Technical Training

Masters of Engineering (MEng) in Digitalisation of Manufacturing


The masterclass modules will cover essential elements of digitalisation of manufacturing and their application in practice. The goal of the masterclasses is to provide an expert level appraisal of relevant technologies, tools and techniques in a range of relevant disciplines, so that the Learner can assess current trends and can engage with specialist professionals on an equal footing.

The modules include, Database Design & Data Visualisation, Cyber-Physical Systems & IoT, Manufacturing Automation & Robotics, Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Integrated Database Systems, and Digitalisation of Production. All of
the modules will be integrated with work-based practice and will be supported by regular on-line tutorials. Successful completion of the masterclasses (30 Credits) may lead to an exit award – a Certificate in Smart Factory Operations (L9 Minor Award).

The applied research project will be structured over the two years and will require completion of a comprehensive range of relevant elements, including; a review of existing knowledge, a personal reflection and professional development plan (PDP), the definition and analysis of a manufacturing digitalisation problem in industry, the design, planning and implementation of a solution within a constrained schedule and budget - cognisant of social and ethical norms, the evaluation of change requirements, the validation of performance (value engineering) and the dissemination of the project’s results and impact. The applied research project will be self-directed by the Learner, supported by an industry mentor, academic supervisors (two) and an External Assessment Board (EAB).

The completion of an applied research project will bring significant advances in terms of professional and personal development, communication skills and confidence to present proposals and results. The necessary transversal skills (teamwork, communications, research methods, project management) will be delivered through online, self-directed modules with regular workshops in the Institute.

Programme Costs

Irish Medtech Skillnet members residing and working in Ireland: €3,750 per year, for two years
Non Members residing and working in Ireland: €5,000 per year, for two years
There is no vat on training

Content includes

Schedule of Delivey:

18 contact days, per year, structured into the following:
Two mandatory bootcamps . Each bootcamp is 4 days each (Wed - Sat)
Four optional workshops. Each workshop is 2 days (Fri - Sat)

Year 1
  • Database Design & Data Visualisation
  • Cyber-Physical Systems & IoT Manufacturing
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Data Analytics & Machine Learning

Bootcamp December 2019 DV, CPS Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th December 2019
Workshop DV, CPS, Friday 17th & Saturday 18th January 2020
Workshop DV, CPS, RM Friday 28th & Saturday 29th February 2020

Bootcamp April 2020 MA, DA, Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th April 2020
Workshop MA, DA, Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd May 2020
Workshop MA, DA, PM Friday 19th & Saturday 20th June 2020

Year 2
  • Integrated Database Systems
  • Digitalisation of Production
  • Applied Research Dissertation

Workshop ARD, PM, RM Friday 4th & Saturday 5th September 2020
Workshop DP, IDS Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th October 2020

Bootcamp December 2020 DP, IDS Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th December 2020
Workshop ARD, PM Friday 15th & Saturday 16th January 2021
Workshop DP, IDS Friday 26th & Saturday 27th February 2021

Bootcamp April 2021 ARD, PM, RM Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th April 2021
Workshop ARD* Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd May 2021
Workshop ARD* Friday 18th & Saturday 19th June 2021

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Who should attend

The programme is aimed at existing manufacturing, mechanical or engineering professionals, and those migrating from associated disciplines. The principal entry requirement for the Masters programme is a Level 8 honours degree, at minimum second class honours (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent), in a relevant engineering, computing, or technology discipline.

Applicants from other Level 8 degree disciplines who have a minimum of five years experiential learning in an appropriate manufacturing environment (with a demonstrable knowledge of mathematics and computing) may also apply. Their admission to the program will be determined by the Limerick Institute of Technology Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Process. A deep knowledge of manufacturing environments and the potential benefits and challenges facing manufacturing from digitalisation would be beneficial.


NFQ Level 9 - 90 credits.

Upcoming dates:


Online Pre-Recording, Live Tutorials, & Workshops., Limerick
14 Sept 2020 - 30 June 2022 (2 Years Blended Learning. Online Pre-Recording, Live Tutorials, & Workshops.)
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Masters of Engineering (MEng) in Digitalisation of Manufacturing

Training Days

2 Years

Training Locations

Limerick, Online

Course Cost

IMDA Skillnet Member: €7,500
Non-member rate: €10,000
* Cost quoted per person