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Course Overview

This course 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. It 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.



Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate their understanding of the general properties of metals and their alloys that are commonly used in aircraft construction.
  • identify the various types of corrosion, causes and its preventive control.
  • be equipped with the knowledge of common aircraft fasteners and general hardware used in fluid and power transmission.

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

  1. Introduction to Materials
  2. Aircraft Materials - Ferrous
  3. Aircraft Materials - Non Ferrous
  4. Aircraft Materials - Composite and Non-metallic
  5. Corrosion and Preventive Control
  6. Aircraft Fasteners - Bolts, Studs, Screws and Locking Devices
  7. Aircraft Rivets and Special Fasteners
  8. Pipes & Hoses
  9. Transmissions - Springs, Bearings & Gears
  10. Control Cables and Accessories



Modes of Assessment


Continual Assessment 60 %

Semestral Examination 40%





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace).

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed


7.00pm - 10.00pm


1-2 times a week

Course Fees

Fee Type Course Fees
(w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$112.92
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above

Singapore Citizens aged below 40

Singapore Permanent Residents S$1097.82
Others & Repeat Students S$1097.82

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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