Higher Diploma in Advanced Analytical Chemistry (Higher Diploma in Advanced Analytical Chemistry)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (HDiplAdvancedAnalyticalChemistry)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma in Advanced Analytical Chemistry

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

School of Science

General Information
Contact

Peter Butler

Email

Peter.butler@gmit.ie

Phone

0858053691 Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Address

Coordinator | Graduate and Professional Development
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | Galway Campus | Dublin Rd. | Galway | Ireland

Important Dates
Application Deadline

17/07/2020

Start Date

02/11/2020

End Date

28/05/2021

About this Course

This course is a conversion course to gain the skills required to work in analytical science in e.g. pharmaceutical, medical device and chemical industries. The course will provide learners with hands-on experience of instrumentation. The course deals with creating and processing analytical data including the integration of analysis within quality management systems and the statistical treatment of analytical results. The course will involve six hours of practical class time and six hours of online learning per week. In addition, students will complete a work-based project. Term one: Metrology, Standards and Quality (5 ECTS) Students will gain an understanding of the science behind calibration and measurement. At the end of this module, students should understand how calibration and standards allow analytical science to meet quality standards. Spectroscopy (10 ECTS) will examine the applications and limits of various spectroscopic techniques. Practical classes will include the use of instrumentation as well as sample preparation techniques. Chromatography (10 ECTS) will cover the science of separation and its application in providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of samples which are important in a range of manufacturing processes. Practical classes will include hands on investigation of different chromatographic systems (GC, HPLC, IC). Term 2: Analytical Techniques (10 ECTS) will build on spectroscopy and chromatography to include mass spectrometry. In addition, students will integrate their practical skills with the use of software to process and report analytical findings. Validation (10 ECTS) will cover regulatory requirements to operate analytical instrumentation in accordance with different regulatory and quality frameworks. Statistical Methods and Uncertainty (5 ECTS) will integrate the understanding of the results of the analytical techniques, explored with the statistical analysis required to report meaningful and reliable results. Project (10 ECTS): Students will complete a work-based project giving them a chance to apply their learning from the other modules.

Entry Requirements

Honours Degree (Level 8) in any discipline. Applicants with an Ordinary Degree (Level 7) and three years of relevant work experience in a related industry will be considered for entry through recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL is actively applied to all courses offered by GMIT and applications are welcome under this policy for admission to this programme. This process is set out in GMIT's RPL policy.

Delivery Notes

The practical classes will be delivered two evenings per week on campus. The online delivery will be asynchronous which means you should be able to access it in your own time with limited exceptions depending on individual lecturers. For this year there will be two evening sessions per week (likely Tuesday and Thursday but to be confirmed).

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Peter Butler

Address

Coordinator | Graduate and Professional Development
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | Galway Campus | Dublin Rd. | Galway | Ireland

Phone

0858053691 Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Email

Peter.butler@gmit.ie

Application Procedures

You must upload all required documents to complete your application.