GMIT awarded €4.7m for 25 upskilling courses

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GMIT has been awarded €4.7 million in funding for almost 1,000 upskilling and graduate conversion course places.

The Institute of Technology will receive €2.68m under the HEA’s Springboard+2020 and €2.02m under the Human Capital Initiative to deliver 25 upskilling programmes from November this year.

These will include three new Springboard courses and six new HCI Pillar 1 courses at GMIT.

573 places in total will be available on GMIT’s 25 Springboard/ICT Skills courses, with seven of these courses fully online, and another 308 places will be available on the six new HCI programmes, one of which will be online.

The three newly approved Springboard courses are the Certificate in Industrial Automation, Certificate in Digital Mapping, and Certificate in Building Digital Healthcare Communities.

The announcement of funding for the 2020 initiatives was made on Wednesday by Minister for Education Joe McHugh, along with the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Minister of State for Training Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan.

Welcoming the news, GMIT President Dr Orla Flynn said “I want to signal how important these awards will be – especially at this point in time – for participants, for industry, and for the wider region.

“I also want to acknowledge the hard work of colleagues across the institute who delivered this result for GMIT; their ongoing partnerships with our many external stakeholders gives a strong indicator of future success.”

Upskilling courses

GMIT’s Springboard 2020 part-time courses are as follows:

Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Add-on) in Manufacturing Engineering (L7), Galway campus

Certificate in Blockchain for Business (L8), fully online

Certificate in Building Digital Healthcare Communities (L8), Mayo campus

Certificate in Business Analytics (L8), fully online

Certificate in Culinary Skills (L6), Galway campus

Certificate in Certificate in Digitalisation for SMEs (Digital Media and Marketing) (L6), Mayo campus

Certificate in Climate Resilience for Business (L8), Mayo campus

Certificate in Digital Mapping and GIS (Geographical Information Systems) (L8), Mayo campus

Certificate in Digital Media and Marketing (L9), Mayo campus

Certificate in Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship (L9), Galway campus

Certificate in Industrial Automation (L7), Galway campus

Certificate in Information Technology Project Management (L7), Mayo campus

Certificate in Network Cybersecurity (L7), Mayo campus

Certificate in Quality for the Medical Device Industry (L8), Galway campus
Certificate in Sustainable Building Technology (L8), Mayo campus

Higher Diploma in Science – Computing (Data Analytics)-12 Months, fully online

Higher Diploma in Science – Computing (Data Analytics)-18/24 Months, fully online

Higher Diploma in Science – Computing (Software Development)-12 Months, fully online

Higher Diploma in Science – Computing (Software Development)- 8/24 Months, fully online

GMIT’s six HCI graduate conversion courses, detailed below, will be delivered in a blended format (mix of online and on campus), except for the Higher Diploma in Business Analytics which is delivered fully online:

Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance (L8), Mayo campus

Higher Diploma in Advanced Analytical Chemistry (L8), Galway campus

Higher Diploma in Business Analytics (L8), fully online

Postgraduate Diploma in Building Information Management (BIM) and Digital Construction (9), Galway Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science (L9), Galway campus

Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment (L9), Galway campu