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Course Overview

Ever wondered how the ingredients in our daily products such as cosmetics, food or pharmaceuticals are identified and quantified in laboratories? Are you curious about what goes on in the laboratories to produce quality and credible testing reports for our everyday products? If these questions pique your interest, then this course is a great fit for you.


You will learn modern laboratory analytical techniques such as chromatography and mass spectrometry, laboratory management standards such as ISO/IEC 17025, and statistical methods to enhance your data reports.


With their enhanced skill sets, graduates are well-positioned for a rewarding career in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food industries, and research institutes.



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 in Science, Technical, Engineering, Math (STEM) 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

This course is targeted at diploma graduates and PMEs who are keen to work in analytical testing in laboratories in various industries such as the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, research institutes, R&D companies and other testing sectors.

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Laboratory Management and Instrumentation, 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
AMI0101 Advanced Applications in Chromatography

This subject provides a review of the key theoretical concepts behind analytical techniques such as high performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography.  Strong emphasis will be placed on hands-on practice and discussion of common troubleshooting issues using case studies. An introduction to hyphenated techniques will also be covered.

AMI0102 Inductively Coupled Plasma

This subject provides a review of the theoretical concepts underpinning inductively coupled plasma technology, with a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and discussion of common troubleshooting issues using case studies. An introduction to hyphenated techniques will also be covered.

AMI0103 Contemporary Applications of Mass Spectroscopy

This subject provides a review of the theoretical concepts of mass spectroscopy. Building on the basics taught in the first two modules, this module will provide a more in-depth coverage of tandem and hyphenated techniques (e.g. GC-MS, ICP-MS) for enhancing detection and sensitivity limits. Contemporary applications such as the use of TOF (Time-of-Flight) and the quadrupole mass analyzer will be briefly discussed.

Subject Code Subject
AMI0201 Laboratory Accreditation & Quality Systems Management

This subject provides an introduction to laboratory accreditation and the management and technical requirements of an accredited laboratory.  Special emphasis will be placed on the clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 and the guidance and technical documents published by SAC. Case studies on common non-conformities will be discussed to help students address pitfalls in laboratory quality management systems.

AMI0202 Method Validation

This subject will emphasize the importance of method validation and the key aspects of method selection, usage of laboratory-developed methods and non-standard methods. The subject also covers the parameters used for the determination of the performance of a method.

AMI0203 Measurement Uncertainty

This subject will emphasize the importance of measurement uncertainty in the reporting of data.  The requirements of the ISO 5725 and the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement will also be introduced and discussed.

Modes of Assessment


  • Assignments
  • Written tests
  • Reports
  • Case study discussions
  • Quizzes

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Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to take up technical positions and the skills learnt in this course would help the graduates in their career progression within their organisations.


Find out what our graduates have to say about this course.

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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.