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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification


Join this course and make yourself an important contribution to one of the key pillars in the Singapore economy – The Chemical and Biologics-Pharmaceutical Process Industry.

This course prepares you for a profession in the chemical or biologics-pharmaceutical processing field. You will acquire skills to operate, monitor and control continuous or batch processes, maintain safety, health & environmental standards, and perform quality control in the biologics, petrochemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

What you'll learn

  • Maintain safety, health and environmental standards in the biologics, petrochemicals, bio-pharmaceuticals and process industries
  • Organise storage and logistics of materials
  • Handle, store and transport chemical materials
  • Prepare for manufacturing process
  • Operate, monitor and control continuous or batch processes
  • Operate process plant and equipment
  • Maintain product quality
  • Provide routine and preventive maintenance and services to processes, equipment and instrumentation in the petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and process industries
  • Perform startup and shutdown operation in biologics, petrochemicals, and bio-pharmaceutical processes

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 and Smart Electrical Technology 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 course 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 Petrochemical, Bio-pharmaceutical and Process Instrumentation industries. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Process Technician, Operation Technician, Plant Maintenance Technician, Process Instrument Technician and Engineering Assistant.