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Engineering - Chemical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering

This programme aims to develop advanced analytical, design and research skills in Chemical Engineering with an industrial focus. Postgraduate students will undertake the final research element of this Masters programme in a host company or with their current employer. This will provide the researcher with an insight into the commercial aspects of engineering research and innovation and the opportunity to contribute to the development of the latest products and techniques.

Graduates of the programme will be well equipped to respond to the needs of the high technology industries particularly those with a focus on Research & Development, and product or process innovation.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have achieved a minimum of Second Class Honours in a Level 8 Honours Bachelor Programme in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering or equivalent.

Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-bycase basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering. For more information, please visit


Full-Time: 1 Year (3 Semesters, September to August).
Part-Time: 3 Years (9 Semesters, September to August).


No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours per week: 15
Which days: Variable (usually includes Friday afternoon)
Duration: 3 semesters

No. of week per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours per week: circa 6 - 9
Which days: Variable (usually includes Friday afternoon)
Duration: 9 semesters

Number of credits

M.Eng.: 90 ECTS

Further enquiries

Dr. Róisín Foley
Department of Process, Energy and Transport Engineering,
T: +353 21 4326224

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines or to deepen his/her skills set in a selected area or focus. The elective modules offered in any given year are delivered subject to demand and resource availability.

Semester 1
Emerging Technologies
Engineering Research Skills
Environment, Health & Safety
Lean Sigma – Advanced Stats
Industrial Heat and Power

Sustainability in Engineering
Strategic Business Management

Semester 2
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Process Technology Transfer
Industrial Control Systems
Research Project Preparation (10 ECTS)

Engineering Project Management
Environmental Management

Semester 3
Project Realisation (30 ECTS)


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

Application date

EU Applicants: Apply online at
Closing date: 31st May 2020

Non-EU Applicants:
Application closing date: 31st May

Course fee

Full-time: EU Applicants €5,000
Part Time: EU Applicants €7,000
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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