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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.


Trainees are expected to work on a rotating shift, in a team and perform duty in work environment related to the oil and gas industry. Free from colour appreciation deficiency.

Job Role: 

A Process Technician executes and maintains safe and reliable plant operation by performing routine process unit and utility works at the plant site, as well as basic frontline maintenance, in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). He/she also monitors process parameters, performs in-process sampling and basic testing to customer requirements.

The work he/she performs may include the following:

  • Maintain health, safety, security and environmental standards
  • Manage emergency response and crisis
  • Perform process unit and utility works
  • Perform basic equipment maintenance
  • Maintain plant operation

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What you'll learn

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

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses:

    Nitec with GPA ≥ 2:

    • Chemical Process Technology
    • Mechanical Technology
    • Electrical Technology

    Higher Nitec:

    • Biotechnology
    • Chemical Technology
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering


    In-service employees with:

    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
    • Relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement
  2. Pass company screening and interview

Progression Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma graduates can apply to related full-time or part-time degree programmes in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), subject to the admission requirements of the university.

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.