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Course Overview

Are you a laboratory professional, performing testing work using advanced scientific equipment? What are the fundamental scientific principles and skills behind the identification and quantification of a particular ingredient in products (for example cosmetics, food or pharmaceutical) we use every day? Being a professional committed to quality standards, have you also wondered what the “backend” laboratory system to ensure credible testing reports for these products?

If these questions pique your curiosity, then join the course and you would be exposed to the fundamental separation science behind various advanced techniques such as chromatography and mass spectrometry. You would also gain an awareness on the importance of ISO systems in the context of laboratory management and client servicing.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:


  • describe the management and technical requirements of laboratory accreditation standards (for example, ISO/IEC 17025)

  • describe and apply knowledge on method validation

  • describe and apply measurement uncertainty and its determination

  • apply knowledge and skills on the modern analytical techniques used in laboratories

  • perform analytical testing in compliance with technical requirements of laboratory accreditation standards (for example, ISO/IEC 17025)

Application/Entry Requirement

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.

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

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.

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

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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.


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