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Diploma in Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science (DACP) JAE Code: S64

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Chemistry has improved lives by revealing the secrets behind how medicine works and how to make our world greener. These are just some of the things that you will learn from the Diploma in Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science (DACP) course.


The DACP course provides the learning environment for you to conduct research on, test and synthesise new chemicals and drugs. By the end of the course, you will be able to solve problems independently and experience what it is like to work at the frontiers of investigative chemistry.


Through a specially developed progressive learning strategy, you will be imparted with knowledge acquisition skills on fundamental Chemistry principles during your first year. In the second year, you are equipped with the skills to perform chemical investigations and interpretation of results using real-life situations. During your third year, you will be able to develop and optimise new products or methods to improve lives, igniting your creativity skills.

Upon graduation, you will be ready to contribute to the chemical pharmaceutical industry or further your studies in tertiary institutions.


Course Highlights


Science that improves lives

"My three years in SP have been both enriching and fulfilling. Fundamental chemistry coupled with industrial relevant modules have equipped me for my future studies and work. My industrial attachment has enabled me to apply skills and principles taught in lectures. DACP has also given me ample opportunities to work and communicate in team-based settings through group projects. In addition, my lecturers are also very keen and committed to help clarify any doubts, which include giving advice and guidance. One of my lecturers once shared with me: ”Applied chemistry has to be applied somewhere”.... and I have chosen healthcare!"


Marcus Ng Wei Liang
Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science Course Gold Medallist 2014
Megachem Gold Medal recipient
Gaia Science Award winner

Accepted to read Pharmacy at National University of Singapore
Ministry of Health Holdings Scholarship: Healthcare Merit Award recipient


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