Advanced Pharmaceutical Engineering

A training to acquire the necessary skills in pharmaceutical process to become the engineer of tomorrow of the pharmaceutical industry.

Bioprocesses, process engineering, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical engineering



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    Master Adpharming, fully taught in English, trains high-level engineers and executive managers capable of managing projects in the fields of bioprocess and process engineering, R&D, drug production, quality management and innovation, etc. in the booming sectors of the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics and biotechnology.

    A a student of Master AdPharming, you will acquire skills and expert knowledge on the specific features of the pharmaceutical industry, on process and bio process for pharmaceutical applications, on designing and manufacturing of medicinal products, on supply chain and lean management, on international regulation.

    Master AdPharming has strong interactions with industry: classes taught by professionals from the pharmaceutical industry (Sanofi, Evotec, Pierre Fabre, Siemens Medical, SEPPIC), company visits, one-semester internship in the industrial worlds, and will allow you to develop their professional network starting from the beginning of the program.



    • Students from European Union: €5,473 per year
    • Outside the European Union: 9 000€ per year


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    Applicants should hold a bachelor degree or to be in the last year, in sciences or engineering, preferably in the following major:

    • chemical engineering
    • chemistry
    • pharmaceutical engineering
    • pharmaceutical sciences

    Professional experience in the pharmaceutical and other industries is highly appreciated.


    English: B2, IELTS 6, TOEIC 750 or equivalent

    No minimum level required in French.


    Application process is entirely online.

    Applicants will be asked to upload the following documents:

    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • Recommendation letters
    • Diploma
    • Transcripts of records
    • English language certificate
    • Identity document

    Application fees amount is 60€.

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  •  The Master Adpharming is a complete program in 2 years, divided into 4 semesters: 3 academic semesters, followed by a semester of internships in a company or research laboratory.

    1 - General and human training, 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

    2 - 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

    3 - 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

    4 - MSc thesis

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



    This program is certified and promoted by the Toulouse Tech network

    Would you like to know the detailed program of the Master Adpharming?

    Consult the detailed program of teaching units
  • Immediately after the training, graduates are eligible for high-level positions.


    • Chemical engineer
    • Pharmaceutical engineer
    • R&D Manager for advanced galenics
    • Formulation Project Manager
    • Quality System Manager
    • Factory Pilot Manager
    • Plant Performance and Process Excellence Manager
    • Head of technology transfer
    • Auditor, consultant or expert in the field
    • Production Manager, Production Analyst
    • General Manager of Bioproduction
    • In charge of Lean management
    • Logistics Manager
    • Materials Manager


    • Cosmetic industry
    • Pharmaceutical industry
    • Biotechnology industry
    • Food industry
    • Health sector

    Master graduates can also pursue with a PhD.

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