Certificate in Advanced Analytical Techniques (Postgraduate) (Certificate in Advanced Analytical Techniques (Postgraduate))

Waterford Institute of Technology (STECH)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Advanced Analytical Techniques

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

General Information
Contact

Lorraine Quirke

Email

springboard@wit.ie

Phone

00353 51 834137

Address

School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Waterford Institute of Technology
Main Campus, Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

05/09/2021

Start Date

13/09/2021

End Date

20/05/2022

About this Course

This level 9 programme has been designed with industry partner input, addressing skills need in the area of advanced analytical techniques. The programme is comprised of three 10-credit modules in chromatography, spectroscopy and materials characterisation, respectively.
“Advanced Chromatographic Techniques” will provide students with an advanced understanding of the theory, practices and instrumentation associated with separation science. The challenges in dealing with the separation of samples in complex matrices will also be covered, allowing the learner to select an appropriate separation technique for a given analysis.
“Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques” providing an advanced understanding of the theory, practices and instrumentation associated with a range of molecular and atomic spectroscopies. The focus will be on state-of-the-art developments in practice and instrumentation, as well as the challenges in dealing with the spectroscopic identification of samples in complex matrices.
“Advanced Materials Characterisation” will include surface analysis techniques such as microscopy and micrometric techniques, specifically their use, sample requirements, principles and limitations. The challenges in surface analysis, polymorphism, trace analysis and polymer characterisations will also be covered.

Semester One Module
Advanced Chromatographic Techniques

Semester Two Modules
Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques
Advanced Materials Characterisation



Entry Requirements

Applicants for entry to this Postgraduate course should hold a bachelor's degree at honours level minimum 2.2 (Level 8) in an appropriate subject area or equivalent qualification. Applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit evidence of competency in English, please see: www.wit.ie/englishrequirements.

Long Description

Life sciences in the South East employs over 11,000 people in the pharma med-tech sector. Skills shortages and the need for future up-skilling has been identified in the area of advanced analytical techniques (Southeast Regional Skills Forum), strong industry partner input in course design has been applied in developing this programme.
This level 9 programme has been designed with industry partner input, addressing skills need in the area of advanced analytical techniques. The programme is comprised of three 10-credit modules in chromatography, spectroscopy and materials characterisation, respectively.
Advanced Chromatographic Techniques will provide students with an advanced understanding of the theory, practices and instrumentation associated with separation science. The challenges in dealing with the separation of samples in complex matrices will also be covered, allowing the learner to select an appropriate separation technique for a given analysis. Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques providing an advanced understanding of the theory, practices and instrumentation associated with a range of molecular and atomic spectroscopies. The focus will be on state-of-the-art developments in practice and instrumentation, as well as the challenges in dealing with the spectroscopic identification of samples in complex matrices.
Advanced Materials Characterisations will include surface analysis techniques such as microscopy and micrometric techniques, specially their use, sample requirements, principles and limitations. The challenges in surface analysis, polymorphism, trace analysis and polymer characterisations will also be covered.
Access to supplementary resources will be made available online via blended learning:
Online lectures in research skills which providing the ability to access peer-reviewed scientific literature and critically evaluate their work.
Online tutorials on academic writing, report writing and data analysis skills. Online career development skills.
The programme will confer graduates with a set of attributes that will allow them greater flexibility in the development of their own career options, over the span of their

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this programme, the student may elect to pursue the Postgraduate Diploma / M. Sc. in Analytical Science with Quality Management at WIT. As the three modules on this Certificate programme are also taken in the Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc., the student can apply to transfer to that programme. Any progression will be in accordance with WIT guidelines.

Timetable Info

*Please note the dates are indicative and subject to change.
The programme will be delivered through a blend of online & on-campus delivery.

Blended learning, 4.5 hrs per week lab practicals delivered on the WIT Main Campus

Advanced Chromatographic Techniques – Semester 1 (Sept 29th, Oct 13th, Nov 10th & 24th, Dec 8th, 9th & 10th)*
Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques – Semester 2 (Jan 14th & 21st, Feb 4th, Mar 4th, 12th, 19th & 26th)*
Advanced Materials Characterisation – Semester 2 (Jan 28th, Feb 11th& 25th, Mar 11th, Apr 2nd& 30th. May 7th)*


Delivery Location

Waterford Institute of Technology
Main Campus, Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lorraine Quirke

Address

School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Waterford Institute of Technology
Main Campus, Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland

Phone

051834137

Email

springboard@wit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx

Application Procedures

Apply via: www.springboardcourses.ie

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