Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology
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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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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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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.
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
- University of Birmingham - Chemical Engineering
- University of Manchester - Chemical Engineering
1. What is Diploma in CPT all about?
It is a chemical technology course which is focussed on the petrochemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. Students learn the foundation science & engineering principles and applications as well as specific skills required by these unique industries.
2. Why should I choose the Diploma in CPT course?
This Diploma course offers great prospects as this course provides a broad-based training which is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to work in both the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. The petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries are major pillars of Singapore’s economy and are expected to enjoy strong growth for years to come. So students can expect ample job opportunities when they graduate from this course. Pharmaceutical & chemical companies are keen to recruit technologists who are suitably trained and able to keep up with the latest technologies, equipment and manufacturing processes.
3. Is GCE 'O' level in Chemistry a prerequisite for Diploma in CPT?
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. How is Dip in CPT related to Life Sciences? What is the difference between Diploma in CPT and Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology (MB)?
The CPT graduate will be able to work in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (as well as chemical manufacturing facilities) in areas such as operations, design, process control, laboratory and quality control. MB graduates are geared towards product R&D, business development, sales & marketing functions in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices companies.
5. Is Diploma in CPT 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 the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. This course is broad-based enough in preparing students to work in either the chemical or pharmaceutical industry. The 2 areas of specialisations (petrochemical technology and pharmaceutical technology) give students a "head-start" in the industry they choose. In developing this course, NYP has received favorable support from chemical and pharmaceutical companies that this course will help prepare our graduates for their industries.
6. Can I work as a pharmacist after graduation with a Diploma in CPT?
This course does not prepare students to work as pharmacists. To be qualified pharmacists, graduates with a Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology can go through a degree course in Pharmacy either in local or overseas universities.