Course Overview

It takes an amazing engineering crew working behind the scenes for an aircraft to take flight or even keep these large machines in tip-top condition. With Singapore being lauded as one of the most comprehensive aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hubs in Asia, you can be part of an exciting journey and work towards improving the future of aircraft.


With the Diploma in Aerospace Electronics as your runway to the industry, you will be equipped with fundamental and applied knowledge for aircraft electrical, communication, navigation and flight control systems. You will also learn about aerospace maintenance practices, aeronautical science, digital aircraft systems and more. In addition, learn to develop unmanned aerial vehicle prototypes such as drones using emerging technologies with our new “Unmanned Aircraft Operations” elective subject.


Beyond the classroom, our rigorous aerospace training programme includes practical modules where you will gain hands-on training with world-renowned aircraft maintenance training provider Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT). Also, if you aspire to become a pilot, you can take flying lessons as part of your Student Internship Programme in your final semester of study and obtain the coveted Private Pilot Licence (PPL).


You will get a Certificate of Recognition (SAR Part-147 Approved Basic Training Course)

upon completion of the required modules in this course too.


Pilot your way into the aviation industry with our Diploma in Aerospace Electronics today!


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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.


English Language (EL1)*


Mathematics (E or A)


Any one of the following subjects

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing/Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Electronics/Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry , Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
2024 Planned Intake
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE)
9 - 16

Note: Applicants should not be suffering from partial or complete colour vision deficiency, uncontrolled epilepsy, profound hearing loss or severe vision impairment.

* SPM / UEC holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the Bahasa Inggeris (English Language) subject.

Admissions Exercises

What You'll Learn

Begin your journey by building a firm foundation in basic engineering concepts through theory and hands-on learning opportunities. You will also gain knowledge on avionic systems and the intelligence of an aircraft, through authentic lessons.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
ESE1009 Artificial Intelligence in Engineering

This subject will cover the key concepts of Artificial intelligence (AI), Generative AI, and foundation models to prepare engineers for a future where AI applications will be pervasive. It will include considerations for the ethical and safe use of AI, as well as the impact of AI on engineering applications through real-world case studies. It will also cover essential AI techniques and Prompt Engineering skills, providing the foundation to leverage on AI for innovative solutions in engineering domains. The subject will provide skills practice for applications of AI for data augmentation, data analysis, prototyping and simulation, problem-solving and optimisation.

EAE1006 Avionic Systems

This subject gives a broad overview of aircraft avionics and architecture at the system level, and provides a context for follow-on training.  The subject introduces students to the key avionics deployed on-board an air transport aircraft, including the crew information systems, the safety and surveillance systems, the flight and engine control systems, the navigation systems as well as the communications and information systems.

The aim of this subject is to equip students with the knowledge to have a good appreciation of the integrated avionic systems onboard an aircraft.

EEE1001 Circuit Analysis

This subject provides a good foundation in DC and AC network analysis. You will learn the basic principles of electric circuitry and how to apply circuit theorems to analyse DC and AC networks.

ESE1006 Computer Programming for Problem Solving

This subject covers the process of decomposing a problem into a sequence of smaller abstractions. The abstractions are implemented in software in a structured top-down approach. Software implementation includes the process of designing, writing, testing, and debugging program code.

EEE1003 Digital Fundamentals 1

This subject provides basic knowledge of digital electronics and circuits. Topics include number systems, operations and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra and logic simplification, combinational logic, functional blocks, latches and flip-flops.

EEE1004 Digital Fundamentals 2

This subject builds upon the fundamentals of digital electronics acquired in Digital Fundamentals 1. It introduces the digital concepts of the various building blocks in a computer’s digital system. You will acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge of registers, counters, memory devices, and conversions between digital and analogue signals and integrated circuit technologies. Digital troubleshooting techniques are also explored in the laboratory work.

EEE1002 Electronic Devices & Circuits

This subject covers the theory and practical knowledge of electronic devices such as diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors and their applications. It also focuses on the fundamentals of operational amplifiers and their applications, and the rudiments of circuit troubleshooting and testing.

EMA1003 Engineering Mathematics 1

This subject introduces the concepts in algebra and trigonometry that are fundamental to an engineering course. Topics include expressions and equations, functions and graphs, trigonometry, complex numbers, matrices and vectors. These also constitute pre-requisite knowledge for a course in Calculus.

