An established and recognised biomedical science programme
Exciting specialisation options in Biomedical Research or Clinical Laboratory Technology
Exclusive two-year Integrated Clinical Laboratory Training Programme at NUH for the Clinical Laboratory Technology specialisation option
Final-year Capstone Projects and internships with local or overseas research institutes and healthcare organisations
Interesting elective modules such as Drug Discovery & Clinical Trials, Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Translational Medicine
From cancer screening and HIV diagnosis to drug discovery and development, biomedical science is the foundation of modern healthcare. Get an understanding of the evolution of diseases, the functions of the human body and the world of microbes through the Diploma in Biomedical Science (BMS). The course covers the latest in biomedical sciences and medical breakthroughs, including areas such as cancer biology, clinical chemistry, infectious diseases and immunology.
In your first year, you will take modules such as Anatomy & Physiology, Cell Biology & Genetics, Biostatistics, Chemistry and Microbiology that will give you a firm foundation in biomedical science. You can build upon this solid foundation and choose one of our two specialisation options in your second year.
Specialisation OptionsBiomedical Research
Develop research skills needed to understand how diseases arise and are treated. You will learn various aspects of biomedical science including cell culture and its applications, analytical & separation chemistry as well as immunology & immunological techniques. This option includes a four-month local or overseas internship at research institutes, university research laboratories and healthcare industries.
Clinical Laboratory Technology
This option includes a two-year Integrated Clinical Laboratory Training Programme at NUH at the start of the second year, where you will learn about laboratory techniques and get trained alongside doctors, nurses and medical technologists. You will also receive an additional certification in phlebotomy.
There are many diverse careers available to BMS graduates.
• 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• Laboratory Analyst• Technical Product Specialist• Teacher• Healthcare Officer• Technical Officer
• Validation Specialist
• Scientific Product Executive
• Qc Specialist
• Chemical Analyst
BMS graduates can pursue a wide range of degrees offered by both local and overseas universities. In fact, about 60 per cent of our graduates enrol into the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Institute of Technology and Singapore Management University every year. Applicants may be granted selective exemptions from first year modules for some of these degree programmes. Here are some examples of the type of degree programmes that Biomedical Science graduates can apply for.
• Science (Life Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy)• Dentistry• Medicine• Environmental Studies
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• Biological Sciences
• Biological Sciences with a Minor in Business
• Biological Sciences with a Second Major in Biomedical Structural Biology• Biological Sciences with a Second Major in Chemical Biology• Biological Sciences with a Second Major in Psychology• Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine• Chemistry and Biological Chemistry• Medicine• Psychology• Psychology with a Second Major in Biological Sciences• Science (Education)
• BSc (Hons) in Food and Human Nutrition (Newcastle University)• BSc in Chemical Engineering (Technical University of Munich, TUM)• BEng (Hons) Pharmaceutical Engineering
Top overseas universities also welcome our graduates with exemptions of up to two years. They include:
• University of Leeds• University of Liverpool• University of Manchester• University of Dundee• University of Edinburgh• Queen’s University Belfast
New Zealand• University of Auckland
Australia• Australian National University
• Murdoch University• Queensland University of Technology
• RMlT University• University of Adelaide• University of Melbourne• University of New South Wales• University of Queensland• University of Sydney
• University of Technology Sydney
• University of Western Australia
You can also deepen your skills and further your career by enrolling in the following post-diploma courses offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic:
• Advanced Diploma in Medical and Pharmaceutical Technology
• Specialist Diploma in Analytical Sciences*
• Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice*
* Offered under SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-C
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’
Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.
* Candidates with English as a second language (EL2) must have attained
a minimum grade of 6.
YEAR 1 MODULES
YEAR 2 MODULES
Biomedical Research Specialisation
Clinical Laboratory Technology Specialisation
YEAR 3 MODULES
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Toll free: 1800-4607333 (admission to full-time courses)
Tel: 6466 6555
Fax: 6468 3207
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (N56)
Molecular Biotechnology (N49)
Pharmacy Science (N73)
Darren Chua gained direct entry to study medicine at NUS' medical school
U Kin Pong graduated from Newcastle University in the UK with a First Class Honours Degree. He was also awarded a scholarship to pursue his PhD at the Imperial College, UK.
“Diploma graduands from both the biotechnology as well as the biomedical sciences courses have demonstrated that they can adapt well to the actual working environment ... Their basic training at Ngee Ann gives them a solid foundation and helps prepare them for the research or service career options available to them upon graduation."
Associate Professor Evelyn Koay Director
Molecular Diagnosis Centre
Dept of Laboratory Medicine
National University Hospital