As Singapore’s most established biotechnology programme, our Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology (MBIO) provides a strong foundation in applied biology and molecular biosciences
Local and overseas internships with research institutes, life science companies and the R&D laboratories of universities
Exciting options and electives in Marine Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Food Science, Forensic Science and Biopharmaceuticals
Cell biology, drug discovery and forensic science sound like three different fields, don’t they? Well, not quite – because they all have their foundation in Molecular Biotechnology.
Join our Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology (MBIO), the most established life science programme in Singapore, and ready yourself for a very exciting and versatile career.
In your first year, you will gain a strong foundation in the biosciences with modules covering chemistry, biostatistics, physiology, microbiology and cell biology. You will then go on to study applied science modules in molecular biology, cell culture, biochemistry, immunology, instrumentation and bioinformatics.
In your final year, you will get to take up an exciting option, an internship and a research project. In fact, our strong industry partnerships open doors to internships and research projects with research institutes, life science companies and the R&D laboratories of universities both locally and abroad.
As an MBIO grad, you will be able to build careers in fields as diverse as marine biology, aquaculture, agrotechnology, education, healthcare, pharmaceutical and biologics manufacturing, food technology and forensic science.
Possible positions available include those as research assistants, laboratory biologists, technical specialists, scientific product executives, laboratory support officers, project executives and production supervisors.
Mr Wah Yap Hon, a graduate of MBIO worked in marine biology after completing his diploma and is now the Curator of Wildlife Reserves Singapore River Safari.
Dr. Tan Yoke Cheng, another graduate of MBIO completed her Ph.D at Cambridge University and is now the Acting Program Manager for the Biosurveillance and Service programme and the Biodefence Program at the Defence Medical and Environmental Research Institute.
MBIO grads are able to pursue a wide range of degree programmes such as biological science, medicine, chemistry, materials engineering, bioengineering, architecture, dentistry, law and business. Each year, a large proportion of our graduates enrol into the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University.
Over 180 of our Biotechnology graduates have completed PhDs and four have been admitted into prestigious medical schools!
Top universities overseas also welcome our graduates with exemptions of up to two years. They include:
• University of Melbourne (Australia)
• University of Queensland (Australia)
• Australian National University (Australia)
• University of Manchester (UK)
• University College London (UK)
• Leeds University (UK)
• Imperial College (UK)
• Edinburgh University (UK)
• Cornell University (US)
• University of California (US)
• University of Michigan (US)
• McGill University (Canada)
• University of Toronto (Canada)