New Academic Programmes
B.Sc. (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science
A new B.Sc. (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science Programme will be offered from Academic Year 2018/2019. This addresses the growing demand for skilled professionals who can effectively work across the whole continuum of the pharmaceutical business.
Pharmaceutical science forms the foundational scientific basis of the physical, chemical, biological and the biomedical aspects of drug properties and actions.
Students joining this landmark programme will be trained in a range of foundational sciences, gaining understanding of drug discovery and development, as well the regulatory and commercial environment in the pharmaceutical industry. They will acquire knowledge in areas such as Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacogenetics.
More information: http://pharmacy.nus.edu.sg/bachelor-of-science-pharm-sci/
Joint Degree Programme with University of Dundee
A new four-year Joint Degree Programme combining NUS' B.Sc. (Hons) in Life Sciences and University of Dundee (UoD)'s B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences/Biomedical Sciences will equip students with drug discovery and design expertise. The first batch of students will be admitted in Academic Year 2018/2019.
The first of its kind joint Honours programme enables NUS Life Sciences students to complete a full-year research project at UoD in drug discovery and design. Students will also gain hands-on training in drug optimisation and design, by leveraging UoD's partnerships with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the fight against diseases.
Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively work in the upstream and downstream aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.
More information: http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg/info/lsm_jdpuodunde.pdf
Concurrent Degree Programme with University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
From Academic Year 2018/2019, students can opt for a new Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP) combining NUS' B.Sc. in Life Sciences and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine offered by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne. The CDP integrates the two degree programmes so that it is possible to accelerate and complete the programme in 5.5 years.
Students will acquire specialised theoretical, practical and clinical training in veterinary medicine, which deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in animals, as well as veterinary science, which deals with the health and well-being of animals.
Graduates will have career opportunities as veterinary physicians or surgeons, veterinary science researchers, educators, animal nutritionists etc.
More information: http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg/info/lsm_cdpuomelbdvm.pdf
New Second Major Programmes
Second Major in Data Analytics
The programme, offered from Academic Year 2017/2018 for cohorts from Academic Year 2016/2017, incorporates interdisciplinary learning from computer science, mathematics and statistics. Students will be equipped with the ability to develop novel analytical tools to solve data-driven business and scientific problems.
Students from non-analytics disciplines can take up this programme to acquire skills in computing and statistical methods to analyse and model complex data in your respective domains.
Graduates will have careers in many industries and organisations that use data analytics to unlock insights from data, enabling more informed business decisions.
Second Major in Food Science
Students will gain understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of food science through this programme, which will be offered through direct admissions from Academic Year 2017/2018. Food analysis and flavour science modules provide training and applied perspective in these areas. Nutrition-related modules will broaden students' understanding of food aspects beyond physical and chemical properties.
Food scientists and technologists are versatile and interdisciplinary practitioners, and highly sought after in the high-growth global food industry.