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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Process Technology

About the Course
This is a one-year follow-on programme to the Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Production. The programme aims to give science/engineering graduates an advanced in-depth study of the specific needs of pharmaceutical production and technology transfer. Students will gain hands-on experience through assignments undertaken in the Institute's Pharmaceutical Education Centre. The programme is designed to allow graduates to work in API, biopharmaceutical and finished dose manufacturing. Programme delivery is done over two college semesters. Candidates must take all modules on offer in each semester.

The programme consists of two taught modules, an industry-based work assignment and a thesis and it will incorporate a combination of regular seminars, tutorials and practicals. The Institute's Pharmaceutical Web Campus provides online access to course material. Candidates are expected to be working in a relevant industrial setting and will be expected to carry out some assignments at their place of employment

Entry requirements

Entry Level
All applicants must be employed in a relevant industrial sector. Selection may be by interview. To be eligible, applicants must hold the Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Production from ITT Dublin or an equivalent or a relevant honours degree with significant work experience in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical production and bridging studies using selected modules from the Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Production where the Institute considers it appropriate. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.


1 year. 2 evenings per week.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The biopharma industry in Ireland is currently undergoing a major expansion of scale and creating a wide range of career opportunities for interested and suitably qualified persons. This qualification will be a valuable asset for employees who aspire towards senior managerial and supervisory positions.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Programme Leaders
Dr Mary Deasy. Tel: +353 1 404 2803 or

Dr Maureen Walsh. Tel: +353 1 4042736
or e-mail:
More Information
Information Desk, Department of Lifelong
Learning. Tel: 01 404-2101.

TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus,
D24 FKT9, Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 404 2000

Subjects taught

Semester 1

Bio and Pharmaceutical Technology
Advanced Pharmaceutical Statistics
Advanced Finished Dose Project Labs

Semester 2

Advanced API and Bio Process Technology Labs
Literature Review-Oral Presentation (MSc Pharma)
Pharmaceutical Management & Quality Systems
Technology Transfer for Bio and Pharmaceutical Processes

Semester 3

Thesis (MSc Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Process Technology)

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the College for the next start date.

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