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Pharmaceutical Engineering Program

New Jersey is home to a large number of global pharmaceutical and medicinal manufacturing companies and Rutgers University is located at the national epicenter of pharmaceutical research and development. The pharmaceutical industry is a major employer in the United States and is increasingly looking for engineers and pharmaceutical scientists with advanced training in pharmaceutical engineering. Rutgers University provides an ideal environment for Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science because of its strength in pharmaceutical engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, biomaterials, drug delivery and its research ties with the pharmaceutical industry. The Rutgers graduate courses in pharmaceutical engineering make it possible to acquire the latest, up-to-date information and skills. Rutgers provides an intellectual climate for the preparation of individuals for professional advancement and will train engineers and scientists with the requisite skills to work in the rapidly evolving regulatory framework that determines pharmaceutical product design and manufacturing processes. The curriculum reflects the emphasis on “Process Understanding” and “Risk Based Regulation” that has been identified by the US FDA as the guiding principles for awarding licenses to manufacture and commercialize drug products in the 21st century.

The Pharmaceutical Engineering Program has developed a number of new graduate courses with a focus on training of graduate students. However upper-level undergraduate students can apply to take these graduate level courses. There is a broad pool of exceptional faculty at Rutgers to teach the new pharmaceutical engineering core courses and electives. The Pharmaceutical Engineering Program is administered in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University. Most classes are taught in the evening on Busch campus (Piscataway) at Rutgers University. This makes it easy for part-time students to attend courses while continuing to work in industry.

New students have several degree choices (MS, ME, MBS and PhD) within the graduate program and several ways to register and attend classes:

  1. Master of Engineering (ME) in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science
  2. Master of Science (MS) in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with an option in Pharmaceutical Engineering
  3. PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with an option in Pharmaceutical Engineering
  4. Undergraduates: Graduate pharmaceutical courses taken by undergraduates
  5. Non-degree students
  6. Master of Business and Science (MBS) with a Concentration in Pharmaceutical Engineering. The MBS degree with a Concentration in Pharmaceutical Engineering is a collaboration between the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program and the Professional Science Master's Program.



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