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Tablets are solid dosage forms consisting of active ingredient(s) [active pharmaceutical ingredients or APIs] and suitable pharmaceutical excipients.

The manufacture of oral solid dosage forms such as tablets is a complex multi-stage process under which the starting materials change their physical characteristics a number of times before the final dosage form is produced. Numerous unit processes are involved in making tablets, including particle size reduction and sizing, blending, granulation, drying, compaction, and (frequently) coating.It is a key component in the pharmaceutical small molecule drug manufacturing process.

In this 2-day course, you will learn the basics behind the science and engineering of the process of producing tablets.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Topic 1
  • The principles that underlie major unit operations used in downstream processing of small molecule drugs (SMDs). The operations covered in this short course are powder blending, drying, and tableting
  • Adaptive and mitigative measures
Topic 2
  • Understand terms associated with downstream processing and downstream process development
Topic 3
  • Design, execute and document bench-scale studies to determine appropriate operating ranges for downstream processing steps
Topic 4
  • Justify choices and assumptions used for downstream processing unit operations
Topic 5
  • Solve calculation problems related to tablet formulation and unit operations processing

Who Should Attend

  • Manufacturing & production staff in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, life sciences, flavours and fragrances and food industries

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  • Degree in Engineering or relevant working experience
  • Basic understanding of chemistry (Minimum ‘O’ Level)

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Successfully complete a related lab project that demonstrates a strong understanding of the tableting process requirements

Continuing Professional Development

This course is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:


Duration Venue
2-day SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683


Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $1,498.00 $449.40 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,498.00 $449.40 $169.40
Non-Singaporeans $1,498.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Course Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the course fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

What Past Participants Say?

"A very well-planned course. Highly recommend to conduct more often. Trainer (was) able to answer all my queries."
- Catherine Ang, Senior Food Technologist, IFF

"A good combination of theory and practical to reinforce the trainee's understanding of the topics."
- Shari Sidek, App & Design Manager, ILC Dover

"Very applicable to my work. Trainers were very engaging and knowledgeable. Lab sessions really helped in the process of understanding."
- Oh Ai Ye, Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic

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Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive Singapore 138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 28 Jul 2020 (Tue) to
29 Jul 2020 (Wed)
Registration is Closed.

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