Pharmaceutical Engineering, M.S.E. in United States

Illinois Institute of Technology

Study in:United States
43 days
Deadline: 1 Aug 2019


Designing new medicinal drugs, evaluating existing drugs, or improving upon pharmaceutical manufacturing processes are just some of the activities performed by a pharmaceutical engineer. The Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students must take four core courses. The remaining credit hours are electives and may be selected from the elective courses listed below. Other elective classes can be approved on a case by case basis by consultation with the advisor and approval of program curriculum committee.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Drug Delivery
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Management
  • Statistical Tools for Engineers
  • Statistical Quality and Process Control
  • Metabolic Engineering

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Direct Entry students must have TOEFL Composite of 80 or higher or IELTS Composite of 6.5 or higher.
  • Students at TOEFL Composite of 70-89 or IELTS Composite of 5.5-6.0 can be tested upon entry and with sufficient scores take concurrent English courses, PESL.
  • In general, Illinois Tech requires a four-year bachelor’s degree* conferred with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution for regular admission.
  • GRE is required.
  • Personal Statement is required.
  • Letter of Recommendation is recommended, but not required.

Detailed Program Facts

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