Course Overview

Welcome to the era of advanced manufacturing where humans, machines and systems, communicate and collaborate as one. The Diploma in Mechatronics equips you from basic engineering skills to cutting-edge technologies that have revolutionised the digital world today.


Through this course, you will be trained in the application of robotics, automation, 3D printing and data analytics in technological areas such as cyber-physical systems, machine vision and pattern recognition. In your final year, choose one of these exciting elective clusters for further specialisation: 3D Printing, Advanced Engineering Skills, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace Systems, Intralogistics & Cybersecurity, Semiconductor Technology, Sustainability in Engineering, Structured Work-based Learning, or the University Pathway Programme.


Get hands-on training working on real-world industry projects at our TP Advanced Manufacturing Centre (TP-AMC) and the Digital Fabrication & Additive Manufacturing Centre (DFAMC). Our rigorous curriculum will also shape your critical thinking and problem-solving skills and develop you into a versatile professional ready for the workforce.


With increasing consumer demand for customised products and smart digital services, you are well-positioned for a rewarding career in growth areas such as advanced manufacturing, aerospace, robotics, artificial intelligence, precision engineering and pharmaceutical manufacturing.


Choose the new “Aerospace Systems” elective cluster to ready yourself for a career in the aerospace sector, or "Sustainability in Engineering” to equip yourself for emerging green technologies.


Embark on a year-long internship at SMRT or Resorts World Sentosa as part of “Structured Work-Based Learning”, and advance into a full-time job there upon graduation!


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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 - 13

Note: Applicants should not be suffering from 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

A strong foundation is needed to excel in Engineering, and this is exactly what you will get from the comprehensive first year programme. Learn basic engineering concepts through lab work, applied hands-on learning and educational visits, and gain an awareness of Industry 4.0 via guided visits to our TP Advanced Manufacturing Centre.

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.

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.

EED1001 Electronic Prototyping

This subject introduces you to the use of hand tools and standard laboratory equipment for the construction and testing of electronic prototypes. You will also learn to identify basic electronic components for project work and how to use them to build electronic devices.

EMA1003 Engineering Mathematics 1

This subject teaches pre-calculus techniques required for an engineering course. It trains you in engineering problem-solving approaches using the appropriate mathematical tools. Topics such as simultaneous equations, matrices, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers and vectors will be covered.

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.


Apply your knowledge and skills in electronics, mechanics and computer technologies from Year 1 to develop smart devices and automated systems. You will also acquire new in-demand skills in data visualisation and analytics, as well as additive printing, and will be exposed to key job roles by taking up operational roles in Advanced Manufacturing as relevant core diploma subjects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EED2011 Integrated Project

This subject covers the basic principles in the development of product design through hands-on experience.  The project will involve the use of mechanical hardware, electronics, software and data visualisation to demonstrate solutions to real world problems in advanced manufacturing. 

EME2004 Control & Automation

This subject provides the fundamentals of automation in a manufacturing environment. Four main topics are covered in this subject; namely trends in industrial automaton, electro-pneumatics, programmable logic controllers and the application of industrial fieldbuses. Essential knowledge of the working principles and applications of automation equipment related to the topics are covered, followed by an overview of how to automate production processes to achieve quality and high productivity. This subject also introduces the concept of Industry 4.0 and the key concepts of advanced manufacturing. Both hardware, software and industrial fieldbuses between the main factory automation components are introduced.

EME2007 Machining Technology

The subject introduces the various manufacturing processes including computer-controlled processes and you get hands-on practice with conventional and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. You will also learn about Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system. Safety aspects are emphasised throughout the workshop sessions. You will acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills in designing for the manufacturing sectors such as the tool and die industry.

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.

EMF3005 Robotics & Automation

This subject covers factory automation systems which are the foundation for advanced manufacturing systems. It provides the essential concepts and background on industrial automation, robotics and their applications, as well as their integration into a complete manufacturing system. You will also learn the working principles and applications of automation equipment and how to automate production processes to achieve quality and high productivity. Both hardware and software links between the main factory automation components are introduced.

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.


Choose an elective in emerging fields in advanced manufacturing, or embark on the University Pathway Programme. Deepen your specialisation via cross-school elective subjects and on-the-job training in the TP Advanced Manufacturing Centre as part of your Major Project.  With this practice-based approach, you will get a head-start when working in relevant companies in the Advanced Manufacturing sector.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EMP3002 Major Project

In this subject, you will work in teams to integrate and apply your skills and knowledge to implement your projects in a practical work-and-learn environment. Besides research, design, analytics, project management, communication and problem solving skills, the emphasis will also be on innovation, teamwork and self-learning. 

Cluster Elective Subjects

Students to choose one of these elective clusters:

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EDR3001 Advanced CAD & Simulation

This subject involves the use of advanced computer-aided design (CAD) to design, create and simulate engineering production in a virtual environment. It aims to equip you with in-depth knowledge of the software and its advanced modelling tools.  CAD applications include Mechanism, Animation, Simulate and Illustrate.

