Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations

Cork Institute of Technology (CR_EBPMO_7)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

PROCESS, ENERGY & TRANSPORT ENGINEERING

Skills Area

Advanced Manufacturing

General Information
Contact

Elaine McCarthy

Email

elaine.mccarthy@cit.ie

Phone

021 433 5150

Address

Department, Process Energy &Transport Eng
CIT
Bishopstown
Cork

Important Dates
Application Deadline

12/09/2017

Start Date

09/2017

About this Course

This Special Purpose Award in Bio-pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations provides an accredited qualification in Bio-pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations for individuals who are seeking to up-skill or cross-skill in order to gain suitable employment in sectors such as bio-pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Target employment roles includes work in production/manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, validation or plant operation roles within Pharmaceutical/ Biotechnology manufacturing companies.

Objectives

This Special Purpose Award provides an ideal accredited qualification for individuals who are either:
Seeking to up-skill or cross-skill in order to gain sustainable employment in sectors such as bio-pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
or
Have recently completed their degree programmes and are seeking additional qualifications in order to make themselves industry ready.
Integral elements of this one year Springboard Programme are the work placement, a two-day training course at the state-of-the art National Institute for Bio-processing Research and Training (NIBRT) and also a career professional development (CPD) plan.

This part-time one year programme involves the completion of 10 modules which is delivered by day/evening and can also facilitate part-time mode. Students will attain knowledge and practical skills in key subject areas which are pertinent to working in a highly regulated manufacturing environment such as Upstream and Downstream Processing, Manufacturing Operations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Technology Transfer and Quality Management Methodology. Continuous assessment is a vital element of the programme with regular submissions required for laboratories and assignments. There is a strong laboratory focus that will develop students’ ability to analyse and critically evaluate scientific and engineering data in order to communicate experimental findings in accordance with current technical reporting methodology. The college provides tutorials on various modules and writing skills through a free resource called the Academic Learning Centre in CIT.
The aim of the work placement is to introduce the learner is to a structured environment in a relevant sector and to develop an understanding of the organisations, operations and procedures. The placement affords the student an opportunity to apply his/her learning from the course in a practical situation.
In NIBRT, the students will gain practical experience in four key areas in bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing: Cell Culturing, Aseptic Processing, Sterilisation, Isolation and Purification during the two-day training course. NIBRT is a world-class institute that provides training and research solutions for the bio-processing industry replicating the most modern industrial bio-processing facility. Students can also avail of the CIT service, The CV Clinic which is part of the Career’s Office, who will assist students in preparing their CV and enhance their interview skills.

Entry Requirements

All qualified candidates are required to have a minimum of a Level 6 in an engineering or science discipline or equivalent.
To process your application, please upload your current CV and evidence that you meet the entry requirements. Evidence can take the form of transcripts of results and copies of qualification certificates.

Long Description

This Special Purpose Award in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations provides an accredited qualification in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations for individuals who are seeking to up-skill or cross-skill in order to gain suitable employment in sectors such as biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Target employment roles includes work in production/manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, validation or plant operation roles within Pharmaceutical/ Biotechnology manufacturing companies.
This one-year programme is an industrial focused course where students gain valuable knowledge and skills in key subject area, which are pertinent to working in highly regulated manufacturing environments such as GMP, QA, QC, Lean Manufacturing, Validation, Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Operations, Technology Transfer and Bioprocessing. Students will attain a knowledge and understanding of the principles of upstream and downstream Biopharmaceutical Processing and its underpinning science with a focus on cell culture, recovery, isolation, purification and polishing. There is a strong laboratory practical associated with the programme that will develop the students' ability to analyse and critically evaluate the scientific and engineering data in order to communicate experimental finds in accordance with current technical report methodology used in industry.
Integral elements of this one-year Springboard programme are the career professional development (CPD), the work placement and a two-day training course at the state-of-the-art National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NBRT).
Contact hours will take place morning, afternoon and evening. A variety of assessment methods are used in this programme including project and laboratory reports, written assessments and presentations.

Why Choose This Course

On offer is a one year, industry relevant course, Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations (Level 7) that is springboard funded. The students gain valuable knowledge, skills and confidence of the manufacturing environment to further enhance their skillset towards securing employment. The level 7 course is an excellent chance for engineers and scientists to re-direct their careers towards these related industries.

Career Opportunities

This course is very successful as the majority of graduates found employment immediately after completing this applied course in the following roles:
Validation/Commissioning Engineer
Quality Engineer
Laboratory Scientist
Technical Specialist
Quality Assurance Specialist
Process Technician

Delivery Location

Campus/Classroom CIT, Bishopstown Campus

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Admissions Office

Address

The Admissions Office, CIT, Bishopstown, Cork

Phone

(021) 433 5040

Email

springboard@cit.ie

RPL Information

http://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

Apply directly through www.springboardcourses.ie

Media
CIT

Website information with further course information

http://www.cit.ie/course/CREBPMO7