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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:

    7th September 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 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

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 fees must be paid before attending lectures.


Course Fee: €550 per 5 credit module 
Total cost of Special Purpose Award certificate is €1,100 (2 modules).

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

Springboard+ Funding option available. Please check eligibility at:

Course OutLine

This is an industrial relevant course specifically designed for existing employees to upskill and build on their professional experience as well as for potential new recruits in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Food industries who would like an accredited qualification. This course aims to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to work within these highly regulated manufacturing environments.

Certificate in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices:

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

See modules for more details.

Further Studies

Students completing this Special Purpose Awards together with the Special Purpose Award in Science of Biotechnological Manufacturing Operations may have the opportunity to proceed via Advanced Entry to the BSc in GMP and Technology course/CRSGMPE7Y1


For detailed module information, please click below

Semester 1   September 2018 to January 2019

Semester 2   January 2019 to June 2019

This course is funded by Springboard + funding and you may be eligible to enrol on this course free of charge. Limited spaces please apply as soon as possible.




Springboard+ Applicants

  • To find out if you are eligible for Springboard+ funding, click here

For individuals who are eligible for springboard funding, click below to apply for this course



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Elaine McCarthy, Department Secretary
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