Nanyang Technological University chemistry

Nanyang Technological University chemistry

Prospective Students

Our accreditated chemical Engineering (CBE) and Bioengineering (BIE) programs offers you a world class curriculum that is innovative and integrated, so that students can experience a holistic educational experience and able to thrive in the following ways:

  • we offer a well-rounded chemical engineering or bioengineering training with exposure to a dynamic curriculum and industrial attachment, to give you the competitive edge to be a leaders in the future to solve real-world, multi-disciplinary issues;
  • we empower you to succeed in today’s modern chemical engineering or bioengineering industries with unique opportunities that will provide you with the entrepreneurship skills in the interface between engineering and the business world to make commercial decisions that will fast track your career;
  • we nurture your creativity in a stimulating and research focussed environment with the use of our specialised engineering design studio so that you can realise your potential to be an independent and innovative designer.

Postgraduate

The School offers four postgraduate programmes by research:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioengineering
  • Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) in Bioengineering

The periods of candidature are as follows:

 Candidature    Masters Of Engineering (M.Eng)   Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
 Full-Time (Year)  Part-Time (Year)  Full-Time (Year)  Part-Time (Year)
Minimum  1  1  2  2
Maximum  3  4  5  7
 ​​​​ Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering  Bioengineering
Coursework Requirement (Ph.D)
  • Minimum of 6 subjects
  • Three CH core subjects
  • Three elective subjects (two have to be CH/BG ele​ctive subjects and the other can be suitable postgraduate subject approved by the School)
  • Minimum of 6 subjects
  • Three BG core subjects
  • Three elective subjects (two have to be CH/BG elective subjects and the other can be suitable postgraduate subject approved by the School)
Coursework Requirement (M.Eng)
  • Minimum of 3 subjects
  • One CH core subjects
  • Two elective subjects (one has to be CH/BG elective subject and the other can be suitable postgraduate subject approved by the School)
  • Minimum of 3 subjects
  • One CH core subjects
  • Two elective subjects (one has to be CH/BG elective subject and the other can be suitable postgraduate subject approved by the School)
Coursework Subjects  CH core subjects

  • Advanced mathematical methods for chemical engineering
  • Advanced reaction engineering
  • Advanced chemical engineering thermodynamics

CH elective subjects

  • Nanotechnology and its applications
  • Cell therapeutics engineering
  • Downstream processing in pharmaceutical engineering
  • Formulation and quality aspects of active pharmaceutical ingredients dosage forms
  • Nanotechnology and its applications in pharmaceutical engineering
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
BG core subjects

  • Advanced cell biology
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Molecular biophysics
  • Advanced Mathematics for Bioengineering

BG elective subjects

  • Advanced physical characterization methods
  • Foundations of biomechanics
  • Bioelectrochemistry
  • Molecular dynamics modeling of biological systems
  • Systems biology
  • Physiological engineering
  • Optical imaging
  • The Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Process
Possible areas of research
  • Nanotechnology catalysis and reaction engineering
  • Process systems engineering
  • Industrial chemistry
  • Chiral and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Green technology
  • Separation technologies
  • Molecular modeling
  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Molecular and cellular engineering
  • Computational biology
  • Biophysics
  • Bioimaging / Biomedical imaging
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip

The general entry qualifications for admission to the Ph.D. and M.Eng programmes are:

  • A good bachelor’s degree in areas related to chemical and biomedical engineering and
  • Good GRE/GATE (for Indian applicants) and TOEFL scores. In countries where GRE/GATE and TOEFL are unavailable, representatives from the School may travel to these countries to conduct Technical Proficiency Tests / English Proficiency Tests and interviews with potential candidates.

The University offers attractive research scholarships to candidates with outstanding academic results pursuing full-time Ph.D programme. The scholarship covers the research fees and other university-related fees and includes a monthly stipend.

Applications for admission must be submitted online through here.

Postgraduate programme enquiries:
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
N1.2, 62 Nanyang Drive Singapore 637459

Tel: +65 6513 8146 / +65 6592 7588
Fax: +65 6794 7553
Email: SCBE_Postgraduate@ntu.edu.sg ​