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Diploma in

Electrical Engineering

N43


 

Year 1

  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals

    (3 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Engineering Mathematics 1

    (4 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Integrated Real-world Project 1

    (4 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals

    (3 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Programming

    (3 Credit Units)

    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*

    (Credit Units - NA)

    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.

  • Innovation Made Possible^

    (3​ Credit Units)
* This module is only offered to students who are weaker in the English Language.

^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.


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  • AC Circuits

    (3 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Analogue Electronics

    (3 Credit Units)

    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

    (3 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Engineering Mathematics 2

    (4 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Integrated Real-world Project 2

    (4 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Communication Essentials^

    (3 Credit Units)
  • Health & Wellness^

    (1 Credit Unit)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
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Year 2

  • Electric Circuit Analysis

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module covers the analytical methods and techniques for analysing electrical systems, in particular three-phase electrical systems. Through the module, students will develop confidence to analyse and solve engineering problems in electrical systems.

  • Electrical Machines

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module covers the basic concepts and working principles behind common types of electrical machines such as motors, transformers and generators. The module also covers industrial applications of electrical machines and introduces the importance and various concepts of maintenance.

  • Integrated Real-world Project 3

    (4 Credit Units)

    Integrated Real-world Project module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and further enhanced through relevant contextualisation. Students will work in teams. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects.

    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.

  • Microcontroller & System

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module equips students with knowledge and practical skills to design and build microcontroller-based applications. The module covers the fundamental concepts of microcontrollers and the interfacing with external applications.

  • PLC & Automation

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module introduces students to PLC-based control systems where they will learn to design and build simple industrial control systems using relays and PLC programmes. The module also explores the concept of inter-connecting control systems to form networks.

  • Electrical Installation Design

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module equips students with practical skills to design electrical systems for residential, commercial and industrial installations according to statutory requirements. It covers estimation of load requirements and selection of protection devices, cables and circuit protective conductors.

  • Energy Management Systems

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module covers the working principles and energy management of common electrical and mechanical systems in commercial and industrial enterprises. Students learn how to define energy conservation measures and assess the economic benefits of such measures. They also learn about practical issues in energy management such as improvement in energy utilisation of power distribution system.

  • Integrated Real-world Project 4

    (4 Credit Units)

    Integrated Real-world Project module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and further enhanced through relevant contextualisation. Students will work in teams. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects

    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.

  • Project Management

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module provides students with an understanding of the various aspects of project management procedures. The module also equips students with various project management tools.

  • Power Electronics

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module provides students with a broad-based understanding of power semiconductor devices and their applications in power conversion circuits. The module also covers basic principles of control and conversion of electrical power for industrial applications and introduces motor drive systems such as variable speed drives.

  • World Issues: A Singapore Perspective^

    (2 Credit Units)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
Click Here >

Year 3

  • COMMON MODULES



    Integrated Real-world Project 5

    (4 Credit Units)

    Integrated Real-world Project module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and further enhanced through relevant contextualisation. Students will work in teams. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects.

    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.

  • Project ID: Connecting the Dots^

    (4 Credit Units)
  • ^​ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

    For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
    Click Here >

  • CLEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION OPTION



    Clean Energy Technologies

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module provides a hands-on experiential approach for students explore and learn about the fundamental characteristics of clean energy technologies such wind, solar and fuel cell systems. Topics include the principles of operation and energy conversion processes of solar, chemical and wind power sources with special emphasis on PV systems.

  • Design & Operation of Distributed Power Systems

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module takes students through the design process of photovoltaic (PV) system and operation, identifying appropriate PV applications in power systems and undertaking simple PV system design. It also introduces the concept of distributed power generation and distribution of electricity and the challenges faced. Students will learn about power flow and fault studies pertaining to distributed power generation and network protection required due to the integration of photovoltaic and wind-turbine grid connected systems into the power grid.

  • Energy Studies & Audit

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module introduces students to the energy audit process and measurement techniques. Students learn to use energy measuring equipment and building modelling and simulation software tools to conduct an energy audit. Utility data analysis, building information management (BIM), energy performance profiling, building energy modelling and simulation, development of benchmarking system, environment management standards ISO 14000, and financial analysis for predicted savings will be covered.


  • POWER ENGINEERING SPECIALISATION OPTION



    Power Systems Design & Operation

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module covers the technical skills and knowledge to perform basic design, installation, testing, operation and maintenance of electrical power systems including grid, PV and rail power systems. The module also introduces the sound engineering practices and the relevant regulations and code of practices explored.

  • Smart Electricity System

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module introduces students to smart grid technologies which are transforming the electricity landscape to a de-centralised, sustainable and more consumer-interactive model. In this module, the basic concepts of distributed generation, demand management and energy storage will be explored


  • System Modelling & Control

    (4 Credit Units)

    The module focuses on modelling the dynamics and servo systems, analysis of system responses and shaping the dynamic response through closed-loop control. Students will learn the principles of systems modelling, simulation, analysis and control, and the application of these principles in systems analysis and synthesis. Major topics include modelling single discipline and mixed systems, Laplace transform, s-plane, standard forms, time-domain specifications, effects of control actions on system performance, and frequency response analysis.

  • 6-Month Internship (Local/Overseas)

    (20 Credit Units)

    Students have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom in a real-life environment via on-the-job training. This programme allows students to hone skills in the areas of problem-solving, interpersonal communications, project planning and implementation, industrial liaisons and character building. Participating companies will have the opportunity to assess prospective employees and secure the services of these students in advance.


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  • Project Design & Development

    (20 Credit Units)

    Students will work full-time on a group project and have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of topics related to system design and integration, research and development, computer applications or other engineering areas. Students are required to carry out research, design, implementation, testing and troubleshooting processes from a prototype to a final product or system under supervision. Students will also learn to apply project management and scheduling skills to enable them to complete their project in time. They will be required to document their project development process and present their projects at regular intervals.


Diploma in Electrical Engineering (N43)