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Diploma in

Biomedical Engineering


Fascinated by how engineering and biology can benefit society? Or are you interested in helping medical professionals do their work better? If you have a passion to improve the lives of others, then the Diploma in Biomedical Engineering (BME) is perfect for you. This forward-thinking field is responsible for the design of sophisticated medical equipment such as diagnostic and therapeutic machines, as well as lifesaving devices like the artificial heart and dialysis machine. The first diploma of its kind in Singapore, BME is jointly delivered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Engineering and School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology.

Besides teaching you how to develop medical equipment, BME also gives you a firm grounding in research that could lead to the discovery of faster and more accurate tools for medical conditions. In your first year, you will acquire a strong foundation in engineering in topics covering electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering. Then in your second year, you will study cell and molecular biology alongside medical instrumentation and clinical engineering. You will also be equipped with electronic design and prototyping skills. In your final year, you will focus on areas such as healthcare informatics as well as various types of medical equipment. You will also learn to design and develop technical projects. What’s more, you will have the opportunity to go on a six-month local or overseas internship with a university, hospital, MNC or research institute.
Unique Diploma
The first poly diploma that bridges engineering and life sciences.
Real-World Learning
Six-month internships with hospitals, medical technology multinational corporations (MNCs) and research institutes.
Bright Career Prospects
Acquire the skills to work on the design, development and servicing of medical devices and healthcare equipment.

Entry Requirements



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

  • English Language

    1 - 7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

    1 - 6
  • Science

    (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component)
    or Biotechnology
    or Computing/Computer Studies
    or Design & Technology
    or Electronics/Fundamentals of Electronics
    or Engineering Science
    or Physical Science
    1 - 6

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type.

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Candidates with hearing deficiency or severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course. Those with colour vision deficiency may be considered, subject to an in-house test.


Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.

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Application Information

  • Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2021 JAE

    5 to 12
  • Planned Intake (2021)



Hear From A Student​


Diploma in Biomedical Engineering (N60)