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Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Management Certificate

Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Management Certificate

(20 ECTS, Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Course NFQ Level

Level 8

Course Code



This Special Purpose Award in Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Management is designed to broaden and deepen the knowledge and skill base of graduates of a Level 7 degree in Supply Chain Management or in Business and Engineering disciplines who already have experience of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain graduates have shown particular interest in enhancing their knowledge of issues such as the strategic management, transport planning, customs management, and global logistics and supply chain management in the Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical industry sectors.

This one-year programme is an industrially focused Level 8 programme where students gain valuable knowledge and skills in key subject area, which are pertinent to working in highly regulated and automated manufacturing and distribution environments such as GMP, QA, QC, Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, Lean Supply Chains.



This course is eligible for Springboard+ funding. Please see for more details.

Non Springboard+ fees: €2,500

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.



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Application Procedure

You must register with Springboard and apply for the Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Management Award Certificate. Once your application on the Springboard website has been accepted, MTU Admissions office in Cork will be in contact with you to complete your registration.

Applicants can apply directly at

Important note: Applicants to upload a detailed CV and transcripts of academic qualifications cited in your CV, with your application.

Duration & Delivery

Two Semesters –9th September 2024 to 16th May 2025

Delivered online during Monday and Thursday evenings.

Four modules over two semesters. The programme is delivered and accessed fully online using state of the art Cloud based technologies. Lectures are delivered online by night, streamed live over the Internet.


Special Purpose Award - Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Management, 20 ECTS (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Admission Requirements

Applicants should preferably have achieved a minimum of a Level 7 Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, or equivalent. (Examples of equivalence: a degree holder in business, engineering or IT disciplines ideally with experience in logistics/ supply chain management in the Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical sectors or with substantial logistics/supply chain management experience in other sectors).

Suitably qualified applicants who have been out of the work environment for a number of years and have a previous history of employment but may require upskilling, reskilling or cross-skilling to transition back to the workforce are most welcome

Applicants will also be considered under MTU’s well-established RPL process.