Engineering - Supply Chain Operations

University of Limerick

Engineering - Supply Chain Operations

Graduates of this Masters achieve a practical understanding of all stages of the supply chain, both internal and external to the organisation, including planning, procurement, manufacturing, distribution and customer service returns. They will be equipped to eliminate supply chain inefficiencies to enable their organisations become more competitive, agile and profitable. End-to-end visibility of the full supply chain is key to supply chain return on investment (ROI). In this Online Masters, students learn and can immediately apply best-practice supply chain management skills through every link in the chain.

Key Fact
The MSc in Supply Chain Operations is 80% funded through the Key Fact Generation Apprenticeship scheme for those in employment.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1
Spring Semester
• Frameworks for Supply Chain Management
• Strategic Business and Operations Management
• Mathematical Modelling in Supply Chain

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Marketing Technology Products
• Simulation Modelling in Supply Chains

Spring Semester
• Operations Management
• Quality Science Statistics 1
• Sales and Operations Planning*

Summer Semester
• Thesis Proposal Preparation

Year 3
Autumn Semester
• Thesis 1 (Supply Chain Operations)
• Supply Chain Risk Assessment and Forecasting
• Financial Management and Decision Making

Spring Semester
• Thesis 2 (Supply Chain Operations)

*The Supply Chain Operations, Masters, Level 9 also has a September intake with some deviations on order in which students take modules.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a minimum second class Level 8 honours degree (QQI NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

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.

Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements* of the University.

The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Relevant experience
Applicant must have a minimum of 2 years appropriate experience in a continuous improvement setting and be in a position to affect organisational change. Applicants should ideally be in a front line management role within their organisation.

Those applicants not yet in a front line management role but with 3 or more years experience may also be considered.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

What to Include with your Application:
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)

Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.

A copy of your most recent CV.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


2 years Online.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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