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One of the most established electronic and computer engineering diplomas in Singapore
Widen your exposure with our strong links to industry as well as local and overseas universities
Choice of 2 Specialisation
- Computer Networks
- Robotics & Communication
Six-month internships with industry leaders and industry-sponsored projects at our technology centres
This module provides a foundation in electricity covering basic concepts of electrical circuits and the methods used to analyse them. The module emphasises the understanding of the basic electrical circuit laws (Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws) and network theorems, and their application to electrical network analysis. Topics covered include fundamentals of electricity, network theorems, capacitance, electromagnetic induction and inductance.
This module is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills in mathematics required to solve basic engineering problems. Topics are introduced in an order that is intended to keep abreast of the application requirements in engineering modules. The emphasis in each topic is on simple applications and problem solving. Topics include algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, plane analytic geometry, matrices and complex numbers. Throughout the module, there is appropriate use of a Computer Algebra System.
This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and further enhanced through relevant contextualization. Students will work in teams and undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects. Data analytics will be introduced using case-based approach and applied in the integrated real-world project.
Career & Professional Preparation 1 will be incorporated 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 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.
This module introduces students to the study of external forces in two dimensions and their effect on particles and rigid bodies that are at rest. Students learn the skills to analyse the forces acting on the bodies by drawing free-body diagrams and applying the conditions of equilibrium. Topics include forces and resultants, moments and couples, equilibrium and the concepts of plane friction. This module also aims to equip students with the skills to analyse problems of rigid bodies in motion. Only linear motion in two dimensions will be covered. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of linear motion.
This practice-oriented module equips students with basic knowledge and skills in computer programming using a suitable high-level language. The main topics include basic computer programming concepts and fundamental programming constructs such as sequences, selection and repetition.
English Language Express aims to give you a better grounding in the English Language and to strengthen the written and oral communications skills that you will need in your academic and professional careers. You will be engaged in writing, reading, listening and speaking activities that will develop your ability to speak and write grammatically, coherently and clearly. You will also hone your reading and listening comprehension skills.
This module provides students with basic knowledge of the fundamental principles in electric circuit analysis. The module extends DC network theorems to AC circuits which involve impedances such as capacitance and inductance. The module also includes analysis of simple AC series, parallel and series-parallel combination circuits, concept of AC power and understanding of power factor and its effect on electrical energy usage.
The aim of this module is to lay the foundations in analogue electronics. At the end of this module, students will acquire content knowledge and understanding on the basic concepts of analogue electronics and some applications. Key topics covered in this module include operating characteristics, working principles and applications of discrete electronic devices such as various types of diodes, MOSFETs and BJTs. Practical circuits will be used to enhance and strengthen the learners’ knowledge so that they will acquire the relevant competencies to move on to more specialized modules.
This module introduces the basic concepts of digital systems. It covers the basics of combinational and sequential logic circuits. Flip-flops and their application in counters and registers will also be discussed. This basic knowledge is essential for students to be able to understand, analyse, and design basic digital circuit system.
This module is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills in mathematics required to solve basic engineering problems. Topics are introduced in an order that is intended to keep abreast of the application requirements in engineering modules. The emphasis in each topic is on simple applications and problem solving. Throughout the module, there is appropriate use of a Computer Algebra System. Topics include trigonometry, differentiation and simple integration with applications.
This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and understand the relevance and application of the modules learnt. Students will work in teams and undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects at the higher levels.
This module will also imbue in students a sense of civic consciousness in the context of engineering and society. It serves to create awareness amongst students about the impact of engineering on society in general. In the process it introduces the application of cultural quotient (CQ) skills and mould students’ disposition to understand and collaborate across diverse cultures in real world settings.
This module reinforces the concepts learned in Digital Fundamentals through hands on with real digital circuitries. Key digital building blocks like frequency dividers, multiplexer, de-multiplexer and decoder will be introduced. Basic Integrated Circuit Technologies will also be covered. Students will learn to build and troubleshoot basic digital circuit system.
This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester, deepen the skills in the previous semester and apply to a real-world project. Students will work alone to acquire relevant new skills in CAD design and electronics prototyping and also in teams to undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects at the higher levels.
This module will also imbue in students a sense of civic consciousness in the context of engineering and safety. The module will also imbue in students’ a safety-oriented mindset and develop students’ workplace safety and health (WSH) competencies and raise their safety awareness of self and their surroundings.
This module covers the introduction to the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation knowledge and skills for network infrastructure. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
This module prepares students to apply quality system management techniques and principles in their future workplace. Topics include Quality Systems and Audits, quality tools and techniques including the application of statistical software for process control, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility, Hypothesis Testing, Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control, and Mistake Proofing to optimize and improve products and processes. Process Capability Analysis, Lean Manufacturing for waste elimination and Six Sigma initiatives for defect reduction will also be discussed.
