Structural biology has gained importance in life sciences through its increasing impact on various fields of great practical values for the society such as:
- structure-based discovery
- structure-based vaccine design
- structure-based design of biologics
- structure-based design of novel biomaterials
- structure-based protein engineering
For students enrolled in this Biological Sciences with Biomedical Structural Biology programme at Nanyang Technological University, they will provide a unique opportunity to be cross-trained in biology and structural biology including its medicinal chemistry and biotechnological aspects. Graduates of this programme have enhanced working opportunities to work in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in research and development in areas such as drug discovery, protein engineering and vaccine design.Career prospectsThe opportunities for undergraduates in general, include careers outside of biology where transferable skills taught in the degree programme will be of benefit in management, financial sector and human resources.
This is a newly launched programme combining the Biological Sciences (Honours) with Biomedical Structural Biology as a 2nd Major in partnership with Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKC-MED) and the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (CBC), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS).
As a Life Sciences graduate from the School of Biological Sciences, you will have a good set of career options ahead of you.
For those seeking out a career as a medical doctor, veterinarian or research scientist, among others are popular routes of our graduates.
In the public sector, life science graduates are well sought after in hospitals, research institutes, government agencies and forensic departments.
Commercial sectors that actively seek out graduates from the life sciences include the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, water and agriculture industries for roles such as process engineers, biotechnologist, QA specialist and clinical researcher.
There is also demand for life science graduates to contribute to the public understanding of science as journalist, scientific writers and information/liaison officers.
Financial and legal sectors also require analysts with life science knowledge for risk assessments, patents for molecular biology and biotechnology used for drug and medical applications.
A postgraduate qualification with NIE for entry into the teaching profession is also an option.
For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, the broad range of electives to choose from will endow our graduates with the necessary skills and tools to start their own business.
- Introductory Biology
- Biophysical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Basic Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Biology Bioinformatics View 10 other Bachelors in Biology in Singapore
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
GCE ‘A’ level
- H2 level pass in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry/Biology. Pass in Physics at ‘O’ Level is only applicable to applicants who have not read Physics at H2 Level. Students with exemplary academic records may be granted course exemptions.
Local polytechnic diploma
- Polytechnic graduates with relevant diplomas in engineering will be considered for direct entry into second year. Students with exemplary academic records may be granted course exemptions.
International Baccalaureate (IB) / NUS High School diploma
- Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry/Biology at Higher level. Pass in Physics at Standard Level is only applicable to applicants who have not read Physics at Higher Level.
International13235 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13235 USD per year during 48 months.
National6184 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6184 USD per year during 48 months.
- 8,200 S$ national
- 17,550 S$ International
Living costs for Singapore
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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Updated over a year ago
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