Lean Sigma Systems

University of Limerick

Lean Sigma Systems

This Masters Black Belt programme was designed in collaboration with leading Irish companies to create graduates with the understanding of and capability for both the theory and practical application of quality management tools and techniques, particularly in the areas of Lean and Six Sigma. Graduates of this course will be considered Master Black Belts in Lean and Six Sigma.

Graduates of this course will be considered Master Black Belts in Lean and Six Sigma.

Key Fact
The MSc in Lean Sigma Systems is 80% funded through the Generation Apprenticeship scheme for those in employment

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1 - Lean Systems
Semester 1
• Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 1
• Leadership and Change Management

Semester 2
• Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 2
• Lean Project / Lean Healthcare Project

Year 2 - Six Sigma
Semester 3
• Quality Science Statistics
• Advanced Quality Statistics

Semester 4
• Problem Solving Tools & Techniques
• Six Sigma Project
• Enterprise Improvement Project

Semester 5
• Enterprise Improvement Project

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 2.1 degree (NFQ level 8) in any discipline or equivalent and at least three years relevant work experience.

Applicants who have completed the Professional Diploma in Lean Systems and/or Six Sigma are eligible for exemptions from those modules on this programme.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at www.ul.ie
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


2-3 Years, Part Time. Blended.


The cost of the programme is €14,000. This is payable in 4 equal installments of €3,500 over 4 semesters. There are 2 semesters per year. If an applicant has previously completed a Specialist Diploma in Lean or Six Sigma from U.L, their fee will be reduced accordingly.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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