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School of Chemical & Life Sciences » Courses » Full-time Diploma » Perfumery and Cosmetic Science


Would you like to learn how to formulate products that will give you age-defying looks? Learn the secrets of fragrance creation? Create brands that celebrities will endorse? Then join the lucrative and recession resistant fragrance and cosmetics industries that even some dermatologists cannot resist. Begin your journey at SP with the Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science (DPCS).

The Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science is the only local diploma programme that provides training in chemistry with applications in perfumery and cosmetic science. You will have an integrated learning experience where you will build a strong chemistry foundation and apply your knowledge in specific applications using your senses. Your training with us will distinguish you from other local diplomas as SP is the only institute of higher learning that offers such training locally. The training you receive will be highly sought after not just locally but internationally.

Course Highlights

Perfumery and Cosmetic Science Centre

The centre embodies the 3C’s pedagogy of the course, namely Conceptualisation, Crystallisation and Communication which represent the themes for the three respective distinct laboratories. The state-of-the-art facility empowers creativity and collaboration among students in developing product innovation and marketing strategy.



Science that invokes the senses

"DPCS provides me an abundance of opportunities to explore my passion through its well-planned curriculum and ‘3Cs’ pedagogy. As such, I have been exposed to both the technical requirements and business perspective of the industry. The SENSE internship experience at A*STAR’s Institute of Medical Biology allowed me to gain key insights into the skin research as well as build an extensive network of connections in the industry."

Low Guai Mun Chernis
Perfumery And Cosmetic Science Course Medallist 2016
Lubrizol Southeast Asia Gold Medal recipient
SP Model Student Award winner
SP Outstanding Class Leader Award winner
Currently, reading Chemistry at Nanyang Technological University


DPCS in the News

 Young Cosmetic Scientist of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Perfumery and Cosmetic Science alumnus, Leong Hei Mern!

 Running Man star Gary Kang gets a perfume created for him by Singapore Polytechnic student

Perfumery and Cosmetic Science student Doreen Ting created a personalised scent for the K-pop idol.