School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology


Join the School with a proven track record - alumni getting into local medical schools and securing prestigious scholarships

Our strong focus on digitalisation and emerging technologies prepare you well for the future 

Build a strong foundation that opens up further studies opportunities at top universities both locally and abroad with our widely recognised diplomas

Our strength in R&D in myriad fields from cancer biology to drugs, agritech to food tech, aquaculture to skyrise greening

About the School

Has the pandemic inspired in you a passion for medical research, biotechnology or healthcare? Or have you found your calling in creating sustainable solutions to address rising global climate challenges? At Ngee Ann Poly’s School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology (LSCT), our five robust diplomas and one common entry programme aim to fuel your passion for discovery and enable you to make a real-world impact across a variety of fields.  You will also embrace emerging technologies for the new digital era and be equipped with multi-disciplinary skillsets to tackle the challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.

Exciting Prospects

Within LSCT, our faculty are pushing at the boundaries of scientific knowledge in the domains of biocatalysis and fermentation, cancer biology, molecular diagnostics, membrane technology, skyrise greening, agritech and aquaculture, and food technology. Our edge will give you a head start in pursuing research work in these fields!

Through intensive lab and field-based training, LSCT will provide a strong foundation for you to pursue further studies or exciting careers in the growing areas of healthcare, pharma and biopharmaceutical, urban farming and water production.

Industry-relevant Learning

You will get to learn from the best in class through research projects, internships and off-campus classes. LSCT has close links with key industry leaders such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Chevron, Singapore General Hospital, National Parks Board and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency.


Gain a global perspective by participating in various overseas internships and immersion programmes to places such as London, Brisbane, Bangkok, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Nanjing, and Shanghai.

State-of-the-art Facilities

Home to sophisticated and industry-standard facilities, LSCT provides an enriching and hands-on environment where you can apply your knowledge and hone your skills. Our outstanding facilities for teaching and research include a state-of-the-art environmental technology centre, an applied biosciences centre, and an IOT-enabled greenhouse – all designed to foster collaboration and innovation, preparing you for the realities of the future workplace.

Proven Track Record

Our teaching faculty is highly qualified and focused on developing the next generation of scientists and innovators. Our track record speaks for itself – some of our graduates have completed their degrees at top universities around the world, with many of them clinching prestigious PSC, A*STAR, PUB, MOHH and NEA scholarships.

In fact, a total of 36 LSCT graduates have made it to local medical schools since 2007!

Ready for the Future

With digitalisation fast transforming the world of science, we’ll ensure that you are prepared for the workplace. You’ll learn about emerging technologies such as 3D printing, Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual reality – all of which will add value to your future work in the life science or chemical industry!

Full-time Courses

Part-time Courses

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What Students/Alumni Say

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During my final year, I had the opportunity to work on a project on the effects of modulating the autophagy-lysosomal pathway in Alzheimer’s Disease. It allowed me to build on my skill sets and apply what I have learnt in class to real world problems. It was such an interesting experience! I will always be grateful for all the opportunities presented to me and the support my friends and NP have given me.

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With a well-structured curriculum and a myriad of learning opportunities, CBE has strengthened my interest and skill sets in the chemical engineering field, and also propelled me to broaden my learning horizons to areas such as innovation and financial investments.


My time in NP allowed me to gain invaluable experiences and opportunities that fuelled my passion for environmental sustainability. The course opened up the doors for me to continue in a 1-year degree program at the University of Plymouth, where my understanding of sustainability and the circular economy grew significantly.  I am currently in the field of environment and sustainability, assisting companies in achieving their decarbonization goals.​

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LDH has equipped me with the relevant skills and knowledge to kickstart my career in biodiversity conservation. My internship deepened my learning about Singapore’s diverse biodiversity, which has driven me to pursue a career as a flora specialist to advocate for habitat and plant conservation.


My time in NP was a memorable and fruitful one, thanks to the passionate lecturers and supportive friends. My internship has exposed me to the world of hospital pharmacy and prepared me for university life at NUS, where I am currently pursuing the Degree in Pharmacy (Hons). I aspire to become a pharmacist in the future, providing medication and healthcare support to the patients.

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One of my most memorable experiences in NP was being given the privilege to intern at Raffles Hospital where I interacted with and learnt essential skills from experienced pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.

Industry Review

“We are excited to partner NP in offering their biomedical science students unique opportunities to participate in various research projects that have translational impact in SGH. These students have assimilated well to our research environment and have shown remarkable enthusiasm in their scholarly pursuit.  We have received numerous positive feedback from their supervisors, such as their inquisitive nature, relentless quest for knowledge and highly openness to feedback from their mentors. We look forward to continued partnership with NP to nurture the next generation of biomedical science graduates.”


Groupshot of studnets, Designing Virtual Tour

Designing a virtual tour

Portraits of alumni

Doctors & Trailblazers


LSCT Science & Tech Hackathon


Youth Expedition Project (YEP)​


Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)

Top-notch Facilities

Designed for students to learn the different aspects of “Farm to Fork” – referring to the various processes in the food chain from agricultural production to consumption – this facility boasts a suite of IoT-enabled smart urban farming technologies.

Here, students get to explore high tech aquaculture, functional food development, and food sanitation and safety under the guidance of our highly qualified faculty who have extensive experience in providing consultancy services to the local agritech and food manufacturing industries.

