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What You Will Learn

This certificate comprises of three courses that provides participants to comprehend the core manipulating and actuating systems of both electrical and mechanical drive systems. Gain practical insight on both the hardware and software aspects of unmanned systems.


Communication and Vision Systems

This module seeks to broaden students' abilities learned from automating simple industrial systems acquired at to more complex and advanced automation systems involving communication and vision technologies. This module will cover both wire and wireless communication technologies based on the various industry standards, e.g. LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, LAN Mesh, Mobile 3G/4G, CAN bus, DeviceNET, Profibus and Modbus. Through this module, students will also gain an appreciation of the practical applications of RFID technology, laser and computer vision used in real-world industrial systems.

Industrial Drive Systems

This module builds on the previous modules taught in Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Fundamentals and Certificate in Mechanics of Mechatronic Systems to equip students with knowledge of both electrical and mechanical drive system which are the core manipulating and actuating systems of all machines. Topics covered in electrical drives include single and three phase systems, power packs, transformers, motors, amplifiers and variable speed controllers, while topics cover in mechanical drives include gears, belts and pulleys, ball screws, linear guides, wire ropes, drum system and braking system. In addition, topics on engine, hydraulic system and mechanical structures will also be included.

Unmanned Systems

This module introduces the system architecture of unmanned systems. Students will gain practical insight on both the hardware and software aspects of unmanned systems. Topics on battery systems, navigation sensors, detection systems and navigation will be covered. Students will also review case studies of unmanned systems operating across land, aerial and underwater domains.

Course Information At A Glance
Course Date April 2018
Class Time
6:30pm to 10pm.
Application Period 15Dec 2017to14Jan2018
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Venue Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Assessment(s) Quizzes, Projects, Continuous Assessments and Final Examinations

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Quizzes, Projects, Continuous Assessments and Final Examination
Quizzes, Projects, Continuous Assessments and Final Examination
Quizzes, Projects, Continuous Assessments and Final Examination
Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualification are invited to apply for the course:

  • The following GCE 'O' Level grades and with at least 3 years of relevant work experience:
    • English Language (Grade 1-7)
    • Mathematics (Grade 1-6)
    • Science Subject (Grade 1-6)

  • NITEC with GPA >= 3.5 with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.

  • Higher NITEC with at least 1 year of relevant work experience.

  • NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >= 3.5 and with at least 2 years of relevant working experience AND successful completion of Bridging Programme offered by ITE.

  • Higher NITEC in Technology or Services with at least 1 year of relevant working experience AND successful completion of Bridging Programme offered by ITE.

  • Relevant WSQ Diploma qualifications (depending on sector, Programme & level - bridging course may be required) with at least 3 years of relevant working experience and WPLN (Level >= 6) may be accepted as ‘O’ Level equivalent English Language & Mathematics requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

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