Explore and discover

New possibilities in chemical and life sciences

Innovate and create

Sciences for better living

Experience and learn

Beyond the confines of the classroom


Discover the mysterious and captivating properties of chemicals, drugs and materials through an exciting application-based journey with us. The Diploma in Applied Chemistry (DAPC) is the first diploma in Singapore to focus on building a strong foundation in chemistry which provides you the versatility to work in various chemistry-related sectors.


The DAPC course provides the learning environment for you to conduct research on, synthesise and test new chemicals, drugs and materials. 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 and materials-related industry or further your studies in tertiary institutions.


Course Highlights


Science that innovates for better living

“Through the dedication and commitment of my lecturers, I have gained valuable skills in propelling myself forward to face the challenges of this ever-changing world. One of the most fulfilling moments in my learning journey was my 22-week internship at Eastman Chemicals. This enriching experience has ignited my passion for chemistry and materials, and nurtured me into a confident and competent professional, equipped with critical thinking skills. I'm glad I made DACM my first choice! “


Celia Tham Li Yuan
Materials Science Course Medallist 2017
Institute of Materials (East Asia) Gold Medal recipient


Science that improves lives

“They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For me, it began with SP. Three years ago, I embarked on my search for knowledge with DACP. Here I am, 3 years later, embracing a clear grasp of fundamental concepts, laboratory techniques, and most importantly, a passion for chemistry. Academics aside, SP has instilled in me many key values that will lead me through life for many years to come. Thank you, SP, for living up to your mission!”


Jogie Ko
Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science Course Gold Medallist 2017
Megachem Gold Medal recipient