NTU Singapore opens new science school
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) officially today School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB) – A new academic unit aimed at becoming a pioneering model of excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and research.
The interdisciplinary school, jointly established by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science, is the first academic unit to be established between any two universities within NTU, A model of interdisciplinary learning For other NTU schools and academic institutions in the area.
created as part of NTU 2025 Strategic Plan To better prepare students for tomorrow’s interdisciplinary challenges, CCEB schools serve as a platform to foster stronger interdisciplinary synergies across academic units in teaching, research and innovation. It works while ensuring depth and rigor in the coverage of topics within the discipline. .
The establishment of the new school follows last August’s introduction of a common interdisciplinary core curriculum for all first-year undergraduates covering topics such as digital literacy, communication and inquiry, ethics and global issues. Thing.
Professor Subra Suresh, President of NTU“Addressing some of the most pressing and complex challenges facing humanity will inevitably require a strong interdisciplinary approach in pedagogy and research. New schools of chemistry, chemical engineering and biotechnology.” The establishment of the NTU 2025 Strategic Plan is another example of the university’s commitment to better prepare students for the opportunities and challenges facing industry and society.”
The new school is expected not only to improve the quality of education at NTU, but also to further enhance the national and global impact of NTU’s educational programs, scientific research, and innovations in the fields of chemical engineering and chemistry. I’m here. Both Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at NTU are ranked 7th in the world in the 2022 Quacquarelli Simmons (QS) World University Subject Rankings.
The opening of a new school today Guest of Honor, Second Minister of Education, Dr Maliki Osman.
Dr. Maliki “The ability to integrate strengths from different disciplines is essential for our graduates to meet the challenges of the economy of the future. We believe that we will equip our students with this ability to take advantage of the synergies of the university, and we look forward to the innovation that will emerge from the university’s interdisciplinary research approach and collaboration with industry.”
give students a head start on their careers
The CCEB school will be formed by merging the chemical and biochemical departments of the School of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS). The former was formerly housed in the Faculty of Science, while the latter was formerly one of the academic units within the Faculty of Engineering.
Jointly overseen by the Department of Science and Engineering, the CCEB school is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of the Deans of both universities and the Dean of Li Kong Chian Medical School. A global search is underway for a new chairman to lead the school.
CCEB schools have welcomed their first batch of 420 freshmen at the start of the new academic year beginning in August.
Combined with existing enrollments in the chemistry and biochemistry departments, as well as students in the School of Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering (SCBE), the new school has a total student population of over 2,000.
Professor Lewis Fee, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering“The new interdisciplinary school will enable engineering students to better understand the fundamental science behind their work. Similarly, science students will better understand the application of their research.” Such an academic approach helps students to pursue professional careers, as these areas of knowledge often overlap.
First year student Izren Zuhairee studying biotechnology He, who holds a diploma in biomedical science, said: I also enjoy tinkering as a hobby, so I decided to enroll in a new interdisciplinary school. It seems to fit my interests perfectly, combining the fields of biological sciences with engineering into one synergistic course for students. “
Ms. Reiko Kourou, 3rd year, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Engineering Aspiring to work in the pharmaceutical industry, he said: Studying at a school that focuses on interdisciplinary fields exposes you to both science and engineering, and may lead to a more multifaceted career in the future. “
CCEB schools provide students with a more comprehensive and holistic educational experience by leveraging existing collaborations among constituent academic institutions, including degree programs covering common second majors.They include the latest offerings in business, economics, food science and technology, and international trade and entrepreneurship (See attached document).
Strengthening translational research
The synergies that the new school has established across scientific disciplines and engineering practices will also position it well for translational research that benefits society.
CCEB schools serve as platforms for initiating new areas of research that integrate science and technology, such as food science and technology, to address food security, safety and sustainability.
Professor Simon Redfern, Dean of the Faculty of Science, “The new interdisciplinary school will provide a unique environment for chemists as well as chemical and biotechnology engineers to engage, increasing opportunities for the exchange of ideas. Research opportunities will be enhanced, and more innovations are likely to move from the lab to the market.”
Dr. Teo Yin Nah, Associate Director of Scientific Research at Illumina, said: A world-leading biotech company said: With its interdisciplinary focus, the new school looks poised to become an attractive collaborator for industry. Accelerate research and development work that benefits society. “
To further encourage deep intellectual thinking and innovation, CCEB launches competitions centered around creativity and entrepreneurship.
Organized in collaboration with NTU innovation and enterprise company NTUitive, a new Emerging Innovator Technason (BIT) Challenge participants to develop innovations for a sustainable and inclusive society. The contest is open to all her NTU students and local higher education institutions. The winning team will be supported with seed funding to bring their vision to life.
establishment of School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB) We provide opportunities to develop new courses and programs as needed, based on the integration of chemistry and biochemistry with chemistry and biomedical engineering.
The degree programs currently offered are:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Chemistry and Biochemistry (CBC)
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry (CBC) (Hons)
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Major in Food Science and Technology at CBC
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) 2nd Major in Environmental Science from CBC
- Bachelor of Business (International Trade) Second Major in CBC (Hons)
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) 2nd Major in Data Analytics at CBC – New release
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Bioengineering (BIE)
- Bachelor of Engineering in Bioengineering (BIE) (Hons)
- Bachelor of Engineering Second Major in Business (Mainstream) (Hons)
- B.E.E. (Hons) in Second Major in Business (International Trade)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Major in Food Science and Technology at BIE
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Major in Pharmaceutical Engineering at BIE
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Second Major in Entrepreneurship at BIE – New release
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) 2nd Major in Data Analytics at BIE – New release
Double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) and Bachelor of Social Science
- (B.SocSci) Economics
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) CBE and B.SocSci. economics (honors)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) at BIE and B.SocSci. economics (honors)
graduate programs by research
- Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Chemistry
- Master of Engineering in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (M.Eng)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Postgraduate program with coursework
- MScPhD in Chemical Sciences and Metrology