This is a joint programme between the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering.
PEAT is a text-based distributed learning programme in pharmaceutical engineering. This programme offers flexible learning to suit all timetables and abilities.
By providing opportunities to gain a whole range of qualifications at a pace to fit with busy work schedules PEAT is a must for those looking to enhance skills and secure an accredited qualification from one of the country's foremost educational establishments.
It has been developed between the disciplines of Civil and Construction Engineering and Pharmacy at the University of Manchester, in co-operation with the pharmaceutical industry, and with support from the BBSRC. The programme addresses the design, construction and operation of pharmaceutical technology and microbiology and is suitable for pharmaceutical engineers looking to combine work and study while gaining an accredited industry recognised qualification.
* A superb team of experienced industry professionals support the course as lecturers
* Support always available by phone and email
* Competence-based learning relating directly to your work place
* Part-time study so no need to interrupt your career
* Tailor your own course and select the modules that best suit your training objectives
* Less than 20 days attendance required for workshops
* As a distance-learning course international students can benefit from this flexible method of study
The programme consists of 13 modules: * Safety, health and environment
* Pharmaceutical technology and microbiology: introduction
* Quality assurance and regulatory issues
* Buildings: foundations to finishes
* Environmental systems: HVAC, effluent and containment
* Services and utilities: steam, water and gases
* Liquid products, parenterals and sterilisation
* Solid oral dosage forms
* Packaging: design and operations
* Manufacturing operations and improvement
* Process control, automation and data management
* Plant process and computer systems validation
* Biopharmaceutical engineering
Modules can be studied individually to gain module credits. Alternatively, six module credits gains a Certificate of Advanced Studies and 12 module credits leads to a Postgraduate Diploma. Collecting 12 module credits at a high enough pass mark permits you to proceed to the dissertation stage. Successful submission of a dissertation leads to the award of Master of Science.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.