Biopharmaceutical Processing - Sligo

Delivered via a blend of online learning with ATU Sligo, and practical modules in the NIBRT facility, subjects include bioanalytics, lean sigma, facility design, biopharma validation and biocontamination control are included in this programme to provide students with the requisite knowledge, skills and professional competencies required to be part of the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology workforce.

Subjects taught

Bioanalytical Techniques
Biocontamination Monitoring and Control
Facility Design and Operation
Biopharmaceutical Analytical Techniques Practical Module [E]
Biopharma Process Validation
Lean Sigma for BioPharma
Project Management [E]
Advanced Technologies in Bioprocessing [E]
Research Methods Biopharma [E]

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.

Entry requirements

The programme is open to students who have obtained an honours degree (Level 8) or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline (i.e. Engineering or Life Sciences). Other candidates with alternative honours degrees and relevant experience in the BioProcessing industry (typically 5 years duration in a GMP environment) may apply for consideration through the ATU Sligo RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) process.




1 year part-time, online.

On-Campus Attendance
Depending on Electives, students may be required to attend a 2-day block attendance at the NIBRT facility in Dublin.


Total €6,000

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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