With increasing focus on the importance of developing sustainable solutions, the Centre for Environmental Technology is a platform for LSCT to partner companies to create sustainable platform technologies, processes and applications in air quality control and water treatment. 

At the Centre of Applied Biosciences, our industrial biotechnology team conducts high-tech research and development work to create valuable biotech products such as industrial enzymes and microbes, biofuel, as well as pharmaceutical and cosmetic ingredients. 

In partnership with hospital and universities, our biomedical science team develops cutting edge diagnostic tools for Parkinson’s disease and infectious diseases.

Impactful Internships


My internship at P&G has expanded my understanding of the R&D industry. The diverse network of skilled professionals has inspired me to enhance my own expertise and contribute. This internship has been an excellent opportunity to put the skills and knowledge I acquired at NP into practice. I now have a deeper appreciation for how the concepts taught in our modules apply in the real world.​

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During my internship, I got to apply fundamental process engineering concepts learned in school into large-scale process operations at Keppel’s Marina East Desalination plant. I went on to extend my learning beyond the classroom with an in-house research internship at the material science research lab. With its emphasis on individual excellence and group-based project management skills, CBE has equipped me with skills and knowledge that are both practical and flexible.


During my final year, I was given the opportunity to intern at Xylem Singapore as the product marketing intern for the SEA marketing team. As an EWT student, I navigated steep learning curves in short time frames in the area of marketing water-related equipment. The cross between engineering and business in my Polytechnic journey led to new discoveries in career aspirations and broadened my learning across different disciplines.​


LDH is a unique course due to its hybrid nature. My internship at Gardens By The Bay has allowed me to gain hands-on experience with a variety of responsibilities in both horticulture and landscape design. My role, which ranges from daily maintenance of plants to designing planting schemes for events, provides me with fulfillment in bringing Singapore's focus on greenery to fruition.​


My internship at NUHS Clementi Polyclinic was truly enriching. It offered me invaluable hands-on experience with pharmacy systems such as iPharm and EPIC, which are crucial for the smooth operations of the pharmacy. This experience not only boosted my confidence in my professional skills but also stood out as a highlight of my polytechnic studies.

Headshot of Vernice Vee

I had the opportunity to assist pharmacists to prepare and dispense medications for patients during my internship at the National University Hospital’s Pharmacy Department. Those hands-on experiences allowed me to gain a deeper appreciation of the inner workings of the pharmaceutical industry.​


LSCT's Community Service Interest Group

Community Service Interest Group (CSIG)

LSCT's Design Club

Design Club

Green Volunteers

Green Volunteers (GV)​

LSCT's Hort Club

Hort Club​


LSCT Operatives (LSCT Ops)

LSCT Society

LSCT Society

LSCT's Medical Interest Group

Medical Interest Group (MIG)​

Young Scientist Interest Group

Young Scientist Interest Group (YSIG)


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5 Minute Tech Splash

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering student Wee Zhern Rey clinched third place and a gold in the “5 Minute Tech Splash” Competition organised by the Institutions of Chemical Engineers Malaysia Competition & Convention (ICMCC) 2021 for the development of an organic solvent nanofiltration membrane through a chemical crosslinking approach. 


Greenthumbs 2023

Landscape Design & Horticulture students Aryan Chong, Damien Loo Yi Heng, Ethan Lew Yu Xuan, Joleen Teo and Ng Jun Xiang secured the 1st runners-up position in the Greenthumbs 2023 IHL competition hosted by the Landscape Industry Association (Singapore). The students presented their proposal on how to prevent and manage the outbreak of millipedes observed in new plantings.​ 


SFMA - Open Innovation Hackathon Competition

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering students Lian Sheng Hui, Lim Rou Ting, Yu Ruo Xi, secured the top prize in the Singapore Food Manufacturing Association (SFMA) Open Innovation Hackathon Competition alongside their peers from the School of Engineering. The competition focused on shaping the future of food manufacturing by addressing challenges such as process inefficiency within SMEs in the food industry.


PUB Splash Lab competition

Environmental & Water Technology alumni participated in the PUB Splash Lab competition 2023. The team comprising of De Leon OJ Thomas Casil, Kevyn Ko and Sheehan developed an innovative 3D printed prototype of a reusable bottle designed for refilling NEWater, in contrast to the current single-use plastic bottles, earning them them 2nd place in the 'NEWater Packaging' competition category. The team comprising of Calista Chan Ying Xuan, Lau Zi Hui, Tsou Qi En, and Soh Wei Xuan secured the 3rd place in the 'Engagement Resource' competition category with their interactive game called "Finding NEWater", which aims to deepen players' understanding of sustainability in water management and the technologies involved in NEWater production.​ 


Water Tech Expert

Environmental & Water Technology graduates Raine Lim (top left) and Koi Zhi Yuan Melissa (bottom center) participated in the Water Technology category at the WorldSkills Competition. Raine emerged as the world champion in 2022, while Melissa clinched the third position in 2023.​ 


Home Balcony Landscape Design Competition

3 teams of Landscape Design & Horticulture students took part in the "Summer in Bloom" Home Balcony Landscape Design 2023 Competition. The competition encourages individuals to transform outdoor spaces into both visually appealing and practical areas for families, while also promoting the integration of plants and nature in urban settings. 1 team clinched the top prize, while the other two teams were recognized with the Merit award. 

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