Industrial Utilities (Level 6, 5 ECTS credits)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Single Module Course

  • Type of Qualification:

    Single Module Course

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    20th September 2021

Admission Requirements:

This programme is open to students from any discipline and all applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.


July Stimulus Higher Education Authority (HEA) Initiative
Are you eligibile to apply for this free programme?


Please view the 'Apply Tab' above for more information.


Course Fee

This Level 6 module is funded through an initiative of the HEA. The module is free of charge if you are unemployed, a homemaker returning to work or are in receipt of the COVID-19 unemployment payment at the time the programme begins.


If you are in employment, were previously self-employed or are a recent graduate (2021), you may be eligible provided you meet the nationality/visa requirement and residence requirement. 


These are in line with the current requirements for Springboard courses


Physical Sciences

The Department of Physical Sciences has packaged together 6 individual Level 6 modules (5 ECTS credits each) into two blocks of learning to give the learner an opportunity to upskill or reskill in the area of instrumentation and calibration. These modules are aimed at individuals who:

  • have a technical background and are considering a career change into the area of Instrumentation and/or calibration
  • do not hold a relevant craft qualification in this area but would have relevant industrial experience
  • are currently employed in a relevant industrial setting but are looking to upskill


In summary there are 3 Instrumentation/Calibration modules, a fundamental maths module, and 2 modules looking at complete systems that make up various utilities within the pharmaceutical/ biopharma/medical device/manufacturing/chemical industries including AutoCad and piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs).


One block of learning consisting of 3 modules will be delivered on a part time basis each semester. Block 1 will commence in late November and finish end of April 2022.
Block 2 will commence end of January 2022 and finish end of June 2022.


Whilst we would encourage learners to enrol on all modules, the learner can enrol on any number of the modules individually. Please click on 'Modules' tab above to access detailed information.


MTU: Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications)


Further Studies

You will be eligible to progress to the Higher Certificate in Science in Industrial Measurement and Control  and will be exempt from one 5-credit module on the basis of passing this Industrial Utilities module.

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There are 2 blocks of learning. Each block will consist of 3 modules.

Block 1 will commence in late November and finish end of April 2022.

Block 2 will commence end of January 2022 and finish end of June 2022.

Full details of the modules are available by clicking the following links and each module is worth 5 credits.


Block 1

INTR6015 Introduction to Industrial Utilities

PHYS6008 Instrument Measurement

MATH6047 Math for Craftspersons

Block 2

PHYS6007 Instrument Calibration

PHYS6035 Graphics & Engineering Design

PHYS6031 Process Instrumentation 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email

Online application is open (link is at the end of this page) for Returners, the Employed, formerly Self Employed and recent Graduates who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of course commencement.

To progress your application to this module, two non-academic eligibility requirements must be satisfied. These are your Employment status and your Residency/Nationality status.  

Eligibility criteria is in line with the current requirements for Springboard courses

If you require documentation from the Department of Social Protection please call the customer service line on 071 9193302 to request this letter.

This course will be filled on a first come first served basis so it is important to read and follow the below instructions correctly.

Your application will not be assessed further until the supporting documentation is submitted. Please upload the relevant documentation with your application. Please note that all applicants are required to submit a passport or birth certificate (a driving licence will not be accepted).


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email for assistance.


1. Employment Status 

a)  Unemployed 
Please email supporting documentation that you are currently in receipt of a Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection payment outlined below, or that you are signing for Social Insurance Contribution Credits. This supporting documentation should be in the form of a receipt of payment or a letter from the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection.
Please call the customer service line on 071 9193302 to request this letter

  • Jobseekers Benefit 
  • Jobseekers Allowance 
  • One Parent Family 
  • Disability Allowance 
  • Qualified Adults of Working Age 
  • Carers Allowance 
  • Farm Assist/Fish Assist 
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory or Non-contributory Pension 
  • Blind Pension 
  • Deserted Wives Allowance 

b)  Employed/Self Employed 
Email a copy of your most recent Employment Detail Summary, payslip, other relevant revenue documentation or a letter from your current employer, to confirm employment. 

c)  Returner 
A declaration to attest to your employment status must be sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths.  It must be signed, dated and stamped before submission. When this has been completed, please email the form to 


2. Residency/Nationality Status

As required by Higher Education Authority

  • All applicants are required to submit a passport or birth certificate.  
    Please note driving licence will not be accepted
  • Candidates must provide documentation to provide proof that they have been resident in an EU country for 3 of the past 5 years preceding entry of the programme i.e. since January 2017
  • Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4. Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration. 

Examples of Documents acceptable for evidence of having lived in an EU country 

  • A sworn Affidavit from a solicitor in Ireland confirming residency in Ireland for specific dates (from and to). Your name and passport number to be noted, dated, and stamped by a solicitor’s office.  
  • Original letter from a place of work – dated, stamped, and signed by an official there. Dates from and to clearly indicated. 
  • P60 from 3 of the last 5 years.


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