Diploma in Environmental Science (R29)

What You Will Learn

The programme covers an extensive range of topics including waste and water management, regulatory issues and biotechnology solutions, with specialist tracks in Environmental Technology and Management or Environmental Biotechnology.

As a DENV graduate, you will gain the necessary practical and analytical skills to develop plans to prevent, control, or fix environmental problems like air pollution. You will even have the chance to apply your skills to real-world problems through our industry attachments in government and corporate organisations, thoroughly preparing you for a career in environmental science.

Jason was the first DENV student in SAS to achieve a perfect score of 4.0 for his GPA. His exceptional academic performance resulted in him being inducted into the Director’s Roll of Honour semester after semester. He received the inaugural Republic Awards and the prestigious NParks Gold Medal as well as an overseas scholarship from NParks.

Outside of academics, Jason was equally outstanding. He represented RP in a number of programmes and competitions. In 2013, he was one of eight ambassadors selected to represent RP in Friendship Express, the inter-polytechnic programme, where he worked with students from Malaysia and Indonesia on social innovation projects. He was chosen to represent RP in URA’s Challenge for the Urban and Built Environment (CUBE) 2014 competition.

Jason also won the 2015 HSBC / NYAA Youth Environmental Awards (Merit).

Jason Ooi Jin Meng
Diploma in Environmental Science, 2014 Graduate

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.

   

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type 2017 JAE ELR2B2 Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 26

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any one of the following subjects/1 - 6
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physics
  • Physical Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT21 (Architectural Drafting / Building Drafting (Architectural))
  • NT23 (Civil & Structural Drafting / Building Drafting (Civil & Structural))
  • NT24 (Electronics / Electronics Servicing / Electronics (Computer & Networking) / Electronics (Instrumentation) / Electronics (Mobile Devices) / Electronics (Wafer Fabrication) / Electronics (Wireless LAN) / Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services))
  • NT25 (Electro-Mechanical Servicing / Mechatronics / Mechatronics (Automation Technology) / Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly) / Mechatronics (Medical Technology))
  • NT26 (Electrical Fitting & Installation / Electrical Installation & Servicing / Electrical Technology / Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing))
  • NT27 (Electrical Power & Machines / Electrical Technology (Power & Control) / Electrical Technology (Power & Machines))
  • NT28 (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration / AirConditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics / AirConditioning & Refrigeration Technology)
  • NT29 (Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment) / Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment) / Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles))
  • NT30 (Maintenance Fitting / Mechanical Servicing / Mechanical Technology)
  • NT31 (Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles) / Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles) / Diesel Engine Mechanics / Motor Vehicle Mechanics)
  • NT32 (Precision Machining / Precision Engineering (Machining))
  • NT37 (Precision Engineering (Injection Mould) / Precision Engineering (Press Tool) / Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould) / Precision Tooling / Tool & Die-Making)
  • NT38 (Building Servicing / Building Services Technology / Building Services Technology (AirConditioning & Refrigeration) / Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services) / Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration))
  • NT39 (Chemical Process Technology / Chemical Process Technology (Biologics) / Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals) / Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals) / Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation))
  • NT40 (Info-Communications Technology / InfoCommunications Technology (Networking & Systems Administration))
  • NT41 (Multimedia Technology)
  • NT42 (Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics)
  • NT43 (Mechanical-Electrical Drafting)
  • NT44 (Digital Media Design / Digital Media Design (Interactive Media))
  • NT45 (Nursing)
  • NT46 (Product Design)
  • NT47 (Communications Technology)
  • NT48 (Precision Engineering (Aerospace))
  • NT49 (Marine Electrical Technology)
  • NT50 (Port Equipment Technology)
  • NT51 (Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical))
  • NT52 (Digital Animation)
  • NT53 (Aerospace Technology)
  • NT54 (Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects))
  • NT56 (Digital Audio & Video Production)
  • NT57 (Security Technology)
  • NT58 (Applied Food Science)
  • NT59 (Aerospace Avionics)
  • NT60 (Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound))
  • NT61 (Facility Technology (Landscaping Services))
  • NT62 (Machine Building Technology / Machine Technology)
  • NT63 (Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services))
  • NT64 (Medical Manufacturing Technology)
  • NT65 (Space Design (Architecture))
  • NT66 (Space Design (Interior & Exhibition))
  • NT67 (Aerospace Machining Technology)
  • NT68 (Laser & Tooling Technology / Semiconductor Tooling Technology)
  • NT69 (Community Care & Social Services)
  • NT70 (Interactive Media Design)
  • NT73 (Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation))
  • NT74 (Mobile Systems & Services / Infocommunications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications))
  • NT75 (Rapid Transit Technology)
  • NT76 (Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics))
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS92 (Visual Merchandising)
  • BS98 (Event Management)
  • IT21 (Electro - Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT22 (Mechatronics Engineering)
  • IT31 (Electrical Engineering)
  • IT41 (Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering)
  • IT50 (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering)
  • IT51 (Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design / Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design)
  • IT52 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT54 (Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design)
  • IT55 (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • IT56 (Information Technology)
  • IT57 (Wireless Technology)
  • IT58 (Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology)
  • IT59 (Chemical Technology)
  • IT60 (Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering)
  • IT61 (Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security)
  • IT62 (Paramedic & Emergency Care)
  • IT63 (Games Design & Development)
  • IT65 (Leisure & Travel Operations)
  • IT66 (Security System Integration)
  • IT67 (Civil & Structural Engineering Design)
  • IT68 (Facility Systems Design)
  • IT69 (Information Systems Quality)
  • IT70 (Mobile Unified Communications)
  • IT71 (Offshore & Marine Engineering Design)
  • IT72 (Process Plant Design)
  • IT73 (Marine Engineering)
  • IT74 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • IT75 (Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business)
  • IT77 (Facility Management)
  • IT80 (Space Design Technology)
  • IT87 Landscape Management & Design

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

The diploma will prepare you to tackle the world of environmental science with potential roles in environmental, water services, petrochemical, and semiconductor sectors. Get ready to take on roles such as:

  • Conservation and Outreach Officer

  • Environmental Officer

  • Research Laboratory Technician

  • Safety Technician

  • Water Laboratory Technician

Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DENV students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Undergraduate Studies

As a DENV graduate, you can further your studies in degree programmes across a wide range of related areas such as environmental science, biotechnology, biological science, engineering, medical science, business management, and psychology. Every year, a large proportion of our graduates enroll in local universities. Top universities overseas also welcome our graduates with advanced standing of up to two years. They include:

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Australian National University (Australia) 
  • James Cook University (Australia) 
  • Monash University (Australia) 
  • Newcastle University (UK) 
  • Queensland University of Technology (Australia) 
  • RMIT University (Australia) 
  • The University of Melbourne (Australia)

Last updated on 21 Aug 2018