About the Course

The biomedical manufacturing sector is one of the pillars of manufacturing in Singapore. This sector includes medical technology and pharmaceutical segments. According to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, it is a fast-growing sector and will continue to drive manpower demand in skilled workforce to support its growth in this highly regulated sector. This sector also emphasizes on staff training and skills upgrading as required by regulations.

This Part-time Post-Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering) course aims to train Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET) in various functions such as production, project management, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and supply chain management in biomedical manufacturing sector.

The course is designed in collaboration with the industry to ensure that skillsets are relevant to employers while providing participants a seamless continuation from their discipline of study to meet a cluster of job roles in biomedical manufacturing sector.

This Specialist Diploma is offered in two modes: (a) Day Class, (b) Evening Class.

The Post-Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering) comprises of two 150-hour Post Diploma Certificates (PDCs):

  • PDC in GxP* of Operations Management (OM)
  • PDC in GxP of Quality Assurance & Compliance (QAC)

*GxP is a general term for good practice quality guidelines and regulations. These guidelines are used in biomedical, pharmaceutical and food industries.

  • Course Aims

    This course aims to train learners in various functions such as Quality Assurance Officer, Operation Technician, Quality Control Technician, GMP Trainer, Product Specialist, Regulatory Associate, Assistant Validation Engineer, Production Supervisor, Technical Trainer, Trainee Technical Specialist, Lab Analyst, etc. in good practices of operations management, quality assurance and regulatory compliance in biomedical manufacturing sector.

    Upon completion of both PDC in GxP of Operations Management & PDC in GxP of Quality Assurance and Compliance, participants will be able to:

    (a) Apply current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP) in production operations and supply chain of medical devices or combination products according to regulatory requirements;

    (b) Implement Good Engineering Practice (GEP) and Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) and “risk-based approach” to design, plan, execute, control, validate and review a project using industry best practices;

    (c) Manage various productivity and analytical tools in operational excellence in compliance to regulatory requirements;

    (d) Apply Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in laboratory management in compliance to regulatory requirements;

    (e) Evaluate Corrective Action/Preventive Active (CAPA) and Quality Risk Assessment (QRM) in compliance to regulatory requirements;

    (f) Manage internal quality audit according to regulatory requirements at workplace.

  • Target Participants

    This course is suitable for:

    • Fresh University or Polytechnic graduates aspiring to build a career in the Biomedical Manufacturing Sector.
    • In-employment participants aiming to deepen their knowledge and skills for career advancement.
    • PMET aiming to reskill and starting new careers in a fast-growing MedTech, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.

    (Apprenticeship scheme with allowance available for public candidates without fulltime employment – subjected to participating companies’ interview & selection criteria)

What You'll Study

  • Certification

    Participants will receive a Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) upon successful completion of each semester. Participants will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering upon successful completion of both PDCs.
  • Key Benefits of Programme

    Feedback from graduates:

    • “The course has made my career switch from semiconductor industry to a MedTech company seamless.”
    • “I received offer to study degree course from NTU.”
    • “I received pay increment upon graduation from the course.”
    • “I learnt useful skills that could be applied at work.”
    • “I joined this Specialist Programme post my diploma & gained valuable workplace learning via the apprenticeship scheme offered to learners without fulltime employment."
    • “Upon graduation from this course, I managed to enrol in SIT Diagnostic Radiography degree course.”
    • “The curriculum is highly aligned to industry skillsets for biomedical manufacturing sector.”
  • List of Participating Companies

    List of companies which have participated in this programme:

    • Edwards Lifesciences (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    • JMS Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    • CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing & Logistics Pte. Ltd.
    • Fong's Engineering & Manufacturing Pte. Ltd.
    • Sanmina-SCI Systems Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    • Covic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
    • Erbe Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    • Essilor AMERA Pte. Ltd.
    • Iota Medtech Pte. Ltd.
    • Life Technologies Holdings Pte. Ltd.
    • Vitta Pharms (Private) Ltd.
    • Becton Dickinson Singapore

  • Course Delivery Method and Assessments

    Course is delivered via various modes of studies to enhance learning experience & application of acquired knowledge & skills:

    1. Blended Learning with digital/online & F2F in-class delivery
    2. Self-directed Learning (SDL) via Learning Management System
    3. Applied Learning with real workplace problems or situated case studies
    4. Project-based Learning (PBL) to enhance integration & application of knowledge & skills
    5. Situated learning by participating in group discussion & sharing of experience among learners


    Skills-Based Competency Assessments (both formative & summative):

    • In-class assignments
    • eLearning
    • Quizzes
    • Projects/presentation
    • Practical, etc.