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  • Duration

    12 months

  • Level

    Degree / Higher Diploma

Course overview

This innovative BSc in Process Technologies will develop students scientific, business and professional skills to work across diverse roles in the BioPharma, Medical Device and Food & Beverage Sectors.

Delivered by industry professionals, this course ensures you receive the most up to date and relevant STEM skills to advance your career in operator, technician or supervisory roles in the high growth food, pharma and medical device sectors.

Students will develop a knowledge of current good manufacturing practices (GMP) and regulations in BioPharma, MedTech and Food as well as a focus on emerging trends within these sectors. Integrating theoretical and practical learning in a Pilot Plant facility, graduates will experiment with analytical and biochemical techniques and understand their application within each sector.

This course is uniquely designed to minimise disruption to your schedule with flexible, part-time delivery and blended e-Learning solutions.

Innopharma Education, in conjunction with Technological University Dublin - Tallaght Campus, developed this new BSc in Process Technologies to provide highly trained graduates to for the BioPharma, Medical Device and Food & Beverage Sectors.

Accreditation: QQI Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Process Technologies

Awarding body: Technological University Dublin - Tallaght Campus

Next Intake: September 2021


Paul Rooney

Course Outline

The course is completed over three semesters and is delivered two evenings per week online and two Saturdays per month on campus.

This course will cover the following topics

Module 1: Medical Device Manufacturing

Medical device manufacturing processes, regulation, product & process qualification/validation, cleanroom operations and product sterilization.

Module 2: Bioprocessing Manufacturing Technology

Upstream and Downstream processing operations, critical control parameters to produce a quality product, cleaning and impurity control precautions.

Module 3: Technical Writing

Effective communication, technical report writing, research methods and presentation skills.

Module 4: Bio-Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry, biological systems, pathways and mechanism of important nutritional and pharmacological teams.

Module 5: Team Lead Skills & Professional Development

Organisational effectiveness, professional development, leading and managing teams, working with diverse and geographical teams.

Module 6: Analytical Techniques

Raw material testing, in-process testing and final product release. Hands-on experience on key techniques such as IR, UV, HPLC, GC and TLC.

Module 7: Food Science & Health

Nutrition, human, physiology and diet-health relationship, health studies, current market and future trends.

Module 8: Lean Operations Project

Lean principles, practical application of the lean tool to identify and improve business processes.





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Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a QQI Level 6 Certificate (120 credits) in Science, Engineering, Quality or related discipline.

QQI Levels Explained

Career Options

Over 70% of graduates have successfully advanced their careers post completion of our courses. Potential career opportunities following the successful completion of this course are highlighted below:

  • Production Technician / Operator
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturing Supervisor/Team Leader 
  • Process Improvement Specialist
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Health & Safety Officer

An essential part of the course will be the career progression module where significant support will be given to participants on career development through structured one-on-one CV assistance, interviewing support and developing career networks. regular guest speakers and lecturers from industry will assist graduates in making links with industry.

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Our admissions team are on hand to assist you with your application and answer any questions you may have on the course.

Students who wish to apply to this course should follow the following application process. They should have obtained a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Science, Engineering or a related discipline.

First of all, you will need to complete and submit an enquiry form, located on the top of this page. This is to register interest with us in the chosen course. Once submitted a member of the team will be in contact with you via phone call or email to discuss the course in more detail, assess your eligibility and assist you with anything you need to progress further.

Subject to eligibility, the next step is to fill out and submit the application form which will require you to submit the following documentation

  • A copy of your CV
  • Copy of a Government-issued ID (passport or driver’s licence)
  • Transcript of your previous highest qualification.

We accept scanned documents in a pdf format. Pictures of your documents are not accepted.

Following the submission of your application form, a member of our team will be in contact with you.

Please note through the application process if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email on admissions@innopharmalabs.com or call us (01) 485 3346

Why up-skill for the STEM process manufacturing sectors in Ireland?

  • Over 130,000 employed within these industries
  • Over 40,000 new jobs predicted 
  • Over €62 billion in exports 
  • 9 of top 10 world’s biopharma companies in Ireland
  • 8 of the top 10 worlds medtech companies in Ireland
  • Over 8,000 new jobs predicted by 2020
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The course had online lectures so anytime I couldn't go to college I could join the class online. I never missed a class.

BA in Pharmaceutical Business Operations Graduate, Joanna Galon, Senior Associate Regulatory Affairs at Amgen

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