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Biopharmaceutical Processing

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:

    Special Purpose Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    15th Sept 2017 for September entry and 10th Feb for February entry.

Admission Requirements:

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

Course summary

A Special Purpose Award designed to meet the education and training needs of scientists and engineers, to equip them with the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in the biopharmaceutical industry. Practicals are delivered both at CIT and at the NiBRT facility in Dublin.


Process, Energy and Transport Engineering

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 2017-2018 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.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.


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Course Fee



One module per semester delivered between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, one evening per week.  The programme is delivered in 1 year.

Course Content

To commence September 2017

To commence February 2018

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


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

Note: The running of individual modules will be dependent on a sufficient number of students enrolling on the course.














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.


  • Online Application is open for course commencing in September 2017.
    February Applications will open on 1st January 2018. 
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other detailsrelevant to the application.


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Elaine McCarthy
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