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Course Overview

Have you ever wondered how a clean and green environment (fresh air, high quality of potable water, absence of unsightly rubbish, etc.) is maintained in Singapore? 

Wonder no more!  You can now explore the intricate manner in which disposed rubbish is systematically collected, treated and finally disposed.  You will also get to experience how contaminated wastewater is treated to meet the requirements of drinking water.  There is even opportunity to learn advance environmental-care through application of environmental management system (ISO14001, etc) and cutting-edge technology such as the use membrane technology in water treatment.    

So do join this short 1-yr programme and play your part as a green warrior!


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

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


Application/Entry Requirement

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.

Who Should Attend

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.

What You'll 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.

Subject Code Subject
AEW0101 Industrial Utilities

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.

AEW0102 Industrial Wastewater Treatment

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.

AEW0103 Membrane Separation

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.

Subject Code Subject
AEW0201 Air Pollution Control

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.

AEW0202 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

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.

AEW0203 Environmental Management System

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 

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)

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

18 October 2021

03 May 2021 - 19 July 2021

1 Year


Course Fees

Course fees per Post-Diploma Certificate

Fee Type Total Fees
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$266.04
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above S$256.80
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$398.04
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,052.88
Others & Repeat Students  S$2,619.36

SkillsFuture Credit Approved. For more details, please click here

Course fees payable is based on per MC.

Course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.

With effect from 1 Jul 2020, the Workforce Training Scheme (WTS) will be replaced by Work Support Scheme (WSS), for more information, please visit:



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    Singapore 529757

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