EME2012 CAD & Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing, also commonly known as 3D Printing, is becoming an important manufacturing technique in advanced manufacturing that complements existing manufacturing processes.  In this subject, the main topics covered include principles and development of Additive Manufacturing, design guidelines for Additive Manufacturing (ISO/ASTM 52911-2), design of support structures, generalised process chain, process selection guidelines, pre-processing software, post-processing methods and laser-based powder bed.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EED3014 Advanced Skills Practices

This subject provides opportunities for you to integrate and apply your knowledge for high level competitions or projects in practical learning situations.  The project or skills training can involve substantial work related to either a high level industrial program or an end-user product, as well as advanced training to develop technical abilities to execute specific tasks competitively.  It could also involve the development, evaluation of workable designs and implementation of ideas related to an innovative product suitable for manufacturing, or an improvement to existing products or processes.  You may be required to work on software, hardware, or a combination of both hardware and software.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EMF3006 Machine Vision & Pattern Recognition

This subject covers the fundamentals of machine vision and pattern recognition technologies in advanced manufacturing. It provides the essential knowledge of the key components and technologies used in machine vision systems.  An overview of the techniques in data analysis and the derivation of useful hidden patterns in the data are introduced, including the selection, development and application of suitable pattern recognition techniques to solve a given problem. These skills and knowledge will be applied to machine vision systems in a smart manufacturing facility.

EMF2002 Smart Manufacturing System

This subject introduces the core elements of a smart manufacturing system where real-time manufacturing data enables flexibility and increases productivity. An introduction to advanced manufacturing and key enabling technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems, Manufacturing Executions Systems (MES) and Augmented Reality (AR) are used to lay the foundation for understanding the application and benefits of smart manufacturing.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
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.

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.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO2010 Distribution Centre Management

This subject provides an overview of the role of a Distribution Centre (DC) in the supply chain. It also covers the various activities performed within a DC and the significance of these activities on customer service and total logistics costs. It focuses on the major resources to be applied in a DC and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the DC’s effectiveness and efficiency. It will also cover the significance of providing DC services to the Third-Party Logistics industry.

CCF2C02 IOT Security

This subject covers the knowledge and skills required to analyse and troubleshoot IoT vulnerabilities and threats. You will use latest technologies to perform risk assessments and recommend mitigation strategies for common security issues in IoT systems.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EER3003 Solar Photovoltaic Technology & Leasing

This subject introduces the design, installation, operation, maintenance of solar photovoltaic systems and the business model of implementing solar leasing. The topics include design, configuration, and installation of standalone and grid-tied solar photovoltaic systems, setting up of data acquisition as well as monitoring of energy performance indicators (ENPIs). Configuration of the balance of system in the grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems will also be explained in detail. In addition, a case study on commercial solar leasing will also be included as part of the learning activities.

EGT3001 Green Urban Transportation & Energy Storage

This subject focus on the importance of managing the urban transportation systems’ operation and carbon footprint by running them on cleaner energy and reducing direct greenhouse gas emission. Topics include sustainable land transport and electric vehicles. Energy storage technologies namely battery, fuel cell etc. that are commonly adopted to support the urban transportation will also be discussed in detail.

EEF2002 Renewable Energy Technologies

This subject focuses on existing and emerging energy sources and technologies, their production and consumption as well as their associated environmental impacts. It introduces to students the need of implementing largescale renewable energy systems as part of sustainable energy mix. Topics include the energy systems based on conventional sources such as fossil fuels and nuclear, as well as renewable sources such as wind, solar, geo-thermal, biofuels and biomass.

EED2012 Life Cycle Analysis

This subject introduces the life cycle analysis (LCA) as a methodology to compute the inputs and outputs involved in the life cycle of a product or service that impact the environment. The tool can be applied to make decisions around critical environmental drivers, design eco-products, compare products and evaluate mitigation strategies. Topics include introduction to LCA, ISO14040, goal and scope definition, inventory analysis as well as impact analysis.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EED3015 Work-Based Learning

This is a guided learning subject that introduces students to industry transformation knowledge and skills in the area of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) in the context of major technical job roles in the industries.  Students will work with their TP and company supervisors to chart out learning plan / contract and execute their individual workplace / project assignment, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress.  The individual learning work-place/project assignment will be supported by acquisition of crucial knowledge and skill through relevant certification courses. 


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EER3004 Electrical Engineering Principles & Practice

Real engineering systems will be used to show how engineers use different disciplines of engineering to make things work. Through grasping engineering fundamentals, you will learn how engineering systems work and fail. You will also learn basic design, experimentation and evaluation of engineering systems.

EMA3003 Introductory Mathematics

At the end of the subject, you will be able to attain a level of proficiency in algebra and calculus equivalent to GCE A Level Mathematics. Major topics include: Sets, functions and graphs, polynomials and rational functions, inequalities in one variable, logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, sequences and series, techniques of differentiation, applications of differentiation, maxima and minima, increasing and decreasing functions, curve sketching, techniques of integration, applications of integration, areas, volumes of solids of revolution, solution of first-order ordinary differential equations by separation of variables and by integrating factor, complex numbers and vectors.

