Lean Thinking / Lean Tools 1 - Module

University of Limerick

Lean Thinking / Lean Tools 1 - Module

The aims of this module are:

To describe what Lean actually means,

To inform you of its contextual perspective, and

To provide you with a working knowledge of many of the main tools available within the Lean toolbox.

Award: University Certificate of Study

Subjects taught

Lean Thinking / Lean Tools 1 AU5041

The module will cover the following areas:

Introduction to Lean Management
Value Stream Mapping
Cellular Manufacturing
Workplace Standardisation and Standard Work
Pull Systems
SMED and 5S

Entry requirements

Applicants must 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.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

Application dates

Please ensure you enter the Module Code below when applying for this Micro Cred. Applications without this cannot be processed.

You may apply for more than one Micro Cred under the same application.


15 weeks part-time.

Post Course Info

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (e.g., Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:

Professional Diploma in Quality Management - Lean Systems
MSc Strategic Quality Management - Lean Sigma Systems

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