Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Autumn 2024
13 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Address: Science & Engineering Flexible Learning Centre Email:

Apply Now

Read instructions on how to apply

Express Interest

Register your interest here for more information or to be notified when applications are open.

Brief Description

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility.  Please Note:   Applicants may only apply for and receive, one subsidised course per semester. 

Please ensure you enter the Module Code below when applying for this MicroCred. Applications without this cannot be processed.

You may apply for more than one MicroCred under the same application.

Module Description

Module Code

NFQ Level

ECTS Credits

Next Intake


Digitalisation Of Process 




Sept 2024


This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (e.g., Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

The programme(s) associated with this MicroCred are: 

This module will investigate the increasing digitalisation of business processes, from design through to process execution. Process modelling will be introduced and the use of visualisation techniques in supporting process improvement will be established.

The module will establish a robust process for understanding the digitization requirements, paths to digitising the process and methods of process visualization and analysis using platforms like SAS JMP Pro Software. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will also be considered with exposure to Software platforms such as Blue Prism.

The module is broken down to provide an overview of the following areas:

  • Design and develop database systems
  • Collect and interpret datasets for data-driven intelligence
  • Analyse the application of digital product design to reduce costs and increase
  • throughput in a relevant industrial context.
  • Develop a model simulation of a production process, addressing aspects of
  • optimisation, capacity expansion and what-if scenarios.
  • Analyse the application of a Digital Twin Design approach to improving the re-configurability of a process.
  • Review the technologies associated with visualisation of industrial processes and
  • discuss their relevance and effective in manufacturing.
  • Evaluate, the impacts (qualitatively and quantitatively) of a manufacturing
  • digitalisation initiative in relation to standard industry benchmarks.
  • Application of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

On successful completion of the module students will be able to:

  • Apply methodologies for harnessing process data for digitisation.
  • Analyse the application of database technologies and data visualisation in a relevant. business context.
  • Affective (Attitudes and Values).
  • Demonstrate awareness of the need for business process digitisation.

Applicants should have a first or second-class Level 8 honours degree, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

The fees for this programme are €1,000

HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy - Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can qualify for 50% funding subject to the availability of places. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria 

Please click here for information on funding and scholarships.