Pharmaceutical Engineering is a branch of medical science that uses the chemical process of synthesis to produce varieties of drugs. Though there are many sectors such as biotechnological plants, biopharmaceutical plants, and others, emerging as to provide biological solutions to fight against dreadful diseases, pharmaceutical engineering still occupies the topmost position in the hierarchy of competition. As this engineering stream has made remarkable developments and achieved huge success in the drug discovery and delivery, these are regarded as the soul of life science.
No doubt, biological solutions are better as per the cost and safety is concerned, but these cannot be used for mass production of essential drugs. Due to this, pharmaceutical plants involving chemical agents though some are hazardous in nature, but when handled with requisite work practices and adequate protective equipment, produce sufficient drugs to meet the demands.
Pharmaceutical engineers are well trained regarding the basic prospects of drug discovery process and are involved in projects and researches related to the invention of more reliable, cost effective and long-term pharmaceutical solutions. The technocrats are given enough exposures and opportunities to experience different sectors of the industry. They can therefore efficiently handle and work on biomedical industries, drugs designing facilities, R&D depts. and any of the drug manufacturing plants. They acquire immense practical knowledge on subjects like drug composition, required a dosage of the drug, handling chemical agents, and on various safety measures and equipment during their study sessions and thus are eligible to work in any of the related industry.
Many branded and major companies are looking for these technocrats to be the part of their work culture. These companies recruit pharmaceutical graduates to work on new projects relating to drug discovery. However, most of these graduates do not opt for major companies initially and begin their career working with small companies to acquire and enhance their skills on broad industry knowledge.