Picture an eco-car that has the best of all worlds – super sleek, and with an engine that’s quiet yet powerful and fuel-efficient. With the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (ME) to give you a head start into building such sleek technology, you’ll soon be winning on all fronts. One of the core disciplines of engineering, mechanical engineering is needed practically everywhere – from automotive and energy sectors to computer and biomedical industries.
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 an overseas internship in USA or a local internship with established organisations such as Shell and ST Kinetics.
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. The modules, taught by our
School of Business & Accountancy, include financial management, marketing and entrepreneurship. You will also get to work on a project with business application.
Study the systems of a car and learn how to design and build cars, including eco-cars and those used in motorsports.
Understand mechanical engineering principles in the study of the human body and work with hospitals to design and fabricate rehabilitation devices and systems for patients with different medical conditions.
Learn to conceptualise, design and develop an innovative product, pick up skills in sketching, rendering, modelling and prototype making, and gain a better appreciation of the aesthetics, ergonomics, product safety and business factors.
Be exposed to alternative and renewable energy sources and study how mechanical systems can be optimised to save energy.
With your solid foundation in engineering and your specialisation giving you sought-after skills, you will enjoy excellent job prospects in diverse industries. These include the marine, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, power generation, consumer products, logistics management and electronics industries as well as the chemical and precision engineering sectors.
The ME course is a broad-based course and caters to various SkillsFuture sectors: Aerospace, Precision Engineering and Offshore & Marine Engineering. You can enrol in
SkillsFuture Earn and Learn programmes, such as the Specialist Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering and
Specialist Diploma in Marine Production.
You will be well prepared for further studies at both
local and overseas universities. You may even be granted
advanced standing in related engineering courses at:
Here are more details on the degree options and advanced standing at the universities -
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-CTo be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also fulfil the aggregate computation
* 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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