Diploma in Chemical Engineering (DCHE - S70)

Catalysing Innovations, Empowering Sustainable Future

Join us @ Chemical Engineering in SP if you have a passion for science, mathematics and technology, and if you want a fulfilling and meaningful learning journey. Here, you’ll be empowered to investigate problems and design solutions and products using sustainable, cost-effective, safe and cutting-edge processes for the chemical industry.

Oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, synthetic fibres and clean drinking water are some products where chemical engineering plays a central role.

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Make a meaningful contribution to the world

In chemical engineering, you will learn about changing raw materials into useful products that you use every day in a safe and sustainable way. You will understand how to alter the chemical, biochemical or physical state of a substance to create many products from seaweed wine to natural dyes.

If you aspire to leave a lasting impact and shape the future, join our Diploma in Chemical Engineering (DCHE) course and be a catalyst for positive change.

Course Highlights

What You Can Expect

  • Develop your chemical laboratory and plant hands-on skills at our 1600-m2 Energy & Chemicals Training Centre with state-of-the-art facilities like the Interactive Plant Environment supported by Emerson and smart chemical processing equipment supported by Grundfos
  • Acquire pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical hands on skills and good manufacturing practices at our Pharmaceutical Processing Suite and Biologics Laboratories
  • Take up modules taught by National University of Singapore (NUS) or Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and complete your degree earlier under SP-NUS Accelerated Pathway Programme or SP-NTU Accelerated Pathway Programme
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  • Engage in active and experiential learning process
  • Gain authentic learning experiences through 22-weeks internship opportunities at Shell, Sembcorp Industries, Abbott, Nestle Pfizer, Symrise, Mitsui, Proctor & Gamble and many more
  • Immerse yourself in Conceive-Design-Implement-Operation (CDIO) educational framework originated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT, USA), focusing on real-world engineering education and learning experiences
    • CONCEIVE – To identify and define real world problems with creative thinking
    • DESIGN – To approach a problem and outline possible solutions
    • IMPLEMENT – To apply and verify the possible solutions
    • OPERATE – To optimise and improve the final product and determine its life cycles


Energy and Chemicals Training Centre

The Centre will train students and learners from the Energy and Chemicals, Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical sectors to help close critical skills gaps and harness advanced digital technologies, to boost productivity and optimise resources.

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DCHE in the News

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