Professional Diploma in Operational Excellence (Sept start)

The outcomes of this Professional Diploma will enable learners to implement and lead improvement in their manufacturing organisations using principles of Lean, Six Sigma, Data Driven Decision Making and Business Process Re-engineering.

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Most modules require a 2.1 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience. Should you have any queries regarding your eligibility, please contact us at


The learning outcomes are as follows:

  • Familiarity with and knowledge of operations excellence, encompassing decision analysis, quality management (lean and six sigma), engineering operations management and process design, across a wide range of industrial sectors;
  • Ability to synthesise technical and management knowledge in the design, implementation and improvement of complex engineering systems;
  • Ability to apply decision analysis, scientific problem solving, inductive and deductive reasoning skills in both quantitative and qualitative contexts;
  • Ability to communicate effectively to enable effective decision making in engineering operations and
  • Ability to learn independently by assessing academic and practitioner research related to operations excellence.

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

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