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Discover unparalleled flexibility with our Intro to Additive Manufacturing Minor Awards, designed for professionals in various fields. Unlock the power of additive manufacturing, learn at your own pace with our busy schedule-friendly program, and engage with world-class faculty & network with industry peers. Elevate your career today!

1. Flexible Learning Paths for Professionals 

Our Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Minor Award program offers unmatched flexibility to suit the diverse needs of industry professionals, managers, and engineers from various specialities. Whether you're looking to enhance your knowledge in validation, production, quality, or other areas, our four minor awards can be taken separately or combined to create a tailored learning experience that complements your professional journey.

2. Unlock the Power of Additive Manufacturing

Stay ahead of the curve and gain a competitive edge in your field with our cutting-edge curriculum. Our program empowers you to understand the far-reaching impact of Additive Manufacturing across industries. By enrolling in our minor awards, you'll be equipped with the latest knowledge and skills to revolutionize your approach to design, production, and problem-solving.

3. Designed for Your Busy Schedule

We understand the demands of balancing a busy career and personal life. That's why our Additive Manufacturing Minor Award program is specifically designed to accommodate tight schedules. Complete different minor awards in consecutive years at your own pace, and enjoy a seamless learning experience that fits into your unique timeline.

4. Expert Faculty and Networking Opportunities

Our Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Minor Award program boasts a team of world-class faculty who are experts in their respective fields. Not only will you learn from the best, but you'll also have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals from various industries. Expand your professional connections and open doors to new possibilities as you advance your career with this highly sought-after qualification.

1.  The evolution of 3D printing: from rapid prototyping to additive manufacturing (AM) as a production solution
2.  Benefits and limitations of AM technologies: integration in regulated industry standards (Healthcare, Automotive, Aerospace, Construction)
3.  Analysis of AM Platforms, Polymers, Metals, Composites, and Post-Processing Techniques
4.  Design principles for AM: topology optimization, generative design, and their influence on product development
5.  Impact of AM on traditional supply chains: AM ecosystem, environmental and sustainable opportunities,
6.  Industry adoption trends of AM: best practices and applications across various sector

Module Name Semester
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing 1 - (12 weeks)

To enter the Certificate in Introduction to Additive Manufacturing, learners should have the following:

  • A Level 6 Higher Certificate in an engineering or relevant technical discipline (or equivalent).

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not currently meet the academic entry requirements but who may have a substantial recorded of relevant learning (gained through work experience for example) equivalent to the entry requirements may make their case for admission using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. The learning claims of each candidate would then be assessed for admission to the programme on a case by case basis by the programme team in line with institute policy. Click here to download the RPL Application Form.

Do I need to already have a specific level of CAD expertise?

There is no CAD design entry level required. This programme is not intending to complete CAD design capabilities but to review in detail the specific software packages used in Additive Manufacturing and introduce the new level of design freedom available.

English Language Competency

Eligible applicants must at least meet the minimum English language competency requirements for the University.


Course Leader

David Alarco

AMASE Project Manager -

Call: +353858819231

Email: [email protected]