Faculty of Science

Department of Pharmacy


Temple University-NUSAGE Certification Programme

Our collaboration with Temple University was established in November 2008. We welcome you to explore the following links on the Agreement (http://news.temple.edu/news/going-global) and the latest about our Partnership (http://www.temple.edu/pharmacy_qara/Temple_QARA_and_National_University_of_Singapore.htm).

Temple University, based in the heart of Philadelphia, USA, was founded in 1884. It is a major international university, and a world-class centre of teaching, research and health care. It has faculty in 17 schools and colleges, and four professional schools.
Temple University offers its Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs (QARA) Postgraduate Programme (http://www.temple.edu/pharmacy_qara/) through its School of Pharmacy. It was the first institution of higher learning to develop a master’s programme in QARA since 1968, making it the pioneer and leader in this area. Today it offers the largest number of comprehensive courses on this discipline, and continues to add courses to incorporate the latest trends in the biomedical-pharmaceutical-manufacturing-regulatory industry.
Classes are held on a part-time basis at the Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore through a series of live lectures, tutorials, pre-recorded lectures and on-line discussion forum with the faculty and students from USA OR on-line delivery by the faculty. An expert-facilitator provides guidance for students at NUS, Singapore. Each course is conducted over 13 weeks, for 2 to 3 hours per week and assessment is via tests, take-home assignments and a written examination. The NUSAGE Certificate of Attendance is awarded for attaining a pass grade for each course.
The student may apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Drug Development/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing I from the Temple University and NUSAGE upon passing four prescribed courses with an average B grade within three years from the first day of commencement of any four courses.

The four courses are:

1. PR5301 Food and Drug Laws
2. PR5302 Regulation of Drug Development
3. PR5303 Good Regulatory Practices
4. One of the following electives  

  • Unit Operations
  • Regulatory Science
  • Process Monitoring
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Good Clinical Practice
  • Computer Validation
  • High Purity Water Systems
  • Global Medical Device Regulation


For more information, please email PHABOX7@nus.edu.sg