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Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering

Designing new medicinal drugs, evaluating existing drugs, or improving upon pharmaceutical manufacturing processes are just some of the activities performed by a pharmaceutical engineer. In the Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering program, students first learn the basics of pharmaceutical engineering, drug delivery, bioprocess engineering, and entrepreneurship/intellectual property management before selecting from elective courses covering topics ranging from crystal growth to cardiovascular fluid mechanics to nanoscale imaging.

The Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students must take the below four core courses. The remaining credit hours are electives and may be selected from the elective courses listed below. Other elective classes can be approved on a case by case basis by consultation with the advisor and approval of program curriculum committee. 

Course Requirements

Core Courses

Students must take the required core classes listed below. (Each Class 3 credit hours)

CHE 583 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Engineering
CHE 585 Drug Delivery
CHE 577 Bioprocess Engineering
CHE 506 Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Management

Elective Courses

Students must complete the remaing credit hours by selecting from the below list of electives. Other elective classes can be approved on a case by case basis by consultation with the advisor and approval of program curriculum committee. (3 hours each unless otherwise specified)

CHE 426 Statistical Tools for Engineers
CHE 560 Statistical Quality and Process Control
CHE 545 Metabolic Engineering
CHE 580 Biomaterials
CHE 551 Advanced Transport
CHE 508 Process Design Optimization
CHE 582 Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena with Applications
MMAE 519 Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics
MMAE 556 Nanoscale Imaging and Manipulation
MMAE 561 Solidification and Crystal Growth
BIOL 515 Molecular Biology
CHE 594 Research/Design Project (3-6 hours)
CHE 593 Research Seminar (1 hour each semester, maximum allowed credit 2 hours)
BME 525 Microfluidics for Biomedical Engineering
BME 516 Biotechnology for Engineers
BME 502 Medical Device Regulations and Commercialization

Other elective classes can be approved on a case by case basis by consultation with the advisor and approval of program curriculum committee.