The courses listed below are general electives for the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program. The list below is of approved electives. Other graduate courses at Rutgers (that are not listed below) can be taken as electives with the approval of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program Director. As long as a course is technical and is related in some way to Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science it will most likely be approved as an elective. Some courses will require approval (which may or may not be given) from the course instructor for you to register for the class. Some classes may fill up or you may be placed on a waiting list to take a class. Some courses may not be taught every year or may be discontinued.
Undergraduate classes can also be taken as electives with approval of the Rutgers Pharmaceutical Engineering Program Director. There is a limit on the number of undergraduate classes that you can take as electives and you should only choose undergraduate classes where you have little/no expertise in that area. With approval of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program Director, you can also take a semester of research in a professor’s lab at Rutgers and this can count as one elective class. Many of our students perform research in our Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Center.
You can take “random” courses as your electives or develop a “theme” or area of specialization. For example, if you want to “specialize” in Processing of Biologicals, you could take a series of Biochemical Engineering undergraduate and graduate classes as your electives. Or if you want to “specialize” in Biomaterials, Implants and Medical Devices you could take a series of Biomedical Engineering undergraduate and graduate classes as your electives. Or if you want to specialize in Manufacturing and Productions Systems you could take a series of Industrial Engineering Classes. Or if you want to specialize in Material Science and Engineering you could take a series of Material Science and Engineering or Mechanical Engineering classes. Or if you want to specialize in Supply Chain Management you could take a series of Rutgers Business School classes. The Schedule of Classes that will be taught the upcoming semester at Rutgers can be found online.
For current students, before registering for elective classes, we strongly recommend that students contact the Director of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program to get advice on what electives to take and ensure that students have the necessary background to take the class. Below is a list of approved electives for the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS OF GENERAL ELECTIVES: