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Undergraduate subject

Chemical Formulation Design

27 October 2023

Graduates of Chemical Formulation Design will have knowledge and skills in creative design, science, engineering, and business studies.



Chemical Formulation Design


Chemical Formulation Design combines product innovation with design, science, engineering, and business skills.

This subject focuses on formulated products like pharmaceutical, agrochemical, personal care, and rongoā (Māori medicine). You will analyse materials, focus on sustainable production, and test processes like quality and safety.

Find out more about Chemical Formulation Design.


Chemical Formulation Design

What will my study involve?

  • Apply your learning through team projects and entrepreneurship courses, and use dedicated product innovation spaces.
  • Think about ways to incorporate tangata whenua in the product design process.
  • Create prototypes and learn how to pitch your product.

Chemical Formulation Design


Chemical Formulation Design major

Complete the compulsory courses for the Bachelor of Product Design, along with the following major courses:




Chemical Formulation Design minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:


  • 75 points chosen from the 15-point major courses above, with at least 45 points above 100-level

15 points may be chosen from courses in the other Product Design majors.

Chemical Formulation Design

Career opportunities

This subject will help you understand the complete chemical product design process — from idea generation to commercialisation. Other skills you will gain include prototyping, methods of analysis, regulatory requirements, commercial production, testing, and economics.

As a result of this degree, you will be ready to work in the industry or start your own business.

Career pathways could include:

  • formulation scientist
  • quality manager
  • marketing and sales manager
  • entrepreneur.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Chemical Formulation Design.

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