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Pharmaceutical Engineering (M.A.S.)

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Illinois Tech’s Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering degree program—the first such program of its kind offered in the Chicago area—provides students with a strong foundation in pharmaceutical engineering, drug delivery, bioprocess engineering, and entrepreneurship/intellectual property management. Students will also have the opportunity to select from elective courses covering topics including crystal growth, cardiovascular fluid mechanics, and nanoscale imaging.

Gain the knowledge and skills essential to be innovative, competent, contributing engineers in the pharmaceutical industry and to be prepared to meet the changing needs of the industry.

Learn how to design new medicinal drugs, evaluate existing drugs, and improve upon pharmaceutical manufacturing processes with our highly specialized master’s program.

Program Overview

Gain the skills needed to become innovative pharmaceutical engineers and develop solutions for dynamic challenges facing the industry. Learn how to design new medicinal drugs, evaluate existing drugs, and improve upon pharmaceutical manufacturing processes with our highly specialized master’s program.

Career Opportunities

Our graduate pharmaceutical engineering degree program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Industrial engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Pharmaceutical project manager
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The Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering provides students with a strong foundation in pharmaceutical engineering, drug delivery, bioprocess engineering, and entrepreneurship/intellectual property management.

Students will have the opportunity to select from elective courses covering such topics as crystal growth, cardiovascular fluid mechanics, and nanoscale imaging.

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This program is open to students with undergraduate degrees in a range of engineering and science/mathematics majors. Each applicant will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during the application review process to determine any deficiency course requirements. In some instances, students may be required to successfully complete undergraduate foundation courses.