Ever wondered how the ingredients in our daily products such as cosmetics, food or pharmaceuticals are identified and quantified in the 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 the enhanced skill sets, graduates are well-positioned for a rewarding career in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food industries, and research institutes.
UNIQUE SPECIALIST DIPLOMA COURSE
The only specialist diploma course in Singapore that focuses on the latest ISO laboratory accreditation & quality systems management, and modern chemical instrumentation techniques.
ACQUIRE STRONG INDUSTRY-RELEVANT SKILLS
The course structure's statistical techniques and data analytics integrate real-world case studies from the accreditation and validation work in the industry.
LEARN FROM RELIABLE INDUSTRY EXPERTS
All course tutors are lab accredited auditors and chemists.
Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Applied Sciences/Engineering or equivalent; Degree in Science/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.
|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.
|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.
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.
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
- Written tests
- Case study discussions
|Fees Type||Course Fees per PDC
|Aged 40 and above (Individual or SME-sponsored)||S$269.64|
|Aged below 40||S$398.04|
|SME-sponsored aged below 40||S$278.04|
|Others & Repeat Students||S$2,657.88|
|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:
"I enrolled in this course to gain exposure as well as in-depth understanding of the laboratory and instrumentation industry. This course has equipped me with the knowledge that I need through helpful lecturers and well-managed pace for the students."
Mohammad Khairi Bin Mustafa
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
and on weekends and public holidays.
Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
East Wing Block 1A,
Level 3, Unit 81
21 Tampines Ave 1
Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.