Opportunities for graduates of this program include progression to level 10 (Ph.D.) programs in related fields of study.
According to a report by the Forfás Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, Ireland is emerging as a leading location for biopharmaceuticals with a mix of startups, high-growth SMEs and large multinationals located here.
Industry leaders, including Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Sanofi, MSD (Carlow based biologics) and Alkermes plc, have significant investment in Ireland that has facilitated the rapid growth and development of the industry.
These, along with a strong generics industry (Wockhardt, Clonmel Healthcare, both based in the Southeast) provide prospective employment opportunities for graduates and key engagement partners for the course.
There are currently approximately 60 biopharmaceutical companies in Ireland employing around 4,000 people. This program is designed to meet the growing demand for scientists to serve current and emerging biotechnology-based industries in Ireland, in particular the South East, the Middle East and the Midlands. The current industry perception is that Ireland’s future technology will be based primarily on biotech and IT oriented industries.
Our graduates work in areas such as Electronic Product Design, Electrical Services, Electrical Engineering, Control and Automation and Communications.
A sampling of our graduate destinations includes:
- Agilent Technologies
- Amazon Web Services
- Anord Mardix
- Analog Devices
- Blueacre Technology
- ControlSoft Automation
- ESB International
- Electricity Supply Board
- Glen Dimplex Renewables
- Hanley Energy
- Hewlett Packard
- Mercury Engineering
- Nikon Precision Europe
- NXP Semiconductors
- Realtime Technologies
A Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, quality, pharmaceutical or regulatory affairs or related areas.
Candidates with significant experience in: pharmaceutical operations, quality engineering, device design, middle to senior management in industry, other professionals who want to improve in the regulatory affairs environment, regulatory affairs staff who want to improve (as determined by the Prior Learning Policy Institute recognition), in addition to an elementary honors degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.