Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - Tallaght

TU Dublin - Tallaght

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - Tallaght

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

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:
Aseptic Processing & Utilities
Drug Formulation & Manufacturing
Bio Pharmaceutical Processing
Chemical Pharmaceutical Processing
Industrial Statistics
Regulatory Affairs & GMP
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

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree (NFQ Level 7) or equivalent qualification in Science or Engineering discipline. Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is desirable but not essential. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.

Application dates

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


1.5 years

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 online and on-campus lectures. Practical laboratory sessions will take place on-campus.

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
The bio and pharmaceutical industries in Ireland are currently undergoing a major expansion of scale and activity creating a wide range of career opportunities for interested and suitably qualified persons. Analysts suggest a shortage of well qualified graduates in the coming years which will add to the value placed upon qualifications such as this.

Students can choose to progress their studies to TU283 Level 9 MSc in (Bio)Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologies.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening,Blended

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