Engineering - Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering (MEngSc)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
MEngSc

How long you will study
24 - 60 Months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Engineering - Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering at University College Cork

Overview

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.

Course Details

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.

The modules currently offered are:

Part I
Students take 60 credits from the following:

Offered in 2017/18
PE6010 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)
PE6011Biopharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)
PE6012 Pharmaceutical Process Equipment; Materials and Mechanical Design (5 credits)
PE6013 Powder and Particle Technology and Unit Operations (5 credits)
PE6015Environmental Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Sector (5 credits)
PE6019 Process Analytical Technology (5 credits)
PE6023 Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Utilities (5 credits)

Offered in 2018/19
PE6010Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)
PE6016 Pharmaceutical Industry; Manufacturing and Optimisation (5 credits)
PE6018 Pharmaceutical Process Validation and Quality (5 credits)
PE6022Aseptic Manufacturing Design (5 credits)
PE6024 Advanced Process Design and Safety Engineering (5 credits)
PE6025 Advanced Health & Safety Management (5 credits)
PE6026 Project Management - From Concept to Completion (5 credits)
PF6302Introduction to Pharmaceutics: Formulation Science (5 credits)

Part II (MEngSc only):

PE6021Dissertation in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering(30 credits)

These are subject to change. For full course information see programme website

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKR35

Course Title: Engineering - Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Duration: Minimum of 24 months, maximum of 60 months

Teaching Mode: Part-Time

This is a modular course running for a minimum of 2 years (24 months) exiting with a Postgraduate Diploma and maximum of 5 years (60 months) with the option to exit with either a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters.

  • 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

Qualifications: MEngSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Year 1, 30 Credits EUR 4,500; Year 2, 30 Credits EUR 4,500; Year 2, Dissertation, EUR 4,000; Per 5 Credit Module EUR 1,000

2017 Entry Requirements: Minimum 2H2 BE or BEng Honours degree or equivalent engineering or relevant qualification. See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 1st September 2017

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.

Application Procedure

?Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click here.

Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from hereCKR35 MEngSc Pharma & Biopharma Engineering Supplementary Question (122kB)?. All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.

Further Contact Information

Programme Manager:

Anne-Marie McSweeney,

School of Engineering, Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC

Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2389

E: a.mcsweeney@ucc.ie; processeng@ucc.ie

Programme Director:

Dr Maria J. Sousa Gallagher

School of Engineering, Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC

Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3594

E:m.desousagallagher@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMEngScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 - 60 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Year 1, 30 Credits EUR 4,500; Year 2, 30 Credits EUR 4,500; Year 2, Dissertation, EUR 4,000; Per 5 Credit Module EUR 1,000

2017 Entry Requirements: Minimum 2H2 BE or BEng Honours degree or equivalent engineering or relevant qualification. See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 1st September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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