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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.


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

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Dr Michael J O’Mahony
Department of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering
T: +353 21 433 5943

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)

• Eng. Project Management
• Environmental Management
• Managing Innovation

Semester 3
• Project Realisation (30 ECTS)


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

Application date

Closing date: 5th September 2017

Course fee

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

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