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Process Validation (L9, 20 ECTS)





12 Weeks


Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The aim of this programme is to provide the learner with a knowledge of process engineering management in a manufacturing environment. A learner will be able to evaluate process types, designs, layouts, process analysis, forecasting of product, capacity planning while ascertaining a knowledge of current technologies and automation used in the manufacturing. In semester two, the focus will be on Process validation with emphases on the tools and techniques that are used in the operations and manufacturing environment; to ensuring that operations are efficient in terms of using as few resources as needed, compliance with regulatory requirements and be effective in terms of meeting customer requirements.

This Graduate Certificate of Science is delivered on line and designed as part of an  innovative multi- tiered programme to address the needs and requirements of industry-based learners and making education more accessible. It is designed so that learners can opt to select the module streams individually as Special Purpose Awards (six), complete three of the module streams to attain a Level 9 Graduate Diploma or opt for the Level 9 Masters of Science.

What are the entry requirements?

(a) A minimum honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in any discipline with minimum two years, relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning.


(b) A minimum ordinary bachelor degree (Level 7) in any discipline with minimum three years relevant work experience and/or ability, evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning. 


(c) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language for example IELTS 6.0.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Advanced Process Engineering

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Process Validation

Thursdays 7pm - 10pm


Are there opportunities for further study?

Students can transfer on to either of:

  1. Graduate Diploma in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs in Medical Devices
  2. Graduate Diploma in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutics
  3. Graduate Diploma in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs in Food and Drink
  4. Masters of Science in Process Validation and Regulatory Affairs 

What are the career prospects?

There are multiple roles a graduate from the programme can seek in areas such as Validation Engineer, Quality Engineer, Process Engineering Management, Validation Management, Quality Management, Risk Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Process Improvement Engineering etc.

More Information


This programme will run online from September 2021 to December 2021
2 evenings / 6 hours per week.

Advanced Process Engineering

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm*

Process  Validation

Thursdays 7pm - 10pm*

*Times subject to change. TBC

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


Students will be assessed on their learning by a variety of strategies including:

  • The use of continuous assessment through projects, coursework, multiple choice questions, etivities, presentations and assignments. 100% continuous assessment ie. NO terminal examinations.


Certificate of Science in Process Validation (Level 9, 20 ECTS)

For queries relating to the course 

Contact: Department of Flexible Learning

LIT Moylish.


Academic Queries


Application Deadline

15th August 2021

Course Fees


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