MEngSc Biopharmaceutical Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MEngSc in Biopharmaceutical Engineering programme provides substantial coverage of scientific, technical, management and regulatory issues associated with this industry. The aim of this programme is to offer an internationally recognised high quality flexible curriculum, which follows the latest developments in science and technology. This programme is suitable for Science and Engineering graduates wishing to obtain a qualification which is highly relevant to the biopharmaceutical industry.
Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
-Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles involved in the development of a biopharmaceutical production process
-Understand the engineering principles underlying the production of biopharmaceuticals
-Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of GMP and the regulatory issues involved in biopharmaceutical production
-Apply their knowledge of biopharmaceutical production processes to design, equip and manage a biopharmaceutical production facility
-Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a design team for the development of a new production facility
-Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the challenges involved in the downstream purification of biopharmaceuticals
-Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of process control when applied to growth of mammalian cells in bioreactors
-Demonstrate an appreciation of the concept and practice of independent research in specialised topics in biopharmaceutical engineering
Vision & Values Statement
The MEngSc Biopharmaceutical Engineering programme provides intensive training in the requisite skills for a professional engineer or scientist in the biopharmaceutical or related sector. The programme provides substantial coverage of the scientific, technical, management and regulatory issues associated with this industry. The programme's teaching methods are highly interactive and varied and student learning is assessed using a variety of assessment methodology including exams, assignments, case studies and presentations. Students complete a research project which consolidates their basic knowledge of the course content and provides intensive research experience and training. The course content addresses the principal scientific and engineering challenges involved in the design, operation and management of biopharmaceutical production facilities. It is anticipated that graduates from this programme will play an important role in the development, design and operation of biopharmaceutical processes throughout the industry in the coming years.