Master in Bioprocess Engineering

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 15,000 / year

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The MSc is an interactive and dynamic program that will develop your knowledge and appreciation of the conceptual and factual bases for the design and operation of bioprocesses. It also develops your understanding of bioprocessing, particularly the structures, roles and experimental methods associated with biopharmaceuticals, their analysis, production methods and technology for the monitoring and control of bioprocesses.

Program description

The program has an excellent reputation in the biopharmaceutical industry, with several companies (Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, BMS) signing up employees for the full or partial program.

This graduate program draws on the world-renowned experience of course presenters, including professors, lecturers, and industry experts.

Provides an advanced and up-to-date academic foundation in the major disciplines of bioprocess engineering and fosters a range of transferable skills in a wide range of relevant subjects.

The program provides a platform to enter research-level positions (Ph.D., additional specialized programs) and industries involved in the production of recombinant therapeutic proteins / diagnostics.

It also provides a highly interactive environment for understanding real bioprocesses and for fostering discussion with industry experts in a dynamic environment about real problems and challenges in the bioprocessing industry .

Career options

As an MSc graduate, you will be able to advance your career with an in-depth understanding of best practices in Ireland’s rapidly growing biopharmaceutical industry. This is a highly qualified sector and graduates are sought after by all companies in the biopharmaceutical industry. It will also help you advance your career with your current employer.

Program structure

This course has been designed for:

  • Refresh the knowledge, understanding and skills of graduates who are interested in pursuing or currently working in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Retrain graduates working in related disciplines by providing advanced level modules in theory, analysis design, and practical methodology of the rapidly evolving subjects associated with this industry.
  • Fundamentals of bioreaction engineering
  • Bioseparations
  • Recombinant DNA technology
  • Bioprocessing Laboratory I
  • Introduction to bioprocess engineering
  • Technology transfer and expansion of bioprocesses
  • Animal cell culture technology
  • Regulation and management of the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Design, modeling and monitoring of bioreactors
  • Regulatory issues for biotech products
  • Biopharmaceutical formulation and delivery
  • Design and operation of biopharmaceutical facilities
  • Bioprocess Engineering Design Project

Admission requirements

  • This program is for industry students or anyone looking to move from small molecule manufacturing to biopharmaceutical. For example, in cases where a student has more than three years of industry experience in a related field.
  • The program will be open to graduates and those currently working in the industry with an honors degree (minimum, second class honors degree 2) in Science or Engineering.
  • Applicants who do not have an honorary degree but who have significant relevant industry experience will also be considered, and should contact the Program Coordinator to discuss this before applying.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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