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Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Good Manufacturing Practice

  • Type of Course:

    Special Purpose Award

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Applications for September 2018 will open April 2018

Admission Requirements:

Applications are welcome from persons over 23 years of age by 1 January of year of entry.

Applicants under the age of 23 must have obtained at least 5 passes at Ordinary Grade D3 in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examinations to include English and Mathematics. Alternative Maths does not qualify applicants on this basis. Other examinations/qualifications taken such as GCE/GCSE, trade/craft exams are considered.

Course Type

Course summary

A nationally accredited education programme designed to meet the education and training needs of people in the areas of Production, Quality Assurance and Validation in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, and Food industries. In this Special Purpose Award, the key topics addressed include identifying and measuring sources of cleanroom contamination, materials compatibility in controlling contamination, selection and use of cleaning agents, the classification of cleanrooms according to ISO14644-1, cleanroom design and construction, cleanroom garbing and behaviour, cleanroom monitoring and validation.


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.

Course Fee: €450 per 5 credit module, total cost of Special Purpose Award certificate is €900 (2 modules).

One evening a week per module (Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm) over 13 weeks in semester 1 and 2 (one academic year). 

Course OutLine

Course is designed for existing employees or potential new recruits in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices, and Food industries who would like an accredited qualification and includes:

Certificate in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices:

  1. Contamination Control (semester 1) and
  2. Cleanroom Management (semester 2).
Indicative Content

See modules for more details.

Course Options

Credits and Certificates are awarded for each subject passed, allowing participants to select accredited modules appropriate to skill need and/or gather credits towards the award of Higher Certificate.

Further Studies

Students completing these Special Purpose Awards have the opportunity to proceed towards a Higher Certificate in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology (Level 6). 

Note: All classes 6pm - 9pm. The running of individual modules will be dependent on a sufficient number of students enrolling on the course. The module may be withdrawn if this requirement is not fulfilled.

For detailed module information, please click below

Semester 1   September 2017 to January 2018

Semester 2   February 2018 to June 2018

  • Online Applications will open in April 2018 for course commencing in September 2018.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 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.




Applications Closed


Elaine McCarthy, Department Secretary
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