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It is also aimed at scientists and engineers who are working in the pharmaceutical and related industries and who would like to move into a control and automation engineering role.
This requires knowledge and understanding of the instrumentation used in these industries, how control systems work, how to tune a control loop, and how PLCs, SCADA systems and a DCS are used to monitor and control a highly automated process plant. Knowledge of the process itself and some process engineering are also required along with an understanding of how the industry is regulated and validated. All these issues are covered here.
AwardGraduates are eligible for the award of Masters of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Process Control and Automation of the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Career OpportunitiesThis programme will develop the knowledge and skills set required to work at a high level of research, design and development in control and automation in the Pharmaceutical and related process industries.
* Research Methods
* Process Instrumentation
* GMP and Validation
* Process Automation Engineering
* Process Control Engineering
* Pharmaceutical Processeses
* heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
* Reactor Design and Separation Processes I
* Advanced Control Engineering
and select from:
* Statistical Analysis
* Innovation and Knowledge Management
Optional Modules (choose 2):
* Separation Processes II
* Material Handling and Drying
* Mass Transfer Applications
* Process Analystical Technology
* Faciltity Design and Operation
* Computer Systsems Validation
* Advanced Automation Engineering
The project module requires completion of a project and a dissertation. Work based projects are encouraged.
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