What will I learn?

The Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences programme aims to instil a firm foundation in the basic knowledge of Life Sciences, while developing the students’ ability to think clearly and to express their ideas, whether verbally or in writing, with clarity and logic. The modules offered in this programme differ qualitatively from traditional biology, chemistry and mathematics, both in terms of teaching approach and the quality of time spent in the laboratory.


  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biological Science
  • Biomedical and Environmental Biology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Life Science
  • Statistics and Applied Mathematics

Note: Modules may not necessary be conducted in the listed sequence.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate and progress to our Degree programmes, students have to:

  • complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure
  • fulfil attendance requirement

Progress to a Bachelor's Degree

Diploma graduates may continue with La Trobe University’s Life Science Degrees.

Which department am I in?

School of Life and Physical Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (12 months)

Tuition fees
SG$10,807.00 (5,90,224) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021


PSB Academy

City Campus,

Marina Square, 6 Raffles Blvd, #03-200,

039594, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Completed High School / Secondary School Certificates from respective international countries or equivalent. For more details, please visit the institution website.

  • 1 GCE ‘O’ level English (grade 1 to 6) or equivalent; OR
  • IELTS score of 5.5; OR
  • PSB Academy’s Certificate in English Proficiency programme; OR
  • PSB Academy English Proficiency Test (A retest score range is allowed for marks between 45–49); OR
  • WPL Literacy Level 5; OR
  • Post-Secondary Qualifications, where certified that English is the sole medium of instruction; OR
  • Professional Qualifications (ie: WSQ, LCCI, ACCA etc.)

About PSB Academy

PSB Academy offers industry-focused study options through its partnerships with international AACSB-accredited business schools and universities.

  • Based out of two campuses in Singapore
  • Trains students to be industry ready
  • Faculty includes researchers from top global universities
  • 8/10 graduates were employed within six months