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Diploma in

Engineering Science


Course Overview

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What You'll Learn

Year 1

  • Applied Mathematics 1

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module aims to provide students with the fundamental skills in applying mathematics to solve engineering problems. Topics are introduced to keep abreast of the application requirements in engineering modules. The emphasis in each topic is on applications and problem solving. Topics include exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, plane analytic geometry, complex numbers and applications, differentiation and applications, basic integration and applications. Materials on MOOC platform could be adapted in the module delivery.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    The 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 three-year 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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Year 2

Year 3

Career Options & Further Studies

Armed with an ES diploma, you will enjoy good career prospects in areas such as research & development, product design and development, and manufacturing and services.

Both NTU and NUS have accredited ES for a wide range of their degree programmes. In addition, SUTD offers course/module exemptions for ES graduates who have met the criteria in their Compact Courses. With your strong foundation as an ES graduate, you can also apply for a wide range of degree programmes offered by overseas universities. About 80% of our graduates were offered admission to various local and overseas universities.

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Entry Requirements



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

  • English Language

    1 - 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.

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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. Applicants with profound hearing deficiency, uncontrolled epilepsy and/or severe physical impairments may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations. Interested applicants with any of these conditions are advised to contact the School for more information.​


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Application Information

  • Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE

    5 to 12
  • Planned Intake (2022​)



Diploma in Engineering Science (N93)