What will I learn?

The School offers a four-year undergraduate degree programme in Bioengineering (BIE). Upon graduation, successful students will be awarded direct honours.

Bioengineering at NTU starts by asking where graduates will be hired and develop curriculum that combines both engineering and life science with entrepreneurship as key components quite different from other universities. The greatest numbers of bioengineering graduates work in manufacturing industries. Examples will be pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical instrument and health care supplies. A significant number also worked for hospitals, government agencies such as HSA and banks where their broad base training are sort after. Uniquely, bioengineering at NTU is a fusion of multiple disciplines applying engineering principles to solve problems in biology and medicine and introduces regulatory affairs as early as the 1st year, exposing them to commercialisation processes and arranging hospital attachments so that they will interact with clinicians to understand medical device implementations and patient care. Medical device design and management are emphasised in the latter year. The program also allows students to specialise in 1) Bioinstrumentation and Bioelectronics and 2) Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, topics essential for local industries in Singapore. Students find their learning outcome and hands on experience in bioimaging such as MRI and CT, unforgettable.

Our goal is to produce a new generation of bioengineering graduates with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of the biomedical and other emerging industries in Singapore and the region.

The programme blends recent progress made in modern biology with the continual technological advances in information technology, electronics, communications and materials to develop new engineering approaches and tools for biomedical applications.

BIE Career Prospects

The biomedical engineering and sciences sector has seen a healthy growth and is slated to be a key engine of future growth in Singapore. In the recent five years, Singapore has invested approximately S$2 billion in biomedical industry and institutions. Graduates who can understand both languages of engineering and biomedical sciences can find attractive opportunities in industries, research institutes, hospitals and organisations that deal with biomedical instrumentation, medical devices, biomaterials, drug discovery and others. Specifically, they may find jobs in companies such as Agilent Technologies, GE Medical, Siemens Medical Instruments, Attogenix Biosystems, and WelchAllyn International; research institutions such as Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Bioinformatics Institute; hospitals such as Singapore General Hospital, National University Hospital; or they may continue their study in medical schools or top Ph.D. programmes around the world.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Annual fee - Subsidised tuition fee: SG $17,550; Non-Subsidised tuition fee (lab-based fee): SG $32,950; non lab-based fee: SG $31,970
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Engineering

70 Nanyang Drive,

Block N1.3 Level B1,

637457, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

Submission of IELTS (a minimum Overall 6, writing 6) or TOEFL (a minimum of 90) or SAT (a minimum of 1250 for SAT taken for March 2016 onwards) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) (a minimum of 55) or ACT with Writing (a minimum of composite score of 30 in ACT with Writing in one sitting) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) are only compulsory for applicants

With PRC Gao Kao qualification (i.e. Applicants who will be taking Gao Kao in June 2020 and those who have already taken Gao Kao) OR

With Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) qualification OR

With South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma qualification OR

Who do not take up English language in Junior and Senior High School or taken English language only as a 2nd language.

For IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic, only scores obtained in the 2 years leading up to the application deadline will be considered. The validity period for SAT and ACT is 5 years.

In addition to satisfying the General Entry Requirements of NTU, candidates seeking admission to the BIE undergraduate programme must have a minimum of:

  • H2 level (or equivalent) pass in Mathematics, and
  • H2 level (or equivalent) pass in physics/chemistry/biology/computing.

Candidates with relevant diplomas from local polytechnics may apply for admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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