About the Course

The Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry course aims to provide students with chemistry knowledge and technical skills in synthesizing, purifying and analysing compounds which are relevant for pursuing careers such as quality assurance/quality control technicians, laboratory technologists and technical sales executives in pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

What You'll Study

  • Career Prospects

    Graduates from the Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry will be able to gain employment as:

    1. Research Officers / Associates in pharmaceutical and chemical companies, biotechnology start-ups as well as research organizations;

    2. Technical Specialists / Officers in government statutory boards and institutes of higher education; and

    3. Sales & Marketing Executives in pharmaceutical, chemical and analytical instrument companies.


  • Further Studies

    Students who aspire to pursue a degree and meet the entry requirements of the local and overseas universities can progress into the bachelor degree course in areas such as Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemical Engineering etc.

    Students who have graduated from this programme have been admitted into various universities. Some have been listed below:


    • 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