Materials surround us. Everything we hold, everything we see, takes shape thanks to materials. Every time you listen to your music, send a text message on your mobile phone or marvel at the medical technology that keeps us alive, you taste the fruit of materials advancements.
What is DACM?
The Applied Chemistry with Materials Science (DACM) course involves building a strong foundation in applied chemistry with emphasis in materials science. You will learn how to apply the basic principles of chemistry, physics and biology to understand the structure, properties and behaviours of materials. The course will introduce all materials that underpin every product and process on which our modern society depends: metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, advanced and innovative materials. You will study the processes to manufacture useful products such as biomaterials and polymeric materials, have hands-on experience on various recycling and environmentally green issues, as well as design products to transform materials to meet the needs of modern technology.
Why Study DACM?
Materials Science is recognised as one of the technical disciplines with the most exciting career opportunities. Rapid advances in technology have dramatically increased the importance of materials science to society. DACM graduates can find employment in almost all fields of human endeavour (ranging from aerospace, automotive, chemical, metal, polymer to semiconductor industries). Students will be involved in real-life situation during their 12-week long industrial attachment.
Students who wish to further their studies can apply to the local and also many overseas universities. They may expect up to two years’ exemption for entry into many foreign universities. They will also gain a head start to a master’s degree programme in several overseas universities when they enrol in a two-year part-time Advanced Diploma in Polymer Technology in Singapore Polytechnic.
Our Unique Selling Points
First diploma in Singapore to integrate strong foundation in chemistry into the application of materials science.
Work with state-of-the-art equipment in well-designed laboratories: Chemistry, Materials Science, Materials Characterisation and Polymer Processing.
12 weeks of work attachment and research experience with local and overseas collaborators in China, Thailand, Ireland, England and Australia among many others.
A holistic and experiential learning environment.
Science that matters
"The Materials Science course gave me many opportunities to enhance my learning experience. The lab work, assignments and research programmes have definitely equipped me with the education I need for the future. I have made the right choice!"
Ooi Chong Yih Materials Science Course Medallist 2013 Institute of Materials (East Asia) Gold Medal winner SP Model Student Award recipient
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