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Want to upskill in biopharmaceutical processing?

Want to upskill in biopharmaceutical processing?

Published on: Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Certificate (Level 7) in Biopharmaceutical Processing

The Biopharmaceutical industry is continuing to make strong contributions to the Irish economy which is extremely vibrant in the Cork region (Eli Lilly SA, MSD (formerly Schering Plough), Janssen Biologics and Biomarin).  Its success generates a need for technically qualified personnel and offers significant career progression for technically qualified staff.  This award will focus on both Upstream and Downstream Processing which are currently delivered within the Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology  B.Sc. Programme. The programme is designed to attract experienced personnel who are seeking to upskill in this sector.

The award is delivered over 1 year, 1 evening per week.

• Upstream Processing commencing in Mid-September 2012

• Downstream Processing commencing in February 2013
                                                                                               (pending numbers)

• Practicals will be delivered in CIT and also in the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT) in Jan 2013 (2 days). NIBRT replicates a state of the art industrial bio processing facility.

Single Module Certification

Each module is certified at level 7 in the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) framework.  A special purpose award is awarded on completion of both modules successfully.  

Entry Requirements

Candidates preferably will have a BSc or BEng or equivalent to complete the programme.  Higher Certificates in Engineering or Science will be considered.

Modules Outline

The modules' outline can be found at
Upstream Processing

Downstream Processing


The fee is €1500.

How to apply

For enquiries/informal discussion/application form, please contact: Elaine Burke, 021 4335150, Email: 

Applications to be submitted by 10th September 2012



This page updated 29 Aug 2012