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Pharmaceutical Engineering

Pharmaceutical Engineering

MSc - Master Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
Joint Programmes 
IST Técnico Lisboa
Faculty of Pharmacy
Time period 
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Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 2132/2011
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



Pharmaceutical Engineering is an emerging discipline with huge potential, considering new paradigms in quality for pharmaceutical production. Masters in Pharmaceutical Engineering will have a solid education in Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmaceutical Process Engineering, prepared to contribute to technological innovation, improve industrial competitiveness and leadership in most areas of pharmaceutical industry.

The Master in Pharmaceutical Engineering is a joint initiative of Instituto Superior Técnico and the Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Lisbon.


The Masters Program in Pharmaceutical Engineering, jointly offered by IST (BioEngineering Dept. and Chemical Engineering Dept.) and FFUL (Pharmaceutical Sciences Dept. and Pharmaceutical Technology Dept.), prepares professionals with a solid background in Pharmaceutical Technology and Process Systems Engineering applied to pharmaceutical processes. The graduates from the program have a decisively contribution to promote innovation and competitiveness improvement of industrial pharmaceutical manufacturing. They may also be able to contribute to address unmet public health needs and contribute to bringing new therapies to patients and pharmaceutical market.

Career prospects 
The majority of the graduates in the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Engineering are employed in pharmaceutical companies producing active ingredients, formulating finished products, biopharmaceutical companies, regulatory bodies of the pharmaceutical activity in Portugal or abroad, medical device companies or in the hospital area and health systems in general. A few of them have pursued 3rd Cycle studies in institutions in Portugal or abroad (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Canada).
National Admission Exams 
Only the students that meet the requirements below may apply for a 2nd cycle of IST or to a 2nd cycle of na IST Integrated MSC Programme: - those who have concluded a 1st cycle degree programme, or a 1st cycle of an Integrated MSc Programme, which do not have scientific consistency with the 2nd cycle for which they apply; - those who hold a 1st cycle degree in the area of Science and Technology (except for the 2nd cycle in Architecture which presupposes a 1st cycle programme in Architecture); - those who have a school, scientific or professional background, certifying their capacity to carry out a MSc for which they apply.
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International Access

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