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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_EBIPR_7
  • Field of StudyBiopharmaceutical
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationSpecial Purpose Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
This Certificate (Special Purpose Award) allows students to attain a knowledge and an understanding of the principles of Biopharmaceutical Processing and its underpinning science. The course predominately covers both cell culture and purification of biopharmaceuticals covering all unit operations, good manufacturing practices, validation and process analytical technology. The Certificate comprises of two modules namely, Biopharmaceutical Upstream and Downstream whereby the students gain significant theoretical knowledge through lectures and site visits. This Certificate upskills professionals from small to large molecule processing. It has an excellent reputation as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) enabler.

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 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

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.

An Information session will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

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Course Fee: €1,650

Duration & Delivery

The programme is delivered in one year, a module per semester, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, one evening per week.  Each module comprises of weekly lectures and biweekly practicals. Practicals are delivered both at CIT and at the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT) in Dublin.

Course Content

To commence September 2019

To commence February 2020

Click on the above links to get detailed module information. The links also have information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

Award

Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Process (10 ECTS) (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIT’s Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Processing has been endorsed by Engineers Ireland as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) enabler. This Certificate upskills engineers, scientists and other professionals from small to large molecule processing and has proven very popular with industry since its inception five years ago, with class sizes growing from 10 to 33.  It is the first CIT programme to be endorsed by Engineers Ireland as satisfying requirements for chartered engineers to fulfil their annual CPD obligations. Delivered by the Department of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering over one academic year, 80 professionals have, so far, been awarded the qualification.

 

Candidates are required to have a Higher Certificate in Engineering or Science.

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