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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_EBRDO_7
  • Field of StudyBrewing,Distilling
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationCertificate
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date13th September 2019
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
This programme provides candidates with the scientific and engineering background required to work in craft and traditional breweries and distilleries. The modules on the programme are closely aligned with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) syllabi for the Diploma in Brewing and Diploma in Distilling examinations.

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. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

 

Course Fee €500 per module. This includes course notes and CIT exam fee. There are 5 modules in total on the programme.


Applicants whose companies are eligible for support via the Taste4Success Skillnet may be eligible for
a fee waiver or fee reduction.


This programme provides candidates with the scientific and engineering background required to work in craft and traditional breweries and distilleries. The modules on the programme are closely aligned with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) syllabi for the Diploma in Brewing and Diploma in Distilling examinations.

  • The IBD diploma examinations are recognised as a world standard in Brewing and Distilling.

  • It is expected that students on the programme would also take the IBD examinations, the IBD examination fee is not included in the CIT course fee.

  • CIT is the only higher education institute in Munster is providing such training

  • Partners in programme design include representatives of the Irish Branch of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, accredited tutors of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, representatives of Taste 4 Success Skillnet and senior engineers and technologists from local industry.

  • Candidates may choose to take any number of modules on a stand-alone basis and will receive individual certification for each module completed.

  • All modules are at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)

  • Lectures will be supplemented by industry relevant laboratory practicals, guest lectures and visits to breweries, distilleries and maltings.

  • Candidates may join the programme at the beginning of any semester and may take
    modules in any order


Delivery

 

The programme is delivered over one year (2 Semesters) or two years (4 Semesters). Students can take the modules in the following modes.

Lecture/Lab sessions will take place from 6.00pm  - 9.30pm.

Mode 1 (5 Modules in 2 Years)

Year 1 Semester 1
CHEP7014 Raw Materials & Wort

Semester 2
CHEP7015 Yeast & Beer and/or
CHEP7017 Spirit Production

 

Year 2 Semester 1
CHEP7016 Fluids & Heat
Semester 2
CHEP7015 Yeast & Beer and/or
CHEP7017 Spirit Production
Plus
CHEP7018 Plant Design

 




 

 


 

 

Mode 2 (5 Modules in 1 Year)
 

Year 1



 
Semester 1
CHEP7014 Raw Materials & Wort
CHEP7016 Fluids & Heat

 
Semester 2

CHEP7015 Yeast & Beer
CHEP7017 Spirit Production
CHEP7018 Plant Design

Winter 2019  CHEP7014 Raw Materials & Wort (Tuesday)
CHEP7016 Fluids & Heat (Wednesday)
 
Spring 2020 CHEP7017 Spirit Production (Monday)
CHEP7015 Yeast & Beer (Tuesday)
CHEP7018 Distillation Plant Design (Wednesday)

 


Award

On successful completion of all five modules, graduates  will be awarded a CIT Certificate in Brewing & Distilling (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications).


Please note: it is expected that students on the programme would also take the IBD examinations. The IBD diploma examinations are recognised as a world standard in Brewing and Distilling. The IBD examination fee is not included in the course fee.



Useful links

Candidates are expected to have at least a Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications in Science or Engineering. Applications from students who have passed the IBD General Certificate in Brewing or the IBD General Certificate in Distilling and/or who have relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.

For detailed module information on the CIT Certificate in Brewing & Distilling, please click on the tab below.

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