Course Overview

Have you always been fascinated with the world of aircraft? Whether it's appreciating the complexity of a plane's engine or researching how heavy aircraft can soar above the clouds, turn your fascination into passion with our Diploma in Aerospace Engineering!


In this course, you will gain a strong foundation specialising in aerodynamics, aircraft engines, as well as aircraft structures and systems. Your learning journey includes a six-month practical training in our Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) Centre, opportunities for overseas study trips in Germany and the USA, as well as attachments in aerospace organisations in Singapore and beyond.


As TP is the only local polytechnic certified by the CAAS as an Approved Maintenance Training Organisation (AMTO) for the full spectrum of SAR-66 basic modules, you can get direct credits that will shorten your subsequent professional Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) apprenticeship by up to 10 months.


Our diploma will prepare you for career opportunities in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and component manufacturing. In addition, if you aspire to be a pilot, you can take flying lessons as part of your Student Internship Programme in your final semester of study to get that 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.


The sky is the limit for you with our Diploma in Aerospace Engineering!


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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)
6 - 14

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

Our core engineering subjects and some TP fundamental subjects will give you the solid foundation you need and help you grow holistically. These will prepare you well before subsequently embarking on the more rigorous aspects of aerospace training.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
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.

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.

EDR1003 Engineering Drawing

Engineering drawing is essential for communicating engineering design. This subject will introduce you to the understanding and preparation of two-dimensional mechanical engineering drawings with the use of both manual and Computer Aided Design/ Drafting (CAD) software. CAD modelling is also taught. You will also learn general methods of dimensioning according to international and local standards.

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.

EME1002 Statics & Strength of Materials

This subject consists of two principal areas: Fundamentals statics and strength of materials. Fundamental statics provides an introduction to the basic concepts in simple statics, while strength of materials introduces the methodology for designing members subjected to various loading conditions.

EME2009 Thermodynamics

This subject equips you with the basic knowledge in thermodynamics, concepts of the temperature scales and measurements, the First Law of Thermodynamics, Ideal Gas Laws, Second Law of Thermodynamics and heat energy calculations using a P-V diagram. The syllabus is based on the guide for relevant topics on thermodynamics listed in the Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR-6) Module 2 “Physics”. Knowledge of this subject allows you to understand the mechanisms of heat transfer and how gas turbine engines work.


You can look forward to more CAAS SAR-66 modules, which enable you to appreciate aerospace engineering and further improve your competency skill sets. You will feel challenged and yet more enriched in your pursuit of more advanced aerospace concepts.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
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.

EAE1008 Aircraft Electronics & Digital Systems

This subject covers the basics of semiconductors, printed circuit boards, servomechanisms, electronic instrument systems, logic circuits, fibre optics, electronic displays, electronic sensitive devices, electromagnetic environment and digital aircraft systems. The depth of coverage will adhere to the requirement of SAR-66 (Category B1) for M4 - Electronic Fundamentals and M5 - Digital Techniques/Electronic Instrument Systems.

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

  • use and work with synchros and resolvers in servomechanisms
  • identify the layout of electronic/digital aircraft systems in modern wide transport aircraft
  • understand the electronic fundamental theory in modern board aircraft electronic instrument systems as required by the SAR-66 Module 4 and 5 (Category B1) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
  • pass the M4 and M5 (Category B1) examinations
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.

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”.

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.

EME2006 Engineering Materials

This subject will equip you with fundamental knowledge and practical skills to evaluate, process and inspect common aircraft materials, thereby building up your capability in detecting and testing surface defects in actual applications. You will be able to develop the knowledge and skills in the designing and selection of materials, as well as in supporting key processes to optimise the performance of aerospace components.

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.

EME2010 Fluid Mechanics

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, viscous flow through duct, minor losses, multiple-pipe system, drag and lift, and compressible flow.

EAE3008 Gas Turbine Engine

This subject equips you with knowledge of aircraft propulsion methods, thermodynamic cycles, combustion and thermochemical analysis, reciprocating engines, gas turbine and jet engines, effects of atmospheric variations (temperature, density, pressure altitude) on engine and on engine/aircraft combination, auxiliary systems (such as fuel system, lubrication system, ignition, starting, fire protection, auxiliary power unit), and current developments in propulsion systems. The syllabus is equivalent to the Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR-66) Module M15 on Gas Turbine Engine.

EME2008 Principles of Dynamics

The application of dynamic systems theory can be seen everywhere in our daily lives, from vehicles moving on the road to planes flying in the air. In this subject, you will learn learn the fundamental principles of dynamics and apply them to the analyses of bodies in motion. The objective is to present the foundation and applications of dynamics. The main topics covered include Newton’s laws of motion, the principle of work and energy, the principle of impulse and momentum, and the motion of projectiles.


You will be taught engineering materials, hardware and aircraft maintenance practices during your attachment to the TP-Lufthansa Technical Training Centre. You will also gain invaluable experience as an aerospace professional through your internship in an aerospace engineering company in the industry.


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.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EAE3015 Aircraft Structures & Composites

The subject will provide a firm foundation in airframe structures, design application and testing of composites in aircraft.  The focus on stress and strength computational analysis, as well as design philosophies and concepts, will enable you to troubleshoot, analyse and develop possible repair schemes on the airframe structures competently.

EAE3022 Engine Maintenance & Workshop Practices

This subject will equip you with the knowledge and skills to perform basic maintenance and engine build & strip, as well as  carry out inspection and identify suitable repair processes for various gas turbine components.  The subject also covers workshop safety and basic workshop practices so that you are able to develop safe practices and work efficiently with the basic hand-skills acquired.  This foundation will equip and suitably prepare you for an exciting career in the engine Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) sector.

EMP3002 Major Project

This subject will give you an opportunity to integrate and apply the skills and knowledge gained during your course of study prior to the Major Project (MP).  The engineering design thinking process developed through the MP will enable you to frame problems adequately, create more ideas and develop the best solution.  The team-based MP also gives you the opportunity to work as an integrated product team so that you are well prepared for project-based careers in the aerospace industry.

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
82 credit units
Diploma Option
16 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 138 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

“My diploma gave me the foundation to pursue my passion at university, and equipped me with the relevant skills to flourish in the aerospace sector.  My lecturers in TP have been the wind beneath my wings that have allowed me to soar ever higher.”


Hur Sin Haeng (2019)
Bachelor in Aerospace Engr, NTU (2023)
Application Engineer (Intern)
Corning Inc.

“TP has enabled me to get to where I am today.  My diploma has given me not only technical competency, but also life skills that make me a better person.  I am grateful to my lecturers and Care Person (CP) for the care and guidance that they provided me.”


Jackweel (2017)
Process & Equipment Engineer
Micron Semiconductor (Asia) Pte Ltd
B.Aerospace Eng, NTU (2020)

“This diploma course gave me the technical knowledge about aircraft – from the physics and dynamics of a plane, to industrial operations in the aerospace industry.  With that, I was able to clinch the Gold award in the WorldSkills Singapore (Aircraft Maintenance) competition in my final year.”


Bryan Phang (2015)
Head, JunctionX Singapore /
Full-stack Developer
Junction Ltd

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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