About the Course

Curious about how medicines and other chemical products are discovered and developed? Get your answers with our Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry course.

You will get a strong foundation in chemistry, as well as technical skills in synthesising, purifying and analysing compounds.

Your knowledge and skills will be widely valued in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, where you can expect a successful career as a quality assurance/quality control technician, laboratory technologist or technical sales executive.

This diploma is for you if you have a strong interest in chemistry and want a career in developing medicinal and chemical products to address challenges in global health and improve people’s daily lives.

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 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