Fancy building an eco-car that is super sleek and with an engine that’s quieter yet powerful and fuel-efficient? 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, 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 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, and work on a final-year project that involves the design and development of a new product prototype with real-world application. Or you can round off your learning journey with a local or overseas internship with established organisations such as ST Kinetics and A*STAR.
Minor in Business ManagementThis 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.
Specialisation optionsAutomotive Technology & MotorsportsYou will study the systems of a car and learn how to design and build a car for transportation purposes or motorsports. You will also look at new developments in green vehicle design.Biomedical ApplicationsYou 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.
Design Innovation 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.
As this diploma is highly recognised, you may be granted direct admission into the second year of engineering courses in local universities. Most foreign universities also grant our graduates advanced standing. Some examples are:
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.
Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component)or Biotechnologyor Computer Studiesor Design & Technologyor Fundamentals of Electronics
You must also fulfil the aggregate computation equirements.* Candidates with English as a second language must have attained a minimum grade of 6.
Candidates with hearing deficiency or severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course.
YEAR 1 MODULES
YEAR 2 MODULES
YEAR 3 MODULES
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.
You can opt to take the Diploma Plus Programme (DPP) - Certificate in Advanced Engineering Mathematics (CAEM). It aims to strengthen your mathematical foundation and better prepares you for university studies.
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 range listed below. The offer of a DPP cluster is subject to the condition that the minimum class size is met and based on available vacancies.
This cluster is specially designed to strengthen anddeepen the technical knowledge and skills of students in applying design software skill to solve challenging engineering design problems. Talented students will be invited to join the programme. The programme will equip students with strong engineering problem solving skills and prepare them to participate in World Skill Singapore (WSS) Competition and related events.
Fundamental Mechanical CADThis module is a practice-oriented module designed to give students strong fundamentals in using AutoDesk Inventor as Computer Aided Design tool in solving engineering design problems. This module covers sketching, 3-D solid modelling concepts and techniques.
Advanced Mechanical CAD This is a practice-oriented module designed to equip students with strong advanced software skills in modelling and solving engineering design problems. This module covers advanced CAD commands and engineering design principles. Topics include geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly techniques and animation.
Mechanical CAD ProjectThis module is a project-based module designed to hone students’ knowledge and skill in solving complex engineering design problems. This module covers advanced engineering design concepts and assembly modelling techniques on a wide range of case studies and design projects.
This cluster equips students with knowledge and understanding of workplace hazards as well as control measures for minimising, preventing and managing safety and health risks in workplaces of diverse industrial sectors. The programme develops their capabilities in managing Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) issues related to engineering practices, and prepares them for a career as industrial safety coordinators or officers.
Workplace SafetyThis module equips students with the fundamental knowledge of workplace safety. Topics include spotting workplace hazards and various techniques used to control these hazards and minimise risk. In addition, students will learn the various methods that are deployed in the industry to ensure compliance with MOM legal requirements.
Workplace HealthThis module equips students with knowledge in occupational health. Topics include identification of workplace health hazards and their prevention, implications of industrial noise, chemical hazards, lighting, thermal environment, radiation, confined space, general ventilation, occupational diseases and occupational health management.
Workplace Safety Management & Risk ControlThis module introduces students to workplace safety management and risk control. Topics include managing WSH hazards and control measures, risk analysis, WSH policy, behavioural safety programmes, WSH legal issues and Work Injury Compensation Act, WSH incident investigation, WSH performance analysis and safety audit, safety education, training and communication.
This cluster is designed for engineering students who wish to strengthen their mathematical foundation for university studies. The syllabus is based on the ‘A’ Level H2 Pure Mathematics syllabus. In consultation with NUS, NP graduates who have successfully completed the revised CAEM will be granted exemption from the NUS’ MA1301 Proficiency Test.
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1Students will learn topics such as functions and graphs, sequence and series and vectors.
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2Students will learn topics such as trigonometry, plane analytic geometry, complex numbers and matrices.
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 3Students will learn topics such as differentiation and applications, integration and applications, differential equations, sequences and series (e.g. Power series, Taylor series, Fourier series).
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