Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

The Certificate in Intelligent Manufacturing Systems is a Level 9 programme which aspires to bridge the gap between the engineering operations and information technology paradigms in the manufacturing sector. 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.

Participants will acquire the skills necessary to contribute effectively to operate in the factory of the future, bringing manufacturing through to the next level envisaged by Industry 4.0. They will acquire specific knowledge of the new and emerging areas and how to integrate IT with Manufacturing Technology. Specific topics include Machine Learning, Data Science and Information Analytics, Robotics and Autonomous systems, Maintenance and machine Prognostics.

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

Entry requirements

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


Duration & Delivery
2 semesters. At least two evenings per week, partly class room based, partly blended (online).

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Information Evening
Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

The Information Evening for the academic year beginning September 2019 will take place from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies, Accounting, Management, Designing Innovative Services, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business with Aviation Studies, and Sales Strategy.

Humanities: Cookery, Hospitality Management, Bar Operations, Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Play Therapy.

Media: TV Production, PR with New Media, E-learning Design and Development, and Digital Media Design and Development.

Wednesday 4th September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, Brewing & Distilling, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, and Automation & Control Systems.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

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