Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace)

The course aims to produce competent and conscientious aerospace professionals who will be able to meet the demands of the industry, and have the ability to acquire and/or upgrade knowledge and skills relevant to their profession.

Target Participants
The intended target is non-diploma working professionals from the aerospace industries as well as non-aerospace industries who are interested to upgrade their skills in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector.

 Course Information

Course Date:

14 October 2019

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 2.5 years

This course consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC)

Course Frequency:

3 times a week, 7pm to 10pm on weekdays.

Application Period:

29 April 2019 - 14 July 2019

CAAS Basic Knowledge Examinations:

Students, upon completion of the subject Aviation Legislation and Human Factors, can take the CAAS basic knowledge examinations in M09 Human Factors, and M10 Aviation Legislation, which are two of the modules necessary for the qualification of aircraft maintenance licence in Category A, B1 and B2.

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Modular Certificate

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 


SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents


Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above


Singapore Citizens aged below 40


Singapore Permanent Residents


Others & Repeat Students


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(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)
1Please refer to www.workfare.sg for more information on WTS
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per MC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

 Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course can ride on the growth of the global aerospace industry and the opening of Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park for growing demand for skilled professionals such as Aerospace Technologists. Upon completion of their training in this course, graduates can expect to be involved in job areas in maintenance, repair and overhaul of airframe and engine, quality inspector, facilitator, planner, engineering assistant, etc. After gaining vital work experiences in this highly regulated aviation industry, some graduates can expect to attain supervisory role or work as technical field representative for an OEM.

 I am indeed happy that I was recently promoted from a Senior Technician to an Engineering Supervisor after completing the Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace) in TP. Moving forward, I wish to pursue a degree programme in aerospace engineering so that I can continue to upgrade myself and be a skilled professional in the aerospace industry.
—  David, Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace)


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Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)

What You Will Learn

Modular Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance

The growing local aircraft industry requires aircraft maintenance personnel who are professionally trained. The Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance provides students with the necessary technical, mechanical and academic knowledge required to complement their working experience in aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and other aviation related fields.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject covers safety practices on aircraft, hangar and workshop facilities, basic tools usage, and interpretation of engineering drawings as well as aviation hardware technology. Students will also be introduced to the fundamental maintenance procedures like disassembly, inspection, repair and assembly techniques as well as processes like riveting, pipes and hoses fabrication and assembly, control cables installation.


This subject equips students with the knowledge of the materials and hardware used in the construction, maintenance and repair of aircraft. The content on aircraft materials covers the characteristics, properties and identification of ferrous, non-ferrous metals and alloys such as aluminium, steel and titanium as well as non-metallic composites. The subject also covers corrosion recognition, prevention and control while the content on hardware includes fastening and locking devices, piping and transmission hardware and flexible control cables.


The aim of this subject is to introduce students to three-dimensional models and preparing two-dimensional drawings, using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. General methods of dimensioning according to international and local standards will also be introduced.

Modular Certificate in Aviation Management & Safety

The certificate provides students with a broad understanding of aviation human factors, aviation legislation, project management skills and lean processes. Students will be given opportunities to embark on mini-projects to enhance their understanding of the subject knowledge.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

The subject provides basic knowledge and understanding of aviation legislation and human factors for technicians and engineers working in Singapore aviation industry. It is also very relevant for students studying for their Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore SAR-66 equivalent modules for their aircraft maintenance licenses. Knowledge of this subject has a significant impact on the safety standards and responsibilities expected of the personnel working in the aviation industry and holders of aircraft maintenance licenses.


This subject introduces the important aspects of planning various activities of a project, allocating necessary resources, project costing, and implementing and controlling the progress of a project till completion. A standard Project Management software package will be used in the subject to enhance students’ learning.


This subject introduces the principles of lean tools and techniques to eliminate waste, manage inventory and improve product flow in a manufacturing organisation. Key concepts such as 6S, just-in-time (JIT), and process management prepare students to work effectively in a manufacturing environment.

Modular Certificate in Aircraft Propulsion

After completing this certificate Modular, students will gain fundamental knowledge in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and the different constructions and working principles of aircraft gas turbine engines.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject covers basic concepts of thermodynamics, properties of common substances such as water, air and general working fluids, the first law of thermodynamics and its application to both closed and open systems. Topics include the first law of thermodynamics, properties of liquids and vapours, non-flow processes with steam, steady flow processes with steam, properties of perfect gases, and non-flow processes with perfect gases, second law of thermodynamics and application to heat engines.


This subject provides students with fundamental knowledge in applied mechanics of fluids under incompressible viscous flow condition. It covers fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid in motion, governing equations, dimensional analysis, viscous flow through duct, minor losses, multiple-pipe system, drag and lift, and compressible flow.


