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Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology

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Course Aim

The Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology course aims to provide students with a strong foundation in science and technology to contribute effectively in the chemical and green industries, with a focus on environmental & waste management and energy optimization.  Students will be equipped with skills, knowledge and attributes to take up job opportunities ranging from water technologists and energy management professionals to chemical process technologists and safety specialists.




Course Educational Objectives

The Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology course aspires to produce professionals who possess an expertise in chemical engineering and a passion for environmental sustainability.  Our graduates will lead in process improvement efforts and champion safe, efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for various industries such as the chemical, environmental, water and pharmaceutical industries.




Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:



Course Learning Outcome Description


Employ the techniques & tools (such as quality improvement tools, risk assessment and statistical process control tools) appropriate to chemical and environmental technology activities.


Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and basic engineering to chemical and environmental technology activities.


Handle laboratory/process equipment and instruments, conduct experiments/standard tests, and analyse data and interpret results.


Use troubleshooting and problem-solving skills to identify, analyse, and solve chemical and environmental technology problems.


Apply chemical engineering concepts such as mass transfer, heat transfer, reaction kinetics and energy optimization, to design, operate and optimise chemical and environmental processes and equipment.


Integrate common engineering concepts, such as fluid mechanics, materials selection, process control and instrumentation, to design, operate, and optimise chemical and environmental processes and equipment.


Communicate and present ideas effectively through oral, written, and graphical means, and evaluate and use appropriate technical literature.


Deliver excellence through timeliness and quality in assignments and projects undertaken.


Function effectively as a member of a team, appreciating diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


Value the need for and engage in innovative and enterprising activities.


Understand the need for, and engage in continuous personal and professional development.


Know and comply with safety, health and environmental practices in the workplace, and adopt a safety mind-set.


Recognise the need for and uphold personal and professional ethics, with a concern for the community.


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Course Highlights



Our well-equipped labs, such as those featuring
water treatment 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
critical thinking 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 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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