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Old 07-07-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me what is the difference between bioengineering and lifesciences and their career prospects? I have been researching about this for quite awhile but i am still unable to comprehend their differences. can someone help me out please? Thanks.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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bioengineering is a branch of engineering
life sciences is a science course more on biology/biochem

in bioengineering u studied basic life sciences 1st then u study subjects like
biomechanics biomaterials etc they are more concerned with using engineering to apply to biomedical field ... to create better artificial bone, devices which can be inserted into heart problems patients
so actually they learn a bit mech. eng. stuff ,a bit electrical eng. stuff, a bit material eng. stuff and apply them to bio


life sciences is more on biology/biochem.. more suited for research /teaching.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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Anyone knows what would likely be the scenario of job prospects for graduates of Bioengineering in 5 years' time?
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:30 PM   #4
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Anyone knows what would likely be the scenario of job prospects for graduates of Bioengineering in 5 years' time?
Any fortune tellers here?
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:28 PM   #5
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Haha, good one RickSteves! Well, Im not very sure either abt bioengineering and its career prospects, so quite srry I cnt answer the qn. Anyway, I'm thinking of applying for Chemistry. Does anyone know the job prospects for Chemistry?
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:36 PM   #6
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Haha, good one RickSteves! Well, Im not very sure either abt bioengineering and its career prospects, so quite srry I cnt answer the qn. Anyway, I'm thinking of applying for Chemistry. Does anyone know the job prospects for Chemistry?
1. Teach
2. Do research
3. Start a company like Hyflux
4. Do something totally not related, like a lot of people do

This list is not exhaustive but those are the more likely options.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:11 PM   #7
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woah, u are definitely attentive to my posts. Anyway, i'm glad there is a reply.

Hey guys, do u all think pursuing chemistry or mathematics is better? (in terms of future job prospects)
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:09 PM   #8
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bioengineering is a branch of engineering
life sciences is a science course more on biology/biochem

in bioengineering u studied basic life sciences 1st then u study subjects like
biomechanics biomaterials etc they are more concerned with using engineering to apply to biomedical field ... to create better artificial bone, devices which can be inserted into heart problems patients
so actually they learn a bit mech. eng. stuff ,a bit electrical eng. stuff, a bit material eng. stuff and apply them to bio


life sciences is more on biology/biochem.. more suited for research /teaching.

If you didn't take 'A' levels Biology but did well for 'O' Level Biology, would it be a disadvantage to take up NUS Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences?
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:07 AM   #9
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If you didn't take 'A' levels Biology but did well for 'O' Level Biology, would it be a disadvantage to take up NUS Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences?
yes.. probably. O lvl n A lvl focus on diff things... In my time o lvl more on human body and organ systems.. A lvl more on cells, dna, rna, genes i think.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:20 PM   #10
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between NUS Life Science (Major) and NTU Biological Science, which would be a more difficult/troublesome programme to study? assuming you did not take 'A' level biology...
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