The course duration is 5 months. This part-time programme is delivered in a blended format, with online lectures during the week. Saturday lectures are a blend of classroom and online. (ECTS: 20 Credits)
Module 1: Operations Management & Supply Chain Management
Provides learners with a basic understanding of operations management and supply chain management in manufacturing and service organisations. The key functions of operations management involve organisational strategy, product design, forecasting,
inventory management, quality control, scheduling, supply chain management and facilities management. Key characteristics of common supply chain strategies and criteria for their selection are presented, as well as an introduction to key performance
metrics for supply chain management. Learners will develop their competence to contribute to the functions that design, plan, direct and improve all the activities that transform resources into goods or services in manufacturing and services companies.
Module 2: Emerging Trends in Operations Management
Provides a basic understanding of some trends that accelerate the smart manufacturing future - product manufacturing and service convergence; redefined processes; hybrid human-machine processes; manufacturing ecosystems and manufacturing culture.
Learners will develop an awareness of the impacts of the implementation of Industry 4.0, the increased importance of being sustainable and the rise of supply chain technology or blockchain.
Module 3: Fundamentals of Project Management
Aims to give students a basic knowledge of project management techniques used to identify the roles involved (in a team) and the processes used when managing an industrial project from the conceptual stage to full completion. It also aims to enable
the student to understand the main aspects of project management methodologies together with key elements of control, risk and financial evaluation.