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Work-Study Post-Diploma (Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering)

Topic:Engineering, Others

Course Type:Work-Study Programmes

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  • Course Date:

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  • Duration/Frequency:

    600 hours (1.5 years)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F/ Online Synchronous) conducted by SP and structured On-the-Job Training (OJT) with the participating company.
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and participating company (on-the-job training).
  • Funding:

    Other funding

Only applicants who are shortlisted by SP and participating companies will be notified to attend interviews. Successful applicants employed by the participating companies will be placed under the programme. 

For interested participating companies, please click here to submit your participation form.

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Dr Jeremy Tan

For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

The Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering (NACHE) is an 18-month SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme where trainees go through classroom facilitation and On-the-Job Training (OJT) to deepen relevant occupational and industry knowledge and skills. Fresh polytechnic graduates from relevant courses will be employed by participating companies in the chemical industry (or related) as full-time employees while studying part-time through classroom facilitation in Singapore Polytechnic.

By enrolling into the Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering (NACHE), candidates can look forward to an exciting and fulfilling life long career in the chemical industry by starting off as Process Technician (or equivalent) with the participating companies.

As Process Technicians, candidates will be required to perform shift duties (typically 8 or 12 hours shift cycle) and they play vital roles at the workplace by assuring the continuous operation of the production units and associated site equipment, while maintaining a safe, reliable, and environmentally compliant facility.

Course Outline

Semester 1
PDC in Chemical Process Principles
• Material and Energy Balance
• Fluid Mechanics
• Heat and Mass Transfer

Semester 2
PDC in Chemical Process Design and Operation
• Separation Processes
• Chemical Reaction Engineering
• Thermodynamics

Semester 3
PDC in Chemical Process Control, Optimisation and Safety
• Process Control
• Process Optim• isation
• Process Safety
• On-The-Job Training*

Please click here for module synopsis

Past/ Current Participating Companies

Minimum Requirements

1. Applicants must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident of Singapore.

2. Applicants must be a graduate with a Full-time Polytechnic Diploma/ITE Technical Diploma/ITE Technical Engineering Diploma/ITE Work-Learn Technical Diploma within 36 months of graduation or from his last day of ORD.

3. Applicants must be hired by one of the participating companies for this Work-Study Programme.

4. The list of eligible diplomas offered by local polytechnics are as follows:
  • Diploma in Biologics & Process Technology (NYP)
  • Diploma in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (NP)
  • Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology (NYP)
  • Diploma in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology (NYP)
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering (NP/SP/TP)
  • Diploma in Chemical Process Technology (SP)
  • Diploma in Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science (SP)
  • Diploma in Applied Chemistry (SP)
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (SP/NP)
  • Diploma in Food Science & Technology (SP)
  • Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition (NYP)
  • Diploma in Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science (TP)
  • Diploma in Applied Science (Nutrition and Food Science) (RP)
  • Diploma in Biotechnology (SP/RP/TP)
  • Diploma in Biomedical Science (SP/TP/NP/NYP/RP)
  • Diploma in Biomedical Engineering (SP/NP/NYP)
  • Diploma in Process Engineering (SP)

SP will evaluate individuals who have graduated for more than 36 months but within 5 years from the date of graduation or ORD on a case-by-case basis.
Past/Current Participating Companies:
  1. Air Liquide Singapore Pte Ltd
  2. Chevron Oronite Pte Ltd
  3. Croda Singapore Pte Ltd
  4. Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd
  5. Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd
  6. Mitsui Elastomers Singapore Pte Ltd
  7. Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte Ltd
  8. Prime Evolue Singapore Pte Ltd
  9. Shell Chemicals Seraya Pte Ltd
  10. Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd
  11. Stolthaven Singapore Pte Ltd
  12. Vopak Terminals Singapore Pte Ltd

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of three Post-Diploma Certificates and fulfilment of the skills competency through OJT within an 18 months validity period, the participant will be conferred an Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

The Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering graduates would be given advantageous consideration for admission to the NUS Bachelor of Technology (Chemical Engineering) programme and be exempted from selected modules, subject to them meeting certain minimum requirements.

Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering graduates are eligible to apply for the jointly offered SIT and Technical University of Munich (TUM) Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering which is a four-year direct honours degree programme.

The Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering graduates are eligible to apply for the Newcastle University Master of Science in Process Safety and Risk Management programme. They would be given advantageous consideration for admission to the programme, subjected to meeting certain minimum requirements.

Suitable for

Fresh full-time polytechnic graduates from the relevant fields who wish to deepen their technical skills in the chemical industry (or related) via OJT at participating companies as full time employees in parallel with classroom learning and facilitation at Singapore Polytechnic.

Course Fees


For more information on the course fee or to apply, click on the “Register” button.

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Terms and Conditions

Application Procedure

1. Apply for WSP by completing the form which is accessible with your SingPass. 

2. Eligible applicants will be notified by SP.  

3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.

4. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

5. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

6. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  


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