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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Pharmaceutical Engineering

In our bachelor’s degree program in pharmaceutical technology, you will focus on the medicines of the future: how will they be developed? How will their quality be ensured? How can they be produced in a sustainable and safe way? We will teach you the answers to all of these questions with content from classic pharmaceutical studies, chemical and process engineering. You will gain all of the knowledge you need to start your career – or to serve as the basis for a master’s degree.

Your heart beats for...

... Medicine / pharmacy, Analyze, Research, Chemistry, Manufacturing, Partical part, Foreign language English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

The degree program can also be completed with an additional internship semester.


You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Professional qualification (Case-by-case examination)

German language level: B2

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Industrial pharmaceutics
  • General chemistry
  • Experimental physics: mechanics
  • Differential and integral calculation
  • Introduction to business administration
  • English for technologists

2. Semester

  • Physiology and pharmacology
  • Organic chemistry and biochemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Probability calculation and statistics
  • Experimental physics: electrodynamics

3. Semester

  • Pharmaceutical chemistry and law
  • Chemical-analytical internship
  • Fundamentals of microbiology
  • Fundamentals of operating technology
  • Fundamentals of process engineering

4. Semester

  • Pharmaceutical-analytic validation
  • Internship in chemistry and analysis of pharmaceuticals
  • Drug development
  • Applied microbiology and industrial hygiene
  • Process engineering

5. Semester


  • Pharmaceutical production and validation
  • Cell culture and system technology
  • Quality management for technologists

6. Semester

  • Applied project
  • Bachelor thesis
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

With your degree, you will be well-prepared for practice-oriented careers in industrial pharmaceutics. You will understand

  • all pharmaceutical dosage forms as well as suitable active ingredients and excipients, characterization and manufacturing technologies
  • testing techniques to ensure drug quality and effectiveness
  • modern scientific methods for effective industrial development, manufacturing and testing of intermediate and final products

You will have the professional expertise needed


  • to design and create production equipment and machinery
  • to test and monitor products with associated processes
  • regarding specialist technical aspects of microbiology and quality management 
Job Profiles

As a graduate, you will have career prospects in many different areas. Such as  

  • especially in drug development, testing and manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry and for supplier companies
  • across the entire life cycle of a drug: in research, marketing, quality management, approval, consulting and service companies and sales
  • in process engineering, operating and packaging technology and quality assurance for companies in related industries
Cooperation With Companies

Our degree program is closely linked to industry. We cooperate with

  • a wide range of companies in the pharmaceutical industry
  • raw materials manufacturers and the professional associations APV e.V. – Arbeitsgemeinschaft Pharmazeutischer Verfahrenstechnik (Working Group for Pharmaceutical Process Engineering)
  • DGK – Deutsche Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche und angewandte Kosmetik e.V. (German society for scientific and applied cosmetics)

As a student, you will gain valuable insight into a wide range of applications.

Research in the Department

Our research areas include

  • More tolerable skin preparations   
  • “Green pharmaceuticals,” in particular processes that save energy and resources
  • New kinds of product and process monitoring sensors
  • 3D bioplotting
As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to good health and well-being
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to responsible consumption and production

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Pharmaceutical Engineering
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study model:
Cooperative, Full-time
Standard period of study:
6 semester
Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.

Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.