Fancy building an eco-car that is super sleek and with an engine that’s quieter yet powerful and fuel-effcient? It’s not impossible, what with a course like the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (ME) to give you a kick-start!
One of the core disciplines of engineering, mechanical engineering is needed practically everywhere – from automotive and energy sectors to computer and biomedical industries. And a far cry from what some may think, modern-day mechanical engineering can be cool and high-tech! It uses innovative design and technologies to develop cutting-edge products and systems. Isn’t the eco-car an excellent example?
A highly versatile course, ME provides a broad-based education that enables you to excel in diverse career choices. Its strong emphasis on applied design thinking skills gives you an edge in creating innovative solutions for using clean energy, developing new materials and processes, and designing and manufacturing products that range from consumer products to medical devices.
In your first year, you will learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering with a focus on materials and applied design skills. It covers modules such as Composite Materials, Engineering Materials, Manufacturing Technology & Practice and Engineering Design Drafting.
In your second year, you will be introduced to core mechanical engineering modules such as Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Strength of Materials. You will continue to hone your skills in applied design through modules such as Engineering Design Thinking and Mechanical Design Practice.
In your final year, you will get to choose one of four specialisation options. You will round off your learning journey with a local or overseas internship with established organisations such as ST Kinetics, A*STAR and the University of South Australia. Or you can choose to work on a final-year project to design and develop a new product prototype with real-world application.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY & MOTORSPORTS
You will study the systems of a car and learn how to design and build a car for transportation purposes or for motorsports. You will also look at new developments in green vehicle design.
You will work with hospitals to design and fabricate rehabilitation devices and systems for patients with different medical conditions. You will also learn to apply mechanical engineering principles in the study of the human body.
You will learn to conceptualise, design and develop an innovative product. You will pick up skills in sketching, rendering, modelling and prototype making, and gain a better appreciation of the aesthetics, ergonomics, product safety and business factors.
ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY SYSTEMS
You will study alternative and renewable energy sources and how mechanical systems can be optimised to save energy. You will also work on an environmental and energy system project.
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.