Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science


Program Description

The Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science program has been designed in such a way that students will benefit from state-of-the-art knowledge and skills, critical thinking and focused training on innovation and design thinking that will be of value to the existing and emerging biomedical industries in Singapore, the wider Asian market and beyond.

The program aims to provide knowledge and experience leading to career opportunities in a wide variety of areas including biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental monitoring, public health, agrochemical, and food sectors. With the increased importance of globalization in education and training, these programs will incorporate, where appropriate, issues of global significance.

In an effort to best match the needs of industry in this area, the Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science has a significant focus on skills development and employer-led, industry-required knowledge acquisition in areas such as technology and knowledge exchange, IPR, entrepreneurship, health & safety, marketing, growth strategies and innovation these to be presented and developed through business planning exercises, simulations, and relevant case studies.

Hence the uniqueness of the Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science will be the fusion of strong skills, design thinking and knowledge development alongside business awareness and knowledge exchange required to meet the intended aims of interfacing academia and research with collaboration with industry.

Upon completion of the course, Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science is awarded by CSM Academy International.

Course Duration

  • Full-time: 8 months (3-hour lessons/day, 5 days/week)
  • Part-time: 12 months (5-hour lessons/day, 3 days/week)

Course Structure

There are a total of 6 modules have to be completed and passed for the award of the Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science.

Course Learning Objectives

The overall aims of the program are to facilitate the development of a broad-based, core knowledge and understanding of Biomedical Science, coupled with specialist skills and knowledge in one or more areas of biomedical science.

In addition, a key aim for the students is to possess a wide range of employability and transferable skills along with an understanding of professional ethics and the relevance of biology to contemporary practical and ethical questions.

On completion of the Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science program of study the student will have the following skills:

A broad experience of practical laboratory skills used to safely and ethically collect data in subject-specific areas, such as microbiology, immunology, toxicology, genetics, and cell &molecular biology.

The ability to accurately disseminate scientific information using appropriate communication methods and media.

The analytical, numerical, statistical and IT skills to record data and then to extract and communicate informed and testable conclusions.

The skills to resolve complex scientific problems by acquiring, interpreting and analyzing appropriate knowledge, involving both the critical analysis and evaluation of texts, original papers and reports by others.

The skills in identifying information needs, and in the systematic gathering and analysis of ideas, concepts and data from a range of scientific literature.

The skills of design thinking translated to the biomedical sciences with a view to gaining expertise in the practical, creative resolution of problems or issues.

A range of employability skills relevant to many professional contexts where there is a need for problem-solving, decision-making and personal responsibility

The relationship between theory and practice will be constantly examined. The development of intellectual, practical, and employability skills will be embedded into all modules. A combination of examinations, critical analysis, and synthesis of laboratory reports, abstracts, business planning exercises, simulations, case studies, and dissertation will be amongst the assessment tools used to reinforce and enhance the learning.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, in classroom mode, practicals.

Course Commencement

January, April, July, and October

Assessment Methodology

Assessments/Exams are conducted after every module.

Examinations, critical analysis, and synthesis of laboratory reports, abstracts, business planning exercises, simulation, and case studies.


In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for ‘One’ supplement assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*. Students are to re-take the module, shall they fail the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.

* Refer to Miscellaneous Fees

Graduation Requirements and Awards

Students must complete and pass 6 modules to be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science conferred by CSM Academy International Pte Ltd.

Local students must achieve an attendance of 75% and international students must achieve an attendance of 90% in any month of the course.

Career Opportunities

  • Cardiac Technologist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Research Assistance
  • Sales and Marketing Personnel for Health Sectors

Entry Requirement

  • Diploma in Biomedical Science awarded by local Polytechnic or CSM Academy International or other relevant Diploma holders.

English Requirement

  • IELTS with a minimum overall band of 5.0.
  • GCE ‘A’ level pass in English or equivalent.

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferrable)

  • International student: S$600 (before GST)
  • Local student: S$50 (before GST)*

*Local student refers to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass/Dependant pass holders

Course Fee

  • For local students: S$ 1,600.00 per module totaling S$ 9,600.00 (6 modules) – before GST
  • For International students: S$10,500 (before GST)


Students are required to pay for the following miscellaneous fees on modules with lab sessions:

  • Laboratory Coat & Cap – S$53.50 (after GST)
  • Material cost for the module with laboratory experiments – S$267.50 (after GST) per module.

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.

****It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out of this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.


  • Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
  • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer
Last updated Sep 2018

About the School

CSM Academy International was established in April 2005. It offers Service Management related education programs that are enhanced through our linkages with several overseas Universities and Organizat ... Read More

CSM Academy International was established in April 2005. It offers Service Management related education programs that are enhanced through our linkages with several overseas Universities and Organizations that are renowned for their specialist courses in the service arena. We have also been awarded a 4 years EduTrust Singapore award in August 2017. Read less