IT Carlow and DCU provide higher educational full-time and part-time courses, along with research and enterprise development opportunities, through their respective Carlow / Wexford / Wicklow, and Dublin centres.
Delivered as a partnership between Institute of Technology Carlow and Dublin City University, this exciting new programme aims to:
- Connect the current technical skills of students with a primary degree in engineering or cognate physical science
- Provide the learner with the opportunity to develop a career or engage with further studies in materials and advanced manufacturing
- Stimulate professional engagement with autonomous and independent learning
- Embed and enhance critical-thinking and problem-solving for material design in the full spectrum traditional and advanced engineering applications
- Encourage strategic teaching, learning and assessment participation which will drive the educational adventure through applied experiences
After completing this course learners should be able to:
- Innovate in materials in the context of Smart Manufacturing.
- Systemise and optimise product design techniques with material selection protocols, post-processing techniques, data collection, and process mapping.
- Synthesise techniques related to solid modelling Computer-Aided Design and Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing Processes.
- Correlate and exploit Materials Innovation with Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing Processes.
- Develop appropriate practices and multidisciplinary for working in teams.
- Evince professional and ethical attitudes, effective communication skills, display awareness of the needs and challenges of a diverse workplace, become engaged in their broader professional.
This exciting new Level 9, 30 credit programme includes 4 modules which can be applied for individually as standalone micro-credentials and include:
- Advanced Manufacturing for Industry 4.0 (5 Credits) - Delivered by DCU
- Materials Selection in Sustainable Engineering Design (5 credits) - Delivered by IT Carlow
- Post Processing for Smart Industry (5 credits) - Delivered by IT Carlow
- Data Analysis for Advanced Manufacturing (5 credits) – Delivered by DCU
- Work Based Project (10 Credits).
Dr David Culliton (BEng., PhD, MIEI, PMP, BA Ed.)
- is a lecturer in the School of Engineering, Institute of Technology Carlow, and is deeply committed to the development of advanced materials education in the South East region,
- is a Principal Investigator in the multidisciplinary research cluster engCORE,
- is currently working on the IT Carlow/DCU HCI Pillar 3 agile training development project,
- has an active research interest in the areas of Smart & Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Electrochemistry, and Surface Engineering/Degradation Phenomena, and their application in the development of Smart and Renewable Energy (wind, marine) devices.
- is an active participant in national initiatives such as COST Action (MP1407), CIRCULÉIRE 2020, the European Academy of Surface Technology, and was part of the team that brought Athena Swan to IT Carlow.
Dr Inam Ul Ahad (BEng., MSc., PhD)
- is an Assistant Professor in Advanced Manufacturing in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Dublin City University.
- is a funded Investigator in I-Form and the Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre, Dublin City University
- is currently working on the IT Carlow/DCU HCI Pillar 3 agile training development project.
- is focused around development of sensors and additive manufacturing technologies,
- has participated in seven European Consortia including (EXTATIC, Laserlab Europe, COST Action MP1203, COST Action MP 1401, CEZAMAT, and ACTTiVAte) related to multidisciplinary fields; is leading two Erasmus+ ICM programmes in DCU.
Dr Muhannad Ahmed Obeidi (BEng., MEng., PhD)
- is lecturer and researcher in in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University (DCU).
- is a Funded Investigator in I-Form and the Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre in DCU,
- is currently working on the IT Carlow/DCU HCI Pillar 3 agile training development project
- is involved in research the optimisation of Additive Manufacturing and laser processing and surface modification technologies.
- extensive experience in the development and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies
Prof. Dermot Brabazon (BEng., PhD, CEng, MIEI, FIMEchE)
- is lecturer and researcher in in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University (DCU)
- is Deputy Director of I-Form; Director of the Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre in DCU; and is Director of the Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training
- is currently DCU lead of the IT Carlow/DCU HCI Pillar 3 agile training development project
- is involved in applied and fundamental research for the optimisation of additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, laser processing and surface modification technologies.
- lead of US-Ireland Centre to Centre project on new interconnect technology development for outdoor and indoor light energy harvesting; lead and coordinator for SMART-2M EU project on development of innovation and entrepreneurship in manufacturing
This course will run over one year. Classes are delivered using a hybrid approach involving a combination of pre-course reading, pre-recorded classes, live and onsite classes.
Assessment & certification
Modules are 100% Continual Assessment, comprising mainly project work and Case Studies.
A Level 9 Certificate in Innovative Materials for Industry 4.0 will be conferred on graduates who complete the full programme.
Microcredential Awards are presented to those who select and complete each individual modules.
Who should attend
This fully online course is designed for:
- People working in a manufacturing environment (eg machinists, designers, plant managers, basically all technical and non-technical staff with a vested interest in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing)
- Design and manufacturing engineers seeking to learn about traditional and advanced materials in a manufacturing environment
- Technical and/or non-manufacturing staff looking to apply their craft to the growing field of smart manufacturing
- Consultants, who want to add value around the latest technology transformations in manufacturing