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Diploma in

Mechanical Engineering

N41


 

Year 1

Year 2

  • Advanced Materials

    (3 Credit Units)

    The module aims to provide students with the knowledge of heat treatment, microstructure of alloys, composites materials and high performance materials. The module will teach student on analyzing materials based on engineering design and applications. It covers basic principle of the processing and characterization of materials in engineering.

  • Applied Thermofluids

    (4 Credit Units)

    Thermo-fluids is a module of science and engineering encompassing 2 intersecting fields namely Thermodynamics and Fluid mechanics. In relation to mechanical engineering, Thermodynamics is the science of converting energy involving heat to mechanical work and Fluid Mechanics is the study of physical forces in a system in the presence of fluid when at rest or in motion. Heat energy had to be transported by fluid in order to undergo various thermodynamic processes and becomes mechanical work eventually. The way fluid would flow ultimately dominates the entire thermal energy conversion process.

    This module extends the coverage of Thermofluids in year 1, which further the basic concepts and principles of Thermodynamics and Fluid mechanics concepts. Behaviour of fluids under different conditions like static, dynamic and under the influence of heat will be covered in further details. The most important 2nd law of Thermodynamics will be introduced. Subsequently, Basic Engineering cycles developed from the 2nd law including Steam power cycles and Gas power cycles will be discussed. Students will also be taught on the methods of Engine performance testing.

  • Industrial Automation

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module aims to equip students with the basic knowledge of automation technologies and their applications in the manufacturing and process industries. With the rise of new digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, students will also be introduced to smart sensors which have the ability to collect data that can be used for data analysis.

    Major topics include electro-pneumatics technology, programmable logic control and IO-Linked technology (for smart sensors). The essential hardware components used in automated systems, such as sensors, valves and actuators will be applied to the automated systems. Widely accepted industrial control programming language ladder and inline structured text will be covered, in conjunction with the learning of programming logic controllers and computer interfaces.

    Laboratory work involves hands-on circuit construction and implementation using these various technologies and techniques, which enhances students’ understanding of the practical aspects of circuit designs.

  • Integrated Real-world Project 3

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and understand its relevancy and applications. Students will work individually and in teams to undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking and computer-aid design (3D modification skills) 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.

  • 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. The module is supplemented with tutorial assignments, and case studies are included to reinforce basic understanding and concepts which can be applied in practical situations.

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module aims to supplement the students’ knowledge of Manufacturing Technology Theory and Practice which they had learned in the 1st.year. The module aims to equip students’ with the theoretical knowledge in some major manufacturing processes in Singapore and the necessary practical skills in CNC machining and programming for other follow-on modules. Workshop Practice, Hands-on Demonstration and Practical Assignments are designed to enhance students’ understanding of the subject and enable them to work confidently with CNC machines in students’ future career. Major topics cover the study CNC machining and programming and precision engineering.

  • Engineering System Design

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge and practice of the engineering design process, the applications of engineering principles and analysis in the design, sizing and selection of components such as electric motor, coupling, gears, bearing, chain drives, and fastener. This module will also introduce the basic concept of Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T) to the students. Case studies of existing machines and systems, guided tutorials, quizzes, assignments, and a practical project will be used to reinforce the theoretical aspects.

  • Integrated Real-world Project 4

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and understand its relevancy and applications. Students will work individually and in teams to undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking and computer-aid design (3D creation skills) 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.

  • Quality Systems & Analytics

    (3 Credit Units)

    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.

  • Strength of Materials

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module aims to provide students with the foundational knowledge of strength of materials with emphasis on applications and problem solving. It introduces to students the methods in the calculation of stresses and strains in various structural members such as beams, columns and shafts. Taking into account the material properties, students would then be able to apply the methods to predict the response of a structure under loading. Topics include simple stresses and strains, torsion in shaft, shear force and bending moment diagrams, stresses in beams, combined stresses and experimental stress analysis.

  • 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.

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Year 3

  • Applied Mechanics

    (4 Credit Units)

    This is a follow-on module from Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals. It will equip students with the necessary skills to analyse problems of rigid bodies at rest and in motion. Topics include trusses, friction, work energy method, power and efficiency and impulse momentum method. This knowledge plays an important role in many diverse engineering applications in the modern world, such as the design of cars, structures, airplanes, and various types of machines. Students will be guided to solve engineering problems using these mechanics principles.

  • Integrated Real-world Project 5

    (4 Credit Units)

    The module will equip students with project design, planning and implementation knowledge through projects assigned through the modules. Students will apply their knowledge to solve a real problem related to the marine industry. The module takes students through the entire project cycle. Students carry out project work in groups. Performance of the students is assessed on a continuous basis.

    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.

  • Mechanics of Machines & Materials

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module will provide students with the experience of solving engineering problems based on the principles and theories covered in the earlier Mechanics modules. Topics include velocity and acceleration diagrams, effects of the mass of members of mechanism, friction mechanisms and the effects of friction on screw threads and belt drives, balancing of shafts and its application to gears and pulleys, and the causes and control of machinery vibration.

  • 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.

  • 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
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  • 6-Month Internship (Local/Overseas)

    (20 Credit Units)

    The six-month internship will provide students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom to work situations, and demonstrate problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills in a work environment. The programme enables students to hone their ability to work independently and in teams, while they take on one or more practical projects under the supervision of industry practitioners. The objective is to develop a professional approach to work based on the relevant code of practice.


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  • Final Y​ear Project

    (20 Credit Units)

    In this module, students will work in teams to design and develop a product or system related to the final-year specialisation module. In the project, students learn to apply their knowledge and skills in creative problem solving, engineering and design, teamwork and project management. This module focuses on the identification of problem or need, research and design. Student are required to fabricate the prototype, assemble the parts, test and refine the prototype, and prepare the refined design and a project report. Students are also required to do a final presentation to a panel of examiners.


Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (N41)