Annual Engineering Exhibition
23rd April 2020
CIT Bishopstown Campus, Bishopstown, Cork
For Exhibition information, please click here.
Chemical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering is all about change; creating life enhancing products and services by applying scientific and mathematical understanding to design, control and improve processes that change raw materials into useful products. Chemical & Biopharmaceutical Engineers are world leaders in producing medicines, clean energy and water, and other key products in a cost effective, safe and environmentally-friendly manner.
Chemical Engineering is ideally suited to students with ability in mathematics and science, who enjoy problem solving and aspire to well-paid, satisfying jobs at home and abroad. With 35 years’ experience, we have demonstrated that fulfilling, world-class, careers can be achieved by graduates. Lectures are supplemented by laboratory sessions, project work and team exercises. The course is comprehensive, addressing sectors from heavy chemicals like oil and gas to high value products like pharmaceuticals, as well as issues like energy efficiency, waste minimisation and environmental protection, all in the context of safe and sustainable operations.
A salaried placement is undertaken, starting at the end of Year 3 and continuing into the second semester of Year 4, and is spent either in industry or with a consultancy (subject to availability).
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has accredited the chemical engineering degree at Master level. Accreditation is for a period of 5 years at Master Level, effective from the academic year 2015/2016.
When these graduates seek Chartered Chemical Engineer status with IChemE, their CIT degree means they will fully satisfy the academic requirements, without the need to demonstrate Further Learning to Master level. They will have demonstrated that they have the chemical engineering knowledge and understanding required for a Chartered Member of IChemE.
Engineers Ireland represents all engineering disciplines in Ireland and is a member of Federation Europeene d'Associations Nationales d'Ingenieurs (FEANI) through which Irish engineers are recognised in Europe. Engineers Ireland is a signatory to the Washington Accord through which Irish engineers are recognised in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, and UK.
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at CIT:
How proficient at Mathematics should I be?
As with all engineering programmes, Mathematics is used as a tool to communicate ideas and to solve problems so you should be comfortable with Mathematics.
Can I pursue a career in pharmaceuticals?
Many graduates pursue careers in the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries where they are involved with plant design, commissioning, operations and optimisation.
Who will be teaching me?
The lecturers are Chemical Engineers and most have spent significant amounts of time working in the Process Industry, and as a result can bring real life experiences to the classroom.
Will I have lectures where there are hundreds of other students?
CIT prides itself on the fact that all courses are taught in a small class environment (typically 30 students per class), ensuring that students have every opportunity to interact with their lecturers and succeed in their studies.
“After graduation, I began the engineering graduate programme at MSD Brinny. The site specialises in the late-stage development and commercial supply of biologics and vaccines. As a Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineer here, I worked in process engineering, validation, and technology-transfer for sterile drug products and vaccines. Experience and skills I gained through my degree have allowed me to progress my career in various roles. This in turn provided the recent opportunity for an assignment to MSD Singapore, where I worked with the tech-transfer of one of our top products in Asia.
Along with the technical challenge, contributing to the manufacture of life-changing pharmaceuticals is very rewarding. This degree prepared me for my career in industry where I use technical, practical and team-work based skills every day.”