University College Cork

Pharmaceutical Engineering


Iowa State Course Substitution

CH E Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 5.0
Converted Credits: 3.0
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
Overview of the pharmaceutical industry; structure, drivers (technical and non-technical) and challenges. Technical and regulatory requirements around drug research and development. Product containment and handling. Production of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals and unit operations used; Intermediate bulk containers, reactors, purification techniques, crystallisation, separators (filters, centrifuges), dryers. Dosage forms and their applications. Production of solid dosage forms; Tablets (content, dispensing, milling, granulating, spheronisation, compression, coating), Capsules, Semi-solid dosage forms. Production of liquid dosage forms. Production of inhalation dosage forms. Pharmaceutical packaging.


Evaluation Date:
November 30, 2016
Monica Lamm
CH E elective or Professional elective