Pharmaceutical engineering involves the
systematic design, development and
operation of process systems for the
production of pharmaceuticals. It is a key
engineering discipline, which combines
knowledge of chemistry, mathematics and
biology with engineering principles and real
world economic considerations.
Pharmaceutical engineers contribute to
the production of pharmaceuticals (e.g.
antibiotics), biopharmaceuticals (e.g.
therapeutic peptides), vaccines, personal
care products, nutraceuticals, cosmetics,
cosmeceuticals and related products.
The first two years of the academic program
are spent developing an understanding of
the foundation subjects of pharmaceutical
engineering, which are increasingly put into
practice in the third and fourth years via major
design, research and experimental projects.