Quality Management - Part 1 (Diploma) part time

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Special Qualification

  • Type of Qualification:

    Special Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    by 5pm Saturday 19th September 2020

Admission Requirements:

Applicants are required to have passed, at least, an introductory course in quality assurance such as MTU Cork’s ‘Certificate in Quality Assurance – Special Purpose Award’ or the ‘City & Guilds Certificate in Quality Assurance’. Graduates of honours science and engineering degree programmes with quality assurance as a component subject would usually be eligible provided they have sufficient appropriate experience. Applications on an “equivalent” basis are considered on an individual basis.


As coursework on this programme involves a significant quantity of both oral and written reports, examinations, and presentations, applicants must be competent in spoken and written English.

Course summary

Setting up a quality system, the elements of a quality system, basic management theory, auditing, problem solving and quality improvement, product and service quality, quality costs, implementing TQM and documentation control. The format of this course is that typical of a management course i.e. it involves discussion and background reading; essay type answers are required in the written examination and the course is partially examined by project work.


Physical Sciences

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.


An Information session will take place on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the MTU Cork Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.


Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.


Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.


For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Course fee: €700 (payable to MTU Cork)
Exam fee: (Currently €150) payable to the external examining body EIQA.


Duration: One evening per week for one academic year, Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday, 7pm - 10pm, (usually Tuesday).


Topics covered include

  • Setting up a quality system
  • The elements of a quality system
  • Basic management theory
  • Auditing
  • Problem solving and quality improvement
  • Product and service quality
  • Quality costs
  • Implementing TQM and documentation control



Diploma in Quality Management – Part 1.


Awarding Body

Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA)

  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2020.
  • Once an application is approved, a €350 fee to accept the place on the course must be paid within 7 days. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
  • Note: Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application. Applications will not be assessed unless applicants  supply details of qualifications and experience.
  • Provided applicants are qualified for the course for which they are applying, then a system of first come first served will operate.


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Dr Ambrose Furey
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Mary Phelan, Department Secretary
021 433 5870

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