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Higher Diploma in Science in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Course Points
60
Course Duration
3 Semesters
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
18 Places
Course Start Date
28th September 2021 (subject to demand)

Course Summary

This 3-semester long part-time course (funded by Springboard+) has been designed to is to help science, engineering and related graduates to re-skill or up-skill with the required knowledge and skills to assist them in gaining employment in the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and related Life Sciences industries.

Important notice about this course

COURSE NOW FULL FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 INTAKE

Final exams may be scheduled in the DkIT campus during the day time.

Closing date for applications: Friday 10th September OR until places are full.

This course is supported by Springboard+. You can find more information on Springboard by clicking here.

The aim of this programme is to help science, engineering, and related graduates to re-skill or up-skill with the required knowledge and skills to assist them in gaining employment in the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, and related Life Sciences industries. The programme aims to develop technical skills and knowledge in some of the core areas which have been identified as skills gaps in the (Bio)pharma sector. The programme will be a combination of online delivery and face to face practical sessions in DkIT and in NIBRT. Students will get the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge as part of a work placement in a relevant company if currently unemployed. Students in employment who may be re-skilling will have the option to complete the work placement with their current employer.

The modules on this programme include: 

  • (Bio)Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management 
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 
  • Health and Safety for the (Bio)Pharmaceutical Industry 
  • Bioprocessing
  • Regulatory Affairs & (Bio)Pharmaceutical Data Integrity 
  • Validation and Instrumentation
  • Project (Bio)Pharma Manufacturing 
  • Work Placement  (Bio)Pharma Manufacturing

This course is delivered using a blended learning approach with weekly interactive and hands-on practical lab-based sessions supported by independent and online learning.

Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course.

Please note that these arrangements may be subject to changes due to the Covid-19 situation. 

Graduates from the Higher Diploma in Science in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing will have professional skills and knowledge in the area of biopharmaceutical production. They will be able to effectively contribute and progress in (bio)pharmaceutical or related settings, in areas such as manufacture, validation, quality assurance, quality control, and regulatory affairs. Graduates could also seek further educational qualifications in a (bio)pharmaceutical or related area.

FREE to those in receipt of an eligible DSP/Springboard payment. For more see: HEA - Springboard+ (springboardcourses.ie)

A fee of €650 applies to the employed / self-employed applicants.

Applicants should have a level 8 major award in Engineering/Science

OR

a Level 7 major award in a cognate Science discipline

OR

a Level 7 major award in Engineering with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the
Pharmaceutical/Biopharmaceutical Industry.


Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have English level of
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Applicants who do not meet these academic criteria may be admitted though the DkIT
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

Such candidates are assessed through a reference-supported application and
interview. 

Dr. Arjan Van Rossum (Head of Department of Life and Health Science)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370 265
Email: arjan.vanrossum@dkit.ie

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 429370200
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Sara Farrell (Lifelong Learning Centre)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370291
Email: springboard@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_NLMAN_8
Course Type Springboard, Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 8
Duration 3 Semesters
Fees FREE to those in receipt of an eligible DSP/Springboard payment | A FEE OF €650 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED APPLICANTS
Starting Date 28th September 2021 (subject to demand)
School School of Health & Science
Department Life and Health Sciences
Credits 60
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

You can enrol online for this course today via Springboard by clicking the button below:

COURSE NOW FULL!

 

Please remember to upload required documentation (scanned copies of your existing qualification(s) and your CV) with your online application to expedite academic assessment.