Programme Overview

BEng (Hons)
Singapore Institute of Technology
3 years, 4 months
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2022
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Pharmaceutical Engineering is a four-year direct honours degree programme. The first of its kind in Singapore, the programme is built on an interdisciplinary curriculum that intersects engineering and science, with an aim to deliver a rigorous education with a strong industry focus.

The goal of this programme is to produce graduates who are both theoretically grounded and practice-oriented for the knowledge-intensive pharmaceutical industry and related sectors. This programme focusses on the development and manufacture of the two largest classes of pharmaceutical drugs, i.e. (i) biologics and (ii) small molecule drugs.

The programme’s unique curriculum which was developed in close consultation with industry is strongly girded with cutting-edge industry-relevant concepts and know-how. The curriculum is structured to train students across the full spectrum of core pharmaceutical development and manufacturing competencies, ranging from pharmaceutical product design to process development, operations, validation, and regulation. Modules geared towards business and management acumen development will complement the technical core. 

The Programme Educational Objectives
Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering programme are expected to possess the following:

Technical skills - technically competent to solve complex problems in pharmaceutical engineering and can adapt effectively in a fast-changing environment

Critical thinking - able to critically think, analyse and make decisions that give due consideration to global issues in business, ethics, society, community and the environment.

Leadership, team building - able to communicate effectively, act with integrity, and have the interpersonal skills needed to engage in, lead, and nurture diverse teams

Attitude - committed to lifelong learning, resourceful and embrace global challenges and opportunities to make a positive impact in society

Career Opportunities
SIT’s Pharmaceutical Engineering programme aims to nurture and groom skilled professionals for the pharmaceutical industry in Singapore. Besides the pharmaceutical industry, this programme also provides a unique opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in other relevant industries including chemicals, biotechnology, life science, nutraceutical, and the flavours and fragrances sectors.

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Integrated Work Study Programme

Students will spend two trimesters in the industry under the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) to acquire industry skill sets and apply taught theory to troubleshoot industry problems. To enhance their industry readiness, students will also receive industry-endorsed competency-based certifications upon completion of selected modules, which will equip them with industry-validated skills that are attuned to employers’ needs.

Career Options

Besides the pharmaceutical industry, graduates can look forward to working in, but not limited to, the following occupational fields: 

  • Chemicals
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences 
  • Nutraceutical
  • Flavours and Fragrances 
  • Nutraceuticals

Eligibility and Exemption

Diploma holders from any of the five polytechnics and A-level graduates are welcome to apply. Subject to approval, diploma holders may be granted exemptions based on the modules taken during their diploma course. Exemptions may also be considered for relevant professional or industrial certifications.


Obtained a good pass in any three of the following subjects at H1/H2 level: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. And also offered General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry in the same sitting while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.


Obtained a good pass in any three of the following subjects at SL/HL level: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. And also satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.


Fees and Finances

Subsidised fees per credit
Total credit
Tuition fees: $30,000.00 for SG Citizens / $129,170.00 Non-subsidised fees.
Subsidised fees per credit
Total credit
Tuition fees: $62,880.00 for Permanent Resident / $129,170.00 Non-subsidised fees.
Subsidised fees per credit
Total credit
Tuition fees: $84,744.00 for International Student / $129,170.00 Non-subsidised fees.
  • Tuition fees shown are the total cost for completion of studies, based on the minimum credits required to graduate.
  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents fees are exclusive of GST and subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
  • International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST.

Industry Advisory Committee

The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are:

Mr Lim Hock Heng (Chairperson) 
Vice President and Managing Director
Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing, Singapore
Er Go Heng Huat
Senior Consultant 
Occupational Safety and Health Division
Ministry of Manpower
Ms Goh Wan Yee
Executive Director
Healthcare and Wellness
Economic Development Board
Mr Terence Koh
Executive Director
Singapore Chemical Industry Council 
Mr Norman Lee
ACTSYS Process Management Consultants Ptd Ltd
Er Loi Kheng Seong
Vice President 
Chemical Specialties Limited
Er Lucas Ng
General Manager of Plant
Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore
Dr Kpp Prasad
Vice President / Site Leader 
Tessa Therapeutics Pte Ltd


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