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.
This option provides students with the critical skills for analysing chemical processes specific to the petrochemical and specialty chemical industries.
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.
With strong growth in the chemical and biomedical
sectors, your skills and knowledge will be in high
demand. The CBE course provides you with the
foundation and flexibility to enter various industries,
ranging from chemical, petrochemical, biochemical,
biotechnology, biomedical and pharmaceutical to
food & beverage, electronics and environmentrelated
industries. As a CBE graduate, you enjoy good
employment prospects as technologists, lab analysts,
project supervisors, assistant engineers and pollution
control or plant safety officers.
final year, I did an overseas research internship
at the prestigious Imperial College London and
applied the knowledge from the well-structured
CBE curriculum to my research project.”
Shiek Abdullah Abdul Arshath
Diploma in Chemical &
Biomolecular Engineering, Class of 2016
Arshath is a recipient of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Outstanding Achievement Award. He plans
to further his studies in the field of chemical
engineering and has accepted an offer to read
Chemical Engineering in Imperial College.
You can pursue a wide range of degrees offered by
National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
Management University, Singapore University of Social
Sciences and Singapore University of Technology and
Design. These include degree courses in biological
sciences, chemistry, chemical and biomolecular
engineering, chemical engineering, environmental
engineering, material sciences and physics.
You can obtain up to two years of exemption when you
apply for related degree programmes at the following
You can also deepen your skills and further your career
by enrolling in the following post-diploma courses
offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic:
* 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.
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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