Science of Biotechnological Manufacturing Operations
Field of Study
Good Manufacturing Practice
Type of Course:
Special Purpose Award
Type of Qualification:
Type of Study:
Application Closing Date:
29th August 2018
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 Examination 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.
- Special Purpose Award certificate courses (Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications) are industry relevant short courses
You may be entitled to NO FEES with Springboard + Upskilling Programmes – please check your eligibility for Springboard funding
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. This Special Purpose Award is to introduce the participants to basic concepts of chemistry such as structures, bonding and their relationship to chemical properties. The industrial biotechnology content includes environmental biotechnology, biopharmaceutical engineering, bioreactor design and bioprocess design considerations.
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.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
€450 per 5 credit module, total cost of Special Purpose Award certificate is €900 (2 modules).
The 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 Biotechnological Manufacturing Operations:
See modules for more details.
Duration & Delivery
Chemical Principles module is delivered on Tuesday evenings from 6pm - 10pm in semester 1. Lectures start Tuesday 18th September 2018. There will be four additional Monday evenings during the semester.
Introduction to Industrial Biotechnology module will be delivered on Tuesday evenings in semester 2.
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.
Students completing this Special Purpose Awards may have the opportunity to proceed via Advanced Entry to the BSc in GMP and Technology www.cit.ie/course/CRSGMPE7Y1
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.
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- For individuals who are eligible for springboard funding, click here to apply for this course