Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - Tallaght

TU Dublin - Tallaght

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - Tallaght

This course prepares science and engineering graduates for work in the bio/pharmaceutical industry. It allows those already working in the industry to keep their skills fresh and prepares production-based personnel for advancement to supervisory and/or management roles.

This course aims to give Science/Engineering graduates an in-depth study of the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical industry with respect to production.

It will give the student both a sound theoretical and practical grounding in the area. The course will also provide students with hands-on experience through assignments undertaken in the Institute's Pharmaceutical Education Centre.

Subjects taught

The course consists of modules of direct relevance to the pharmaceutical industry as well as pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical production. Modules are as follows:

Semester 1

Aseptic Processing & Utilities

Semester 2

Bio Pharmaceutical Processing
Industrial Statistics
Regulatory Affairs & GMP

Semester 3

Drug Formulation & Manufacturing
Chemical Pharmaceutical Processing
Production Management
This course will run over three college semesters (18 months) part-time. Candidates must take all modules on offer in each semester.

Entry requirements

Candidates must possess a Science, Engineering or related primary degree (level 7). Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is desirable but not essential. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.

Application dates

Applications now open for September 2022

For queries on the application process please contact:
Or call the Lifelong Learning Team on: 01 220 7432


18 months

Mode of Study
Part Time

Method of Delivery
Classroom, Online

The course runs 2 evenings a week over 3 semesters. Some modules may be delivered in blended mode, a combination of class contact and distance learning.

Post Course Info

Students' can choose to progress their studies at TU Dublin Tallaght.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening,Blended

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