Start date: 04 September 2021
Duration: 2-4 Years
Location: NUI Galway
Certificate: NFQ Level 8
Cost: Members €2,349 pa Non-Members €3,915 pa
The Degree in Science & Technology Studies is a part-time course which focuses on the knowledge and skill requirements of high-tech industries. The modular structure is designed with flexibility in mind, enabling students to balance study with work and other commitments and to accumulate credits over a time frame that suits their lifestyle. Learning is delivered via a blend of distance and online resources, on-campus tutorials and labs, and company-based projects.
This course aims to:
Provide students with a comprehensive grounding in the theoretical foundations of Science & Engineering
Introduce students to areas of applied and specialist knowledge found in today’s high-tech environments
Develop important managerial skills such as problem solving, decision making and advanced communication skills.
Who is the course for
The course is primarily intended to support those seeking career advancement in a variety of high tech industries such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and manufacturing. It will also appeal to those with a personal interest in Science and Technology.
The Degree consists of 20 modules to be completed over a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 years (see the module chart for the Diploma/Degree below). The core modules are largely in the areas of production science and operations and systems management. The elective streams will enable students to specialise and deepen their knowledge in the following areas:
Lean & Quality Systems
Medical Device Science
Automation & Control
Corporate Environmental Planning