Combining chemical engineering with pharmaceutical science, this double degree is unique in Australia and rare worldwide.
Chemical engineers can design, run and troubleshoot production facilities, but their training typically excludes the skills to develop pharmaceutical and related products. Similarly, formulation scientists can invent and test new products such as pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics, but they lack the know-how to manage the product process beyond the laboratory stage.
This double degree produces professionals capable of covering the full spectrum of the pharmaceutical product design and development process.
This course leads to two separate degrees:
You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field or both in combination.
Pharmaceutical engineers work in all aspects of the design and development process, from experimenting with innovative formulations to manufacturing commercialized products. A pharmaceutical engineer might:
This course requires students to complete a total of 420 hours of continuous professional development, in order to graduate. This professional development may be in the form of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment or an equivalent combination of approved professional development and/or engineering employment, taken throughout the duration of the course. Students are required to submit a series of reflections on their experience, with particular reference to development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.