Course Details

Course Code(s):
5 weeks
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


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Brief Description

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Module description  Module code  NFQ Level  ECTS Start Date   
Lean Thinking & Lean Tools AU4043 8 6 TBC Flyer Link 


The Lean Thinking & Lean Tools module introduces participants to the history of Lean Management. Participants will be made aware of a range of quality strategies covering Value Stream Mapping, waste elimination, Workplace Organisation & Standard Work techniques and how to implement them in the workplace. Rapid Improvement Methodologies and the role of the supply chain in Lean systems will also be covered. 

Learning outcomes:  

On the successful completion of this module participants will have: 

  • a knowledge of Lean its origins and uses. 

  • an understanding of role of lean in quality and improvement activities. 

  • an understanding of how lean management can encourage employee involvement in improvement activities. 

  • a working knowledge of many of the main tools available within the Lean toolbox.


There is no final exam for this module. You will be assessed through continuous skill-based assignments, provided by your lecturer and tutor.  

A minimum Level 7 qualification.  Where an applicant does not meet the entry requirements, they can be evaluated under the UL RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) policy and may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the programme

The fee for this programme is €600

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