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What will I learn?

An established and recognised biomedical science programme

Final-year projects and internships with renowned research institutions and organisations

Choice of three specialisation options: Biomedical Research, Clinical Laboratory Technology and Medicinal Chemistry

From cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, drug discovery and development, biomedical science is the foundation of modern healthcare today. Get an understanding of how diseases evolve, the functions of the human body and the world of bacteria through the Diploma in Biomedical Science (BMS).

The course covers the latest in biomedical sciences and medical breakthroughs, including areas such as cancer biology, infectious diseases, clinical chemistry, developmental biology and immunology.

In your first year, you will take modules such as chemistry, microbiology, biostatistics, physiology and cell biology that will give you a firm foundation in biomedical science.

Medicinal Chemistry

Work with experts from the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and research institutes to hone your understanding of diseases, as well as the design and discovery of new drugs. This option includes a four-month local or overseas internship at pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and university research laboratories.

There are many diverse careers available to BMS graduates.

Industries Positions

• Research Institutions

• Hospital Laboratories

• Healthcare Institutions

• Biopharmaceutical companies

• Clinical laboratories

• Preclinical trial centres

• Biologics manufacturing companies

• Education institutions

• University laboratories

• Government sector (eg. Agri-food and Veterinary Authority, Health Sciences Authority.

• Research Assistant

• Medical Technologist

• Laboratory Biologist

• Lab Analyst

• Technical Product Specialist

• Teacher

• Healthcare Officer

• Technical Officer

• Validation Specialist

• Scientific Product Executive

• Qc Specialist

• Chemical Analyst

Which department am I in?

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,11,011) per year
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology

Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

535 Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-B

To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Science (with Physics or Chemistry or Biology component) or Biotechnology or Fundamentals of Electronics: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

Candidates with English as a second language (EL2) must have attained a minimum grade of 6.

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