Engineering and Pharmaceutical Science - E3008
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:
- the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours), and
- the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science.
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:
- Design, develop and improve industrial processes and equipment for large scale chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
- Plan and test methods of manufacturing.
- Develop methods for the treatment of by-products.
- Devise production processes that are safe, efficient, profitable and environmentally sound.
- Research naturally occurring chemical reactions and copy these processes for society's benefit.
- Develop and implement cleaner production technologies.
- Design, develop and use new materials.
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.
At a glance
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Students undertake Chemical Engineering subjects at Clayton and Pharmaceutical Science subjects at Parkville.
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