This module covers the basics of Linux operating system, server and an overview of cloud computing. Concepts for Linux include the use of Linux commands to access and manage directories, files, setting of file security and access rights and basic servers’ implementation, such as DNS and DHCP in a network. For cloud computing, concepts include virtualisation as a foundation for cloud computing and issues related to implementation of cloud services. It also covers simple architecture, design, implementation, management and security of cloud services.
This module covers the fundamentals of analogue electronic circuit design and applications. The operating principles and design of commonly used analogue devices and operational amplifier circuits are taught in this module. The main topics include various types of amplifiers, comparators and filters. Applications in various practical circuits are also illustrated in this module.
This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester, deepen the skills in the previous semester and apply to a real-world project. Students will work alone to acquire relevant new skills in PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design, assembly, testing, trouble-shooting and reworking and also in teams to undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects at the higher levels.
The Career and Professional Preparation 2 will be incorporated to equip students with skills necessary to seek and secure work. They will also be equipped to communicate their personal brand in a positive way. As students sharpen their communication skills, they will also learn how to market themselves effectively.
This module aims to equip students with a basic foundation in microcontroller and Embedded System. Students will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge through meaningful practical exercises and lectures/tutorials. The knowledge and skills that the students acquire in this module will enable them to implement a microcontroller based system.
This module introduces object-oriented programming to students who already have a foundation in procedural programming. It covers the fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming with introduction to basic web and database applications.
This module describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this module, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with virtual LANs and interVLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
This module covers the fundamentals of analogue communication principles. Key topics covered in this module include components of a basic communication system, and factors that affect communication performance. The techniques of modulation and demodulation will be explained to allow students to understand and relate important concepts, including signal representation, performance measurements and system applications.
The aim of this module is for students to apply the knowledge learnt, their initiative and creative ability and practical skills to real-world engineering projects. These projects may take the form of an investigation or the development of engineering hardware, software or both. Students will work in teams to undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to communicate their results, concepts and ideas of the engineering projects they have undertaken and develop confidence in tackling projects at higher levels.
This module will also imbue in students a sense of civic consciousness in the context of engineering and sustainability. It will develop students’ competencies in sustainable development, raise their awareness of sustainability in the context of society and the environment, and appreciate the impact engineering solutions may have on the environment.
This module aims to equip students with a basic fundamental in the Internet of Things (IoT). Students will learn the system architecture of a typical IoT system with a good understanding of functionalities of its building blocks. They will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge through a series of practical exercises. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to implement a simple IoT system prototype with off-the-shelf equipment, platforms or services.
This module aims to provide students with hands-on training on basic mobile applications development using an open-source platform. Students will learn basic mobile app architecture and design concepts. They will also have a good understanding of the different building blocks in a mobile app.
This module describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks and on the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this module, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network, configure PPPoE, GRE, single-homed eBGP, extended IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs., SNMP and Cisco SPAN, QoS and the trends in networking including Cloud, virtualization, and SDN.
This module provides an introduction to the fundamental analysis of various mechanisms and electrical circuits within the context of robotics discipline. It also covers different types of sensors used in robotics applications. The operating principles of sensors (infrared light, ultrasonic sound and embedded vision) as well as the basic signal conditioning such as signal amplification and noise filtering.
6-month Internship is a module whereby students will be attached to sponsoring companies for a period of approximately 22 weeks. During their internships, they will undertake projects assigned by the companies or be involved in operations or maintenance-related work. Student internships may be undertaken locally or overseas.
In this module, students work full-time on their final-year projects for 20 weeks. Students will work on project titles ranging from system design and integration, research and development, computer applications and others. Students will also be given training in relevant technologies and skills at the beginning of the programme to build their knowledge. They learn and apply project management to enable them to complete their projects in time. They work closely with their supervisors on research, design, implementation, problem solving, testing, and analysis of results and modify the prototype to meet design requirements; and develop a good standard of technical skills in construction of systems or circuit boards and operating measuring instruments, equipment and tools. Project work cultivates a sense of positive work attitude, team spirit and co-operation among the students. They will also write the project reports; prepare for project presentations and project inspections.
Electronics is one of the world’s largest industries – that means you will enjoy many diverse and exciting career opportunities, such assistant equipment engineer, assistant facility engineer, assistant process engineer and embedded systems engineer. This diploma is recognised by leading universities both locally and abroad. You may be granted advanced standing or module exemptions when applying for related degree programmes at local universities and overseas universities such as Australia and the United Kingdom.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE O-Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type.
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.
Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.
During my six-month internship at Singtel, I had the opportunity to learn about Application Programming Interface (API) and how to deploy it. It was challenging but a very meaningful experience. I also participated in a challenge for interns, where I delivered a business presentation to the international business CEO.