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Diploma in

Mechanical Engineering

 

Versatile course with a broad-based curriculum gives you a strong foundation for your future career in a diverse range of sectors

Work on unique integrated real-world projects with a focus on computer-aided design and service-learning


Gain industry exposure through local or overseas internship with industry leaders



Get advanced standing when you further your studies in related courses at local or overseas universities


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Course Overview

Mechanical engineering touches virtually every aspect of modern life. Imagine an autonomous car powered by renewable energy and a robotic exoskeleton that can help seniors improve their range of motion. With the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (ME) to give you a head start into building such sleek technology, you’ll soon be winning on all fronts. One of the core disciplines of engineering, mechanical engineering is needed practically everywhere – from precision engineering, facilities and infrastructure, environment and energy, to the transportation sectors.

A highly versatile course, ME provides a broadbased education that enables you to excel in diverse career choices. Its strong emphasis on applied design thinking skills gives you an edge in creating innovative solutions for using clean energy, developing new materials and processes as well as designing and manufacturing products that range from consumer products to medical devices.

In your first year, you will learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering with a focus on materials and design skills. It covers modules such as Thermofluids, Materials & Manufacturing Technology and Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals. In your second year, you will deepen your understanding with modules such as Engineering System Design and Strength of Materials.

In your final year, you will get to work on a final-year project that involves the design and development of a new product prototype with real-world application. Or you can round off your learning journey with a local or overseas internship with established organisations such as ST Engineering and A*STAR.



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What You'll Learn

Year 1

Year 2

  • 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.

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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​. 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.


Career Options & Further Studies

With your solid foundation in engineering giving you sought-after skills, you will enjoy excellent job prospects in diverse industries. You can look forward to roles such as automation assistant engineer, automotive engineer and sales engineer. ME is a broad-based course and caters to various SkillsFuture sectors such as Aerospace, Precision Engineering and Offshore & Marine Engineering. You can also enroll in SkillsFuture Work-Study Diploma programmes such as the Specialist Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering and Specialist Diploma in Marine Production.

You will be well prepared for further studies at both local and overseas universities. You may even be granted advanced standing in related engineering courses such as Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.



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Entry Requirements

FOR STUDENTS WITH O-LEVEL EXAMINATION RESULTS

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-C

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 hearing deficiency or severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course.


FOR STUDENTS WITH OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.

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Application Information

  • Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2021 JAE

    12 to 22
  • Planned Intake (2021)

    120

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