Take Your Pharma Career to Management Level

Take this Bachelor Degree BSc (Ord, Level 7) in the Manufacture of Medicinal Products.
  • Turn your work experience into a degree
  • Online, Part-time. Study while you work
  • Get a better job with a higher salary
  • Application Deadline: February 25th


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4 Years (Part Time)

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The degree will help you expand their career opportunities in the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry and prepare
you for a specialist role within these sectors.

Learn How Safe Medicines are Manufactured

You will learn the knowledge, skills and behaviour necessary to manufacture safe medicines and medical devices in the highly regulated pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing sector.

Learn the Underpinning Science

You will also learn about the science that underpins the manufacturing and regulatory framework, which defines this manufacturing industry.

Build off your Previous Qualifications

Our eBioPharmaChem and eValidation programmes are each quarter parts of this Degree programme. At the end of these 2 courses, you only need to complete 6 more modules to get your Degree.

Get a Competitive Edge

Compile a portfolio of projects and assignments for yourself to give you a competitive edge when applying for job roles with greater responsibility.

This Certificate is Accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland – A World Top 2% University

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  • Largest University in Ireland
  • Named Best Institute of Tehnology by the Sunday Times in 2010
  • Ranked in top 100 by the Times Higher Education for universities under 50 in 2014 and 2015
  • 20,000 registered students
  • Over 2,000 members of staff
  • Member if the European University Association

Career Opportunities

What kind of roles could I apply for after finishing this course?

RolesMedian US Salaries: Source BLS
Manufacturing Background?
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Operations Supervisor
Production Executive
$ 52,000
$ 65,000
Quality Background?
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Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Quality Coordinator
Senior Quality Control Engineer
$ 65,000
$ 48,000
$ 96,000
Engineering/Maintenance Experience?
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Senior Industrial Engineer
Senior Validation Engineer
Maintenance Team Leader
$ 99,500

Work Background and Age Profile of Students on this Course

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Online Learning Done Differently

or: Why this is an Online Course You’ll Actually Finish!

Each week, you’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, interactive activities and projects through our online platform, available to access 24/7.
Online courses can start off great, but staying motivated can be a challenge. So, you’ll get regular feedback reports (and emails or phone calls if you fall behind!) to keep you on track.
Because it’s online, there are no long commutes, traffic jams or crowded trains to deal with on the way to class. Study at home after the kids have gone to bed.
Your working schedules are unpredictable so we offer flexible delivery. Slow down, speed up or pause the delivery of the course.
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Companies who’ve hired our alumni
GetReskilled Success Stories
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Noel O’Brien

“The quality of the course content was excellent and very substantial and covered all aspects associated within the Pharmaceutical, Bio-Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. Information that I feel could and would be very much a requirement for the type of work I would be seeking, within such companies.”

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Ronan Balfe

“I have really enjoyed the course. The course content was very detailed and way surpassed my expectation. While the course was challenging, the online support and access was exceptional. I am really looking forward to progressing to the follow-on/specialization course, “BioValidation” when it becomes available.”

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Josephine Ogidi

“I would recommend enrolling, the course is very interesting.”


Our Team

Dr. Joe Brady

Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr. Joe Brady is an assistant lecturer with the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), in the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Joe is a certified trainer, and highly experienced in competency based training. He designs and prepares educational modules and full academic courses ranging from MSc, MEngSc. BSc, to Certificate level, for a range of academic institution.

He is also a supervisor for MSc/MEngSc and PhD theses. Joe has over seventeen years project experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries in Ireland, Singapore, China, The Netherlands, France and the USA.

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Dr. Anne Green

Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr Anne Green is the pharmaceutical technology and pharmaceutical projects manager in Ireland and is a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Technology, Validation and Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.

In addition, she is also secretary of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Secretary, Irish Chapter. Her experience ranges from a technical service chemist, Sterling Wintrop Dungarvan, (now GSK), validation manager at start up Wyeth Newbridge, (now Pfizer) and is a Training Director at NIBIRT in Ireland.

Prices and Start Dates

Prices and Start Dates

Prices and Start Dates

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We’re so confident you’ll get a job in Ireland, we’ll give you a money back guarantee.
  • Choose a course with our Job Guarantee option.
  • Follow our specially devised job hunting plan while you study.
  • If you don’t have a job offer within 6 months of graduating, you’ll get all your course fees back (yes, really!).


Complete 12 Modules

Module 1 – Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologies (VOMP 3001)

This module will give you a broad understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, the rules that govern manufacturing and the guidelines on how these rules are applied, along with the risk management tools to be used when making decisions that could impact the safety of the medicines being manufactured.

Module 2 – Commissioning & Qualification of Equipment and Systems (VOMP 3002)

This course explains the engineering documentation used to specify and install new equipment systems in a manufacturing facility – and how to develop the test protocols (IQ, OQ, PQ) to ensure that it operates as intended and meets the regulatory requirements.

