Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is a multi-disciplinary field that involves the application of Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Physics. It focuses on how chemicals are processed and manufactured into products that we use daily, such as cosmetics, water, fuels, pharmaceutical drugs and plastics. The broad-based training will enable you to embark on a rewarding career in many sectors including the petrochemical, speciality chemical, pharmaceutical, energy, semiconductor, environment and water industries.

Why Us?

The first polytechnic in Singapore with an upcoming state-of-art chemical pilot plant to integrate biofuel manufacturing with industry 4.0 features, water/wastewater treatment and safety training.

Choose from four exciting specialisation options - Applied Chemistry, Sustainable Energy and Chemical Production, Pharmaceutical & Biologics Manufacturing and Semiconductor Technology.

Join a direct pathway programme leading to a university degree from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Our Student Projects

WorldSkills Singapore Competition

WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) is a national skills competition to discover and recognise the most skilful youths in Singapore. The competition aims to raise the standards of excellence in technical skills through competitions and generate greater public awareness and interest in technical education. Competitors come from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), the polytechnics, universities, private educational institutions, and the industry.

Lai Mun Wah Shaun represented Diploma in Chemical Engineering participating in WSS 2020 and 2021. He earned the Silver Medal in the Water Technology trade from both his participations. Shaun also contributed significantly to train his juniors for the WSS competition.

The Singapore Junior Water Prize

The Singapore Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is a national competition organized by the Lien Foundation, Sembcorp Industries and Ngee Ann Polytechnic; and supported by PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency. It aims to promote awareness and interest in water and environmental issues among young people; and the winning team will represent Singapore to vie for the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize in Sweden. 

For 2022, our Water Technology/Chemical Engineering team was represented by Low Qi En Rachel and Cindy Songsa Ard Hui Qing. Despite stiff competitions from IP schools, polytechnics and ITEs, the two students managed to overcome two qualifying rounds to achieve Podium finish of 3rd prize & The Sembcorp Water Innovation Medal!

Idea Pitch Global Competition (Re-imagine Haircare in 2030)

Tam Kai Ze (first from left in photo) participated in Idea Pitch Global Competition (Re-imagine Haircare in 2030) organized by Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 2020. His project titled “FORMULE” was shortlisted as the Top 16 out of the total 266 international teams. He impressed the judging panel with excellent pitching and was rewarded with an internship placement at P&G from March to September 2021. 

During his internship, Kai Ze is part of a project team working on innovating breakthrough haircare solution for Gen-Z.  In the 6 months of internship, Kai Ze decoded a gamification model that is applicable across business, led several critical landscaping and finalizing several ideas pitch that could fuel the future innovation growth. His supervisor and co-workers were much impressed by his strong drive and constant initiative to try new idea and pushing the limits of innovation. With Kai Ze’s valuable contributions, P&G continues to engage Kai Ze at part-time basis until graduation.

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