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Biopharmaceutical Engineering

MEngSc Biopharmaceutical Engineering

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This Masters provides substantial coverage of scientific, technical, management and regulatory issues associated with this industry and offers 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.

Excellent employment record
This programme has an excellent employment record. This Masters results in an internationally recognised graduate qualification that provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required to gain high level professional jobs in the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical sector.

Facilities and Resources
This programme is closely linked with the NIBRT facility. NIBRT offers a quality training and research experience not previously possible anywhere in the world. At the heart of the NIBRT building is the bioprocessing pilot plant, consisting of extensive upstream, downstream, fill-finish and the associated analytical facilities. These facilities are all operated in a realistic GMP simulated, operational manufacturing environment.

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

Entry requirements

A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering, Science or Technology programme. However, all applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and relevant or extensive work experience will be taken into account, so that in certain exceptional cases an award at a lower level or a 2.2 classification may be considered.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.


1 year full time - T070
2 years part time - T015

Careers or further progression

Your career opportunities upon graduation from this programme are exemplary. Ireland is a world player in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical production.

The pharmaceutical industry in Ireland comprises a mix of international and local companies. Approximately, 120 overseas companies have plants in Ireland, including many of largest pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies in the world including Pfizer, GSK, Merck, AbbVie, Novartis, Jansen Biologics (Ireland), Biomarin, Roche, Sanofi Genzyme and many more. Upon graduation from this programme, you will enjoy an extremely high job placement rate with superlative career opportunities.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Michelle Mathews

Number:+353 (0)1 716 1802

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Core

Animal Cell Culture Technology CHEN40040

Bioreactor Modelling and Control CHEN40060

Bioprocessing Laboratory CHEN40090

Facility Design and Operation CHEN40110

Biopharmaceutical Industry Regulation and Management CHEN40120

Bioprocess Scale-up and Technology Transfer CHEN40130

Biopharmaceutical Engineering Project CHEN40140

Bioseparations CHEN40460

Lean Sigma Biopharma Process CHEN40480

Bioprocess Design CHEN40530

Regulatory Affairs in Science PHAR40240

Stage 1 - Option

Molecular Genetics and Biotech BMOL20090

Instrumental Analysis CHEM30110

Principles of Biopharmaceutical Engineering CHEN40020

Process Design, Safety and Economics CHEN40170

Application date

MEngSc Biopharmaceutical Engineering FT (T070)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MEngSc Biopharmaceutical Engineering PT (T015)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2017/2018 September

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