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Course Overview

This subject covers knowledge of basic principles, the operation and maintenance and applications of mass spectrometers used in industries.  Topics include basics of mass spectrometry, tandem mass and hyphenated separation techniques, the operation, maintenance, and trouble shooting of mass spectrometers, qualitative and quantitative methods used in mass spectrometry.  Contemporary applications such as the use of time-of-flight and the quadrupole mass analyzer will be discussed.





The aims of this subject are to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain basic principles of mass spectrometry                     
  • Operate and maintain common mass spectrometers in analytical laboratories
  • Develop and validate methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis using mass spectrometers

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

  1. Basic principles of mass spectrometry
  2. The operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of mass spectrometers
  3. Qualitative and quantitative methods used in mass spectrometry



Modes of Assessment


●      Assignments (Theory/Project/Practical) – assess students’ understanding of key concepts covered in lectures, their ability to solve the application questions and their ability to apply concepts to questions on various topics.

●      Tests/Quizzes – measure students’ understanding of key concepts and application of concepts learnt for each topic.

●      Class participation – assess students’ attitudes towards learning in terms of active participation in discussions.





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result, which can count towards the attainment of the Specialist Diploma in Laboratory Management and Instrumentation.

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed


7.00pm - 10.00pm


Once a week 

Course Fees

Fee Type Course Fees
(w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$99.77
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$149.27
Singapore Permanent Residents  S$982.26
Others & Repeat Students S$982.26

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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