Pharmaceutical engineering involves the design, development, and operation of process systems to produce pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical engineers contribute to the production of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and related products.
As a pharmaceutical engineer you'll likely find work in the biotechnology, nanotechnology, cosmetics or food industries. As technology continues to advance, we’re entering an era in which drugs will be dispensed via nano-robots in the bloodstream. As a pharmaceutical engineer, you’ll be well placed to lead such cutting-edge work. Potential employers include pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, research institutes and health organisations.
Degrees that offer this study area
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) with Bachelor of Finance
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) with Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) with Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
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