Master of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science

Advancing Leaders to Solve Today’s Complex Engineering Challenges

Rutgers School of Engineering’s Master of Engineering (ME) in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science is a non-thesis degree program offered by the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. The program meets a growing industry need for pharmaceutical engineers with advanced skills by providing graduate-level training in state-of-the-art research, design, and manufacturing practices and protocols. Students additionally benefit from the close research ties and connections made possible by Rutgers’ location in the heart of New Jersey’s pharmaceutical corridor.

Applied Learning

The ME in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science program prepares students for professional advancement in a dynamic, rapidly evolving field. Our world-class professors are deeply committed to training pharmaceutical engineering leaders. With their guidance, students become proficient in applying their knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to  pharmaceutical processes. Often working in multidisciplinary teams, students acquire the ability to design a system, component, or process that solves a pharmaceutical engineering need.

CBE Curriculum Highlights

Our roster of exceptional faculty from Rutgers and adjunct faculty from industry prepares full- and part-time students for professional advancement. We offer:

  • A supportive and stimulating environment that promotes students’ individual and professional growth
  • Core pharmaceutical engineering courses in:
    • Synthesis, Separation, and Sterile Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Pharmaceutical Unit Operations
    • Statistical Analysis and Design of Pharmaceutical Operations
    • Advanced Engineering Pharmaceutical Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and Transport Processes
    • Pharmaceutical Materials Engineering
  • Elective courses in everything from drug discovery and preclinical development to nanotechnology based drug delivery
  • Project-based research course credit
  • Practical training courses, including industrial internships
  • Professional development and career exploration activities
  • Conveniently scheduled evening courses provide maximum flexibility to working professionals
  • The curriculum has been developed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering, science or pharmacy

Master of Engineering Degree Requirements

  • 30 credits, including 15 credits of core pharmaceutical engineering courses and 15 credits of elective courses

Academics and Research

  • Students can learn and conduct research in our state-of-the-art continuous manufacturing facility
  • Cross-disciplinary researchers from major universities come together at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering’s Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) to improve how pharmaceuticals and other products are manufactured.

Why Rutgers Pharmaceutical Engineering?

  • Our innovative courses and programs are designed to train academic and industry leaders.
  • Our collaborative, interdisciplinary academic community is committed to transformative education and research that is ethically responsible and sustainable.
  • Many of our students are actively engaged in cutting edge research.
  • Our accomplished faculty includes internationally recognized experts in their fields, who span departments and schools within Rutgers.

Curriculum and Coursework

Questions regarding admissions, registration, non-degree credits and course availability should be directed to

Further details on the Master of Engineering (ME) in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science can be found at the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program website.