Pharmaceutical Engineering

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.

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Last updated: 09 Jul 2019