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School of Chemical & Life Sciences

The School of Chemical & Life Sciences (SCL) is committed to provide a conducive learning environment to nurture fertile minds and spark creativity and innovation. At NYP, you will enjoy brand-new facilities as well as training on the latest technologies in our modern and state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition to this, our team of highly qualified, dynamic and caring lecturers are committed to equipping you with professional and value-added skills. Beyond academic excellence, we also encourages the development of important personal skills to complement the professional knowledge you will acquire.


At SCL, you enjoy the benefit of an all-round training through informative lectures, challenging practical, e-learning, tutorials, field trips and through their very own projects with the lecturers and industry. Our lecture series will be supplemented by seminars conducted by invited speakers with international standing.


Field trips to pharmaceutical plants and research institutes will provide rich learning experience for the students. Under the Polytechnic's Industrial Attachment program, students can gain invaluable first-hand learning experience of the life science industry even before you graduate. Opportunities for attachment to companies overseas are also available under the Overseas Industrial Placement Programme where students can gain an international perspective on Chemical and Life Sciences and be exposed to foreign cultures, work styles and economic environments.



Prospects in Chemical & Life Sciences


Singapore is committed to build the Chemical & Life Sciences industry as the 4th key pillar of its economy. The EDB aims to attract 15 world-class Life Sciences companies to Singapore by 2010, as well as enable Singapore to be a regional centre for clinical trials & drug development. The vision is for Singapore to have a competitive base for state-of-the-art, high value-added pharmaceutical activities.


The education and training of a relevant skilled workforce is thus vital to Singapore's push into the Life Sciences.


The Singapore government continues to invest substantially in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. As Singapore moves on to be a global chemical hub, these sectors will continue to grow in depth and breadth across both the manufacturing and service areas.


Jurong Island is a cost-competitive location for world-scale petrochemical plants. Today, Jurong Island is home to over 88 leading petroleum, petrochemical, specialty chemical and supporting companies with more than S$24 billion in fixed assets investment on Jurong Island. By 2010, Jurong Island will be home to 150 petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and petroleum companies with S$40 billion worth of investments.


The manufacturing output of the Biomedical Sciences industry reached S$18 billion and employment crossed the 10,000 mark in 2005. With pharmaceutical sales in Asia forecasted to reach US$30 billion by 2006, leading pharmaceutical companies will continue to choose Singapore as a preferred location to carry out their manufacturing, clinical development and R&D activities.


School of Chemical & Life Sciences is well positioned to educate and develop trained professionals to meet the increasing demands of the Life Sciences as well as the Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries. We have a conducive learning environment, excellent academic support infrastructure and unique pedagogies, such as the "Teaching Factory" and the "Borderless School" concepts, to equip students with the required skill-set for fruitful careers in the Life Sciences and Chemical & Pharmaceutical manufacturing industries