Module Overview

Process Analytical Technology

Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) is a mechanism to design, analyse and control pharmaceutical manufacturing processes through timely measurement of the critical process parameters (CPP) which impact the critical quality attributes (CQA) of the materials.

This module aims to provide a starting point for implementing process analytical techniques in process monitoring applications and/or as part of a total quality management system within pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry to accelerate health & wellbeing product development through sustainable manufacturing approach. Students will research instruments used in industry across in-line, on-line, at-line and off-line. This module also aims to develop team working skills through performance and assessment of group project in team format.

Module Code

TFPT 4002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change
  • Theory & objectives of PAT -
  • Quality by design & risk assessment
  • Control theory
  • Critical control parameters: dispersions, solids
  • Instrumentation & sensors: NIR, chemical imaging, computer vision
  • Chemometrics

Formal lectures using all available visual aids eg . Brightspace, whiteboard, overheads, and PowerPoint and also practical demonstrations where possible. These lectures will be supplemented by tutorial, workshop and problem solving sessions

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination70
Other Assessment(s)30