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Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Work-Study Diploma

This diploma course prepares you for a professional career in the smart farming industry. 

This course equips trainees with the skills and knowledge in automating and managing urban agriculture and aquaculture systems with the deployment of sensors & control systems, robotics, Internet-of-Things (IoT), IT and data analytics to achieve highly productive, innovative and sustainable agri-food industry.

Self-driven and resourceful individual who enjoys exploring innovative farming methods in agri-food sector. Possess quick thinking and problem-solving skills. As this sector is relatively new, trainees are expected to be open minded and adapt quickly to the fast-changing environment.

Job Role
As an agri/aquaculture technologist upon graduation, you are expected to manage urban farms which includes operating high-tech farming systems, monitoring and analysing to improve farm’s efficiency.

Some of our partners:
Sustenir Agriculture (S) Pte Ltd   |   Apollo Aquaculture Group  |   ‎Chew’s Agriculture Pte Ltd

Employers that wish to offer training places, please click HERE.

What you'll learn

  • Manage urban farming, aquaculture and poultry egg farm systems and technologies
  • Manage agri-food & nutrient in farm
  • Manage crop health, crop curation and inventory
  • Manage fish care and growth
  • Implement agriculture 4.0 with Internet of Things
  • Set up precision farming with artificial intelligence system
  • Manage water quality and diseases

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses + pass company screening & interview;

    Nitec with GPA ≥ 2 or Higher Nitec:

    • School of Applied & Health Sciences – Applied Sciences Cluster
    • School of Business & Services – Floristry course only
    • School of Electronics & Info-Comm Technology
    • School of Engineering


  2. In-service employees+ with:
    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
    • Relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement

+In-service employee may be invited for an admission interview

Career Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma in Agriculture & Aquaculture Technology graduates are employed by government agencies, statutory boards and private organisations in the agriculture and aquaculture industry. 

Some job titles held are agriculture / aquaculture technologist and team leader. Career advancement prospect will improve when graduates acquire experience and upgrade their skills and knowledge.

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