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.


2-3 Years, Part Time, Blended

Further enquiries

Tel: +353 (0) 61 213360
Email: ulearning@ul.ie

Course Director
Dr Seán Moore
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202861
Email: Sean.Moore@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1 - Lean Systems

Semester 1
1.Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 1
2.Leadership and Change Management

Semester 2
3.Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 2
4.Lean Project / Lean Healthcare Project

Year 2 - Six Sigma

Semester 3
5.Quality Science Statistics
7.Advanced Quality Statistics

Semester 4
6.Advanced Quality Statistics
8.Six Sigma Project
9.Enterprise Improvement Project

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Course fee

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.

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