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)
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.
|Intake Info||Application Period||Course Duration|
19 April 2021
02 November 2020 - 11 January 2021
8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Thu)
8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
- Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
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.