Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Sciences with Instrument Validation (Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Sciences with Instrument Validation)

Cork Institute of Technology (Analytical Sciences)
Key Programme Details
Award

Diploma

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

90

Department

Physical Sciences

General Information
Contact

Dr Ambrose Furey, Senior Lecturer

Email

ambrose.furey@cit.ie

Phone

021 433 5875 (Mobile 0879116110: Text me and I wil

Address

Cork Institute of Technology
Office B245L
Department of Physical Sciences
Rossa Ave.,
Bishopstown
Cork


(Mobile 0879116110: Text me with enquiries and I will give you a call back)







(Mobile 0879116110: Text me with enquiries and I will give you a call back)

Role

Course owner

Important Dates
Application Deadline

30/11/2020

Start Date

25/01/2021

End Date

17/12/2021

About this Course

DO YOU HOLD A LEVEL 8 QUALIFICATION IN SCIENCE OR ENGINEERING BUT NEED TO UPSKILL IN THE AREAS OF ANALYTICAL SCIENCE & INSTRUMENTATION/VALIDATION TO PROGRESS YOUR CAREER?

This PG Diploma is an 18-month full-time programme developed to address scientific skills gaps within the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Food, Beverage, Water & Healthcare sectors. Each of these sectors is underpinned by a need for globally-recognised expertise in advanced manufacturing. Key to maintaining quality and regulatory standards, in addition to maintaining manufacturing competitive advantage, in these industry sectors is the knowledge of analytical techniques and associated instrument validation. This course is designed with Industry to upskill graduates with a science and engineering qualification to become specialised in the area of Analytical Science and Instrumentation Validation.

WHO SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS COURSE?

Applicants MUST have a level 8 qualification in a Science or Engineering discipline with a fundamental understanding of scientific method and subjects, in particular a basic level of chemistry. Applicants with a level 8 qualification in other disciplines or a level 7 in a Science/Engineering discipline AND extensive relevant industrial experience or training maybe considered via CIT's RPL policy and process.

The course would suit science/engineering graduates working in a range of industries such as Food & Beverage/Nutrition/AgriBio production, BioPharma, Water/food analysis, Chemical Processing but may not have specific training in the advanced instrumentation and software analytics associated with these sectors.

This programme is aimed at those wishing to upskill in the latest developments in advanced analytical techniques and method/instrument validation by learning and understanding the key features of the associated advanced instrumentation hardware and software.

*****THIS COURSE WILL BEGIN DELIVERY IN JANUARY 2021************************

WHAT ARE THE KEY ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSES OVER OTHER SIMILAR PROGRAMMES?
This programme is offered by the Department of Physical Sciences at CIT (physicalsciences.cit.ie), which has long-standing extensive experience in delivering industry-specific courses in the area of Analytical Science (specifically Chemistry) and Instrumentation. The department also has extensive experience in the delivery of of Quality Assurance and Validation (approved by Excellence Ireland Quality Association) programmes. Our lecturing and technical staff have extensive industry experience and continuously engage closely with the region's leading advanced manufacturing sectors.

The course will offer candidates the opportunity to learn about the latest in most widely used industry-relevant data analytics and process control software and hardware, in areas such as chemical analysis, process control and automation and chromatography diagnostics (further details of specialist training facilities: https://physicalsciences.cit.ie/facilities)

This course includes the opportunity to carry our an industry-based project, either with an existing employer or via a placement. The programme also allows the opportunity to carry out a project with one of CITs associated research groups.

If you are interested in applying for this course, please submit the following via the online application system below:
(i) Updated CV outlining education and work experience
(ii) Copy of RELEVANT ACADEMIC AND TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS
(iii) A LETTER OF INTENT outlining your interest in the course

Please note that candidates with a level 7 qualification and extensive relevant industrial experience may also be considered for acceptance on the course via CIT's Recognition of Prior Learning policy and process (https://www.cit.ie/rpl).

Objectives

To equip graduates for employment roles in advanced manufacturing, biopharmachemical, food, beverage, water and medical device sector.

To ensure graduates are qualified in the disciplines of analytical science and validation.

To ensure graduates are equipped with all the key skill sets required to support career opportunities in these areas, with practical applications enhancing the theory to enable learners to develop skills and gain a solid understanding of industrial requirements, in an advanced and regulated manufacturing environment.

To ensure graduates have the appropriate laboratory-based practical skills training in instrumentation, measurement design and execution, data acquisition and analytics, processing & analysis and report writing – all of which are key requirements for job readiness in a regulated manufacturing environment.

To ensure graduates are competent in computer-based IT skills, the use of software packages for text and data processing (e.g. EMpower, Minitab, SPSS, DeltaV, etc) and in the statistical interpretation of analytical data.

To ensure graduates have strong communication, management and leadership skills.

Entry Requirements

As per HCI requirements - Level 8
Students may avail of RPL if they can illustrate through portfolio and certification, that they have completed a previous course and reached the learning outcomes of a particular module in this Level 9 PGD.

Long Description

This PG Diploma is an 18-month full-time programme developed to address scientific skills gaps within the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Food, Beverage, Water & Healthcare sectors. Each of these sectors is underpinned by a need for globally-recognised expertise in advanced manufacturing. Key to maintaining quality and regulatory standards, in addition to maintaining manufacturing competitive advantage, in these industry sectors is the knowledge of analytical techniques and associated instrument validation.
Since 2012 there has been a substantial investment of over €4 billion in the BioPharma Chem sector. Much of this investment is in Biopharma, for enhancing the development of new skills distinct from traditional pharmaceutical (small molecule) manufacturing. Advances in manufacturing processes from batch manufacturing to continuous manufacturing is critical to creating the optimum manufacturing environment utilizing skid technology and prioritizing innovation.

This programme is aimed at those wishing to upskill in the latest developments in advanced analytical techniques and method/instrument validation. Thus, providing a strong talent pipeline for industry, combining knowledge, skills and expertise in advanced analytical techniques focusing on separation, detection and characterization of the material, is essential. The programme will have a strong quality validation focus, producing graduates with an expert knowledge of quality validation methodologies.
Graduates will gain advanced knowledge of the disciplines of analytical science allowing them to lead their company's quality validation programmes in instrumentation.

They will be qualified to assess the potential of new analytical technology within an industrial environment and implement this technology using quality validation methodology. Graduates will have advanced research skills enabling the continued growth of R&D and innovation in Ireland.
The programme places great emphasis on professional development, communication, management and leadership skills, all of which will allow students to develop their career aspirations.

They will be qualified to assess the potential of new analytical technology within an industrial environment and implement this technology using quality validation methodology. Graduates will have advanced research skills enabling the continued growth of R&D and innovation in Ireland.
The programme places great emphasis on professional development, communication, management and leadership skills, all of which will allow students to develop their career aspirations.

Timetable Info

TBC shortly

Delivery Notes

Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Address

Cork Institute of Technology
Office B245L
Department of Physical Sciences
Rossa Ave.,
Bishopstown
Cork


(Mobile 0879116110: Text me with enquiries and I will give you a call back)

Phone

0214335040

Email

Admissions@cit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

Details of the application procedure will be posted shortly.