Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Laurence Orlando


Note: This unit was previously titled Industry project and coded PSC3252


This four week placement provides students with work experience in an industry relevant to the formulation major.

In addition students participate in activities to develop their job seeking and career planning skills, for example, writing resumes, job applications and cover letters, and interview techniques.


At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify areas of interest for their future career;
  2. Participate effectively in interviews and write a professional resume.;
  3. Analyse how formulation science relates to the role in the selected industry;
  4. Work in a team in the context of a professional environment;
  5. Design an experimental approach to solving a problem;
  6. Prepare a technical report and present on experimental work conducted to the Monash supervisor and the industry team and managers;
  7. Reflect on their professional experience


The unit is a pass/fail unit based on the following hurdle requirements:
Performance at industrial site
Written project report
Presentation at the industry site with a clear explanation of the context, results and conclusions.
Reflective blog and other documents required in the framework of career plan

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Ten hours of workshops and interviews

Additional requirements:

  • 140 hours of practical placements in industry


PSC3231 Pharmaceutical Product Manufacture
PSC3041 Applied Analytical Methods
PSC3211 Industrial Formulation


PSC3212 Pharmaceutical Regulatory Framework

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