As the only course in Singapore that integrates biological and chemical sciences with engineering concepts, the Diploma in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) will train you to be very versatile to tap myriad career opportunities. The broad-based curriculum covers chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, environment science, engineering and life sciences.
In your first year, you will learn about organic and biological chemistry, inorganic and physical chemistry, chemical and biochemical engineering, and biomolecular science. Second year modules offer an in-depth study of biopharmaceutical technology, chemical engineering processes, analytical chemistry, engineering materials and reaction engineering.
In your final year, you will go on a six-month internship to give you an opportunity to put your learning into practice. You can opt for either an Industry Internship with companies such as Chevron Oronite, ExxonMobil, Shell Petrochemicals and GlaxoSmithKline or a Research Internship in a local or an overseas research facility.
In addition, you have the choice of deepening your knowledge with one of two exciting specialisation options. Both options cover modules on process engineering design, process instrumentation and control as well as unit operations.
Specialisation OptionsGeneral Chemical Engineering
This option provides students with the critical skills for analysing chemical processes specific to the petrochemical and specialty chemical industries.
Pharma & Biopharmaceuticals
This option provides students with knowledge of the different chemical processes, quality assessments, and the regulatory environment specific to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing industries.
CBE graduates enjoy good employment prospects as there is a huge chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical sector in Singapore.Industries:• Refineries or Petrochemical• Fine & Specialty Chemicals
• Pharmaceutical or Biochemical• Biopharmaceuticals• Environment-related• Electronics• Food & Beverage• Analytical Laboratories
Positions:Assistant Engineer, Research Engineer, Project Supervisors, Lab Technologist, Lab Analyst, Chemical Product Specialist, Plant Operators, Technical Officers
CBE graduates can pursue a wide range of degrees offered by National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).Related degrees that CBE graduates can pursue at NUS, NTU and SIT include:
You can obtain up to two years of exemption when you apply for related degree programmes at the following overseas universities:
• University of Adelaide (Australia)
• University of Melbourne (Australia)
• University of New South Wales (Australia)
• University of Queensland (Australia)
• University of Western Australia (Australia)
• Imperial College (UK)
• Loughborough University (UK)
• Newcastle University (UK)
• University of Birmingham (UK)
• University of Manchester (UK)
In addition, you have the option of applying for a degree in Chemical Engineering at the Singapore Institute of Technology. Offered in partnership with University of Newcastle (UK), this two-year direct honours programme is subsidised and will be conducted on NP’s campus.
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*
* Offered under SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-CTo be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component) or Biotechnology
or Design Studies or Design & Technology or Fundamentals of Electronics
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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Ngee Ann Polytechnic Toll free: 1800-4607333 (admission to full-time courses) Tel: 6466 6555 Fax: 6468 3207 Email: JoinNP@np.edu.sg