This programme is funded by Engineering Skillnet 

Engineering Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and network companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Aim and Course objectives

The programme is designed to improve the fundamental critical thinking skills in engineers for effective problem-solving. It applies an activity-based learning approach using the platform Miro to engage engineers in industry-real task simulations (e.g. risk assessments) for a highly interactive & engaging experience. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Equips engineers with fundamental thinking tools for logical reasoning and risk-based decision making
  • Boosts soft skills for team-based problem-solving & to cope with the complex and dynamic setting of smart manufacturing.
  • Improves executive control and professional adaptivity for better change-readiness

The structure of the course is as follows:

  • Day 1 : Applied Critical Thinking (Reason)
  • Day 2 : Risk Based Decision-Making (Rigour)
  • Day 3 : Collective Problem-Solving (Respect)
  • Day 4 : Self-Improvement & Control (Resilience).

Dates and Time:

The course runs over 4 x 2.5 hour workshops held on Thursday mornings at 10-12.30am. The dates of the course are the 11th, 18th, 25th of Nov and 2nd Dec. 

Start Date November 11, 2021
Time 10.00am
Duration 4 x 2.5 hour sessions
Delegate Price Member
€200 (+VAT),
Non-Member
€250 (+VAT)
Location Online
Contact Sinead.gallagher@ibec.ie