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School of Applied Science

Passionate about science and research? Join the School of Applied Science to gear up for a rewarding career in the vibrant healthcare, food, chemical and life sciences industries.


To foster interdisciplinary learning and ensure a strong foundation, all our Year 1 students take on a common curriculum which extends their learning across different technical domains of science.


Teaching and learning at the School go beyond classrooms and laboratories. Here, you will benefit from work-based learning, internships, project collaborations, as well as research work, You will also get to hone your skills working in the Learning Enterprises, which are facilities simulating real-world work environments. These include the TP Animal Clinic & Wellness, and the Bistro Lab Cafeteria.


Elective Clusters are offered in Year 3. These are for you to either select your specialisation area or get cross-trained in other disciplines, which will enhance your multi-domain exposure and learning experience. You may also participate in the Differential eXperiential Programme (DXP), which offers opportunities for you to deepen or broaden your skills across domains.


Be among future technologists and aspiring scientists who will collectively make the world a healthier, greener and better place!


Nurturing Tomorrow’s Scientists


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.


Begin your journey with us and explore our 5 ability-driven diplomas.

Diploma in Chemical Engineering (T33)

Chemical engineers play a key role in ensuring environmental sustainability and addressing global issues like poverty and disease. This multidisciplinary field brings together mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and engineering to understand how raw materials are processed to...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE): 5 - 15 points
2022 Planned Intake: 150
Diploma in Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science (T26)

Have you ever wanted to experiment with local favourites, such as chicken rice or roti prata, and give them a healthier makeover? Are you curious about...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE): 7 - 14 points
2022 Planned Intake: 70
Diploma in Medical Biotechnology (T64)

Have you wondered about the science behind COVID-19 PCR tests? Diagnostic tests and research like this are done by medical laboratory technologists –...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE): 4 - 11 points
2022 Planned Intake: 100
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
2022 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
2022 Planned Intake: 70

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.


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About School of Applied Science

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