Pharmaceutical engineering course enables students to develop new pharmaceutical processes, and chemical products, such as active pharmaceutical ingredients or excipients, which can then be marketed as medicines, cosmetics or biomaterials. It also enables them to participate in the development of manufacturing processes, the production of pharmaceutical and par pharmaceutical products and quality control.
Pharmaceutical engineering department’s Master meets a growing industry need for pharmaceutical engineers with advanced skills by providing graduate-level training in state-of-the-art research, design, and manufacturing processes. Students additionally benefit from the close research ties and connections made possible by Constantine’s location in the heart of Algerian pharmaceutical production area.
The Master’s course in pharmaceutical engineering lasts a total of 2 years, including three academic terms and a final term dedicated to the graduation project. The master’s program is designed for students with at least a bachelor’s degree in process engineering, pharmaceutical chemistry, organic chemistry or a bachelor’s degree in sciences and technology. After completing the master’s 2 in pharmaceutical engineering, students can continue their post-graduate studies (LMD Doctorate degree), or move toward the professional world by occupying positions in the pharmaceutical, parapharmaceutical, cosmetics or food industry.
The student will assimilate the fundamental concepts of formulation, production and quality control of solid, liquid and semi-solid pharmaceutical forms, as well as the fate of drugs in the body and the various stages of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. They will be trained in the various industrial stages leading to the manufacture of different pharmaceutical forms, and will be introduced to the mechanisms involved in the drug manufacturing and analysis process, as well as to the operation of necessary equipment. This is achieved through practical work on workbenches and pilots, as well as field trips and visits to various drug and parapharmaceutical production units. The student learns to design, dimension and simulate
industrial processes related to process engineering. They learn about the different transfer phenomena: material transfer, heat transfer, as well as the different operations required to design new products or processes in the pharmaceutical and para pharmaceutical fields, such as distillation, extraction, drying, crystallization, etc.
Our roster of exceptional faculty prepares students for professional advancement. They offer for them a supportive and stimulating environment that promotes their individual and professional growth. Our roster of facuty is constituted from experienced and competent professors with high skills in pharmaceutical engineering.