A Master of Science (MS) in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with an option in Pharmaceutical Engineering is offered. Students follow the MS curriculum in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and work closely with their advisors to incorporate the pharmaceutical core courses into the curriculum. It is especially important that full-time master of science students develop a study plan with the graduate advisor or designee, since some courses are only taught every other year.
Basic requirements for the completion of the MS in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with an option in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science degree are the completion of 30 course credits, which includes:
Five chemical engineering core courses (15 credits)
- 155:501 Advanced Trasnport Phenomena I: Momentum Transfer
- 155:502 Advanced Trasnport Phemonena II: Heat and Mass Transfer
- 155:507 Analytical Methods in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
- 155:511 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
- 155:514 Kinetics, Catalysis, and Reactor Design
With permission of the graduate director, the student takes the following five pharmaceutical courses to substitute for the 3 credits of life science, 6 credits of chemical engineering-related electives, and 6 credits of technical electives:
- 155:545 Pharmaceutical Process Design I: Synthesis, Separation, and Sterile Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry
- 155:546 Pharmaceutical Process Design II: Pharmaceutical Unit Operations
- 155:547 Statistical Analysis and Design of Pharmaceutical Operations
- 155:549 Pharmaceutical Development, Administration, and Absorption
- 155:541 Pharmaceutical Materials Engineering
The MS degree is administered by the Graduate Program of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and admission inquiries should be directed to the Graduate Director of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.