Course Overview

Food, Chemical and Biotechnology
Short Course
2 days
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF Funding
Professional Development Units

PDU (PEB) – Pending approval

This 2-day course is designed to give participants a comprehensive overview of granulation techniques for powder formulations used in the chemicals, food and pharmaceutical industries.

There will be lectures, hands-on laboratory projects and demonstrations to enable participants to apply theoretical knowledge from lectures to the actual preparation and evaluation of various formulations and their resultant granules. Granulation is extensively used in the food and pharmaceutical industries for the manufacturing of tablets and pellets. The production process is predictable and reproducible, enabling granules of consistent quality to be produced.

Who Should Attend

  • Manufacturing & production professionals in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, life sciences, flavours and fragrances and food industries
  • Diploma/degree in engineering or science or with relevant working experience
  • Basic understanding of chemistry (minimum ‘O’ Level or equivalent)

What You Will Learn

Topic 1

  • Granulation basics, technologies and optimisation techniques
  • Why granulation, dry and wet granulation technologies, granulation process parameters optimisation
  • High shear, fluidised bed, roller compaction

Topic 2

  • Characterisation of granule & pellet quality
  • Particle size and shape, surface area, bulk and particle density, granule strength and friability, flow, moisture content, fines

Topic 3

  • Design, execute and document bench-scale studies to optimise appropriate operating parameters for obtaining quality granules

Teaching Team

Er. Reginald Thio Beng Joo
Er. Reginald Thio Beng Joo

Associate Professor/Prog Leader, Food, Chemical and Biotechnology, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Mahasin Alam SK
Mahasin Alam SK

Lead Professional Officer, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Course Run Dates
July 2023 Run 24 & 25 July 2023

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake and pass non-credit bearing assessment during the course

Fee Structure

The full fee for this course is S$1,744.00.

Category After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$523.20
Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$203.20
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$523.20
Non-Singapore Citizen S$1,744.00 (No Funding)

Note: All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Course Runs

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