Module Code: BS1169

Micro-credential Overview

The Manufacturing Technology module introduces engineering materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials, manufacturing processes, both traditional and recently developed and electronic manufacturing technologies.

On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental principles of manufacturing technology.
  • Identify the materials used in manufacturing, manufacturing processes, production systems and trends in manufacturing.
  • Explain the nature of materials, mechanical and physical properties and the use of dimensions, tolerances and surfaces.
  • Apply ethics, respect and responsibility in the manufacturing of products for customer use.
  • Evaluate how manufacturing meets the environmental demands of today’s market place.  

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 1

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Online Learning.

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 8

5 ECT’s 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 7 and 8.
Academic programme: Science and Technology Micro-credentials - CPB1.

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Manufacturing Technology - BS1169

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €250

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 50% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places.

For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

Entry Requirements 

  • Applicants should have a Diploma at NFQ Level 7 of 90 ECTS minimum, in a Science, Engineering or Technical area. 
  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age. 
  • Applications can be considered using Recognition of Prior Learning

Contact Information

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