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 DMLS?
The Diploma in Materials Science (DMLS) course involves the study of all materials that underpin every product and process on which our modern society depends: metals, ceramics, composites, polymers and semiconductors. Advanced materials such as biomaterials, nanomaterials, 'green' materials and aerospace materials will also be dealt with. We also study the development of processes to manufacture useful products, talk about recycling and environmentally friendly disposal methods, as well as design products to manipulate materials to meet the needs of modern technology. In addition, we apply the basic principles of chemistry, physics and biology to understand the structure, properties and behaviours of materials. A distinctive feature of the DMLS course will be the inclusion of management skills training that will allow graduates to fully participate in and benefit from exciting industry developments.
Why Study DMLS?
Materials Science is recognised as one of the technical disciplines with the most exciting career opportunities, and rapid advances in technology have dramatically increased the importance of materials science to society. DMLS graduates can find employment in almost all fields of human endeavor (ranging from aerospace, automotive, aerospace, chemical, metal, microelectronic, polymer to semiconductor industries). Additionally, DMLS graduates can be found in knowledge-based industries, such as education or even venture into setting up their own companies.
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
- Work with state-of-the-art equipment in well-designed laboratories: Materials Characterisation, Materials Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Processing.
- Opportunity to work with researchers from the Advanced Materials Technology Centre.
- 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.