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What is this Programme about?

Work Measurement and Methods Engineering are long-established subjects that are still highly valued, particularly, but not exclusively, in manufacturing industry. They deal with the skills of systematic recording and critical examination of existing and proposed way of performing work, as well as establishing standard times for completing prescribed tasks at a defined level of performance.

Theaim of this programme is to introduce students to the skills of Work Measurement & Methods Engineering. Students will become familiar with the processes to establish standard times for operations, to plan outputs, to form and re-form work groups, to balance workloads, to plan delivery times, and to control costs.

The skills training will include both theory and practical elements.Graduates of this programme will be eligible to progress to the Certificate in Work Measurement and Methods Engineering, Level 8 Special Purpose Award programme.

Who is this Programme for?

Students must be working in a manufacturing industry or have previous industry experience. All students on this programme will be required to have at least a Level 6 qualification with significant work experience. Applicants without a Level 6 can apply using the Recognition of Prior Learning route and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Online Support

Students will have full access to a range of supports available online and through Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. These include our new online programme, PACE, which is designed to support students to access and effectively use library resources in order to complete assignments. Additional supports include an Academic Writing Centre and Maths Support Centre, freely available to all students.

Entry Requirements

Applicants not meeting the entry criteria above may apply for the programme through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).This learning which may be formal or informal learning may be considered as part of the entry requirements for the programme.

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

All programmes are mapped to the SETU Carlow Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy applicants who wish to apply using this route can request the specific RPL for this programme.

SETU Carlows RPL Policy offers clear pathways to the learner for recognition of previous learning undertaken and offer every credit to the learner in completing such learning.

The Programme Board will be responsible for the assessment of entry standards and applications as part of any RPL Process.