EMA1002 Engineering Mathematics 2

This subject introduces the basic concepts of calculus and statistical method to test a hypothesis. Basic concepts in calculus include limits, derivatives and integrals. Applications of the derivative and integrals in engineering will be discussed. Basic statistical method in hypothesis testing includes normal distribution, confidence interval of population mean and procedure to test hypothesis for a claim made about a population mean.

ESC1004 Engineering Physics

This subject covers a spectrum of fundamental physics laws and concepts applicable to the scope of engineering physics. It covers a few core areas including Mechanics, Energy, Thermal Physics, Electromagnetism, Waves & Optics and Materials. This subject provides a foundation for a further in depth study of the various engineering disciplines.


You will consolidate your foundation in engineering concepts by relating to actual applications in the aerospace industry. You will also acquire aircraft maintenance skills through the Lufthansa Technical Training course.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EAE3020 Aerospace Maintenance Practices

The subject provides fundamental knowledge and understanding of aircraft maintenance practices as well as materials and hardware for ab initio engineers studying for their Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR-66) basic knowledge examination paper for the subject module Materials and Hardware (M06) and Maintenance Practices (M07) leading to the aircraft maintenance licence for category B2 maintenance engineers.  This subject covers safety precautions, work practices in an aircraft maintenance environment, mechanical and electrical tools, generic aircraft systems and inspection techniques, ferrous, non-ferrous and composites materials, types of corrosion and their identification, bolts and rivets fastener, piping, control cables and also the electrical components of the aircraft systems.

EAE1002 Aircraft Electrical Fundamentals

This subject provides you with broad-based knowledge on electrical theories, components and devices. It also covers electrical machines. In addition, you will be equipped with the knowledge that is expected under the Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR-66) standard, so that you will be competent in getting your aircraft maintenance certification later on.

EAE2003 Aircraft Electronics & Servomechanisms

This subject provides the students with the broad-based knowledge in the theory and operation of semiconductor diodes, printed circuit boards, transistors, integrated circuits and feedback control systems.  Students are also trained to identify typical synchro issues encountered in servomechanisms. In addition, students will be equipped with the required knowledge in SAR-66 so that they can be competent to get certified in aircraft maintenance.

The aim of this subject is to equip students with the fundamentals in the study of semiconductor devices and servomechanisms in modern transport aircrafts as required by the Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR-66) M4 of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

ESE1008 Data Visualisation & Analytics

This subject covers the data analytics lifecycle, including gathering, cleaning, processing and visualising of data.  Exploratory data analysis methods, descriptive and predictive analytics, and the presentation of insights, will also be covered.

EMA2003 Engineering Mathematics 3

This subject introduces Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE). In particular, it focuses on the formulation of engineering problems into first and second order differential equations. Some techniques in solving ODE and the applications of ODE will be discussed, including the use of Laplace Transforms and the calculation of Fourier series.

EAE1004 Fundamentals of Aeronautical Science

This subject gives a broad overview of the basic concepts involved in aeronautical science. Beginning with units for different quantities, the subject covers mechanical forces, principles of moments, stress and strain, properties of solids, fluids and gases, simple harmonic motion, momentum and energy, gyroscopic principles, viscosity and compressibility, heat capacity and heat transfer, laws of thermodynamics, latent heat, principles of light, lenses and mirrors and fiber optics. Transverse and longitudinal waves, intensity and pitch of sound, vibrating strings and pipes are also included. The depth of coverage will adhere to the requirement of SAR-66(M2 - Physics).

The aims of this subject are to equip students with the knowledge and skills to:

  • carry out simple calculations on different aspects of aircraft systems
  • interpret the specifications on different aircraft subsystems
  • pass the M2 examination

You will entrench your knowledge in aerospace engineering, especially in the field of avionic systems. You will also intern in an aviation/aerospace company where you get the chance to put your knowledge into practice and gain work experience.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EAE3018 Aircraft Digital Systems

This subject gives a general knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of aircraft digital fundamentals.  It covers study in the area of electronic instrument systems, logic circuits, fibre optics, electronic displays, electronic sensitive devices, electromagnetic environment and digital aircraft systems as required by Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR-66) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

The aims of this subject are to equip students with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify the layout of electronic/digital aircraft systems in modern wide body transport aircraft.
  • Understand the digital fundamentals of aircraft electronic instrument systems as required by the SAR-66 Module 5 of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.
EAE2002 Aviation Legislation & Human Factors

The subject provides basic knowledge and understanding of aviation legislation and human factors for ab initio engineers studying for their Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR-66) aircraft maintenance licences. Knowledge of this subject has a significant impact on the safety standards expected of an aircraft maintenance engineer.

