manufacturing Management BSc. (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology
Cork IT Certficate in Quality Assurance,

HC in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology
Diploma in Quality Management Parts 1, Part 2
BSc in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology
Diploma in Quality Management
Parts 1, Part 2