Diploma in

Electronic & Computer Engineering

N44

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Level 1.1

Programming

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.

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals

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.

Integrated Real-world Project 1

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.

Engineering Mathematics 1

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.

Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals

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.

Innovation Made Possible (IS Module)

This module aims to help students discover and hone their innate ability to think creatively and come up with innovations to tackle problems close to their hearts. Underpinned by the Design Thinking framework, students will be sensitized to the process of user-centric problem solving. They will be introduced to concepts such as empathy, problem-definition, ideation, prototyping and testing through a practical approach featuring engaging out-of classroom activities, just-in-time master-classes and a hands-on, “learning by doing” delivery format. Ultimately, the module will help students recognize that innovation is attainable and fun and develop creative confidence to explore new ideas in their studies and beyond.

Level 1.2

Analogue Electronics

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.

Digital Fundamentals

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.

AC Circuits

The aim of the module is to provide first year students with a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles in electric circuit analysis. The module first explores DC network theorems such as Kirchhoff’s Laws, Thevenin’s Theorem and Principle of Superposition. Application of the theorems are then extended 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.

Integrated Real-world Project 2

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.

Engineering Mathematics 2

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.

Sports and Wellness (IS Module)

This module helps you to learn a sport as a recreational activity to keep you fit and healthy. Team-building and collaboration skills are developed as you network with other students. There is a total of 19 sports electives to choose from: Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance Movement, Dancesport, Flag Football, Hip Hop, Life Saving / Swimming, Netball, Orienteering, Street Soccer, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Volleyball, Wellness Programme and Yoga. Outstanding students are awarded a Pass with Merit.

Communication Essentials (IS Module)

This module aims to develop written and spoken communicative competence in students by exposing them to a range of contemporary issues. Through researching on and discussing different topics from different disciplinary perspectives, students acquire lexis and syntax through critical reading and writing while developing awareness of self in society. The integration of critical thinking and analysis will enable students to articulate their thoughts and perspectives through oral presentations and written texts. The module will also develop an awareness of cultural intelligence with global viewpoints.

Course Curriculum (Year 1)

Module NameCredit Units
Level 1.1 (20 hours per week)
Engineering Mathematics 14
Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals3
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals3
Programming3
Integrated Real-world Project 14
Innovation Made Possible3
Level 1.2 (22 hours per week)
Engineering Mathematics 24
AC Circuits3
Analogue Electronics3
Digital Fundamentals3
Integrated Real-world Project 24
Sports & Wellness2
Communication Essentials3

Level 2.1

COMMON MODULES:

Applied Digital Electronics

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.

Integrated Real-world Project 3

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.

Network Fundamentals

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.

Quality Systems & Analytics

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.

COMPUTER NETWORKS OPTION

Servers & Cloud Fundamentals

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.

ROBOTICS & COMMUNICATION OPTION

Applied Analogue Electronics

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.

Level 2.2

COMMON MODULES:

Integrated Real-world Project 4

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.

Microcontroller & Interfacing

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.

Object-oriented Programming

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.

World Issues: A Singapore Perspective (IS Module)

This module takes a global approach to significant current and historical events. The aim is to enhance students' understanding of such events and issues in the context of Singapore, as well as challenge students to think critically about choices and decision-making vis-à-vis the nation state.

COMPUTER NETWORKS OPTION

Routing & Switching

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.

ROBOTICS & COMMUNICATION OPTION

Communication Systems

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.

Course Curriculum (Year 2)

Module NameCredit Units
Level 2.1 (18 hours per week)
Common Modules
Applied Digital Electronics3
Integrated Real-world Project 34
Network Fundamentals4
Quality Systems & Analytics3
COMPUTER NETWORKS OPTION
Servers & Cloud Fundamentals4
ROBOTICS & COMMUNICATION OPTION
Applied Analogue Electronics4
Level 2.2 (20 hours per week)
Common Modules
Integrated Real-world Project 44
Microcontroller & Interfacing5
Object Oriented Programming5
World Issues: A Singapore Perspective2
COMPUTER NETWORKS OPTION
Routing & Switching4
ROBOTICS & COMMUNICATION OPTION
Communication Systems4

Level 3.1 & 3.2

COMMON MODULES:

Integrated Real-world Project 5

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.

Internet of Things

This module aims to equip students with a basic knowledge about Internet of Things (IoT). Students will learn the system architecture of a typical IoT system with a good understanding on functionalities of its building blocks. They will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge through practical exercises and lectures/tutorials. Upon completion of the module, students are equipped with knowledge and skills to design and implement a simple IoT system prototype with off-the-shelf equipment/platforms/services.

Mobile Application Programming

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.

6-month Internship (Local/Overseas)

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.

Final-year Project

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.

Project ID: Connecting the Dots (IS Module)

This module aims to prepare students for an increasingly globalized and interconnected world where problems are multi-faceted and require interdisciplinary research and collaboration to solve. Using a project-based learning approach, students will have the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team to investigate and propose comprehensive recommendations for a pressing real-world problem affecting Singapore. They will be guided to step out of their disciplinary silos and effectively communicate and collaborate with peers from different backgrounds. Ultimately, the module seeks to develop independent learning skills and the ability to synthesize diverse strands of knowledge to solve a complex problem, while impressing on students the importance of being a responsible global citizen.

COMPUTER NETWORKS OPTION

Scaling & Connecting Networks

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.

ROBOTICS & COMMUNICATION OPTION

Embedded Robotics

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.

Course Curriculum (Year 3): INTERNSHIP

Module NameCredit Units
Level 3.1 (20 hours per week)
Common Modules
Internet of Things4
Integrated Real-world Project4
Mobile Application Programming4
Project ID: Connecting the Dots4
COMPUTER NETWORKS OPTION
Scaling & Connecting Networks4
ROBOTICS & COMMUNICATION OPTION
Embedded Robotics4
Level 3.2 (20 hours per week)
6-Month Internship (Local/Overseas) or 6-month Final-year Project20
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Electronic & Computer Engineering (N44)

For Students with O-Levels

Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2019 JAE
6 to ​16


Planned Intake (2019​)
150

Entry Requirements

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-C

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE O-Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • SubjectO-LEVEL GRADE
  • English Language1 - 7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)1 - 6
  • Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component)
    or Biotechnology
    or Computing/Computer Studies
    or Design & Technology
    or Electronics/​Fundamentals of Electronics
    or Engineering Science
    or Physical Science
    1 - 6

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type listed here.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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