MEngSc On Campus

Engineering - Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering

24 months
22600 EUR/year
4630 EUR/year
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The MEngSc/PG Dip in Engineering - Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering  is a full-time programme at University College Cork running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.


With The MEngSc/PG Dip in Engineering - Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering at University College Cork 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.

Learning outcomes

It can be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time running over 2 years (24 months) with the option to exit with either with a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters in Engineering Sciences.

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Biopharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry; Manufacturing and Optimisation
  • Pharmaceutical Process Validation and Quality
  • Aseptic Manufacturing Design
  • Advanced Process Design & Safety Engineering
  • Project Engineering - From Concept to Completion 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must have a BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade II, or a level 8 BSc degree, with a minimum grade Second Class Honours Grade II, where the BSc graduate has a recognised qualification in Process or Chemical Engineering (e.g. the Diploma in Process and Chemical Engineering at UCC or equivalent).
  • However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted subject to the approval of the Programme Director under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). In all cases, the course of study for each candidate must be approved by the Programme Director

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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