Education

Education

We have a range of academic programmes and courses to suit the needs of our students. We collaborate with industry partners to develop our offerings, going beyond traditional teaching. Using innovative teaching methods and research, we prepare graduates with strong technical knowledge and a transversal skillset that will help them adapt to change throughout their careers.

Features of our Programmes & Courses

Technical Skills

Our students learn specialised knowledge and core skills in their specific field. These are driven by research and the latest advancements in each field. Guest lecturing from industry experts enhance students learning and development of these skills to create highly proficient graduates.

Transversal Skills

Our students actively engage in industry-related scenarios, case studies, and collaborate on group projects, presentation pitches, and podcasts. This develops the specific teamwork, leadership, analytical and critical thinking skills required by industry.

Experiential Learning
Our students participate in immersive experiential learning activities that help to connect concept development with practical application, for a more in-depth understanding of the subject matter. These activities ensure our graduates can confidently enter the workplace with realistic expectations of industry.
Innovative Teaching Methods

Instructional designers support the development and implementation of teaching, learning, and assessment approaches based on evidence from neuroscience, education psychology research, and e-learning best practice. This enables students to learn smarter and faster, to hit the ground running when they enter the workplace.

Advanced Education Technology

Learning spaces in the iEd Hub include regular access to a pilot tableting facility and cleanroom; 3D printing labs; VR and podcasting suites; and a simulation room and 360° immersive suite for flexible scenario-based learning. All technology is used according to best practice from industry feedback and educational psychology research.

Cross-Disciplinary Teaching

iEd brings together experts from multiple disciplines including medicine, pharmacy, business, and engineering. This allows us to blend different viewpoints and knowledge into our curriculum, breaking down conventional academic barriers. As a result, our students gain a comprehensive understanding of interconnected fields.

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LEVEL 9: Masters Degree, Post-Graduate Diploma and Certificate

Regulated New Product Introduction & Technology Transfer

The programme is designed to provide an industry-guided skillset and entry route to/for the field of GxP technology transfer in the life science manufacturing sector.

MSc

Project Management, Communication, Leadership, Digital & Data Literacy

MTU Department of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering

 

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Regulated New Product Introduction for the (Bio)Pharmaceutical  Industry

This certificate equips students with the skills to support NPI & technology transfer process both into and out of (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing sites.

PG Certificate

Project Management, Communication, Leadership, Digital & Data Literacy

MTU Department of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Medical Device Development

This programme aims to produce a new and unique profile of graduates, comprising a hybrid of engineering and medicine graduates with embedded transversal skills.

MSc

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration

MTU School of Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering

UCC Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

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Medical Device Development

The programme focuses on the engineering and design aspects related to the broad discipline of biomedical device design.

PG Certificate

Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Teamwork & Collaboration

MTU School of Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Anatomy for Medical Device Development

This programme focuses on the anatomical aspects related to the broad discipline of bio-medical device design.

PG Certificate

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration

UCC Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Health and Wellbeing

The programme explores the development and implementation of effective interventions and policies to improve Health and Wellbeing.

PG Certificate

UCC College of Medicine and Health

MTU Department of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Industrial Pharmaceutical Sciences, Operations & Management

This programme covers the technical, regulatory, operations and management aspects required in the biopharma & pharma industry.

MSc

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Leadership, Communication

UCC School of Pharmacy

Cork University Business School

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Industrial Pharmaceutics

This is a unique research programme that develops the critical skills required to work in the pharma and biopharma manufacturing industry.

MRes

UCC School of Pharmacy

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Building Work-based Resilience in Self and Others

This programme provides participants with the insight, knowledge, and tools to promote wellbeing and build resilience in individuals and teams.

Certificate

Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration, Leadership, Problem Solving

UCC Adult Continuing Education

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(Bio)Pharmaceutical Technologies

This course is designed for science, engineering, and healthcare graduates, who wish to upskill in the pharma and biopharma industry.

Certificate

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Communication

UCC Adult Continuing Education

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Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Formulations

This course is designed for science, engineering, and healthcare graduates, who wish to upskill in the pharma and biopharma industry.

Certificate

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Ethical Decision Making

UCC Adult Continuing Education

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Applied Analytics for Business

This programme explores the data literacy skills and knowledge to effectively analyse and interpret the data in any environment.

Certificate

MTU Business Academy
Department of Organisation and Professional Development

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Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

This programme is designed to bridge the gap between the engineering operations and information technology paradigms in the manufacturing sector.

Certificate

MTU Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Management Systems

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LEVEL 8: Honors Bachelor Degree, Higher Diploma, Certificate

Work and Organisational Leadership

This programme explores key organisational behaviour principles and concepts which enhance organizational and personal performance.

Higher Diploma

Critical Thinking, Teamwork & Collaboration, Leadership, Problem Solving

UCC Adult Continuing Education

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Biomedical Engineering

This course integrates the study of biological systems, biomedical devices, and clinical engineering with traditional mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing engineering.

BEng (Honours)

MTU Department of Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering

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Leadership Development

This programme is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to successfully manage teams in a manufacturing environment.

