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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Pharmaceutical Engineering is a four-year direct honours degree programme. The first of its kind in Singapore, the programme is built on an interdisciplinary curriculum that intersects engineering and science, and aims to deliver a rigorous education with a strong industry focus. The goal of this programme is to produce graduates who are both theoretically grounded and practice-oriented for the knowledge-intensive pharmaceutical industry and related sectors. This programme focusses on the development and manufacture of the two largest classes of pharmaceutical drugs, i.e. (i) biologics and (ii) small molecule drugs.

The Programme Educational Objectives
The Bachelor of Engineering Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) are closely aligned with the SIT DNA.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering programme, after working for five years, are expected to possess the following:

Technical skills: technically competent to solve complex problems in pharmaceutical engineering and can adapt effectively in a fast-changing environment
Critical thinking: able to critically think, analyse and make decisions that give due consideration to global issues in business, ethics, society, community and the environment
Leadership, team building: able to communicate effectively, act with integrity, and have the interpersonal skills needed to engage in, lead, and nurture diverse teams
Attitude: committed to lifelong learning, resourceful and embrace global challenges and opportunities to make a positive impact in society

The programme’s unique curriculum which was developed in close consultation with industry is strongly girded with cutting-edge industry-relevant concepts and know-how. The curriculum is structured to train students across the full spectrum of core pharmaceutical development and manufacturing competencies, ranging from pharmaceutical product design to process development, operations, validation, and regulation.

Modules geared towards business and management acumen development will complement the technical core. Students will spend two trimesters in the industry under the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) to acquire industry skill sets and apply taught theory to troubleshoot industry problems. To enhance their industry readiness, students will also receive industry-endorsed competency-based certifications upon completion of selected modules, which will equip them with industry-validated skills that are attuned to employers’ needs.

Career Opportunities
SIT’s Pharmaceutical Engineering programme aims to nurture and groom skilled professionals for the pharmaceutical industry in Singapore. Besides the pharmaceutical industry, this programme also provides a unique opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in other relevant industries including chemicals, biotechnology, life science, nutraceutical, and the flavours and fragrances sectors.

Which department am I in?

Singapore Institute of Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG $84,744 for the entire course
Start date

Expected September 2022


Singapore Institute of Technology

10 Dover Drive,

138683, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants submitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma must fulfill the following requirements: Obtain a grade five in at least 2 Higher Level (HL) and 1 Standard Level (SL) subjects; obtain the IB Diploma.

For international students

Applicants presenting an international qualification from an overseas educational institute, who have completed at least 12 years of formal education may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Diploma holders from any of the five polytechnics and A-level graduates are welcome to apply. Subject to approval, diploma holders may be granted exemptions based on the modules taken during their diploma course. Exemptions may also be considered for relevant professional or industrial certifications.

A-Level Prerequisites:

Obtained a good pass in any three of the following subjects at H1/H2 level: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. And also offered General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry in the same sitting while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.

IB Diploma Prerequisites:

Obtained a good pass in any three of the following subjects at SL/HL level: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. And also satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.

IELTS (Academic): 6.5; TOEFL (Internet-based Test): 90; Cambridge ‘O’ Level English/ EL1119: C6; Cambridge English C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency


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