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Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology

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Course Introduction

There isn't a more opportune time than now to be involved in environmental technologies. Oil prices have risen to unprecedented levels, increasing the appeal of alternative fuels and energy. Obtaining clean water resources is continuously a challenge, and water treatment technology remains an area of research interest. On top of that, climate change is also urgently requiring the attention of technically competent scientists and engineers.


This course was developed to capitalize on the potential of a combined chemical engineering and environment engineering diploma. You may pursue your passion in environment studies while exploring chemical technologies familiar to the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. The diploma in Chemical and Green Technology is a 3 year full time course that is packed with activities and projects, aimed at developing individuals with the technical expertise, environmental acuity and life skills required in the new economy. This is where you learn the technologies to create a better world.



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Course Aims

This course aims to train individuals with broad knowledge in both the chemical and environmental industries, thus increasing their versatility. Through an activity oriented course structure, we develop thinking individuals with the technical expertise, astute environmental sense and life skills that would provide graduates with the confidence to take on any challenges in their working life.


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Course Highlights



Our well-equipped labs, such as those featuring
watertreatment processes and water analysis,
will help students gain invaluable hands-on
We believe in exposing our students to projects
and competitions, to help students develop their
criticalthinking and problem solving skills.





Career Opportunities

Graduates with the Chemical & Green Technology diploma have diverse job opportunities awaiting, ranging from the  petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries to the environmental and clean energy industries. Graduates will have the expertise to work in various job functions, including operations, quality control, lab analysis and design. Potential employers include government agencies, research institutes, established chemical industry as well as the growing environment industry.


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Further Studies

Students who aspire to pursue a degree and meet the entry requirements of the local and overseas universities can progress into the bachelor degree courses such as Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Science, Applied Science etc


Students graduated from this programme can gain admission into various universities, such as:



  • National University of Singapore - Chemical Engineering, Science and Environmental Science Degrees
  • Nanyang Technological University - Chemical Engineering - up to 1 year advanced standing, Environmental Engineering, Applied Science Degrees
  • Singapore Institute of Technology - Chemical Engineering, up to 1 year advanced standing



  • University of Queensland - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) – up to 1 year advance standing

  • Murdoch University - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Study period: 3 semesters)

  • Murdoch University - Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Environmental Engineering (Study period: 5 semesters)


United Kingdom

  • University of Birmingham - Chemical Engineering
  • University of Manchester - Chemical Engineering

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1. What is Diploma in CGT all about?

It is a 3-year diploma course to train technologists for the chemical & environmental industries.


2. Why should I choose the Diploma in CGT course?

This Diploma course equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the chemical and environmental industries.  With the chemical industry showing robust growth, and global efforts to encourage the use of green and sustainable technology, students can expect ample job opportunities in when they graduate from this course. 


3. Is GCE 'O' level in Chemistry a prerequisite for Diploma in CGT?

Applicants need not have studied chemistry at 'O' Level, although it will be useful. The course will lay a strong foundation for the students.


4. Is Diploma in CGT a hybrid course? Do I learn less pure chemical engineering subjects? Will it be a disadvantage to graduates?

There are many common areas of technology between chemical and environmental processes. The 2 areas of focus - petrochemical technology and environmental technology, enable students to have greater opportunities when they are looking to start their careers or further their studies. 


5. What jobs opportunities will I have with a Diploma in CGT?

With the diploma in CGT, graduates can embark on a career in the petrochemical, water treatment and other environmental industries. They can work as technicians in areas such as operations and laboratory analysis. They may also work in quality control, project management and equipment consultancy and sales.


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