Training engineers and scientists for pharmaceutical product design and manufacturing
Pharmaceutical Engineering Degrees
Rutgers offers a number of Pharmaceutical Engineering degrees through the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program. Degree choices include a professional Masters of Pharmaceutical Engineering degree as well as a number of other degrees. New Jersey is home to a large number of global pharmaceutical 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. This includes students with Pharmaceutical Engineering Masters degrees as well as other advanced degrees. Rutgers University provides an ideal environment for Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science because of its strength in pharmaceutical engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, pharmaceutical science, 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. Many of our students perform research in our industrially and government funded Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Center which focuses on advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing.
The Pharmaceutical Engineering Program has developed a number of 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 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 Pharmaceutical Engineering degree choices (MS, ME, MBS and PhD) within the graduate program and several ways to register and attend classes:
- Masters of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science (ME), which is a professional Masters of Pharmaceutical Engineering degree
- Masters of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with an option in Pharmaceutical Engineering (MS)
- Non-degree students: students can take a few courses and then transfer to a Masters degree program
- Undergraduates: Graduate pharmaceutical courses taken by undergraduates
- PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with an option in Pharmaceutical Engineering
- Masters 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 Masters Program.