Surfactants & Performance Additives

Course Date:

Registration Period:

30 hours

9:00am to 6:00pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F)

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

This course was co-created with the industry to ensure relevancy of knowledge and competency, and is the only short course offering the theoretical knowledge and evaluation of ingredients on surfactants and performance additives for different applications in specialty chemicals industry up to date.

Course Objective

The course equips participants with introduction, classification and applications of surfactants and additives (i.e. consumer care, oilfields and lubricants, adhesives, coatings, paints etc.). They may be categorised according to their functions such as dispersants, foam boosters, wetting agents, emulsifiers, cleansing agents, solubilisers, colourants, light stabilisers, aesthetic enhancers, protective barriers, preservatives and others. The effective application of the ingredients will influence the final qualities of the formulations in accordance to specific requirements.

Course Outline

By the end of the Course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the functions of different types of surfactants in various applications
2. Evaluate the surface phenomenon of surfactant
3. Differentiate characters of surfactants and emulsion systems
4. Analyse the functions of performance (functional) additives for various applications

Suitable for

• Production Engineer
• Technical Specialist / Formulation Specialist
• Research & Development (R&D) / Application / Chemist / Product Manager
• Laboratory Technician / Analyst / Supervisor / Engineer
• Chemical Process Technician / Technologist
• Fragrance Evaluator / Manager
• Consumer Sensory Insights Specialist / Manager
• Regulatory Affairs Specialist / Manager
• Associate Researcher / Research Technologist
• Quality Assurance Specialist / Manager

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Polytechnic Diploma / Degree in relevant Science / Engineering discipline or equivalent qualifications.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Applicants/Eligibility Total fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1 $302.50
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $802.50
Singapore Permanent Residents $802.50
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents2 $302.50
Full Course Fee $2,675.00
Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP's list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number.

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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