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Course Overview

The local environment and water industry have been growing rapidly and are expected to continue expanding over the next decade. As one of the most water-stressed countries globally, Singapore has become a world leader in water treatment through decades of planning and innovation.


Today, we have managed to establish a sustainable domestic supply and export sophisticated water purification technologies to our international peers. Singapore is now internationally recognised as a model city for integrated water management and an emerging Global Hydrohub – a leading centre for business opportunities and expertise in water technologies.


Through this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge to operate environment and utility installations and be well-acquainted with environment management and legislation. You will learn about the strategies and principles of wastewater treatment, air pollution control, as well as solid and waste hazardous management.


Graduates can look forward to rewarding careers in the environment and water industry, manufacturing industry, and government and statutory boards.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements


A Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma / Technical Engineer Diploma / Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Science, Technical, Engineering, Math (STEM) or equivalent


OR A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent


OR A Post-Secondary Certificate with at least 5 Years of relevant working experience

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/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

April 2024

To be announced

1 year


Online application may close earlier for courses with overwhelming response.


For details on Application and Admission Process, please click here.

Course Fees

Course fees per Post-Diploma Certificate

Fees Type Course Fees per PDC
(w GST) 

Singapore Citizens

Aged 40 and above (Individual or SME-sponsored) S$269.64
Aged below 40 S$410.88
SME-sponsored aged below 40 S$278.88
Others & Repeat Students S$2,657.88
Non-Singapore Citizens
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,088.64
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) S$282.72
Others & Repeat Students S$2,721.60

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Course fees payable is based on per Post-Diploma Certificate.

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 the Work Support Scheme (WSS); for more information, please visit:


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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.