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School of Applied Science

Welcome to the School of Applied Science (ASC), where science is brought to life! 

ASC offers 5 full-time diplomas in response to the dynamic changes in the vibrant food, chemical, healthcare and life sciences industries. To ensure our students stay relevant and competitive in a rapidly global world, our ability-driven curriculum strives to develop a future-oriented creator, lifelong learner and values-centred leader. Elective Clusters are offered in Year 3 for you to either select your specialisation area or be cross-trained in other disciplines of our diplomas. This will enhance your multi-domain exposure and learning experience.


Through the strong industry affiliations and collaborations by our Centres of Excellence, they bring some of the latest research and development opportunities to our doorstep. Often undertaken with industrial involvement, these projects offer a platform for multi-disciplinary technical teams of staff and students to collaborate and innovate.

If you have a passion for science or research, come join us!

Diploma Courses

At ASC, our teaching and learning take place in laboratories, classrooms and Learning Enterprises (LE). The LEs are actual licensed businesses to simulate the real-world work environment for students to hone their technical competencies through work-based learning.

Diploma in Chemical Engineering (T33)

Chemical Engineering brings together mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and engineering to literally build the world. It plays a huge part in the...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE): 5 - 15 points
2021 Planned Intake: 150
Diploma in Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science (T26)

Have you ever wanted to experiment with classic dishes, such as char kway teow or mutton biryani, and give them a healthier makeover? Do the sensory characteristics...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE): 7 - 14 points
2021 Planned Intake: 95
Diploma in Medical Biotechnology (T64)

The future of medicine relies on biotechnology—and what better way than to discover or invent something that is useful to human health? With research...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE): 4 - 11 points
2021 Planned Intake: 95
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (T25)

There’s so much more to pharmaceutical science than the dispensing of medication. You’ll learn about the effects medicines have on the human body and...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE): 5 - 11 points
2021 Planned Intake: 100
Diploma in Veterinary Technology (T45)

Achieve your lifelong dream of working with animals. Delve into the only polytechnic course that offers veterinary science and technology, aquatic animal...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE): 3 - 10 points
2021 Planned Intake: 65

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar AY2021/2022

April Semester Period October Semester Period
Term 1 19 Apr – 13 Jun 2021 Term 3 18 Oct - 19 Dec 2021
Term Break 14 Jun - 27 Jun 2021 Term Break 20 Dec 2021 - 02 Jan 2022
Term 2 28 Jun - 15 Aug 2021 Term 4 03 Jan - 13 Feb 2022
Study Week 16 Aug - 22 Aug 2021 Study Week 14 Feb - 20 Feb 2022
Semestral Examinations 23 Aug - 3 Sep 2021 Semestral Examinations
21 Feb - 4 Mar 2022
Vacation 4 Sep - 17 Oct 2021 Vacation 5 Mar - 17 Apr 2022

Make-up classes could be arranged for lessons missed on eve of public holiday/public holiday.

April Mid-Semester Test : 7 Jun – 11 Jun 2021.
October Mid-Semester Test : 13 Dec – 17 Dec 2021.


Discover some meaningful projects that help prepare our students for a rewarding career in the healthcare, food, chemical and life sciences industries.

Events & CCA Highlights

Check out our events and see what’s coming up.


  • WorldSkills Singapore 2020 @ ASC on 7 – 9 Oct 2020 for Chemical Lab Technology 

About School of Applied Science

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