Welcome to the School of Applied Science (SAS)

April 2021 marks a milestone for the SAS family: After two decades as the School of Chemical & Life Sciences, we are officially changing our name.

This is not a cosmetic change. With the bold decision to rename, we are emphasising our depth and strengths in science.  We apply our knowledge and skills to create bold and innovative solutions to real problems in the world.

Join us and be immersed in an enriching environment with experienced faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and a nurturing culture. Our lecturers hail from global pharmaceutical, food and chemical majors. Alongside our extensive network of industry partners, they will guide your journey of discovery in the applications of science.

We want to nurture the next generation of leaders, who will lead the charge to create chemicals in a sustainable manner; find novel compounds for medicines and vaccines; and solve food security and safety issues for people around the world. 


Why SAS?

  • Receive training in state-of-the-art and industry-standard pilot plants and laboratories
  • Gain valuable experience working on projects in our six different research centres
  • Work with leading local and overseas pharmaceutical, chemical and food companies during your internships
  • Participate in a wide variety of programmes to become more innovative, enterprising, socially responsible and globally connected


Full Time Diploma Courses

Lifelong Learning Courses

Life at SAS

Get an all-rounded education with our interactive and engaging lessons, field trips, research projects and internship. Watch this video to see our facilities, and how our students are involved in exciting research projects which lead to breakthrough and innovation in pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.

  • Director's Message

    Established in 2001, at the time when Singapore launched its Biomedical Sciences Initiative, SAS today offers five diploma courses from Pharmaceutical Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Applied Chemistry, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology to Biologics & Process Technology, that prepare “O” leavers to be “future ready” industry professionals. SAS’s motto of “Sparking Innovation, Impacting Lives & Industry” undergirds the way we teach and are committed to nurture the spirit of innovation & enterprise in our students. It is also the inspiration for us to make that difference solving challenges facing industry and S’pore, be it for example in food security, food safety, green manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals or urban sustainability.
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning

    Our holistic learning environment promotes academic excellence, innovation and enterprise, and personal growth. 

    As a student, you can expect contextualised teaching and learning, and discover meaningful relationships between ideas and practical applications in specialised laboratories, research centres and pilot plants.

    Many members of our staff are actively researching and publishing novel findings or involved in projects to solve actual problems for the industry.

  • Our Research Groups

    SAS works closely with industry partners and national research institutions to provide students with valuable, real-world work experience. This will give you insight and experience in your chosen field.
  • Industry Projects

    We team up with industry partners from the energy & chemical, pharmaceutical, biologics, food and life sciences sectors to work on projects and take part in local and international competitions. Every industry project involves the participation of both our staff and students so they continue to stay relevant with knowledge of the latest developments and practices in the industry. 


05 Jan 2022

NYP students help Heng Foh Tong cater to younger consumers

Facilitated by NYP360 - our multi-disciplinary poly-industry collaboration framework.

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29 Nov 2019

NYP Developed First Teochew Fishcakes Created for the Dysphagic Patients

A collaboration across schools and Thong Siek Food Industry, the product has won the Most Marketing Potential Award at the Food Innovation Product Award (FIPA) 2019 Competition.

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16 Jan 2019

NYP Team Turns Coffee Waste into Fire Retardant

Team from SCL turn used coffee grounds into a flame retardant that could potentially be used to improve fire safety in homes and offices

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07 Jan 2019

NYP Develops Fish Vaccine for Vietnam’s Fish Farm

NYP has developed a fish vaccine to reduce mortality rates in one of the biggest fish farms in Vietnam

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27 Aug 2018

A Saucy Win

Three teams comprising students from the Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition won all podium spots at the recently-concluded “Find Quorn Nugget A Friend” sauce-making competition.

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13 Jul 2018

How to tell Real from Fake?

We launched the new NYP-Shimadzu Innovation & Education (NYP-SHINE) Centre at SCL.

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Bethany Ler Per Wen
Biologics & Process Technology

“Biologics and Process Technology was my top pick in NYP and till date I am proud I chose this cours

Suzeen Soh
Food Science & Nutrition

“My friends and relatives were surprised to hear that I pursued Poly instead of JC, given that my O-

Muhammad Danial Hidayat Bin Juraimi
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology

“NYP SAS's diversified curriculum helped me to discover my passion in chemical engineering. I was gu

Why Our Partners are On Board

Laurence LiewDirector of AI Innovation, AI Singapore"AI Singapore is excited to co-develop the Diploma in AI & Data Engineering with NYP. We are glad to partner with NYP to co-develop the comprehensive and practice-oriented curriculum. This will equip our learners with the necessary skills to become all-rounded AI professionals who can develop and deploy AI models, before leveraging data to solve real world engineering problems. We are confident that the diploma will sufficiently prepare learners to be competent AI practitioners in the industry, and that these graduates will support Singapore’s vision to be a leader in AI."