Chemical Formulation Design

  • Chemical, Natural and Healthcare Product Formulation
    Brianne West (BSc in Biological Sciences) launched her own sustainable beauty and personal care brand Ethique. She was named in a list of the US Foreign Policy magazine's '100 leading Global Thinkers' of 2016; and in 2019 won the Stuff Women of Influence New Zealand Business Enterprise award, the Westpac 'Innovation' and 'Small Enterprise' Champion Supreme Award categories, and the EY New Zealand Young Entrepreneur of the Year title.

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240th in the world for Engineering and Technology, and top 250 in the world for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020)

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240th in the world for Engineering and Technology, and top 250 in the world for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020)

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Qualifications

Overview

Note: Name change from 'Chemical, Natural and Healthcare Product Formulation' is subject to Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due July 2020.

Chemical Formulation Design is one of three majors of the Bachelor of Product Design degree combining creative innovation with technical and business skills.

Chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, food, nutraceutical, and personal care products need to be crafted in a sustainable way, using active ingredients that enable their practical use. For example, to create a moisturising skin lotion that would be an attractive product for the consumer, it would need to contain moistening properties and other elements to create suitable viscosity, skin feel, and fragrance, and contain antimicrobial agents to enhance shelf life. You will explore innovative ways to better formulate these products, and to analyse existing products and suggest improvements.

This subject combined with others such as Biochemistry will help you understand the total product design process — from idea generation to commercialisation. Other skills you will gain include practical experience in product formulation prototyping, methods of analysis, commercial production, testing, and process economics.

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School of Product Design | Te Kura Hanga Otinga

Phone +64 3 369 4271 or +64 3 369 4272
Email productdesign@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Len Lye Building – see the School's website for up-to-date location details.

Postal address
College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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