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Course Duration

1 year 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Higher Nitec
If you are interested in extracting, isolating and identifying chemicals in a laboratory environment, you should take up this course now! You will learn to conduct and analyse chemicals using various wet chemistry techniques such as volumetric titration, liquid-liquid extraction and advanced analytical instrumentation techniques such as spectroscopy and chromatography.

The course duration is 1.5 years to 3 years. 

What you'll learn

  • Perform laboratory housekeeping activities
  • Perform pre-testing activities
  • Prepare reagents/solutions for products and processes following standardised formulas
  • Conduct and analyse test samples using various techniques
  • Compile and compute data, interpret test results and analyses and generate analysis reports
  • Perform calibration of test equipment and troubleshooting of minor laboratory equipment breakdown
  • Maintain proper records of standards, test procedures and laboratory equipment usage

Entry Requirements

3 GCE 'O' Level Grades:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in one of the approved subjects*

*The approved subjects are: Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Engineering Science / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physical Science / Physics / Science (Chemistry/Biology) / Science (Physics/Biology) / Science (Physics/Chemistry) / Science (Physics/Biology/Chemistry).


  • Nitec in Technology qualifications, or
  • Nitec qualifications (Technical Skills)

Progression Opportunities


Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Technology - Chemical Technology graduates are employed as Chemical Laboratory Technicians or Assistants in the research and development and/or quality control laboratories of companies in the food, chemical, environmental monitoring, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical sectors.  Their roles include performing laboratory tests and a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist chemists, engineers or analysts in research, development and testing activities.