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Course Overview

Recognising the gravity of environmental concerns, many green initiatives have been introduced at rapid pace in recent years.


The Specialist Diploma in Environment & Water Technology will equip learners with the knowledge and skills to support the continued growth of environmental care in Singapore in the areas of air, water and solid waste pollution control and management, as well as the new sustainable economy, particularly in the areas of energy management and sustainability.



All students are required to bring their own notebooks for lessons. You may refer to the required technical specifications for notebooks HERE.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements


A Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/ Work-Learn Technical Diploma or equivalent OR


A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent OR


A Post-Secondary Certificate with at least 3 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

Participants will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Environment & Water Technology upon successful completion of the following:


  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Environmental Technology
  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Sustainable Utilities Systems

Subject Code Subject
AEW0104 Water & Wastewater Treatment

This subject covers the scientific principles behind the membrane separation processes, and the classification of industrial wastewaters and the strategies for wastewater treatment to meet trade effluent standards and for resource recovery.  For water treatment, further studies into the characteristics of microfiltration, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis 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. For wastewater treatment, 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.

AEW0105 Urban Waste & Environmental Management System

This subject covers issues related to urban solid waste management and an integrated approach to environmental management through the consideration of the potential impact of human activities on the physical and biological environment. Solid waste topics include generation, collection, transportation, thermal recovery technology, biological recovery technology and landfill. Continual improvement to organisation environmental performance is covered in environmental management system (ISO 14001), which includes environmental regulations in Singapore.

Subject Code Subject
AST0201 Plant Utilities System & Pollution Control

This subject covers the operation and maintenance of common utilities found in industries and the technologies used for air pollution control from point-source emissions. Topics for plant utilities include boiler systems, high-purity water, industrial chillers, and cooling towers. Topics for pollution control include types of air pollutants and their impact on health and environment, air quality monitoring, air pollution control technology and equipment.

Upon completion of the subject, learners can expect to be able to:
• Calculate corrosion/scaling and fouling potential in water utilities
• Calculate boiler efficiency
• Perform data interpretation of compressed air systems
• Explain air pollution control technology and equipment 

ECGB203 Mechanical & Air Conditioning System*

This subject covers the workings of common energy-intensive systems in the workplace, chiefly the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) system.  Among the areas covered are configurations of different chilled water distribution systems, different types of fans used in mechanical ventilation systems, types of instruments used for measurement of parameters in air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation (ACMV) systems and how the systems can be optimized for energy efficiency.

Upon completion of the subject, learners can expect to be able to:
• Explain the selection considerations for various types of ACMV systems
• Compare the different strategies used to improve energy efficiency of the ACMV system
• Analyse various air-treatment processes in the air handling systems
• Analyze fluid flow with losses using conservation laws for pump sizing
• Examine factors affecting the selection and efficiency of motor-driven systems

* Modules are offered by School of Engineering.



Modes of Assessment


The assessment would be based on a combination of coursework components such as written and practical tests, case studies, assignments, and projects.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the course will be able to take up job roles such as:


  • Senior Process Technician
  • Process Engineer
  • Senior Process Engineer

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Course Contact

  • Mainline 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 109
    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.