• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

Key facts:

This Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing certificate offered by Drexel University prepares professionals to apply engineering principles to design appropriate manufacturing processes, evaluate material use, energy consumption, waste generation, and economics, and gain knowledge of the regulatory requirements specific to pharmaceutical and medical devices and the process for obtaining approvals.

Upon completion, you may use the certificate to fulfill electives for master’s or doctorate degrees in engineering disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems
  • Bioreactor Engineering
  • Unit Operations in Bioprocess Systems
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Medical Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A four-year bachelor's degree in engineering or sciences from an ABET accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
  • Bachelor's degrees in math or the physical sciences may also be considered
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0. If any other graduate work has been completed, the average GPA must be at least 3.0.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience preferred
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Essay
  • Resume

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    1342 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1342 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1342 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1342 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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