This course has been renamed from Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry to Diploma in Applied Chemistry with the first intake starting from AY2021.

About the Course

Create meaningful impact on lives by developing innovative chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Get equipped with skills in chemical analysis and synthesis, which are highly valued and transferable across the chemical, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Hone your skills in designing experiments, and keep abreast of emerging technologies in chemistry by being involved in research projects with industry players.

This diploma lets you...

Learn how to develop innovative solutions to address current global challenges in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

Gain industry-relevant knowledge and technical skills from a range of chemistry modules and extensive hands-on training in laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment.

Look forward to a rewarding and dynamic career in large chemical, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, where you co-create value-added solutions and products.

Further your studies in a Chemistry or science-related degree at a reputable university. Click here for more stories of our alumni.

What You'll Study

  • Career Prospects

    Look forward to a rewarding career as a:

    • Research officer/ associate in product development laboratories in pharmaceutical and chemical companies

    • Technical specialist / officer in product quality testing laboratories, government statutory boards or higher education institutes, or

    • Sales and marketing executive in pharmaceutical, chemical and analytical instrument companies



  • Further Studies

    NYP’s Diploma in Applied Chemistry (Formerly known as Medicinal Chemistry) opens doors for you to further your education at reputable local and international universities. You can complete a degree in areas such as chemistry, biological sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical and pharmaceutical engineering.

    Our graduates have pursued degrees at:

    Local universities

    • National University of Singapore
    • Nanyang Technological University
    • Singapore Institute of Technology


    We have also obtained articulations with the following overseas universities:


    • Australia National University
    • Griffith University
    • Monash University
    • RMIT University
    • The University of Melbourne
    • The University of Queensland
    • University of New South Wales
    • University of Technology, Sydney


    United Kingdom

    • The University of Nottingham
    • University of Dundee