Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing - Galway

The programme was designed in partnership with Irish companies manufacturing biopharmaceuticals and relevant industry stakeholders. Learners will develop both critical research skills in biopharmaceutical science and in depth understanding of the quality processes involved in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals products.

Who should apply? This programme is suitable for graduates seeking roles as biotechnical production specialists, process sciences associates, process engineers, cell line engineers, cell biology and bioanalytical analysts, data science and analytics engineers, technical operations specialists, technical services specialists, validation specialists, manufacturing support specialists, operations lead/ managers, QA specialist/managers, or leadership roles in Research and Development.

Subjects taught


Bioprocessing Technology
Design and Analysis of Experiments
Elective: Biopharmaceutical Science
Elective: Quality Management Systems and Regulatory Affairs
Elective: Applied Immunology, Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Technology
Six Sigma Management
Validation for Biopharmaceuticals
Elective: Biopharmaceutical Facilities
Elective: Machine Learning and Vision
Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science
Applied Research Project

Entry requirements

Applicants require a Level 8 major award in any Biological Science or Engineering discipline. Candidates should ideally be employed in a Biopharmaceutical, or similar, industry and be able to undertake a year-long Applied Research Project.


15 months part-time, blended.

Study Hours
Lectures and tutorials will be delivered live online and will also be recorded.

On-Campus Attendance
Learners who take the elective module in Biopharmaceutical Science will be expected to be on-site for a 2 day practical workshop in December

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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