Field trips to pharmaceutical plants and research institutes provide learning experience for the students. Under the Polytechnic's Industrial Attachment program, students can gain first-hand learning experience of the life science industry before they graduate. Opportunities for attachment to companies overseas are also available under the Overseas Industrial Placement Programme where students can gain an international perspective on Chemical & Life Sciences and be exposed to foreign cultures, work styles and economic environments.
The School of Chemical & Life Sciences is headed by two directors; one looking into Life Sciences, the other into Chemical Sciences. Diploma courses under the Life Sciences division are Dip. Molecular Biotechnology, Dip. Food Science (offered since 2006), and the Dip. Pharmaceutical Sciences (offered in April 2007, with beginnings from the Pharmaceutical & Clinical Trials track under the Molecular Biotechnology programme in 2004).
The only diploma course under the Chemical division is Dip. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology.
Diploma in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technology (Dip. CPT) prepares students in petro-chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. The course does not prepare students to work in pharmacies as retail executives or pharmacy technicians. Such career prospects are only applicable to the Dip. Pharmaceutical Sciences.... Read More