EARN AND LEARN PROGRAMME LEADING TO PART TIME DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE (CHEMICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY)

Introduction


The Energy and Chemical sector in Singapore, which employs 26,000 people, was the top contributor to Singapore’s manufacturing output in 2015 at 28.6%. The flourishing industry is also one of the top ten global chemicals hub. Sub-sectors of the E&C include petroleum, petrochemicals as well as specialty chemicals. Due to the strong presence of the energy and chemical companies in Singapore, the demand for laboratory technicians remains high. To better support the demand of lab technicians at the diploma level, the Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) targeting ITE graduates is proposed as one of the ways to increase the pool of trained talents in this industry by equipping them with the required skillsets.

Course Objectives

This Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) aims to provide fresh graduates from Institute of Technical Education with the knowledge and skills to undertake job responsibilities of a laboratory technician in the chemical (or related) industry.

Suitable for

Fresh full-time NITEC/Higher NITEC graduates from the relevant fields who wish to deepen their skills as a chemical laboratory technician via classroom learning and On-Job-Training at the company.

Past and Current Participating Companies

- Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd
- Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd
- Intertek Testing Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd
- Labtechnic Testing Service Pte Ltd
- Pride-Chem Industries Pte Ltd
- SGS Testing And Control Services Singapore Pte Ltd
- Sunward Pharmaceutical Pte Ltd


 

Minimum Entry Requirements

a. Applicants must not suffer from serious colour appreciation deficiency.
b. The participant shall be an ITE Nitec with GPA ≥ 2.0 or a Higher Nitec graduate in a Chemical-related discipline.
c. The participant shall be an ITE Nitec or Higher Nitec graduate of a chemical-related course within 5 years of graduation or from his last day of National Service (ORD).


Course Outline

This course consists of 5 modular certificates (MC).

The first 18-month of the course is a SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (comprising 3 Modular Certificates) where trainees go through classroom facilitation and On-the-Job Training (OJT) to deepen relevant occupational and industry knowledge and skills. The first 3 modular certificates comprise of academic modules conducted by Singapore Polytechnic and on-the-job-training (OJT) programme conducted by the participating companies for their respective employees.

Participants have the option to complete two additional modular certificates after the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme to obtain a Diploma in Applied Science (Chemical Laboratory Technology). The course structure for the ELP and DACL programme is shown below.

MC 1: Certificate in Basic Laboratory Techniques and Safety
• Laboratory Skills & Techniques I
• Laboratory Skills & Techniques II
• Chemical & Biosafety

MC 2: Certificate in Laboratory Instrumentation & Separation Science
• Synthesis & Separation Techniques
• Chromatography
• Spectroscopy

MC3: Certificate in Laboratory Analysis & Management
• Applications in Laboratory Analysis
• Applied Statistics & Quality Assurance+
• Good Laboratory Practices & Management+
• On-Job-Training (OJT)
For Participant who wish to continue and obtain the Diploma in Applied Science (Chemical Laboratory Technology)

MC4: Certificate in Organic & Investigative Chemistry
• Basic Biochemistry+
• Organic Chemistry – Reaction Mechanisms*
• Forensic Chemistry*

MC5: Certificate in Industrial Chemical Applications
• Petrochemicals & its Applications*
• Materials for the Modern World+
• Environmental & Water Technology

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Award / Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of five Certificates within a five-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Which universities can I apply to after I complete my CET Diploma? You can apply to part-time undergraduate programmes which are relevant to your diploma course at NUS and UniSIM.

Please click here for more information on NUS, Bachelor of Technology (Btech)

 
2. Will I need to take any bridging programme?
The revised part-time diploma is intended to be more accessible to the workforce, and is made shorter in duration compared to the full-time diploma because broad-based interdisciplinary modules, final year projects and internships, as well as academic modules such as Mathematics and Sciences, are omitted. As such, most part-time undergraduate programmes would require you to go through a bridging programme to prepare you adequately before admission.

3. If I need to take the bridging programme, how much will it cost and how long will it take?
While the bridging programmes are currently being worked out by the polytechnics and universities, the duration will depend on the type and nature of the part-time degree course that you apply for, and are expected to be between six months to a year. The fees will not be more expensive than undergraduate modules of comparable duration.
Course Fee
Earn and Learn Programme leading to Diploma in Applied Science (Chemical Laboratory Technology)
Modular Certificates (MC)SINGAPORE CITIZENSSINGAPORE PRENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME
Certificate in Basic Laboratory Techniques and Safety$364.01$970.70$250.61
Certificate in Laboratory Instrumentation & Separation Science$546.02$1,456.06$375.92
Certificate in Laboratory Analysis & Management$455.02$1,213.38$313.27
Certificate in Organic & Investigative Chemistry$470.91$1,255.75$324.21
Certificate in Industrial Chemical Applications$392.42$1,046.46$270.17
Total Course Fees:$2,228.38$5,942.35$1,534.18

The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review. Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.


Other Fees Payable:

 
FEE DESCRIPTIONPER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)
SINGAPORE CITIZENSSINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$0.94$0.94
Examination Fee-$16.05
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.49
Insurance Fee (GPA)$0.85$0.85
Students' Union Entrance Fee (one-time payment upon enrolment)$5.00*(non-refundable)$5.00*(non-refundable)
Students' Union Subscription Fee$4.50*(non-refundable)$4.50*(non-refundable)

*Not subjected to GST

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Module Certificate Fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.
Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Date of Course Commencement:
TBA

Application Procedures
Please download and complete the ELP Participation Form and submit together with your resume.

Class Schedule
TBA

Duration:
ELP - 18 months
Diploma - 900 hours (2.5 years)

Enquiries
Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

For course specific details,
please contact the course manager:
Name: Dr Jeremy Tan
Email: Jeremy_TAN@sp.edu.sg