Diploma in

Electrical Engineering

N43

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Develop your skills through real-world integrated projects which connect theories to exciting applications. Go on enhanced internships with leading organisations such as SP Group, ST Engineering and Keppel Corporation.

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Deepen your expertise with two specialisations: Clean Energy Management or Power Engineering.

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Enjoy good career prospects in the growing clean energy sector and a head start to practice licensed electrical work.

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Level 1.1 Common Curriculum for CEP and Non-CEP Pathways

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.

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.

Programming

This practice-oriented module equips students with basic knowledge and skills in computer programming using C language. The main topics include basic computer programming concepts, fundamentals of C programming including branching, loops, and functions.

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.

Level 1.2 Electrical & Electronic Track

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.

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 principles of digital systems. It covers combinational and sequential logics circuits, multiplexers/demultiplexers and decoders. Flip-flops and their application in counters and registers will also be discussed. This basic knowledge is essential for students to be able to analyse, troubleshoot and design basic digital circuit system.

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.

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.

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 (21 hours per week)
Engineering Mathematics 24
AC Circuits3
Analogue Electronics3
Digital Fundamentals3
Integrated Real-world Project 24
Communication Essentials3
Health & Wellness1​

Level 2.1

Electrical Machines

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.

Electric Circuit Analysis

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.

Microcontroller & System

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

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.

Integrated Real-world Project 3

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.

Level 2.2

Power Electronics

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.

Electrical Installation Design

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

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.

Project Management

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.

Integrated Real-world Project 4

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.

Course Curriculum (Year 2)

Module NameCredit Units
Level 2.1 (18 hours per week)
Electrical Machines4
Electric Circuit Analysis4
Microcontroller & System3
PLC & Automation3
Integrated Real-world Project 34
Level 2.2 (20 hours per week)
Power Electronics3
Electrical Installation Design4
Energy Management Systems4
Project Management3
Integrated Real-world Project 44
World Issues: A Singapore Perspective2

Level 3.1 Clean Energy Management option

Energy Studies & Audit

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.

Clean Energy Technologies

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

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.

Integrated Real-world Project 5

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.

Level 3.1 Power Engineering option

System Modelling & Control

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.

Smart Electricity System

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.

Power Systems Design & Operation

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.

Integrated Real-world Project 5

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.

Level 3.2

6-Month Local/Overseas Internship

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

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.

Course Curriculum (Year 3)

Module NameCredit Units
Level 3.1 (20 hours per week)
Common Module
Project ID: Connecting the Dots4
CLEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT OPTION
Energy Studies & Audit4
Clean Energy Technologies4
Design & Operation of Distributed Power Systems4
Integrated Real-world Project 54
POWER ENGINEERING OPTION
System Modelling & Control4
Smart Electricity System4
Power Systems Design & Operation4
Integrated Real-world Project 54
Level 3.2 (20 hours per week)
6-Month Local/Overseas Internship or Project Design & Development20
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Electrical Engineering (N43)

For Students with O-Levels

Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2019 JAE
11 to ​20


Planned Intake (2020​​)
125

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 hearing deficiency or 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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