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School of Chemical Engineering
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The University of Adelaide
SA 5005

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Why Study Pharmaceutical Engineering

Pharmaceutical Engineering is extremely rewarding for many different reasons. Working in the health industry as an engineer, speeding up the delivery time of drugs to patients, making medications more affordable and more widely available, and designing new drugs to target very specific parts of the human body with fewer side effects - all these aspects of the career are highly satisfying on a personal level.

As our technological capabilities continue to improve, we move into an era where drugs could be dispensed via nano-robots in the blood stream. As a Pharmaceutical Engineer you will be well placed to pioneer nanotechnology through the 21st Century.

What will you learn?

Pharmaceutical Engineering is a high tech program with an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to post-genomic engineering. It takes a sustainable approach, minimising waste and maximising the use of by-products. This degree is concerned with pharmaceutical process improvement: from drug discovery to drug delivery. You will learn how to develop drug formulation processes at an industrial scale with high levels of efficacy. You will learn how to improve the economical delivery, manufacturing and packaging and design of pharmaceutical products.