Diploma in





Real-World Learning

16-week internship with a retail practice, ophthalmology clinic or
eye-care product company.
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic Optometry Centre


Beyond the Classroom

Diagnose patients alongside qualified optometrists at Ngee Ann Optometry Centre.


Versatile Career Opportunities

Embark on roles in ophthalmological clinics, retail and research.


year 01

Learn about chemistry & biochemistry, geometrical & physical optics, refraction, and ophthalmic optics & dispensing.

For a complete listing and description of the modules, click here.

year 02

Further your knowledge of contact lenses, ocular health assessment & disease management, and paediatric vision management. Attend to patients’ optometry needs during your internship at optometric retail outlets and hospitals.

For a complete listing and description of the modules, click here.

year 03

Apply your skills during your hands-on clinical practice focusing on contact lenses, paediatrics, and general care. Then, put your knowledge to use when you conduct a research project with a hospital or at NP.

For a complete listing and description of the modules, click here.

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Optometry (N83)

For Students with ‘O’ Levels

ELR2B2-C (2018) – 13

Planned Intake (2018) – 40​

Entry Requirements


To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • Subject‘O’ LEVEL GRADE
  • English Language* 1 - 7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)1 - 6
  • Science (with Physics, Chemistry 1 - 6
  • or Biology component)
  • or Biotechnology
  • or Food & Nutrition
  • or Human & Social Biology

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

*Candidates with English as a second language (EL2) must have attained a minimum grade of 6.

Candidates with severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course.

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)

Application will open in June 2018.​

Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

The exercise is now closed.

Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

December 2017 to March 2018.

For Students with Other Qualifications

Click here to find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as ‘N(A)’ Level, ‘A’ Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.​