From everyday conveniences such as mobile phones, computers and electric cars to industrial technologies such as power distribution, medical instruments and manufacturing, electrical engineers are practically needed everywhere. So if you want to be grounded in one of the most fundamental and flexible engineering fields, the Diploma in Electrical Engineering (EE) will be a wise choice.
In the first two years, you will have a good grasp of electrical and electronic engineering, and computing applications. The broad-based foundation will enable you to pursue a wide range of careers. Modules covered include Electrical Technology, Sensors & Instrumentation, Microcontroller & Applications and Digital Systems & Applications.
In your final year, you have the choice of picking one of eight specialisation options. You will also get to put your skills and knowledge into practice with a six-month internship with industry leaders such as ST Electronics, Resorts World Sentosa, SMRT Corporation, Keppel Offshore & Marine and Power Grid. Or you can work on a design project to develop your very own products and patents.
Minor in Business Management
This Diploma offers an alternative pathway for those who prefer to read more business modules. In Year 2, you can sign up for our Minor in Business Management.
Taught by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Business & Accountancy, the Minor in Business Management modules cover topics such as financial management, marketing and entrepreneurship. In the final year, you will get to put your knowledge into practice while working on a project with business application. You will also take up a business management elective such as E-Business, Managing Service Operations, Supply Chain Management and Understanding Buyer Behaviour.
Electrical engineering graduates in Singapore enjoy one of the highest employment rates and starting salaries. You can also join the electricity consultancy and high-tech manufacturing industries as a sales and marketing engineer, maintenance engineer or facilities executive. Many EE graduates have also risen to managerial positions or have become entrepreneurs!
Upon graduation, you are also eligible to apply for an Electrical Technician Licence which will enable you to work in an electrical contracting business.
This diploma is recognised by leading universities both locally and abroad. You may be granted credit exemptions or direct entry into the second or third year of related engineering courses at:
• National University of Singapore• Nanyang Technological University• Singapore Institute of Technology• Singapore University of Technology and Design• University of Manchester (UK)• University of Southampton (UK)• University of Sheffield (UK)• University of New South Wales (Australia)• Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
You can also apply for non-engineering degree courses. The Minor in Business Management will give you a head-start when applying for such courses. Here are more details on the degree options and advanced standing at the universities - locally and overseas.
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-CTo be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
*Candidates with English as a second language must have attained a minimum grade of 6.
Candidates with severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course. Those with colour vision deficiency may be considered, subject to an in-house test.
YEAR 1 MODULES
YEAR 2 MODULES
YEAR 3 MODULES
This module provides students with an understanding of the various aspects of electrical contracting and management procedures. Upon completion of this module, they will be able to prepare competitive bids for submission of tenders for projects pertaining to electrical services. They will also be able to apply the knowledge gained in project/contract management. Topics covered include contract arrangements and condition of contracts, cost planning, tendering procedures, specification writing, interim certificates and payments, completion and final payment, as well as variations and their valuation.
This module takes students through the design process of photovoltaic (PV) system and operation, identifying appropriate PV applications in power systems and undertaking simple PV system design. Topics include concept of PV stand-alone and on-grid systems, sizing of cables and batteries, lightning protection, power protection and power quality issues.
In this module, students will gain a basic knowledge of high voltage and low voltage distribution systems, related equipment and protection devices. Topics include fault calculation, principles of operation of switching devices, switchboards, transformers and cables, and the economical aspects of power distribution systems. Laboratory sessions include the testing of protection devices, operation of electrical equipment, and familiarisation with the safety requirements and precautions to be taken in the operation and maintenance of electrical apparatus.
This module provides students with fundamental knowledge on the operation principles and behaviour of solar cells and modules including spectral response, effect of temperature and cell efficiency. Students learn about PV cells interconnection, module fabrication and circuit design. This module also provides hands-on training for students in the NP cleanroom as well as the opportunity to learn how to fabricate solar cells in the laboratory.
In this module, students will learn how to design a basic electronic system in the control of electrical equipment and drive systems. The practical considerations will be emphasised through design examples and case studies. The topics covered include the selection of a wide range of electronic devices such as passive and active discrete devices, and op amps for specific applications and the interpretation of manufacturers' datasheets. There will be hands-on laboratory work and the introduction of software design aids to carry out the electronic design tasks.
This module allows students to learn about media data communication, analogue and digital transmission systems that include AM, FM, cable TV, satellite TV, DAB, and DVB. For data communication, students will gain an understanding of the base-band concept, data encoder and decoder, error detection and correction, routing information, reconstruction and lock synchronisation. For wireless systems, students will study system configurations, transmitters and receivers, error performance, path loss, signal processing, bandwidth, data rate, relative complexity, advantages and disadvantages, and transmission standards.
This first-year module helps to give students a foundational introduction to their three-year diploma course curriculum and how it prepares them for industry. It will help them to embark on their three-year course with the end in mind, through guided reflection of their personal characteristics, and producing an overall game plan for their future education and career goals. The module aims to deepen students’ commitment to the sector that the course prepares them for.
The module prepares students to write effective cover letters and resumes. Preparation and enhancement of portfolio to meet professional standard as well as development of presentation skills, and improvement of job-seeking techniques will also be covered in the module.
The Diploma Plus Programme (DPP) is designed to provide students with proficiency in a selected domain area, either to broaden or deepen a student’s knowledge/skills in his/her main discipline of study, or to equip a student with additional professional knowledge that would better prepare him/her for further study or increase their employability. Students can select elective modules from a wide range of clusters to obtain their Diploma Plus Certificate. DPP is optional and it will not affect the graduating requirement for the award of a diploma.Students can choose the DPP clusters from the list below. The offer of a DPP cluster is subject to the condition that the minimum class size is met and based on available vacancies.
Mr Tng Chee Chin Electrical Engineering Division Blk 23, Level 5 Tel: 6460 6091 Fax : 6467 6504 Email: [email protected]
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