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Mr. Michael Hennessy


Michael Hennessy is the Education Programmes Manager at the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) part of the Faculty of Science & Engineering at the University of Limerick.

Research Interests

New structures and processes for award accreditation and delivery. Recognition of Prior Learning for Entry and exemptions. Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning for entry requirements. Development of top up courses at level 6 to 9. Development of professional development education at levels 9 and 10. Accredited Continuous Professional Development. Academic/Industry collaboration inthe above areas.

Professional Activities


  • 2006 Mary Immaculate College - Grad Dip Adult & Continuing Education
  • 1996 University of Limerick - MA
  • 1994 University of Limerick - BA (Public Administration)


Peer Reviewed Journal


Educational programmes for future employability of graduates in SMEs
Hunt, I,Brien, EO,Tormey, D,Alexander, S,Mc Quade, E,Hennessy, M
Journal Of Intelligent Manufacturing DOI: 10.1007/s10845-011-0519-3


Programmes for Future Employability of Graduates in SMEs,
Hunt, I., O' Brien, E., Tormey, D., Alexander, S., Mc Quade, E., Hennessy M.,
Journal Of Intelligent Manufacturing