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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_ECMEN_6
  • Field of StudyMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationSpecial Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date21st September 2020
  • DurationPart-time Course duration: one evening per week for the academic year’
  • Level6
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
The awarding body is the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), which has 70,000 members world-wide. The SME is dedicated to the dissemination of information and education in the area of manufacturing engineering.
Course fee €975 (includes course textbook)
Course fee does not include exam fee or SME membership, payable to the SME.

Course Duration

Part-time: one evening per week for the academic year.


The course involves a significant proportion of self directed learning. The course is based on a body of knowledge specified for certification by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) which is based in the USA. Its prime aim is to provide recognition for candidates who have several years manufacturing experience but no qualification to show for their work-based expertise.


  • Manufacturing Planning and Control
  • Quality Management and Quality Tools
  • Analysis of Manufacturing Processes
  • Facility Layout and Planning
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Occupational Health and Safety
Awarding Body

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Note: CIT is not the examining body for this programme but acts as an official exam site.

Candidates must have a minimum of eight years manufacturing-related work experience and/or education (a maximum of five years of education may be applied toward the eight years experience/education requirement).


To Apply


  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2020
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. 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.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.

Course Details

Part-time Information

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


  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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