Master Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering (MEngSc)

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR22000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR6500 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Cork, Ireland
The MEngSc/PG Dip in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering are part-time modular degrees which can be taken over 24 months (for award of a Postgraduate Diploma) to 60 months.

Description

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You will have the opportunity to gain a formal qualification in areas of particular concern to the bio/pharmaceutical industry that you may not have benefited from before, including issues such as product containment, powder/particle technology, design of API and secondary production facilities, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), design of classified facilities, aseptic processing facility design and validation.

This course a modular running for a minimum of 2 years (24 months) exiting with a Postgraduate Diploma and maximum of 5 years (60 months) with the option to exit with either a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters.

  • Start-up sessions over two days (half a day per 5 credit module) (four contact hours per 5 credit module) (Fridays and Saturdays at end August/start September and start January)
  • Followed up by tutorial sessions (every two to three weeks on Saturdays) on respective modules throughout term. Tutorial sessions involve six contact hours

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR22000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR6500 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 60 months
Part-time variant Flexible
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Online group works/assignments
Attendance No Attendance
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Courses included:
  • Environmental Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Sector
  • Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Utilities
  • Introductory Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry; Manufacturing and Optimisation
  • Pharmaceutical Plant Design and Project Management
  • Pharmaceutical Process Validation and Quality
  • Process Analytical Technology
  • Safety in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Aseptic Manufacturing Design

English Language Requirements

Requirements

Candidates must have a BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum grade 2H2, or a level 8 BSc degree, with a minimum grade 2H2, where the BSc graduate has a recognised qualification in Process or Chemical Engineering (e.g. the Diploma in Process and Chemical Engineering at UCC or equivalent). However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted subject to the approval of College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.

The MEngSc/PG Dip in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering are part-time modular degrees which can be taken over 24 months (for award of a Postgraduate Diploma) to 60 months.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Ireland when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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