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School of Chemical & Life Sciences » Courses » Full-time Diploma » Perfumery & 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 & Cosmetic Science (DPCS).

The Diploma in Perfumery & 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 & 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

“These three years in DPCS have been enriching and fulfilling. The comprehensive chemistry-based curriculum has provided me a strong scientific foundation. The well-designed practicum has also equipped me with the relevant skillsets for application in the personal care industry. Furthermore, my year-long internship at Johnson and Johnson Asia Pacific has exposed me to real-life projects on new product launches. The exciting experience has expanded my horizon and I aspire to continue my lifelong learning in this field.”

Christine Ng Li Ti
Perfumery & Cosmetic Science Course Medallist 2017
Lubrizol Southeast Asia Gold Medal recipient
SP Model Student Award winner