Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
Students must complete 240 points of study, of which 144 points are from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science. All students need to complete 420 hours of continuous professional development in order to graduate.
- Chemical engineering
- Formulation chemistry
- Pharmaceutical science
Standard entry requirements
- All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents: VCE English Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English, plus VCE Mathematics Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist mathematics
- Plus Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in VCE Chemistry. IB English at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL plus IB Mathematics, at least 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL or 3 in Further Mathematics HL plus IB Sciences at least 4 in Chemistry SL or 3 in Chemistry HL.
Students undertake Chemical Engineering subjects at Clayton campus and Pharmaceutical Science subjects at Parkville campus.