Specialist Diploma in Environment & Water Technology


The course provides participants with the theoretical and practical knowledge to operate environmental and utility installations for the Environment & Water and Manufacturing Industries.

Upon graduating from the course, you will be equipped with:

  • theoretical and practical knowledge/skills to operate environmental and utility installations for the Environment & Water and Manufacturing Industries; and
  • knowledge about environment management and environment legislation and better prepared for work in the Environment & Water industry or Manufacturing industry

Target Participants
Adult learners who want to learn the skills and knowledge to run environment and utility operations in a manufacturing set-up, and gain knowledge in environment management for their work.

This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Study Award. For more information, please visit the website below.

 Course Information

Semester Commencement:

19 October 2020

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 1 year

This course consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC)

Course Frequency:

3 times a week, 7pm to 10pm on weekdays.

Application Period:

04 May 2020 - 06 July 2020

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Post-Diploma Certificate

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 


SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents


Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above


Singapore Citizens aged below 40


Singapore Permanent Residents


Others & Repeat Students


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(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)
1Please refer to www.workfare.sg for more information on WTS
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per MC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

 Career Opportunities

Graduates of the course will be able to take up positions in the following industries:

  • Environment and Water Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry (Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor, Food Industry)
  • Government and Statutory Boards (such as NEA, PUB, MEWR)

 Contact Us


Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)

What You Will Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Environment and Water Technology, participants are required to complete a total of 2 post-diploma certificates (PDCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each PDC.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Water Treatment Technology

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject covers the operation and maintenance of common utilities found in industries.  Topics include boiler systems, high purity water, industrial chillers, cooling towers and energy cogeneration systems. Industrial case studies will be covered as well.


This subject covers the classification of industrial wastewaters and the strategies for wastewater treatment to meet trade effluent standards and for resource recovery.  The characteristics and treatment methodology for various industries like chemical, pharmaceutical etc. will be covered. Membrane bioreactor systems and industrial case studies will also be included.


This subject covers the scientific principles behind the membrane separation processes. Further studies into the characteristics of microfiltration, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, gas separation, dialysis and electrodialysis are also carried out. Differences in the behaviour of different membranes are also highlighted. Desalination membrane systems and industrial case studies will be covered as well.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Air and Solid Waste Management

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject covers the technology for air pollution control from point source emissions. Topics include types of air pollutants and their impact on health and environment, air quality monitoring, dispersion models and air pollution control technology and equipment.


This subject covers issues related to solid and hazardous waste management. Solid waste topics include generation, collection, transportation, thermal recovery technology, biological recovery technology and landfill. Hazardous waste topics include classification, treatment and waste minimization.


This subject covers an integrated approach to environmental management through the consideration of the potential impact of human activities on the physical and biological environment. Topics covered in this subject include ISO 14001 environmental management system and environmental regulations in Singapore.

Modes of Assessment

  • 100% coursework 

Minimum Entry Requirements

 At least a Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Science or Engineering, or equivalent.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

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Application Procedures & Enquiries

Submit on-line application via: https://cetoas.tp.edu.sg/Account/Logon

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
Tel: 6788 1212
Email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg
URL: http://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 1 November 2017