The pharmaceutical industry is a growing industry with many career opportunities. If you are considering a career in this industry, then this programme is for you. We designed this programme to expose you to all stages of the drug development process, from how drugs are discovered, designed, tested, controlled and marketed. You will learn about drug formulation and manufacturing, quality control, clinical trials and regulatory assessment before medicines are being made available to the public. In the first two years of the programme, you will be taught the core scientific knowledge including the physiology of the human body, the effects of medicines on human body and how medicines are developed and designed. The focus will be on manufacturing and quality control of medicines. In the final year, you will become familiar with the aspects of formulation and manufacturing through placements with pharmaceutical industry. You will then use your skills and knowledge to carry out a supervised research project in a specific area of pharmaceutical technology.
The programme will give you the skills and knowledge for a career in the pharmaceutical industry and other related sectors, such as research, regulatory affairs or the herbal or cosmetics industry. You could also go on to further your study to a master’s or PhD level.
|YEAR | SEM||SUBJECT|
|Y1 S1||Introduction to Physiology|
|Introduction to Chemistry|
|Scientific Basis of Therapeutics|
|Y1 S2||Pharmaceutical Engineering I|
|Dosage Form Design I|
|Medicinal Chemistry I|
|Principle of Laboratory Animal Sciences|
|Y2 S3||Pharmaceutical Engineering II|
|Dosage Form Design II|
|Personal & Professional Development|
|Analytical Chemistry 1|
|Medicinal Chemistry II|
|Y2 S4||Dosage Form Design III|
|Pharmaceutical Calculations and Biostatistics|
|Introduction to Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics|
|Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance|
|Analytical Chemistry II|
|Y3 S5||Drug Delivery System|
|Introduction to cosmetics & Cosmeceuticals|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Control|
|Industrial Attachment and Research Project I|
|Drug in Sports and Lifestyle drug|
|Y3 S6||Industrial Attachment and Research Project II|
|Principles of Marketing|
|Computer Aided Drug Development System|
STAM: Pass STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid, or its equivalent and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent.
Matriculation/Foundation: Minimum CGPA of 2.33, or its equivalent, and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent.
Diploma: (Level 4, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.75, or its equivalent. (Note: The credit requirement at SPM level for candidate in categories (i), (ii) and (iii) can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent / higher).
South Australian Matriculation: Score 14 in 3 subjects Including Chemistry & Mathematics & Biology/Physics
Canadian Pre-University (CPU) /Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)/Monash University Foundation Pre-University Programme (MUFY)/ Western Australian Curriculum Council/Trinity College Foundation Studies/Higher School Certificate - Sydney Australia: Aggregate 60% for 3 Science subjects including Chemistry & Mathematics & Biology/Physics.
University of New South Wales Foundation: Pass with 3 Principal D for 3 subjects including Mathematics & Chemistry & Biology / Physics.
Indian Pre-University75% aggregate for 3 subjects including Chemistry & Mathematics & Biology/Physics.
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP): CGPA 2.0 for 3 subjects including Chemistry & Mathematics & Biology/Physics.
English Requirement: MUET: Band 3 | IELTS: 5.5
Industrial Pharmaceutical Technologist
Formulation Design and Development Scientist
Research and Development Officer
Quality control & Assurance Officer
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Officer
Pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing Executive
Pharmaceutical Lab Technologists in Academia
Pharmaceutical Biotechnologist and Microbiologist
Medical Coding Executive