La Trobe University

Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology and Applied Chemistry)


The Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology and Applied Chemistry) is a course that provides students with the opportunity to focus on subjects directly related to drug design and organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and forensic science. This degree allows students to develop skills that are highly regarded and highly valued in the chemical industry.

Students will apply principles in the core areas of inorganic, organic, physical, biological, analytical, computational, materials and macromolecular chemistry. This includes practical skills such as synthesis, analytical, physical or computational chemistry laboratory work.

This course has been particularly developed to support the internationally growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and provide students with a robust basis for progressing into a wide variety of chemistry-based post-graduate study and career paths

Course Highlights

Advanced Standing

Receive 6 – 12 module exemptions with a relevant polytechnic diploma qualification, with possible completion in 12 – 36 months.

Purpose-Built Science Labs

Work with some of the industry’s most commonly used equipment across our three life science and chemistry labs, which are designed through more than 10 years of teaching life science.

Learn from Subject Experts

Learn from our experienced academic team, with PhDs from reputable universities in Singapore and abroad.

Double Majors Advantage

Combine perspectives across two life science disciplines to enhance your learning experience.

Potential Career Potentials

Graduates may choose to pursue a future (but not limited to) in these departments/industries:

Environmental Scientist
Forensic Scientist

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Programme Consultants

Ken Lai

0900 - 1830 (Monday - Friday) - STEM Campus

Kay Chng

0900 - 1830 (Monday - Friday) - STEM Campus

Liesa Desisca

0900 - 1830 (Monday - Friday) - STEM Campus