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Course Overview

This 12-month part-time programme leading to the Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace) will equip you with relevant skill-sets and knowledge to take up important job roles that support airline operations, such as the maintenance and retrofitting of cabin interiors, including the maintenance, repair and overhaul of passenger seats, seat tracks, gallery & equipment, overhead compartments and upholstery, for both commercial aircraft and business jets. The course comprises 2 broad-based aircraft maintenance, aviation management and safety fundamentals Modular Certificates (MC).


Upon completing the 2 broad-based aircraft maintenance, aviation management and safety fundamentals Modular Certificates (MC) under this programme, participants will be able to understand:


  • the fundamental knowledge of aircraft materials and their best handling practices using common tools and equipment,
  • the correct aircraft maintenance practices and interpretation of blueprint and/or Aircraft Maintenance Manual to perform aircraft maintenance works,
  • the applied principles of human factors in aviation industry as well as current in force aviation legislation by the competent authority to ensure safety in aviation operations, OR
  • the fundamentals of project management and lean tools for work efficiency and productivity at workplace.



Academic Progression


Participants have the option to undertake the remaining 3 Modular Certificates (MCs) to obtain the part-time Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace). Please see Course Structure for more information.

Entry Requirements


Eligibility Criteria


Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation OR the Operationally Ready Date (ORD) for National Servicemen from the following full-time programmes.


The Sign-on Incentive is only applicable for Singapore Citizens.


Feeder Programmes NITEC or Higher NITEC in any relevant technical or engineering disciplines 
GPA Requirement 
  • GPA≥ 2.0 for NITEC graduates
  • No GPA requirement for Higher NITEC graduates

What You'll Learn

Participants are required to complete a total of 2 skills-based Modular Certificates (MCs). Each MC can be completed in 1 semester, i.e. 6 months. A certificate will be issued once the requirements for each MC are met. Participants must complete the course within 12 months.

Work-Study Certificate Programme
(12 months)

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.

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1 Aircraft Maintenance Practices

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.

2 Aircraft Materials and Hardware

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.

3 Computer-aided Design

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.

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1 Aviation Legislation and Human Factors

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.

2 Project Management

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.

3 Lean Processes

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.

3 more MCs to complete to obtain the Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace) (18 months)


Upon completing the programme, participants have the option to complete the remaining 3 MCs to obtain the part-time Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace):


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.

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1 Thermodynamics

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.

2 Fluid Mechanics

This subject provides students with a fundamental knowledge in applied mechanics of fluids under incompressible viscous flow condition. It covers fluid properties, fluid statics, fluids in motion, governing equations, flow over immersed bodies, dimensional analysis, energy losses due to friction, minor losses, fluid power circuits and system, flow measurements and aerospace applications.

3 Gas Turbine Engine

This subject equips students with basic working principles of aircraft gas turbine engine and its various sub-systems. Topics covered include thermodynamic cycles, thrust produced by the engine, types of gas turbine engines, engine inlets, compressors, combustion chambers, turbines, and engine starting system.

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.

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1 Static and Strength of Materials

This subject covers the fundamental knowledge of statics and strength of materials. Statics provides students with foundational knowledge in the study of loads on physical systems in static equilibrium. Strength of materials introduces the methodology for designing members subjected to various loading conditions.

2 Basic Aerodynamics

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.

3 Airframe Structures

This subject covers the structural and functional aspects of airframe structures, including basic aircraft structural design loads, detailed description of individual airframe components, their method of construction, assembly techniques such as riveting, bolting and common methods of surface protection against corrosion. The subject also covers 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.

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1 Electrical Fundamentals

This subject provides the students with broad-based knowledge in electrical theories. Topics covered include electron theory, voltage and current sources, different circuit concepts, components, devices and also electrical machines. Students are also provided with the basic analytical skills to solve electrical problems in DC and AC electrical circuits.

2 Electronic Fundamentals

This subject introduces and covers the basic electronics theory and fundamentals of semiconductors, servomechanisms, logic circuits, fibre optics, electronic displays, electronic sensitive devices and digital aircraft data buses. Students are also equipped with the basic analytical skills to identify control systems and troubleshoot synchros issues in servomechanisms.

3 Computer Programming

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.

Modes of Assessment


The subjects in this course are either examination or non-examination based, incorporating both formative and summative assessments. The assessment framework will include a range of coursework assignments, as well as mid-term test and end-of-semester examinations.

Career Opportunities

At the entry level, the job position is Aircraft Cabin Technician¹. Upon completing the programme, graduates can look forward to wage increment and role expansion in their workplace, subject to their work performance.


¹Job titles may vary across companies.

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

April & October


12 Months


Please submit the following documents during your submission. Kindly name the files according to the guidelines below. 


1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
3. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
4. NS Completion Certificate, if applicable (filename: NS Certificate-YourName.pdf)


Please note that relevant documents will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.


Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they do not wish to be employed by the company who contacted them.


Only applicants who are successfully hired and placed on the Work-Study Certificate programme by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the courses.

Course Fees

Course fees will be sponsored by company should candidates be placed under the Work-Study Certificate programme.

Fees Type MC in Aircraft Maintenance
(w GST) 
MC in Aviation Management & Safety
(w GST)

Singapore Citizens

Aged 40 and above (Individual or SME-sponsored) S$423.72 S$423.72
Aged below 40 S$616.32 S$616.32
SME-sponsored aged below 40 S$436.32 S$436.32
Repeat Students S$4,140.90 S$4,140.90
Non-Singapore Citizens
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,691.28 S$1,691.28
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) S$443.52 S$443.52
Repeat Students S$4,237.92 S$4,237.92

Course fees payable is based on per Modular Certificate.

Course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.

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Course Contact

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

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/wsp
  • 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 a course with low enrolment.