Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

Smart Manufacturing has been described as the synthesis of advanced manufacturing capabilities and digital technologies to produce highly customisable products faster, cheaper, better, and greener. A smart factory will integrate data from system-wide physical, operational, and human assets to drive manufacturing, maintenance, inventory tracking and the digitisation of operations in order to achieve this goal.

Course Delivery
2 Semesters. 2 nights per week- delivered fully online.

Certificate in Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Subjects taught

What is a Module?
A module is a standalone unit of learning and assessment and is completed within one semester. A full-time student will normally study six modules in each semester; part-time and ACCS (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) students will have flexibility as to the number of modules taken.

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Entry requirements

Candidates will require a Level 8 qualification in one of the following: Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics and Instrumentation, Mechatronics or a cognate discipline. Candidates with sufficient experience which in the judgement of MTU may be deemed equivalent to this qualification, will be considered following the principles/procedures set out in the University's Recognition of Prior Learning service in MTU.

Application dates

APPLICATION DEADLINE 17th September 2023


1 year, part-time, online.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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