Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
This 2-semester long part-time course has been designed 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
NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
Application deadline is 23rd January or when all places are taken whichever comes first.
Final exams may be scheduled in the DkIT campus during the daytime.
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
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.
Online classes runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5.30-9.30pm.
Students have to attend DKIT for 3 days (09.00 to 16.30hrs) at the end of each semester for laboratory-based classes.
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.
Graduates from the Certificate 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.
Course fee is €1600 payable in 3 instalments as follows:
- Instalment 1: €150 (non-refundable) is payable to confirm your acceptance of a course place.
- Instalment 2: €650 is payable by the 28th February.
- Instalment 3: €800 is payable by the 31st October.
Course is FREE to unemployed people in receipt of an eligible DSP Jobseekers payment. Find out more here: https://www.dkit.ie/part-time/fees,-concessions-and-policies.html
The qualifying criteria for Skillnet funding (i.e. 30% grant aid) is:
- Must be in part-time / full-time employment in Biopharma
- Employed in ROI
Applicants should have a level 8 major award in Engineering/Science
a Level 7 major award in a cognate Science discipline
a Level 7 major award in Engineering with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the
- Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have an English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
- Applicants who do not meet these academic criteria and have experience in the sector may be admitted through the DkIT
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy. Such candidates are assessed through a reference-supported application and interview.
|Flexible & Professional
|€1600 (supported by BioPharmaChem Skillnet)
|Tuesday 6th February 2024
|School of Health & Science
|Life and Health Sciences
|Dundalk Institute of Technology
How To Apply
Apply for this course using our online applications system as per below.
Please submit the following documents with your application:
- An up-to-date CV
- Copy of Academic Transcipts
You must also upload completed documents to the Supplemental Items & Documents section of your online application