Digital Manufacturing

Course areas include robotics and automation, managing digital supply chains, advanced product design and life cycle management, decision support for advanced manufacturing, big data analytics for digital manufacturing and leading the digital enterprise.

Accredited digital transformation courses

delivered by UCD, ATU Sligo and TU Dublin

About Digital Manufacturing

This programme is designed around six themes - Robotics & Automation, Managing Digital Supply Chains, Advanced Product Design & Lifecycle Management, Decision Support for Advanced Manufacturing, Big Data Analytics for Digital Manufacturing, and Leading the Digital Enterprise.

Modules in this course theme

Introduction to Robotics

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

This module is an Introduction to robots. You will learn about internal and external sensors, Actuators, Control of a single joint, Trajectories for a single joint and  Transformation matrices.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

BEng in Mechatronics

Delivered by ATU Sligo

A two-year online programme which is year 3 (the award year) of the Level 7 BEng in Mechatronic Engineering. 

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 60 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €6,800

Quality Management Systems

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Intended for anyone working in a sector where a structured approach to quality and customer satisfaction is important

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Control Systems 301

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Introduces the learner to the characteristics of control systems & processes commonly encountered in mechatronics

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Mathematics and Statistics

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Apply statistical & probability techniques to analyse data. Use trigonometry, differentiation & Integration to solve optimisation problems

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Six Sigma 1 - Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

The aim of this Six Sigma module is to reduce variation in the process and improve quality

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Skills to design & build SCADA & distributed control systems software using graphical programming

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Programming Communications and Interfacing

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Focus on designing & implementing a program based control unit which will make decisions based on sensor input to drive actuators

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

Instrumentation 1

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Basic theoretical and practical skills required to analyse and test low voltage direct current electrical circuits

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

Pneumatic/Electro-Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

This module will give the students an introduction to pneumatic/electro pneumatic and hydraulic systems

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

Six Sigma - Statistical Control

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Statistical tools associated six sigma DMAIC philosophy consistent with Green Belt Body of Knowledge

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

People Management in Practice

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Introduction to HRM issues from the perspective of a line manager and in the context of ensuring compliance to legislation

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Production Management

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Manage resources required to produce goods and services. Focus on decisions involved in planning & control of a manufacturing operation

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Applied Statistical Improvement

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Undertake an Experimental Design Experiment & understand concepts of Reliability & develop a sample inspection plan

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Automation Programming

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Intro to PLCs and implementation in automation systems. Program brick type & modular PLCs & learn concepts of signal processing

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

Instrumentation 2

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Overview of control theory. 555 timers and transistor circuits, amplifier circuits, A/D and D/A conversion are also are analysed

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

BSc Manufacturing Management

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Aimed at those currently working in management or supervisory positions in a manufacturing or service organisation

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 60 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €6,400

BSc in Quality

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Covers scientific & management principles for the achievement of customer satisfaction that makes an enterprise competitive

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 60 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €6,400

BSc (Hons) in Quality Management & Technology

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Qualification for engineering, science or business graduates who find their careers becoming more involved in quality management

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 60 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €8,400

MSc in Quality

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Programme for graduates in quality management who wish to expand their knowledge in the strategic aspects of the quality

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 60 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €9,000

Introduction to BioIndustry 4.0

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Provide students with the background of Industry 4.0 and how this conceptual framework can be applied in the biopharmaceutical sector

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €1000

Biologics Manufacturing: Current and Future

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Learn about continuous manufacturing, single-use optimization, modular facility design; ATMPs, Cell & Gene therapy; Novel technologies.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €1,000

Bio-Industry Data & Digital Technologies

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Develop skills vital for ensuring that biopharma organisations can transform large, complex, disconnect data sets into tangible business assets.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €1,000

Certificate in BioIndustry 4.0

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Postgraduate qualification in BioIndustry 4.0 that will form both an introduction to the area and additional skills and knowledge to those working in the area.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 30 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €6,000

Introduction to Manufacturing Simulation & Robotics

Delivered by University College Dublin

Insight into advanced manufacturing & robotics technologies - covers the simulation, analysis & evaluation of manufacturing operation systems.

  • Starts September 2022
  • In-class Teaching
  • 7.5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €1312.50

Supply Chain Design & Analysis

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module is designed to provide learners with a detailed understanding of supply chain design and analysis concepts including analytical tools to assist planning and decision making.

  • Starts September 2022
  • In-class Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Engineering Operations Management

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module covers the management of operations in the manufacturing and service sectors, utilising operations strategy and competitiveness analysis.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Systems Analysis & Improvement

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module is designed to expose learners to the tools for analysing and improving the quality performance of various systems such as business, production, and service systems.

  • Starts September 2022
  • In-class Teaching
  • 7.5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €1312.50

Decision Analysis

Delivered by University College Dublin

This is module is for learners based in industry and who have at least five years professional engineering work experience. It covers, in detail, the principles and practices of decision analysis.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Human Resources Management

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module provides learners with an understanding of the key issues and developments in the field of human resource management. The module deals with the strategic management of human resources.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Marketing for Engineering Managers

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module cover the the context within which their decisions take place, and develop the customer need (what customers want, set a price, make the product available, etc.).

