The MEngSc/PG Dip in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering are part-time modular degrees which can be taken over 24 months (for award of a Postgraduate Diploma) to 60 months. You will have the opportunity to gain a formal qualification in areas of particular concern to the bio/pharmaceutical industry that you may not have benefited from before, including issues such as product containment, powder/particle technology, design of API and secondary production facilities, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), design of classified facilities, aseptic processing facility design and validation.
The aim of this course is to fill a need for the continuing professional development (CPD) and postgraduate education of engineers working in the pharmaceutical industry. This course covers issues of particular concern to the pharmaceutical industry such as product containment, powder/particle technology, design of API and secondary production facilities, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), design of classified facilities, aseptic processing facility design, validation, etc.
The MEngSc course is in two parts. Part I (which constitutes the PG Diploma) involves taking 12 modules to the value of ECTS 60 credits. Taught modules are offered on a cyclical basis. Six modules are taken per annum over a two year period if you opt for full registration, although the course can be taken over a maximum of five years. Part II consists of a research thesis to the value of 30 credits. The choice of modules is subject to the approval of the course coordinator.
Students take 60 credits from the following:
Offered in 2015/16 PE6010 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits) PE6011 Biopharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits) PE6012 Pharmaceutical Process Equipment; Materials and Mechanical Design (5 credits) PE6013 Powder and Particle Technology and Unit Operations (5 credits) PE6014 Chemical Kinetics, Reactor Design and Bioreactor Engineering (5 credits) PE6015Environmental Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Sector (5 credits) PE6023 Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Utilities (5 credits) PE6025 Advanced Health & Safety Management (5 credits)
Offered in 2016/17 PE6016 Pharmaceutical Industry; Manufacturing and Optimisation (5 credits) PE6017 Pharmaceutical Plant Design and Project Management (5 credits) PE6018 Pharmaceutical Process Validation and Quality (5 credits) PE6019 Process Analytical Technology (5 credits) PE6022Aseptic Manufacturing Design (5 credits) PF6302 Introduction to Pharmaceutics: Formulation Science (5 credits) PE6024 Advanced Process Design & Safety Engineering (5 credits) PE6025 Advanced Health & Safety Management (5 credits)
Part II (MEngSc only):
PE6021 Dissertation in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering (30 credits)
Assessment is by continuous assessment and end of period exams.
The course offers graduates working in the pharmaceutical industry the opportunity to further develop your skills set and employability across a wider range of roles in the industry through enhanced continuing professional development.
Through the opportunities provided by participation on the programme, you are provided with opportunities to enable greater cohesion and understanding among inter-and multi-disciplinary teams while earning a formal qualification in engineering.