Leadership in Digitisation of Manufacturing - Limerick Campus

The Certificate in Leadership in Digitalisation of Manufacturing is the result of an industry consultation process, where the ACORN Research Centre in the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has been asked to prepare and deliver a novel programme that would engage business leaders in Manufacturing in Ireland, particularly in the SME sector. The programme will aim to show industry the value and potential of Digitalisation of Manufacturing and equip Engineers and Managers with the knowledge to drive digital transformation in their companies.

The programme will be a research-informed evidence-driven series of Challenge Workshops, delivered as online seminars over 10 weeks, and the focus will go beyond the discussion of technology solutions to business value and new business models and skillsets.

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Subjects taught

What modules will I study?
Digitalisation of Manufacturing: Challenge Seminar Series (Level 9 - 5 ECTS)

Digitalisation Case-Study: Industry-based Practical (Level 9 – 5 ECTS)

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?
(a) The programme is aimed at existing Level 8 graduates from a range of disciplines in IT, Technology, Science and/or Engineering, and those migrating from associated disciplines. The principal entry requirement for the Certificate programme is a Level 8 honours degree, at minimum second class honours (NFQ) or other internationally recognised equivalent), in a relevant discipline.

(b) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language for example IELTS 6.0. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

(c) Applicants from other Level 7 or Level 8 Degree disciplines who have a minimum of five years experiential learning in an appropriate manufacturing environment (with a demonstrable knowledge of mathematics and computing) may also apply. Their admission to the program will be determined by the Limerick Institute of Technology Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Process. A deep knowledge of manufacturing environments and the potential benefits and challenges facing manufacturing from digitalisation would be beneficial.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online and then email all your supporting documents to Springboard@lit.ie

Application dates



10 weeks

Location: Limerick


In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

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