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Operations Management

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module addresses the design principles for the basic elements of a product or service operation.

  • Starts January 2023
  • In-class Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Quality Management

Delivered by University College Dublin

This is an advanced module in the theory and application to practice of quality management principles, in particular Lean and Six Sigma.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Engineering Project Management

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module presents the latest theories on the strategic context of project, programme and portfolio management, to effectively deliver the full project within budget and on time.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Business System Design

Delivered by University College Dublin

Learners takling this module will be able to apply practical business process modelling and business process redesign techniques, toolsets and approaches in the context of business and engineering projects.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Engineering Cost Analysis

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module provides engineers with the principles of cost analysis, which effect the outcomes reported in financial accounting statements.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Online Technical Communications

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module focuses on communication through presentations. It covers an understanding of the entire communication chain is required (eg. handouts, questions, follow-up meetings etc.).

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Behaviour, Leadership and Change

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module focuses on the a multidisciplinary behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations, reflecting on the complexity of contemporary organisations.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Managing Negotiations

Delivered by University College Dublin

The module equips learners with both the practical skills and theoretical understanding required to be an effective negotiator.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Corporate Entrepreneurship, Creating Growth Strategies

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module provides real-world, hands-on learning on how to identify an opportunity within learners own companies and how to exploit that idea to commercial reality.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Operations Strategy

Delivered by University College Dublin

This module is designed to explain and evaluate strategic issues in operations and supply chain management.

It is expected that learners will be able to apply theories and concepts in a practical setting.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Professional Diploma in Operational Excellence

Delivered by University College Dublin

Learners to implement and lead improvement in their manufacturing organisations using principles of Lean, Six Sigma, and Business Process optimisation.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 20 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: TBC

ME Management

Delivered by University College Dublin

The Masters of Engineering Management programme is designed to bridge the divide between engineering and management.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 90 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €7,280.00

GMP 1 AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

An orientation to GMP, documentation, conducting investigations, QC (quality control) laboratory operations and management responsibilities.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €350

Programming Fundamentals

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Design and write short programs to solve straightforward and clearly defined engineering based problems

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

Introduction to Engineering Mathematics

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

The course is designed so that real life situations are used to demonstrate where the techniques are used.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €375

Operations Management

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

This module gives an insight into the activities associated with the creation of a product or service. Operations Management is one of the core functions of any business.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €800

Organisational Behaviour

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

This module gives an insight into the activities associated with the creation of a product or service. Operations Management is one of the core functions of any business.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Project Management

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

This module gives an insight into the activities associated with the creation of a product or service. Operations Management is one of the core functions of any business.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Lean Management Techniques

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

This module aims to give the student the necessary skills to apply Lean tools and techniques in a workplace environment.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Lean Management Techniques

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Understanding of the nature of accounting and financial information and an ability to interpret such information and apply it to particular problems and situations within an organisation.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

Certificate in Automation and Instrumentation

Delivered by ATU Sligo

A one-year online qualifier to allow holders of craft qualifications and others with substantial relevant work experience to progress to the level 7 BEng in Electronic Engineering.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 30 Credits
  • NFQ Level 6
  • Course Fees: €2500

BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics

Delivered by ATU Sligo

A two-year online programme which is year 4 (the award year) of the Level 8 BEng in Mechatronic Engineering. 

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 60 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €8,900

Energy Operations & Utilities Management

Delivered by ATU Sligo

This Module includes: Climate Change and associated challenges for sustainability, energy management and standards. 

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €741

Industrial Networks 1

Delivered by ATU Sligo

Industrial Networking introduces the student to the concept of  integrating factory floor industrial networks and process plant floor control networks with company enterprise networks

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €741

Control Systems Analysis and Design 401

Delivered by ATU Sligo

Control Systems engineering is all about plant and processes (systems) - how they behave when subjected to certain inputs (system response) and how to get them to do what we want (system control). 

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €741

Industrial Networks 2

Delivered by ATU Sligo

Continuing from Industrial Networks 1 this module expands on the configuration of TCP/IP networks for industrial use as well as  the development and deployment of Industrial Ethernet

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €741

Control Systems Analysis and Design 402

Delivered by ATU Sligo

Control Systems engineering is all about plant and processes (systems) - how they behave when subjected to certain inputs (system response) and how to get them to do what we want (system control). 

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €741

Power Electronics & Drives

Delivered by ATU Sligo

The aims of this module are to investigate current electronic motor drive technology as it applies to both DC and AC electric machines.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 10 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €1485

Industrial Data Communication 1

Delivered by Atlantic Technological University

Industrial Data communication is the manipulation of variables that can be implemented into the technology that automatically processes data.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Online Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €600

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Our courses and modules range from levels 6 to 9 on the NFQ framework.

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