MSc in Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering (Farmateknologi)
An Msc in Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering has a unique combination of in-depth understanding and skills in a specific part of the pharma process with a broad knowledge of the whole pharma process chain from discovery, development and production as well as preclinical and clinical testing through to patenting, licensing and marketing. This is a very good match with the pharma industry’s needs and represents a combination of skills and knowledge that is not generally provided by any other Master program.
You are provided with common pharma language and you will extend and deepen the academic profile you’ve already achieved through your undergraduate studies. You will learn how to work efficiently and focused in dedicated “task forces” with other pharma students having different, complementary competences. This is made possible by and further develops your common pharma knowledge. You will also learn how to communicate complex project outcomes efficiently and how to identify and present new ideas and how to plan and lead research. All of this closely emulates the work environment in the pharma industry and will equip you with the skills needed to fulfill managerial roles.
The program contains a strong element of biopharma and life science, reflecting the rapid growth in this sector of the Pharma Industry. The program intentionally brings together students from different backgrounds, and individual study plans are proposed in order to bring the individual student on level in both life science and chemistry.
The MSc Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering program is unique in bringing six different institutes together as course leaders, covering the whole span from chemistry and chemical engineering through nanotechnology and systems biology to real life science working with biological material. In addition teachers from management, IPR (patents and licensing) and clinical trials areas participate.
General MSc program
As one of the basic ideas behind the MSc Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering program is to deepen your chosen field of expertise and at the same time increase your cross-disciplinary skills. There is no division of the program into study lines.
Examples of specific fields that can be chosen as you specialization include but are not limited to:
Discovery: Do you want to start a new development line by quickly and efficiently discovering new leads for pharmaceuticals? This demands deep knowledge of high-throughput technology, assay technology, cell biology and chemistry, and an understanding of ways of developing ideas for patenting (innovation)
Development: This is the fine tuning and focused design of a new pharma candidate and involves in vitro including cellular experiments, pre-clinical trials, and a good knowledge of life science and chemistry.
Production: Do you want to design efficient processes for pharma and biopharma production, using your knowledge of chemical engineering, process design, fermentation technology (biopharma) and knowing about the economics behind larger scale production? Then this is what you should specialize in.
Academic requirements and list of courses
Please see The Study Handbook's page on MSc Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering here.
If you have any questions, please contact Head of Studies for MSc in Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering Peter Heegaard.
Peter M. H. Heegaard