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Course overview

This innovative BSc in Process Technologies is a unique blend of MedTech, Pharma, and Food process technology modules. This course provides students with the most up-to-date and relevant skills to advance their careers in operator, technician, or supervisory roles within high-growth sectors.   

This course will help students deepen their knowledge of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and regulations in the BioPharma, MedTech, and Food industries as well as focus on emerging trends within these sectors. Students will develop their skills in critical thinking, lean operations, technical writing & reporting, communications and presentations, and other areas that industry companies seek. 

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.  

  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Bioprocessing Manufacturing Technology
  • Technical Writing
  • Bio-Organic Chemistry
  • Team Lead Skills & Professional Development
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Food Science & Health
  • Lean Operations Project

Developed and taught by experienced academics and industry lecturers, this course is delivered through blended learning, 2 evenings per week online and up to 2 Saturdays per month in person.  

Accreditation: QQI Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Process Technologies

Collaborating University: Technical University Dublin - Tallaght Campus

Next Intake: September 2024.  



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Course Outline

The course duration is 11 months. Lectures will be delivered 2 evenings per week online. Students will also be required to attend 2 Saturdays a month on campus. Practicals will be in one of our pilot facilities, with dates and times subject to scheduling. (ECTS: 60 Credits)

This course will cover the following modules.

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, and working with diverse and geographical teams.

Module 6: Analytical Techniques

Raw material testing, in-process testing and final product release. Hands-on experience with 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.

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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 the industry will assist graduates in making links with the industry.

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

Students who wish to apply to this course should follow the following application process.


Step 1: Enquire through the form at the top right of this page

Step 2: A member of our team will be in contact through phone or email

Step 3: If you are deemed to be eligible for the course, you will be sent an application form by email. You MUST fill in this application form and attach all necessary *documents (CV, ID, Transcripts, etc.)

Step 4: On submission of the completed application form and all documentation, your application will be sent to the associated department for final approval. You will receive an e-mail confirming your place on the programme. (Note: This process can take up to one week, particularly during busy admission periods.)

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

**For those who are applying for Springboard or HCI funding, you will be directed to fill out an additional application form on the Springboard website, this is to confirm your eligibility to receive  funding

Please note at any time if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email on admissions@innopharmalabs.com or call us (01) 485 334


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



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