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What will I learn?

Coursework Requirement (PhD):

  • Minimum of 6 subjects
  • 3 core subjects
  • 3 elective subjects (Preferably at least 2 from School)

Coursework Subjects

Core subjects

  • BG7002 Molecular Biophysics
  • BG7004 Advanced Cell Biology
  • BG7005 Advanced Mathematics for Bioengineering
  • BG7103 Bionanotechnology
  • CH7003 Advanced Reaction Engineering
  • CH7004 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Elective subjects

  • BG6001 Advanced Biomaterials
  • BG6002 Advanced Biomechanics
  • BG6003 Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation
  • BG6004 Biomedical System Design
  • BG6005 Physiological Systems
  • BG6101 Tissue Engineering & Gene Therapy
  • BG7111 The Singapore-Standford Biodesign Process
  • BG9107 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • CH7101 Nanotechnology & its Applications
  • CH7102 Cell Therapeutics Engineering
  • CH7106 Advanced Physical Chemistry

Possible areas of research:

  • Nanotechnology catalysis and reaction engineering
  • Process systems engineering
  • Industrial chemistry
  • Chiral and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Green technology
  • Separation technologies
  • Molecular modeling
  • Tissue engineering

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 2 years; Maximum 5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (US$ 13,936) per year
This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change in the coming year.
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Engineering

70 Nanyang Drive,

Block N1.3 Level B1,

637457, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

The general entry qualifications for admission to the PhD programmes are:

  • A good bachelor’s degree in areas related to chemical and biomedical engineering and
  • Good GRE/GATE (for Indian applicants) and TOEFL scores. In countries where GRE/GATE and TOEFL are unavailable, representatives from the School may travel to these countries to conduct Technical Proficiency Tests / English Proficiency Tests and interviews with potential candidates.

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


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