Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Double Degree)

Monash University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 058485F

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Engineering and Pharmaceutical science is a unique and rare double degree. This degree produces professionals capable of covering the full spectrum of the pharmaceutical product design and development process.

Combining chemical engineering with pharmaceutical science, this double degree is unique in Australia and rare worldwide.

Chemical engineers can design, run and troubleshoot production facilities, but their training typically excludes the skills to develop pharmaceutical and related products. Similarly, formulation scientists can invent and test new products such as pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics, but they lack the know-how to manage the product process beyond the laboratory stage.

This double degree produces professionals capable of covering the full spectrum of the pharmaceutical product design and development process.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours), and
the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field or both in combination.

Pharmaceutical engineers work in all aspects of the design and development process, from experimenting with innovative formulations to manufacturing commercialized products. A pharmaceutical engineer might:

Design, develop and improve industrial processes and equipment for large scale chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Plan and test methods of manufacturing.
Develop methods for the treatment of by-products.
Devise production processes that are safe, efficient, profitable and environmentally sound.
Research naturally occurring chemical reactions and copy these processes for society's benefit.
Develop and implement cleaner production technologies.
Design, develop and use new materials.

This course requires students to complete a total of 420 hours of continuous professional development, in order to graduate. This professional development may be in the form of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment or an equivalent combination of approved professional development and/or engineering employment, taken throughout the duration of the course. Students are required to submit a series of reflections on their experience, with particular reference to development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.

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Majors

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Formulation Science
Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
48,300 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 5 years
Full time
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia

Entry criteria

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score.

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

Address

Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia
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