The diploma will provide education and practical application to a Black Belt level in Six Sigma.The course will enable participating companies gain competitive advantage through the application of Six Sigma principles to drive improvement with measurable results. A company-based project will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the participants workplace. This project will need to result in significant cost savings for the organisation.
This programme forms part of the MSc in Strategic Quality Management Lean Sigma Systems. Those who have completed this programme may continue on to the MSc.
Those who have responsibility for quality or continuous improvement within their organisation including managers, engineers, supervisors and technicians. The programme is suited to a variety of industry sectors both in manufacturing and services, including the public sector.
Delivery is a hybrid of traditional distance education and online learning together with a number of on-campus tutorials (approx. 3 Saturdays per semester). In addition, there are on-line discussions moderated by a subject matter expert on elements of each module to reinforce the learning and maximise the benefit of the programme for participants.
Tutorials are held at the University of Limerick campus.