EAE3009 Basic Aerodynamics

This subject introduces the principles of aerodynamics and flight controls. It is designed to give a good balance between theoretical knowledge with applications using classroom lessons, wind tunnel and computational fluid dynamics experiments. The syllabus includes all topics in the Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR-66) Module M08 on Basic Aerodynamics”.

Cluster Elective Subjects

Students are to choose one of these elective clusters

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EMC2006 Internet of Things Project

This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills required for implementing the new paradigm in which things interact with things, people and the Internet or information systems. The subject provides knowledge, skills and design approaches in using embedded systems, sensors, actuators and appropriate data communication technologies such as sensor networks, edge and cloud computing to achieve such interaction. A systems engineering approach will be adopted, under which you will review key technologies from prior learning for the different levels of the IoT (Internet of Things) stack and figure out how these different levels could be integrated to form complete IoT systems.

ESC3013 Intelligent Automation

This subject will provide you with basic knowledge and hands-on digital transformation skills on rapid multi-experience application development and integration of users, tasks and systems towards enhancing productivity, human augmentation and automatic data-driven decision-making.   It will cover techniques on how to leverage on data from information systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices for agile response and productivity. This subject will enable you to automate data-driven decision making through integration of advanced analytics and learning models to applications.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EAE2004 Unmanned Aircraft Operations

This subject will introduce the flight theory and applications of unmanned aircraft along with the local regulatory requirements for its operations.  You will have opportunities to develop unmanned aerial vehicle prototypes using emerging technologies in embedded controllers, 3D printing and software application programming.

EAE3014 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 will prepare you to work effectively in a manufacturing environment.

Special Electives

Students can opt to take Special Electives when offered. These optional subjects aim to stretch the students' potential to enable them meet their aspirations.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EED3009 Special Project 1

The focus of this subject is on the application of students’ existing domain knowledge to develop a deliverable.  The subject will introduce new skills and knowledge specific to the project, as and when required.

EED3010 Special Project 2

This subject provides opportunities for students to apply the acquired knowledge and skills, along with their fundamental and in-depth knowledge from different subjects to designing, developing, and implementing a well-engineered project solution.

EED3011 Higher Engineering Skills 1

Higher Engineering Skills 1 and 2 aim to impart some special design and hands-on skills that allow you to acquire knowledge and skills that are not normally incorporated into a diploma programme. These Special Elective subjects will equip you with the skills and knowledge to participate in competitions and enable you to tackle real challenges.

EED3012 Higher Engineering Skills 2

Higher Engineering Skills 1 and 2 aim to impart some special design and hands-on skills that allow you to acquire knowledge and skills that are not normally incorporated into a diploma programme. These Special Elective subjects will equip you with the skills and knowledge to participate in competitions and enable you to tackle real challenges.

EMA3001 Higher Engineering Mathematics

The subject introduces mathematical concepts and techniques used in advanced engineering courses. You will learn topics in calculus such as limits and continuity, infinite series, improper integrals, multiple integrals, higher order differential equations, 2D and 3D analytic geometry, and partial differentiation.


You will also take this set of subjects that equips you with the crucial 21st-Century life skills you need to navigate the modern world as an agile, forward-thinking individual and team player.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
ESI3003 Student Internship Programme

This structured programme is designed to link your learning with the real work environment. You will be placed in organisation(s) with opportunities to apply the concepts and skills acquired in the course of your study. Besides reinforcing technical concepts and mastering of skills in areas that you have been trained, the practical training will enable you to build important skills such as problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and to cultivate good attitude and a strong work ethic.

ETX1001 Effective Communication

This subject introduces the fundamentals of effective communication. It also covers how to communicate with and convince an audience through writing and speaking tasks. The skills in this subject will include the application of strategies for communication, appropriate vocabulary, language features, visual aids, tone and style. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework will also be applied when planning and engaging in written and verbal communication.​ There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

ETX1002 Professional Communication

This subject covers professional communication skills for the workplace and employability skills in the areas of career preparation. It covers communication and interpersonal skills, including effective virtual communication etiquette, and conducting oneself professionally in the workplace. In addition, essential career preparation skills such as resume writing and interview skills, needed to seek and secure work would be included. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework would also be applied when engaging in written and verbal communication. There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

GTP1301 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject covers current issues, including diverse local and global concerns, that will impact lives and may have critical implications for Singapore. There will be opportunities to build competence through self-directed learning, communicate and collaborate in active discussions and objectively analyse issues using digital and information literacy skills and critical thinking scaffolds.

