(N/727/6/0082) (MQA/PA 5345)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Technology is a three and a half year undergraduate degree programme.
The objective of this programme is to prepare students with theoretical, practical and operational skills in the pharmaceutical and related industrial sectors. It is designed to equip graduates with fundamental knowledge in scientific disciplines that will prepare them for careers related to drug discovery and development, formulation, evaluation, standards and regulatory matters as well as marketing of pharmaceutical and other related products such as herbal, cosmetics and functional food preparations.
Methods of delivery of this programme include lectures and tutorials, problem-based learning sessions, laboratory practical sessions and industrial internship. Students are also required to complete a final year project dissertation. Lectures are conducted face-to-face as well as via the online delivery mode.
Assessment is conducted in two main modes:-
- Continuous assessment (40%).
Evaluation procedures used in continuous assessment include quizzes, presentations, lab reports, problem-based reports, industrial internship logbook, assignments and research dissertation.
- End of semester examination (60%).
End of semester examination includes a written exam incorporating Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), short essays and laboratory practical test.
Upon graduation, students may pursue careers in manufacturing, research and development of products, and the subsequent requirements related to these products such as quality control, pre-clinical trials, regulatory affairs, drug information service, sales and marketing.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)
PEO1: To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative, who will contribute towards the pharmaceutical and related industry.
PEO2: To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility relevant to pharmaceutical and related industry.
PEO3: To produce graduates who have interpersonal communication, effective leadership and teamwork skills to strengthen their role in pharmaceutical and its related industry.
PEO4: To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
PEO5: To produce graduates who are capable of embarking on marketing and technopreneurial activities.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Apply fundamental and advance pharmaceutical science knowledge in drug discovery and development, manufacturing as well as marketing of pharmaceutical and related products.
PLO2: Practical skills
Perform appropriate scientific skills in drug discovery and development as well as a formulation of pharmaceutical and related products.
PLO3: Social skills and responsibilities
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of social issues and appreciate strategies towards pharmaceutical and related products development.
PLO4: Ethics, professionalism and humanities
Demonstrate an understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to pharmaceutical and related activities.
PLO5: Communication, leadership and team skills
Demonstrate and function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in research, manufacturing, marketing of pharmaceutical and related products.
PLO6: Scientific methods, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Apply scientific methods and critical thinking in resolving problems related to drug design and development as well as a formulation of pharmaceutical and related products.
PLO7: Lifelong learning and information management skills
Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
PLO8: Entrepreneurship and managerial skills
Demonstrate awareness and understanding of management, marketing and technopreneurial competencies