ESC3003 Fundamentals of Physics

This subject covers two branches of fundamental physics: mechanics and electricity & magnetism. Topics included in mechanics are linear motion, circular motion, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, conservation of energy, linear momentum, and simple harmonic motion. Topics included in electricity & magnetism are electric force, field & potential, current & resistance, DC circuits, electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction.

ESE3016 Programming Methodology

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts of problem solving by computing and programming using an imperative programming language. It is the first and foremost introductory course to computing. Topics covered include computational thinking and computational problem solving, designing and specifying an algorithm, basic problem formulation and problem-solving approaches, program development, coding, testing and debugging, fundamental programming constructs (variables, types, expressions, assignments, functions, control structures, etc.), fundamental data structures (arrays, strings, composite data types), basic sorting, and recursion.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
ECD3001 Social Science: Understanding Behaviour, Culture & Society

This subject strives to cultivate an understanding of core issues, fundamental theories and philosophical stances in the social sciences, and explores the manner in which social scientists formulate questions about society that can be addressed with empirical research.

EMA3002 Modelling & Analysis

The main objective of this subject is to provide students firm foundations of single variable calculus so that they can apply calculus to model, solve and analyse applied math problems. It aims to motivate students on the importance of calculus through a plethora of applications in engineering, physical and biological sciences, computer science, finance, economics, probability and statistics and other topics. On top of the basic concepts, techniques and applications of two branches of calculus - differentiation and integration, students will also learn to use simple software to implement numerical methods in calculus.

ESC3002 Physical World

This subject provide students with the ability to understand and explain the inner mechanism of the physical world based on the principles of mechanics and thermodynamics. It aims to help students appreciate the beauty of physics and enable them to apply key concepts learnt to evaluate and address physics-based problems to make a positive impact on the world. By using concepts established through simplified mathematical models, reverse engineering case studies and experiential learning through hands-on demonstrations, connections between physics concepts and theoretical models are reinforced with practice.

ESE3015 Computational Thinking for Design

This subject covers programming both in the architectural design and computing contexts targeted at novice programmers. It will introduce students to programming and design computing skills that are essential for their studies. Students will learn visual programming and python programming together with design concepts, and will apply these skills in related projects.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EMI3011 Cleanroom & Vacuum Technology

This subject introduces you to vacuum & plasma technologies as well as industry good practices of contamination control in a cleanroom work environment, complete with wafer processing and metrology equipment, deionized water system and speciality gas facilities. You will be trained to operate comprehensive vacuum systems which are configured with different vacuum pumps, pressure gauges, pressure & flow controllers and plasma systems through a series of laboratory exercises.

EMI3010 Wafer Fabrication Technology

The subject covers key device, process and equipment technologies in silicon wafer fabrication. You will learn the fundamental principles of commonly used IC devices, wafer fabrication processes, fabrication-related IC defects and their causes, as well as the working principles of semiconductor processing equipment. You will also perform process and device simulations with industry software platforms and operate key wafer fabrication equipment in the cleanroom environment to process silicon wafer and fabricate microelectronics device prototypes.

Special Electives

Students can opt to take Special Electives when offered.  These optional subjects aim to stretch the students' potential to enable them to meet their aspirations.  They are taken in addition to the diploma cluster elective subjects.

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 Cluster Elective Subjects
min 7 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 129 credit units

Career Prospects

With the increasing convergence of Operation Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) that comes with today’s Industry 4.0 transformation, you will need to ensure that you can embrace new technologies and master the right skill-sets to become future-ready in advanced manufacturing.

The course is well positioned and recognised in multiple sectors under the SkillsFuture Industry Framework. You can excel in diverse advanced manufacturing sectors ranging from precision engineering and integrated circuit manufacturing to semiconductor fabrication and pharmaceutical processing.

Potential jobs include:

Course Review

“This diploma has equipped me with not just engineering knowledge and technical skills, but also valuable soft skills to help me to solve real-world problems and progress further in university.  I am proud to say my diploma has prepared me well as an all-rounded Engineer!”


Faye Ng Han Ying (2018)

Associate Manufacturing Engineer

ST Engineering Land Systems

B.Eng (Mech Engr), NTU (2020-2023)

“This diploma gave me excellent knowledge and know-how in mechanics, electronics, and computer engineering.  These skill-sets not only enabled me to secure a full-time job as Assistant Engineer right after  polytechnic, but also earned me a Poly-Goes-UAS Scholarship to pursue a degree in Germany!”


Sreeroop Adukkadukkam (2021)
Assistant Engineer (R&D)
Rohde and Schwarz 
B.Eng (Electronics)
Munich University (2022-2025)

“The knowledge and technical skills I've gained from this diploma course, as well as the experience of taking part in the WorldSkills Singapore competition in my final year, have helped me in solving the complex problems that I now face as an Application Engineer.”


Richmond Chiang (2009)

Application Engineer

Omron Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

B.Eng (Mech Engr), NTU (2014)

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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