Course Details
09:00am to 5:00pm
3 days per module, 84 hours

Singapore Polytechnic

About This Course

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Utilities Engineer / Assistant Engineer is a 9-month programme which aims to enable mid-career PMETs to embark on new careers in the water industry.  PCPs which operate on a Place-and-Train mode, facilitates placements into hiring companies and training these new staff through an industry recognised training programme to acquire the necessary skills for Utilities Engineer / Assistant Engineer jobs in the water industry.

Suitable for

Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents who
• Have fulfilled National Service obligation (for Males);
• Are at least 21 years old;
• Have graduated or ORD and worked for at least 2 years;
•  Must not be in a similar job role prior to joining the PCP;
•  Are newly hired and nominated by an eligible participating company for the PCP

Assumed Skills and Knowledge
Possess at least a NITEC/Higher NITEC/Diploma/Degree from any Engineering / Science discipline

Course Details

Participating companies should hire the selected candidates as full-time employees. The participants will undergo up to 1 month of facilitated classroom training which comprises of a total of 84 training hours * at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) (estimated 12 work days). This is accompanied by up to 8 months of company in-house structured on-the-job training (OJT).

* There are no fixed training schedules as class commencement is based on aggregated sign-ups by companies. Please contact SP for more information.

Course Modules

Participants are required to complete the following four mandatory modules:
1. Chemical processes
2. Physical processes
3. Biological processes
4. Pumping and advanced processes

Minimum Entry Requirements

Possess at least a NITEC/Higher NITEC/Diploma/Degree from any Engineering / Science discipline.


Participants who meet the minimum attendance requirement and passed the assessments required by each module will be awarded a Certificate of Performance in the module.

Course Fee
CourseFull Fee (excl. GST)After 70% Funding from WSGNett Fee (excl. GST)Nett Fee (incl. GST)**
Chemical processes$1,080$756$324$346.68
Physical processes$1,200$840$360$385.20
Biological processes$1,200$840$360$385.20
Pumping and advanced processes$1,200$840$360$385.20

** The net fee (inclusive of GST) is borne by the company.

Funding Incentives

Eligibility for WSG Funding:
- Singapore Citizens and SPRs (company sponsored)
- Achieve at least 75% attendance for each module
- Complete and pass all required assessments
- Complete post-training survey conducted between 3 to 6 months after course ends.
- Fulfilment of classroom training and structured OJT

Important Dates

Date of Course:  

12 June to 14 June 2019    Chemical Processes

19 June to 21 June 2019    Physical Processes

04 Sep to 06 Sep 2019      Biological Processes

11 Sep to 13 Sep 2019      Pumping and Advanced Processes

Registration Period: 13 May to 31 May 2019

<Registration may be closed once seats are filled up.>

Application Procedures

This PCP for Utilities Engineer / Assistant Engineer is applicable for companies in and supporting the water industry. This is not open to individual members of the public. We will only accept applications from participating companies who have signed an agreement with SP.

Companies who are keen to sign up for the PCP for Utilities Engineer / Assistant Engineer can contact SP via

Public who are interested to join this programme can submit their CVs at this link.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the modules. Companies will be duly notified and where applicable, the course fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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

Terms and Conditions

As announced by DPM Heng on 17 Aug 2020, the Jobs Growth Incentive (“JGI”) has been introduced to support companies to hire more Singaporeans and provide more good jobs amidst the current labour market. For more details, please click here

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