Advanced Pharmaceutical Engineering

Type of diploma: National Master's Degree

Entry requirement: Bachelor's Degree

Fields: pharmacy, chemistry

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  • ADPHARMING course offers challenging opportunities for students interested in developing a career in the pharmaceutical industry. ADPHARMING aims at developing a new kind of leader with a global high-level training for R & D, drug production, quality management, lean management, logistics and supply chain, in the field of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, biotechnology…

    The fast growing Pharmerging markets will be represent 50% of the global pharmaceutical market in 2020, with an annual growth of 15% a year. Most pharmaceutical industries will have to increase their production and supply chain, in accordance with the international regulations, and to develop new dosage forms, according to the best world standards.

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    Admission requirements

    Participants must hold a Bachelor of Science or an Engineering degree with related major [Chemical Engineering, Chemical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, …] or an equivalent degree. Pharmacists with an industrial major are welcome as well as participants holding a first industrial experience

    Language requirements


    • Mother tongue or
    • Study in an English-speaking country or
    • English Langage Qualification such as :
    •  TOEFL IBT 80,
    • ELTS 6.0,
    • TOEIC 750,
    • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English).


    • A good knowledge of French is not mandatory before arrival in France, but TEF II or equivalent may be required to obtain a visa.


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  • Consult the detailed program of teaching units 

    Introduction, scientific and technological bases

    •  Engineering ethics and Intercultural communication
    •  Linguistic integration
    •  Introduction to the pharmaceutical industry
    •  Fundamentals sciences for pharmacy
    •  Transport Phenomena and thermodynamics
    •  Bases of the pharmaceutical engineering
    •  Initiation to the corporate world, visits
    •  Generic tools for engineering
    •  Project 1: Bibliography and presentation

    Bases of pharmaceutical engineering, project and production management

    •  Pharmaceutical engineering today
    •  Pharmaceutical engineering: process engineering, modeling
    •  Project management
    •  Production management
    •  Supply chain management
    •  Lean management
    •  Eco-design, circular economy, innovation
    •  Process instrumentation and control
    •  French culture and langage
    •  Project 2: Research, modeling, industrial topics, innovation

    Advanced Pharmaceutical Engineering

    •  Specificities of international pharmaceutical companies
    •  Regulatory agencies
    •  Good Manufacturing Practices
    •  Mechanism of drugs action
    •  QbD, PAT
    •  Green processes for pharmacy
    •  Pharmaceutical processes & development
    •  Pharmaceutical engineering: dosage forms, advanced and innovative galenics
    •  Quality management system, QRM
    •  Pharmaceutical environment (clean rooms…)
    •  French culture and langage
    •  Project 3: Research and/or industry oriented

    MSc Thesis

    •  6-month MSc thesis in Industry and/or research lab (France or international)

  • Career opportunities

    •  R&D manager in advanced galenics
    •  Formulation project leader
    •  Quality system manager
    •  PAT project manager
    •  Pilot Plant manager
    •  Plant performance & process excellence manager
    •  Technology transfer manager/supervisor
    •  Auditor, Consultant or Expert in the field
    •  Production Planner, Production Analyst
    •  Deputy Head of Bioproduction
    •  Lean project manager or leader
    •  Supply chain manager
    •  QA – Supplied Materials manager