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CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering (Biopharmaceutical Operations Option) - NQF Level 9, 30 ECTS

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday 14 January 2020 - Wednesday 2 December 2020 (full list of training dates listed below)
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Locations of training will split between Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd, Dublin 4 and NIBRT, Foster's Ave, Mount Merrion, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
  • Fee

    Members/Non-Member: €4,750 
    TU Dublin Student registration fee included in fee
    The total cost of attending these modules individually would normally be €6,500.

    For more information or to book offline contact Programme Coordinator, Simon Purdue ( +353 1 665 1326) 

  • CPD Credit
    119 hours   C1, C2, C3, C4

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience in an engineering-led environment and to be in relevant full-time or part-time employment. All applicants should hold a minimum qualification of an NFQ Level 8 Honours Degree in Engineering (or equivalent).

Programme Award

Successful participants will receive a CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), which is worth 30 ECTS credits at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Programme Overview

The CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering (Biopharmaceutical Operations Option) is a new 12-month programme, developed in collaboration with NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training), for engineers who are committed to developing their competences as a professional and seeking an introduction to the world of Biopharmaceutical Operations. The programme is accredited by Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) as a Level 9 programme worth 30 ECTS upon completion. 
This new programme is a variant of the Engineers Ireland’s long running CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering programme with the addition of a module focussing on Biopharmaceutical Operations. This Biopharmaceutical Operations module will cover such topics as Cleanroom Operations, Facility Design as well as Upstream and Downstream Processing. Training days relating to this module will be delivered at NIBRT’s state of art bioprocessing facility. 
The remaining modules of the programme; Engineering Project Management, Effective Leadership: Analysis to Action, Finance, Risk Analysis, Advanced Presentation Skills and Team Project will be delivered in Engineers Ireland’s training facility.

Programme Structure

This programme is delivered on a part-time basis involving classroom and lab sessions, project work, assignments, research and workplace mentoring. The major building blocks en route to high-level engineering competence are covered across five core modules over a 12-month period.

These five core modules are delivered via 11 module components (dates listed below) which are supplemented with pre and post component assignments. The programme is rounded out by the inclusion of a team project (explained in more detail below) that spans the duration of the programme. 

Note: All module components run from 9am-5pm and will take place in either Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde road, Dublin 4 or NIBRT, Foster's Ave, Mount Merrion, Blackrock, Co. Dublin as stipulated below. 

Module Module Component Component Date Training Venue
PPP1: Engineering Project Management Project Management Component 1 14 & 15 
January 2020
Engineers Ireland
PPP1: Engineering Project Management Project Management Component 2 19 & 20 
February 2020
Engineers Ireland
PPP3a: Overview of Biopharmaceutical Operations Cleanroom Operations 27 & 28 February 2020 NIBRT
PPP4: Finance, Risk Analysis & Advanced Presentation Skills Risk Management 11 March 2020 Engineers Ireland
PPP3a: Overview of Biopharmaceutical Operations Upstream & Downstream Processing 26 & 27
March 2020
PPP3a: Overview of Biopharmaceutical Operations Facility Design 23 & 24
April 2020
PPP2: Effective Leadership: Analysis to Action Statistical Analysis or Engineers Guide to Effective Management 13 & 14
May 2020
Engineers Ireland
PPP4: Finance, Risk Analysis & Advanced Presentation Skills Finance for Professional Engineers 25 & 26
June 2020
Engineers Ireland
PPP2: Effective Leadership: Analysis to Action Negotiation & Influencing Skills 11 September 2020 Engineers Ireland
PPP4: Finance, Risk Analysis & Advanced Presentation Skills Communication & Presentation Skills 02 October 2020 Engineers Ireland
PPP 5: Strategic Execution - Team Project Mock Project Presentation Day 16 October 2020 Engineers Ireland
PPP2: Effective Leadership: Analysis to Action Leadership & Management Skills 06 November 2020 Engineers Ireland
PPP 5: Strategic Execution - Team Project Final Project Presentation Day 02 December 2020 Engineers Ireland

Team Project

The Team Project module involves teams of participants choosing a real-world challenge from one of their organisations and presenting a project solution/recommendation based on team research and analysis.
This team project develops the skills of research and enquiry to enable learners to generate, evaluate and select ideas which demonstrate the role of a professional engineer in business and strategy formulation. Each project team will have an industry expert assigned to their project who will act as a supervisor to guide each team through the process.
This module concludes with an opportunity for each group to present a business case for their project solution/recommendation to a panel of personnel from Engineers Ireland, TU Dublin and selected industry experts.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require more information please do not hesitate to contact the Programme Coordinator, Simon Purdue:

Phone: +353 1 665 1326

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14 January 2020

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developed in partnership with NIBRT


Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.