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Lab Summer School

The UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering was established in 1952 and is the oldest, largest, and highest ranked school of its kind in Ireland.

The school will run a 4-week Unit Operations and Bioprocess Lab Summer School in June on UCD’s main Belfield campus in Dublin 4.

Summer 2024 places are limited so

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Quick Facts

4th to 28th June
2024 Dates

4 weeks

2024 Tuition Fees

31st March 2024
Application Deadline


Cultural and Social Programme

An essential element of Summer Schools is for students to experience Irish society and culture. A series of excursions and events will be organised collectively between UCD Global and the other Summer Schools so subject to space and capacity, students will be given the opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in Irish culture. Attendance on the trips is at their discretion but students will be encouraged to sign up for the excursions and field trips in Dublin and around Ireland. This will provide you with first-hand experience of the historic and cultural sites that surround you.

Academic Programme Overview

Students will work in groups of 2 to complete 8 Unit Operation and Bioprocessing experiments (assessment through written and oral reports). In the final week students will visit a pharmaceutical plant to get a close-up view of bioprocessing and large molecule manufacturing. Dr Roderick Jones, who is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering talks about what the 4-week Lab Summer School will entail in the accompanying video.

Application Procedure & Deadline:

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply or the international equivalent. The application is open to both EU and Non-EU students. The target cohort is students transitioning from 2nd to 3rd year (sophomore to junior) and 3rd to 4th year (junior to senior).  First-year students who have completed their 1st year alone would not attain maximum benefit from the course or have the required pre-learnings.

Applicants can email a copy of their academic transcript and a copy of their passport to (opens in a new window)SCBE.enquiries@ucd.ie before 31st March 2024. Please include <firstname_lastname_Lab Summer School> in the subject line.

The application portal for Summer 2024 is NOW OPEN. The deadline for application is March 31st, 2024.

Successful applicants will receive an offer email and they will also receive an acceptance letter 6-8 weeks prior to arrival. Should an applicant require a visa to enter Ireland, please contact the Programme Manager as a matter of priority to expedite the acceptance letter. Visa applications should be made in a timely manner.


We recommend Partners award 10-ECTS/6 US credits on successful completion. However, on awarding a Certificate of Completion, we will leave the transfer of credits to the home institution.


A minimum grade of C to award a Certificate of Completion which will be sent to the home institution.

Student Supports

Each year, UCD welcomes hundreds of international students to its campus. The UCD campus is home to a thriving student community and provides a wide range of student support services. As a UCD student you are entitled to use the range of student support services on campus. Learning resources such as the library will guide you in your studies and if you have any personal difficulties we will be there to help. For any academic or personal difficulties students may encounter, a range of student supports is available.

Programme Manager:
The School Manager in Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, Henna Kinsella is the first point of contact for programme related queries. Henna will communicate with you about your application, registration and other important issues related to your programme. Students are encouraged to review our website, read the emails issued to you, and also to email the programme manager with any questions you have - (opens in a new window)SCBE.enquiries@ucd.ie

Student Advisers:
Student Advisers provide support for all students during their University experience. They are available to assist students with personal, academic, financial and practical problems. Ms Julia Maher is the Student Adviser in the College of Engineering & Architecture.

UCD Residences offers a variety of facilities and services to our residents. The majority of our summer students live in the on campus UCD Residences. Students tend to live in 4-6 bed shared apartments with their own private room and there are also twin studio apartments available to book on request. Take a virtual tour of our various Residences here

Contact UCD School of Civil Engineering

University College Dublin, Newstead, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 3201 | Location Map(opens in a new window)