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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

Ever wondered what kind of chemicals we can extract from unprocessed crude oil and how many types of chemicals such as our daily consumption of gasoline we can generate from them?

The Work-Study Diploma in Chemical Process Technology adopts a work-study approach to prepare you for a professional career in the Energy & Chemicals sector. Through this diploma, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to manage and maintain the manufacturing or process operations in the chemical, oil and gas industry.

For general queries on the course, please e-mail or call 6590 2480.

What you'll learn

  • Maintain Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) and Environmental Management System
  • Manage Emergency Response and Crisis
  • Perform Process Units & Utilities Operations
  • Perform basic maintenance of process equipment
  • Support continuous improvement projects
  • Perform Control Room Operations Management

Entry Requirements

  1. This course is open to fresh graduates from the following Nitec and Higher Nitec courses:
    • Nitec in:
      • Chemical Process Technology
      • Mechanical Technology
      • Electrical Technology
    • Higher Nitec in:
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering

  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for Nitec graduate, while no GPA is required for Higher Nitec graduate.
  3. Male graduates must have completed or be exempted from full-time National Service.
Applicants with any Nitec / Higher Nitec qualifications, relevant work experience and support from their employers that are participants of the WSDip programme can also apply. Non-ITE graduates with relevant experience and strong employer endorsement will also be considered. Non-ITE graduates without GCE ‘O’ Level qualification should preferably have Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5.

Progression Opportunities

Graduates may be considered for admission to related full-time degree programmes in local universities, subject to meeting the admission requirements of the respective programmes.

Career Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma in Chemical Process Technology graduates are employed by companies in the Energy & Chemicals Sector. The job titles held by graduates include Process Technician. There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to Lead Technician, Supervisor and Superintendent.