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Studying Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering at the University College Cork

Course Outline

The MEngSc/PG Dip in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering are part-time modular degrees which can be taken over 24 months (for award of a Postgraduate Diploma) to 60 months. You will have the opportunity to gain a formal qualification in areas of particular concern to the bio/pharmaceutical industry that you may not have benefited from before, including issues such as product containment, powder/particle technology, design of API and secondary production facilities, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), design of classified facilities, aseptic processing facility design and validation.

The MEngSc course is in two parts. Part I (which constitutes the PG Diploma) involves taking 12 modules to the value of ECTS 60 credits. Taught modules are offered on a cyclical basis. Six modules are taken per annum over a two year period if you opt for full registration, although the course can be taken over a maximum of five years. Part II consists of a research thesis to the value of 30 credits. The choice of modules is subject to the approval of the course coordinator.


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Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering: Course Practicalities

  • Start-up sessions over two days (half a day per 5 credit module) (four contact hours per 5 credit module) (Fridays and Saturdays at end August/start September and start January) 
  • Followed up by tutorial sessions (every two to three weeks on Saturdays) on respective modules throughout term. Tutorial sessions involve six contact hours

Complemented by regular feedback available weekly on each module during teaching period. For full programme (including timetable) information see programme website.

Assessment
Assessment is by continuous assessment and end of period exams.

Who teaches this course?
Staff from the Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and a number of guest lecturers from industry.


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Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering: Careers:

The course offers graduates working in the pharmaceutical industry the opportunity to further develop your skills set and employability across a wider range of roles in the industry through enhanced continuing professional development.

Through the opportunities provided by participation on the programme, you are provided with opportunities to enable greater cohesion and understanding among inter-and multi-disciplinary teams while earning a formal qualification in engineering.


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Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering: Requirements

  • Candidates must have a BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade II, or a level 8 BSc degree, with a minimum grade Second Class Honours Grade II, where the BSc graduate has a recognised qualification in Process or Chemical Engineering (e.g. the Diploma in Process and Chemical Engineering at UCC or equivalent).
  • However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted subject to the approval of the Programme Director under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). In all cases, the course of study for each candidate must be approved by the Programme Director.


English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.


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Institution

University College Cork


Location: Cork Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Irland
South-West Region
T   +353 21 4902876
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Engineering, Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Engineering Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13.09.2021

Application deadline

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Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 4630 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Engineering, Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Engineering Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13.09.2021

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 4630 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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