Certificate

MTU Department of Organisation & Professional Development Cork

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Industrial Automation and Networks

This course explores advanced knowledge of PLC programming and skills to develop PLC communication across the required network structures.

Certificate

MTU Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Management Systems

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LEVEL 7: Ordinary Bachelor Degree, Certificate

Operator Development (Pharma Manufacturing)

This course provides essential knowledge and skill development for the role of operator in a pharma manufacturing environment.

Certificate

Critical Thinking, Teamwork & Collaboration, Problem Solving, Communication

UCC Adult Continuing Education

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Project Management

Delivered in partnership with Velopi Ltd, this course provides participants with the foundations for a career in project management.

Certificate

Project Management, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking

UCC Adult Continuing Education

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Biomedical Engineering

This programme combines engineering with an appreciation of the functioning of the human body, whether healthy, injured, or diseased.

BEng

MTU Department of Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering

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Biomedical Device Manufacture

This programme is for anyone seeking employment in or transferring into the Biomedical Devices sector as well as those wishing to enhance their knowledge of the industry.

Special Purpose Award

MTU Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Management Systems

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Quality Management — Part 1

This programme is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in Quality Management.

Certificate

MTU Department of Physical Sciences

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Mechanical Engineering (Stage 3)

This course is 60 credits of the Level 7-degree course, equating to Stage 3 in the full-time programme.

BEng

MTU Department of Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering

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LEVEL 6: Advanced/Higher Certificates

Work and Organisational Behaviour

This course explores how individual, team, and organisational behaviour can contribute to organizational and personal performance.

Certificate

Critical Thinking, Leadership, Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration

UCC Adult Continuing Education

Organisation Registration
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Supervisory Management

This course covers people management, operations excellence (Lean), management practice, and performance management.

Special Purpose Award – Certificate

MTU Business Academy
Department of Organisation and Professional Development

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Quality Assurance

This course explores the application and maintenance of quality assurance/quality control systems in an industrial environment.

Certificate

MTU Department of Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering

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Process Instrumentation & Calibration

This course is designed to meet the industry skills shortage in the areas of industrial instrumentation and calibration.

Certificate

MTU Department of Physical Sciences

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Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices

This course aims to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence to work within these highly regulated manufacturing environments.

Special Purpose Award – Certificate

MTU Department of Process, Energy & Transport

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Introduction to PLCs, Control & SCADA

The course is designed to meet the industry skills shortage in the area of PLC based automation.

Special Purpose Award – Certificate

MTU Department of Physical Sciences

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MicroCreds

HCI Subsidy Funded Courses

Each of our MicroCred courses are eligible for the HCI learner fee subsidies. This means that you can apply to receive funding for up to 80% of your course fees! These subsidies are available in fixed numbers only from March 2024 until October 2025 and are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to check your eligibility on the HEA Website.

Enabling Enterprise Growth Through Entrepreneurial Practice

This microcred provides life science professionals with key skills, including financing and funding, strategic thinking, market analysis, and lean business modelling.

10 ECTs, Level 9

Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Problem Solving, Project Management

Cork University Business School

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Stakeholder Influencing for Enterprise Innovators

This microcred provides life science professionals with key skills, including writing business plans, pitch deck design, public speaking, and stakeholder engagement. 

10 ECTs, Level 9

Leadership, Problem Solving, Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration

Cork University Business School

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Contract and External Manufacturing in Pharma and Biopharma

This microcred introduces contract development, manufacturing, and testing in the life sciences sector to early career professionals.

10 ECTs, Level 9

Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving

UCC School of Pharmacy

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Contamination Control for the Pharma and Biopharma Industry

This microcred equips students with an understanding of the fundamentals of contamination control from a scientific, engineering and quality perspective.

10 ECTs, Level 9

Critical Thinking, Communication, Ethical Decision Making, Teamwork & Collaboration

UCC School of Pharmacy

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Foundational Pharmacology

This microcredit provides students with the foundations of pharmacology and molecular therapeutics.

5 ECTs, Level 9

Communication, Teamwork & Collaboration

UCC School of Pharmacy

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Fundamentals of Human Structure

This micro-credential covers diseases and disorders associated with systems and how they relate to design features of the relevant biomedical equipment.

5 ECTs, Level 9

UCC Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience 

UCC ASSERT Centre

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Fundamentals of Neuroanatomy

This micro-credential helps learners develop an understanding of the fundamentals of structural anatomy of the human nervous system.

5 ECTs, Level 9

UCC Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience 

UCC ASSERT Centre

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Digital Transformation & Novel Products in the (Bio)Pharma Industry

This microcred introduces industry 4.0 and how those principles have been applied to the (bio)pharmaceutical industry and specifically process control.

10 ECTs, Level 9

Critical Thinking, Communication, Digital & Data Literacy, Problem Solving

UCC School of Pharmacy

50% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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Lean Six Sigma for Biopharma

This microcred provides students with the foundations of Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement methodology at a yellow belt level.

10 ECTs, Level 9

Communication, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Teamwork & Collaboration

UCC School of Pharmacy

80% Funding for Eligible HCI Learner Fee Subsidy Applicants

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