Higher Diploma in Science in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Higher Diploma

  • Duration

    18 Months

  • Timetable

    Two Evenings Per Week

About the Course

This programme prepares science and engineering graduates for work in the bio/pharmaceutical industry. It allows those already working in the industry to keep their skills fresh and prepares production-based personnel for advancement to supervisory and/or management roles.

Specific Aims:

  • To give science/engineering graduates an in-depth study of the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical industry with respect to production.
  • To give the student both a sound theoretical and practical grounding in the area.
  • To provide students with hands-on experience through assignments undertaken in the Institute's Pharmaceutical Education Centre.

The programme consists of a set of mandatory modules with an option to specialise in pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical production. Students will normally be expected to carry out some assignments at their place of employment. This programme will run over 3 college semesters (18 months) part-time. Candidates must take all modules on offer in each semester.

Entry Level

Candidates must possess a science, engineering or related primary degree. Applicants should be in full-time relevant employment in a company operating in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or healthcare industry. Selection may be by interview. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.

Career Opportunities

The bio and pharmaceutical industries in Ireland are currnetly undergoing a major expansion of scale and activity creating a wide range of career opportunities for interested and suitably qualified persons. Analysts suggest a shortage of well qualified graduates in the coming years which will add to the value placed upom qualifications such as this.

Fees & Funding

How to Apply

 Applications are made online




Further Information

Programme Leaders:

Dr Maureen Walsh

Tel: 01 4042736


Dr Ed Carey

Tel: 01 4042769


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