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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

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Join us and discover the wonders of bio-pharma and chemical sciences!

This course prepares you for a profession in the bio-pharma and petrochemical processing field. You will acquire current and emerging skills to convert basic raw materials into useful intermediates or products such as fuels, plastics, cosmetics, vaccines and medicines.

This course focuses largely on operating, monitoring and controlling of continuous and batch processes. It also incorporates in-depth learning of the safety and health management system, as well as the knowledge in environmental and product quality control.

What you'll learn

  • Maintain health, safety, security, environment and quality standards
  • Perform process operation
  • Operate process equipment
  • Monitor and control process conditions
  • Operate process unit
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance
  • Perform plant operation
  • Perform cGMP activities and maintain cGMP environment
  • Prepare for biologics manufacturing process
  • Perform upstream & downstream operations
  • Handle, store and transport hazardous materials
  • Operate, monitor and control continuous or batch processes
  • Provide routine and preventive maintenance
  • Conduct in-process tests
  • Perform start-up and shutdown of equipment
  • Record data in documents complying with Good Documentation Practice (GDP)
  • Carry out plant turnaround and changeover activities

Entry Requirements

GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects:

  • Grade 1-8


GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics or Science* and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5

* Mobile Robotics, Smart Electrical Technology, Mechanical Design & Automation, IoT Applications, and Mobile Web Applications subjects can be used in lieu of Science for admission to this Nitec course.


  • Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.
  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Chemical Process Technology graduates with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Nitec in Chemical Process Technology with a GPA of 3.5 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Nitec in Chemical Process Technology graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Chemical Process Technology graduates are employed by companies in the bio-pharma and petrochemical industries. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Process Technician, Plant Technician, Operation Technician and Maintenance Technician.