Module Overview

Chemical and Pharmaceutical Processes

The purpose of this module is to introduce the learner to the industrial process stages that are used in the manufacture of API’s and fine chemicals. This will assist the student in career development for professional placement in pharma and chemical manufacturing industries.  

Module Code

CHEM 3017

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Fluid flow, rheology types and measurement.

Mixing and agitation

Chemical and physical separation processes including distillation, crystallisation, evaporation, drying, sedimentation and filtration.

Solids handling and operations involving particulate solids including size reduction and mixing.  .  

Formulation processes for tablet and capsule manufacture from selection of excipients, dispensing, blending, drying, granulation, compression, coating and packaging.

Methods of preparing alternative dosage forms such as solutions, suspensions, emulsions and creams and powders.

Sustainable Development goals for chemical and pharmaceutical processes. 



A selection of laboratory practicals will reflect this material and build on student learning.

Lectures  20 hours

Lab Practical 15 hours

Tutorial 4 hours

Self Directed 61 hours

Total  100 hours


Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40