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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:

    10th September 2018

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

Timing Details

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

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 2018-2019 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 5th September 2018 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.


Course Fee



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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 18th September 2018

To commence February 2019

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 18th September 2018.
    February applications will open on 1st January 2019. 
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €550 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 details relevant to the application.


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Elaine McCarthy
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