to the School of Biological Sciences (SBS)!
the establishment of SBS in 2002, we have always focused on equipping students
with the skills and knowledge essential for today’s global environment. The development
of technology enabled learning platforms linked to outcome-based learning
objectives enabled our courses to provide students with continuous access to
the subject content. This not only created a more interactive classroom
environment for students, but also provides an avenue for them to develop creative
skills in applying their knowledge, essential for future work environment.
the years, the School has been constantly taking efforts to ensure our curriculum
remains relevant for our students through the establishment of joint programmes
in biomaterials, psychology, food science and technology, biomedical structural
biology. This year, we are excited to be collaborating with the Copenhagen
Business School and Nanyang Business School, to introduce a new Double Major Programme
in Biomedical Sciences and BioBusiness. This programme will provide a unique opportunity
for students to be cross-trained in biomedical sciences, biotechnology and
business management with relevance to the biomedical and healthcare sector in
Singapore and Southeast Asia, such as biomedical manufacturing operations
management and regulatory matters relating to biomedical and healthcare
students will also have the opportunity to understand the unique requirements
of being successful in an industrial setting through our compulsory internship
programme. They will also have the opportunity to get a first glimpse of
cutting edge research through our research attachment and final-year projects,
which will equip them with the essential skills in teamwork and problem
but not least, the rich mix of culture and nationalities among our professors and
students, our varied opportunities for overseas study, and our partnerships with
renowned institutes worldwide, will provide a global perspective on science and
industry for our students.
I look forward to having you join our SBS family, as you embark on an exciting
learning journey with us. I believe this will be the best decision made as you
will be well equipped and prepared with the essential skills and knowledge to
face the imminent challenges in the working world without compromising on an
exuberant student life.