Certificate in Industrial Microbiology and Biopharmaceuticals

  • Certificate in Industrial Microbiology and Biopharmaceuticals
  • 8
  • 10 credits
  • 12 weeks
  • Online
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact us


This course is suitable for individuals either working in the pharmaceutical industry or with an interest in developing their knowledge base in the area of biopharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical microbiology. It is especially beneficial to workers in these industries from other academic backgrounds who wish to up-skill in the relevant areas of microbiology and cell biology. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the principles of industrial microbiology, bioprocessing and biochemistry as applied in an industrial context and also to provide microbiology and cell biology knowledge base.

Graduates of this course will be able to function within a clean-room environment and gave firm understanding of the fundamentals of aseptic processing. She or he will be acquainted with the kind of quality assurances systems that pertain to the biopharmaceuticals industry and will also be given the background knowledge necessary to understand the biological basis that is the core of biopharmaceutical processing. This involves elements of cell biology, microbiology, downstream processing, biochemistry, immunology and recombinant DNA technology.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the University policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). SETU Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


This programme is funded under the July Stimulus plan plan

Contact us

Email: info.cw@setu.ie