Lean and Six Sigma Introduction

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:

    Special Award

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

Two days (full-time)

Course summary

Lean is a generic process management term referring to the identification and steady elimination of waste. It is closely linked with Six Sigma because of the methodology’s emphasis on reduction of process variation. Lean Sigma introduces the methods and tools used in both techniques as applied for interpretation of customer requirements for service design and operations in all industry sectors such as Public Service, Healthcare, Biopharma, insurance, hospitality, Charities, Software, Call Centre Service and Manufacturing.


Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng

All part-time programmes at MTU Cork will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.


Course fee must be paid before attending lectures, please e-mail camms@cit.ie.

Note: Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.


Two day (full-time)


The course allows participants to select between Lean or Six Sigma, for their own future development and/or as the most appropriate method for their company. Participants have the option of applying for either the Lean Sigma Practitioner, Yellow Belt Programme or the Lean Sigma Green Belt Certification Programme.


Note: Introduction to Lean/Six Sigma is not a pre-requisite to attending the Lean Sigma Practitioner, Lean Sigma Green Belt or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.


Course Content
  • Day 1: Introduction to Lean
    Introduce the participants to the background to Lean and introduce the concepts behind reducing waste.
  • Day 2: Introduction to Six Sigma
    Explains how Six Sigma targets variation and introduces the concepts.

Tailored versions for specific organisations are available, enquire at camms@cit.ie



Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS), MTU Cork.


Course Schedule





This programme requires no prior knowledge or experience of Lean or Lean Sigma. The programme is suitable for all personnel working within the design, manufacturing, transactional, sales or support environment. It is suitable for management and team leaders through to shop floor personnel and employees directly involved in the process.


All enquires to camms@cit.ie

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems
021 432 6264

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