What will I learn?

The programme offers students a choice of 3 areas of specialisation; biomedical research, medical technology and cardiac technology.
Recognised by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Students are eligible to apply for International Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT (ASCPi) certification offered by American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Medical Technology specialisation has a strong focus on testing, diagnosis, management and prevention of diseases. The curriculum integrates biological sciences with clinical and research aspects of clinical laboratory sciences. This programme is recognised by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) UK.

Opportunity to graduate with an additional qualification, e.g. Certificate in Phlebotomy. Students get a choice of clinical laboratories or premier research institutions for their internship. Our students have completed research internship annually at prestigious universities such as Harvard Medical School, Yale University, University of California San Diego, Imperial College London, Queens University Belfast etc.

Graduates have been accepted to read Medicine at NUS (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) and NTU (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine). In addition, our graduates have also been accepted to read Dentistry, Pharmacy and Law programmes at NUS.

Exciting career opportunities await you when you graduate. Career options include:
Cardiac Technologist
Medical Technologist
Research Assistant
Sales and Marketing Personnel for Health Sectors

Further Studies: With this SP diploma, you may be granted credit exemptions for some degree programmes. Refer to the Advanced Standing Database for more information.

You also have the flexibility to pursue other disciplines such as Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy at the National University of Singapore or Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine at the Nanyang Technological University.

Which department am I in?

School of Chemical and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (4,94,265) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

School of Chemical and Life Sciences

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have obtained the following qualification: GCE 'O' Levels, relevant Institute of Technical Education Higher NITEC (ITC/CBS) qualifications, or relevant Institute of Technical Education NITEC (NTC2) qualifications (with minimum GCE 'N' Level qualifications). A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. those from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission; eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level; for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required, minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics, minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject, overall aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject); or equivalent qualification. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Singapore. Also they must fulfill the following English language requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes English language entrance test.

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

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