This subject covers basic technical knowledge of aircraft gas turbine engines. Topics include operating principles of gas turbine engines and its’ essential systems (such as fuel system and lubrication system), types of gas turbine engines and effects of atmospheric variations (temperature, density, pressure altitude) on gas turbine engine.

Modular Certificate in Aircraft Structures

This certificate is designed to equip students with basic knowledge in deriving the aircraft structures. The subjects are infused with fundamental concepts of simple statics, methodology in designing members, airframe structures, their construction methods, principles of aerodynamics and flight controls.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

The aim of this subject is to equip students with the basic knowledge of statics and methodology for designing members subjected to various loading conditions.


This subject focuses on the fundamentals of aerodynamics and the principles of flight and control. Topics covered include physics of the atmosphere, aerodynamics, theory of flight, as well as flight stability and dynamics. Students are also provided with a general understanding of the concepts governing high speed flight.


Safe and efficient structures play an important role in aircraft operational safety. This subject emphasizes pertinent aspects of airframe construction, and aims to equip students with the relevant structural knowledge for the maintenance and repair of aircraft. The subject will cover the structural and functional aspects of the airframe, including basic aircraft structural loads, detailed description of individual airframe components, their method of construction, usage of aircraft structural manuals, assembly techniques such as riveting, bolting and common methods of surface protection against corrosion. The subject also introduces composite materials and repair for modern aircraft.

Modular Certificate in Avionics Fundamentals

The subjects covered in this certification provide fundamental knowledge in electrical, instruments and computers that control flight and engine that is relevant to aerospace avionic systems.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject provides the students with broad-based knowledge in electrical theories so that they will have a good grasp of the fundamentals of electricity. Topics covered include electron theory, voltage and current sources, different circuit concepts, components, devices and also electrical machines.


This subject provides the students with the broad-based knowledge in the electronics theory and fundamentals of semiconductors, logic circuits, fibre optics, electronic displays, electronic sensitive devices, and electromagnetic environment and aircraft digital data buses.


This subject introduces students to the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging and maintaining the source code of typical computer programs that are used in modern avionic systems. A brief introduction to software management control process required for airworthiness of avionic systems will be covered. At the end of this course students are equipped with fundamental programming knowledge and software design technique to solve problems.

Modes of Assessment


Term tests

Written examinations

Students should bring their own laptop/notebook for the course. We practice a Bring Your Own Device system at the School of Engineering.

Minimum Entry Requirements

‘O’ Levels
  • At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes in the following subjects:
    • English Language (EL1 or EL2) Grade 1 – 7
    • Any mathematics subject Grade 1 – 6
    • Any science subject Grade 1 – 6
  • and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Higher Nitec
  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience OR
  • GPA ≥2.0 and
  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services

  • Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with at least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Nitec in Technology/Services

  •  Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA ≥2.0 with at least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

WSQ Qualification

  • Relevant WSQ qualification or equivalent (By sector programme &/or level) with at least 1 year of relevant working experience AND WPLN at Level ≥ 6 for English and Mathematics.

Admission Based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

 Professional Certificate in Aerospace Engineering (PCAE) jointly awarded by Temasek Polytechnic and Lufthansa Technical Training Singapore (LTT) (passed with a minimum score of 50 per cent for all the seven modules namely, M03, M05, M06, M07, M08, M09 and M10 in the PCAE course) OR

 SAR-66 Category A Licence from CAAS with at least three years of working experience in the relevant aerospace industry  OR

 SAR-66 Category B Certification from CAAS (minimum 5 modules) with at least three years of working experience in the relevant aerospace industry.  

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Subject Exemption based on RPL*

Applicants who have been given admission and have obtained any of the following attainments and experiences:

 SAR-66 Category B Licence from CAAS with minimum five years of working experience in SAR-145 MRO companies

 SAR-66 Category A1 (Partial) Certification awarded by LTT (passed with a minimum score of 75 per cent for all the seven modules namely, M03, M05, M06, M07, M08, M09 and M10 in the PCAE course) will be granted exemptions in the following three subjects:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Practices
  • Aircraft Materials and Hardware
  • Aviation Legislation and Human Factors

Applicants who have been given admission and have obtained WSQ Higher Certificate in Aerospace in ANY of the following 6 sub-sector tracks offered by TP:

 Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)

 Aircraft Maintenance (Avionics)

 Component Repair & Overhaul (Mechanical)

 Component Repair & Overhaul (Avionics)

 Engine / Engine Component Repair & Overhaul

 Engine Build

will be granted exemption for the following subject: Aircraft Maintenance Practices

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Application Procedures & Enquiries

Submit on-line application via: https://cetoas.tp.edu.sg/Account/Logon

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
Tel: 6788 1212
Email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg
URL: http://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 1 November 2017