GTP1201 Career Readiness

This subject focuses on personal management skills. It develops an understanding of one’s career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It covers the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in the workplace and achieve professional goals. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning methods, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

GTP1202 Career Management

This subject focuses on career management skills. It covers the importance of workplace readiness skills to adapt and respond to the changing job market environment. Career ownership and continuous learning for lifelong employability will be emphasised. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

TGS1002 Global Studies

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare students for an overseas experience. They will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, they will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment. The subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

GTP1302 Guided Learning*

The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills. Students will enhance their problem solving and digital literacy skills through this subject.

INV1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  Learners will be taught to apply the Design Thinking framework to develop problem statements, ideate and identify feasible solutions. Learners will be exposed to several tools for prototyping. In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in learners through various innovation and entrepreneurship concepts or tools. This subject also prepares students to be self-directed lifelong learners who are digital and information literate. It nurtures communicative and collaborative citizens who can use objective analysis in problem-solving.


GTP1101 Leadership Fundamentals

This subject focuses on self-leadership based on the values of integrity, respect, and responsibility. Increasing awareness of self and others will lay the foundations for personal and relationship effectiveness. Consequential thinking, clear articulation of personal values and visions, emphatic listening, and collaboration in serving others are some of the essential skills covered in this leadership journey. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

GTP1102 Leadership in Action

This subject focuses on Service Learning as an experiential platform to apply the tenets of Self and Team Leadership. Service Learning will be the capstone project for this subject, which will require an analysis of the diverse needs of the community, collaboration with community partners and demonstration of learning, including key elements of empathy. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

This subject reinforces the fundamental knowledge learnt on health, fitness, exercise and sports. Hands-in time will be allocated for a greater variety of fitness exercises and sports skills in a recreation setting. In addition, theoretical knowledge such as sports safety and risk management when participating in physical activities will be introduced. Guidance will be provided for improvement of physical fitness, acquiring of sports skills and relating theoretical knowledge to the physical activities.

TGS1001 Sustainability & Climate Action*

This subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and future leaders who can contribute to the global community.  It introduces the topics of sustainability and explores how human societies can act to build a sustainable future. This subject focuses on the impact of climate change, potential solutions to climate change, and the future of the green economy from global and local perspectives.


* Students must choose to take either Sustainability & Climate Action or Guided Learning.

Graduation Requirements
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects
40 credit units
Diploma Core Subjects
89 credit units
Diploma Cluster Elective Subjects
min 6 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 135 credit units

Career Prospects

As more aircraft ply our skies, more passengers take to air travel, and more cargo is flown across the globe, the aerospace and aviation sectors in Singapore and the region which has been expanding exponentially, will continue to grow from strength to strength.

You will be highly sought after as:

Course Review

“An aerospace diploma from TP (a SAR-147 Approved Maintenance Training Organisation) gives me an advantage, as it is highly regarded and recognised in the industry.  The Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) module was also extremely beneficial as it gave me a lot of hands-on experience.“


Jasmine Tan (2017)
Licensed Aircraft Engineer
Jet Aviation (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd 

“This diploma has honed my knowledge and given me valuable skill-sets relevant to the aviation industry.  It gave me an edge when pursuing my degree in Aerospace Engineering at NTU, and it also opened the door for me to be a part of CAAS.”


Zachary Seah (2012)
Project Engineer
Civil Aviation Authority of S’pore (CAAS)

“My diploma equipped me with the relevant knowledge and fundamentals of flying through modules such as Aircraft Systems.  The study trip to Boeing where we had the simulator experience definitely encouraged me to chase my dream of flying, which has now turned it into reality.”


Athirah Rohaidi (2013)
First Officer (Pilot), Scoot

Course Fees

PET Course Fee


The table below shows the total subsidised fees (inclusive of GST) payable. 

(Aged below 40 in the year 2024) 



There are 2 semesters in each Academic YEAR (AY). The billing periods for AY 2024/2025 are:
Semester 1:  15 April 2024 – 13 October 2024 
Semester 2:  14 October 2024 – 20 April 2025

Fees are billed and payable by semester. They are usually payable in June for Semester 1 and December for Semester 2.


View course fees for other intakes, subsidies, grants, bursary and awards at the Fees & Financial matters section. 

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