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Master MEngSc Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, University College Cork

To date many Chemical & Process Engineering graduates do not have formal educational qualifications relating specifically to the pharmaceuctical industry.

This is because undergraduate Chemical Engineering courses which are generally broad in nature, do not cover issues of particular concern to the Pharmaceutical industry such as product containment, powder/particle technology, design of API and secondary production facilities, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), design of classified faciliteis, aseptic processing facility design, validation, etc.

This is to an even greater extent the case for graduates of other Engineering disciplines. The aim of this programme is to fill a need for the continuing professional development and postgraduate education of engineers working in the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland through the provision at UCC of an MEngSc in Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering.

In Part I students take modules to the value of 60 Credits. Taught modules will be offered on a cyclical basis. Part II consists of a Minor Research Thesis to the value of 30 Credits. The choice of modules is subject to the approval of the programme co-ordinator.

Part 1: Modules to a total of 60 Credits from the following:

* CM6010 Introductory Pharmaceutical Chemistry (5 Credits)
* PE6010 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 Credits)
* PE6011 Biopharmaceutical Engineering (5 Credits)
* PE6012 Pharmaceutical Process Equipment; Materials and Mechanical Design (5 Credits)
* PE6013 Powder & Particle Technology & Unit Operations (5 Credits)
* PE6014 Chemical Kinetics, Reactor Design and Bioreactor Engineering (5 Credits)
* PE6015 Environmental Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Sector (5 Credits)

* PE6016 Pharmaceutical Industry; Manufacturing & Optimisation (5 Credits)
* PE6017 Pharmaceutical Plant Design & Project Management (10 Credits)
* PE6018 Pharmaceutical Process Validation & Quality (5 Credits)
* PE6019 Process Analytical Technology (5 Credits)
* PE6020 Safety in the Pharmaceutical Industry (5 Credits)CMXXXX Introductory Pharmaceutical Chemistry* (5 Credits)
* PE6022 Aseptic Manufacturing Design (5 credits)
* PE6023 Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Utilities (5 credits)
* PF6302 Introduction to Pharmaceutics: Formulation Science* (5 Credits)

Audience

The aim of this (NQAI level 9) programme is to fill a need for the Continuing Professional Development and Postgraduate Education of Engineers working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. To date many Engineering graduates (including Chemical & Process Engineering graduates) do not have formal educational qualifications relating specifically to the pharmaceutical industry. This is because many undergraduate Chemical Engineering courses, which are generally broad in nature, do not cover issues of particular concern to the pharmaceutical industry; 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, validation, etc. This is the case to an even greater extent the case for graduates of other Engineering disciplines.

Lecturers

The course is taught by Staff in the Department of Process & Chemical Engineering, the Department of Chemistry and the School of Pharmacy, UCC and Guest Lecturers from Industry.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have achieved an honours BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum grade 2H2, or a level 8 BSc degree, with a minimum grade 2H2 where the BSc graduate has a recognised qualification in Process or Chemical Engineering (e.g. Diploma in Process & Chemical Engineering at UCC or equivalent).

However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted subject to the approval of College. In all cases the course of study for each candidate must be approved by the programme Co-ordinator.

!!! Non-EU students are not eligible for part-time programmes

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
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Population: 119,230 (2011)
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Currencies: Euro
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Degree Level: Masters
Tuition Fee: € 6,000 / Year (EEA) , € 1,100 / Module (National)
Language:English
Duration:2 Years
Delivery Mode:On Campus Blended
Study Nature:Part-time
Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy
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