EAE Tips: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology (C73)

Want to build a sustainable future and make positive impacts through innovation? NYP’s Diploma in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology will provide you with competencies in advanced chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies. You’ll delve into the transformation of chemical compounds into everyday products and life-saving medicines.


This diploma prepares you for dynamic careers in various industries, including chemical, petroleum, petrochemical, specialty chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Graduates can pursue opportunities in chemical/pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, water treatment plants, clean energy companies and testing laboratories.

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Ideal applicant

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • A good understanding of chemical processes and industry (e.g. petrochemical or pharmaceutical) and keen interest in seeking a career in this industry;
  • Experience in a school environment (e.g. through a related CCA or community activity), or in an external context (e.g. workshops or competitions attended) where they demonstrated their passion and aptitude for mathematics, science and/or engineering;
  • Interest in hands-on activities; and,
  • Analytical (e.g. likes problem-solving tasks) and collaborative skills.

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Shortlisted applicants will be assessed as follows:


If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview to share more about your passion for the course with a panel of interviewers. You will be assessed on your interest, aptitude (e.g. logical thinking and problem-solving skills), as well as your achievements. The duration of the individual interview will be about 20 minutes.

Some questions which you may be asked during the interview include:

  • How did you realise that you wanted to pursue a career in the process industry?
  • Can you share what learning units or aspects of this programme attracted you to apply for it?
  • Have you participated in a mathematics, science and technology competition or workshop? How was your experience?
  • What motivates you about a career in the chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry?
Portfolio (Optional)

You should include in your portfolio any evidence and/or activities (e.g. science or technology-related competitions) that showcase your character and involvement.


Examples of what to include in your portfolio:

  • Testimonials
  • Certificates (e.g. academic, achievement and/or personal development)
  • Awards or participation in mathematics, science or technology competitions, both at school or national level 
  • Evidence of applied science projects, (e.g. coursework or CCA)
  • Relevant learning journeys or Applied Learning Module (ApLM) (previously known as Advance Elective Modules - AEM)
  • Evidence of Leadership activities or roles

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