Module 3 – Chemistry for API’s (VOMP 3003)

The aim of this module is to provide a foundation in the general chemistry necessary to appreciate the fundamental concepts involved in the chemistry of API required for the manufacture of medicinal products.

Module 4 – Pharmaceutical Facility Design (VOMP 3006)

In this module you will receive a strong grounding in the modern pharmaceutical science and engineering concepts of the environmental controls (air) and clean utility systems design that underpin an aseptic manufacturing facility and the quality systems used in this highly regulated environment to ensure the manufacture of safe and effective medicines for the public.

Module 5 – Planning a Validation Strategy (VOMP 3008)

The aim of this module is to teach students how to ensure all user requirements are tested and verified from the beginning and end of a typical project lifecycle, where in the project lifecycle that various testing should occur, and how to make systems functionally and regulatory fit for handover to operations and maintenance.

Module 6 – From URS to PQ – a Validation Project (VOMP 3011)

The aim of these modules is to teach students how to ensure all user requirements are tested and verified from the beginning and end of a typical project lifecycle and where in the project lifecycle that various testing should occur with a view to optimizing resources and minimizing reworks and repeat testing. In addition, you will learn how to make systems functionally and regulatory fit for handover to operations and maintenance.

Module 7 – Mathematics & Statistics for Medicinal Products (VOMP 3004)

This module covers the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics required for method validation. The aim of this module is to provide students with a basis in the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics as applied to method validation.

Module 8 – Physical Chemistry for Industrial Process (VOMP 3009)

This module will provide students with the fundamentals of physical chemistry and enable them to apply them to industrial processing. The material covered will allow students to understand the principles of the topics covered and appreciate the application of these fundamentals to practical problems. In addition the student is introduced to the safety regulations applicable to the workplace and in particular to anywhere where chemicals are used.

Module 9 – Process Development & Technology Transfer (VOMP 3010)

The aim of this module is to give students a broad understanding of clinical, regulatory, and statistical processes involved in the development of new pharmaceutical product applications for drugs, biologicals and medical devices. A further aim is to give students an overview of how to transfer the new drug, bioloigic or device technologies to new and existing facilities.

Module 10 – Design & Operation of Clean Rooms (VOMP 3013)

This module covers the fundamentals of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) design and how to determine the acceptance criteria for quality of the environment and the frequency of monitoring to minimize the risk of contamination in controlled environments.

Module 11 – Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Unit Operations (VOMP 3015)

Provides you with an understanding of the processing sequence for a pharmaceutical product from beginning to the end of the life cycle and an understanding of facility layouts for commercial scale drug manufacturing.

Module 12 – Aspects of Regulatory Science for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (VOMP 3019)

This gives a broad understanding of the emerging manufacturing trends, standards and opportunities to ensure the safety, efficacy and performance of a medicinal product in a patient centric environment.

Complete an End of Module Assignment

Each module culminates in the completion of a full assignment, which offers you the opportunity to solidify your knowledge and apply the content in a real world situation.

25-Week Advanced Career Coaching Programme

You’ll also have access to our Advanced Career Coaching programme where many of our trainees have been able to secure employment while still studying. This programme walks you through the job hunting process step by step. This is a hands-on course – everything you do within it will advance your job-hunting skills in a very practical way and take you a step closer to landing your ideal job within the pharma or med device industries.

The course covers topics including:

  • How to find the roles that are right for you
  • Assessing your own skill set and how to sell that to employers
  • CV and cover letter writing skills, with personalised feedback
  • How to Network  Effectively
  • How to use social media in your job hunt
  • Interview preparation

During the first 4 weeks we’ll introduce new skills and lay the groundwork for your job hunt. From week 5 onwards we’ll look to develop those skills and you’ll start applying for jobs.

In addition, you’ll also have access to a course advisor who is there to offer support and guidance, offer personalised feedback and provide additional resources in any areas you need a little extra help.

Academically Accredited

This CPD Certificate (Continuous Professional Development) is academically accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) subject to the submission of all assessments and end of module assignments.

  • Level 7
  • Programme Credits (ECTS): 60
  • Awarding Body: DIT

Admission Criteria

People with a technical, production, science, logistics or quality background who want to make a career change into the pharmaceutical, bio pharmaceutical and medical device industries or those already working in these sectors.

Recognized prior learning (RPL) will be taken into account in assessing applicants for this program.

Available Worldwide

This Degree in the Manufacture of Medicinal Products course is available worldwide and in certain US states.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of the people are in their 30’s and 40’s with some in their 20’s and 50’s.
Ideally, you should have at least 5 years relevant work experience or a technical qualification in science or engineering and a minimum of a second level qualification (High School Diploma, Leaving Certificate, A or O Levels, etc).

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