Diploma in Aviation Management (T04)

The Diploma in Aviation Management & Services will be renamed ‘Diploma in Aviation Management’ (T04), wef AY2019/2020.

2019 Planned Intake: 125 JAE 2019 Last Aggregate Score: 12

Over one billion people and 40 percent of the world’s manufactured exports are transported by air each year, making the aviation business one of the key drivers of world trade. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the aviation industry’s contribution to Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP) would double to about US$65 billon (S$88 billion) by the year 2035, spurred by increased air travel.

The exponential growth of the aviation industry has created a high demand for specialised and highly-skilled aviation professionals to operate and manage the existing and new aviation services, facilities and infrastructures, such as Changi Airport’s fourth and fifth passenger terminals, the Seletar Aerospace Park, and new state of the art aircraft such as the Airbus A350XWB and Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

This course is the first Aviation Management programme in Asia. You will learn a broad range of specialised aviation management skills and business knowledge. From understanding how to manage a world class airport to running the best airline in the world, we will prepare you for a career in the exciting aviation industry. You will also get a head start in the industry through a six-month industrial attachment in various departments of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Changi Airport Group, airlines and ground handling agents, or by doing ground breaking research with institutions of higher education. There are also overseas internship opportunities with regional airports and aviation companies.

No aviation programme is complete without experiencing flight! You could gain in-flight experience as a cabin crew with a Singapore-based airline as part of your diploma internship, or choose to take the first step towards being a pilot by taking our Aeronautical Science Option,in which you will go through flying and theoretical lessons required to obtain a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). Selected foundational subjects in this Option will also give you an advantage when you pursue the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) or Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) in future.

 I remain very impressed with your aviation training programmes, the passion of your students and staff, and your innovative efforts to meet the increasing demands of the aviation industry, for a challenging present and a bright future.
—  Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez
     Council of the International Civil
     Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

Notable Features

  • The 1st polytechnic diploma course in Singapore to offer classroom and practicum training in aviation business, management and operations.

  • The 1st polytechnic diploma course in Singapore which allows you to take a 12-month flying programme as part of your course, leading to a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

  • The 1st and only polytechnic diploma course in Singapore that offers various internship roles in the airport, airlines and regulatory authorities for 6 months – from front line jobs like Airline Representative and Customer Service Executives, to back office roles such as Sales & Marketing or Finance Executives. We have something for everyone!

  • The 1st and only polytechnic diploma course in Singapore that allows you to be a Cabin Crew for your internship. You will learn – first hand – about customer service, flight operations and aircraft safety as you work as an air steward / stewardess on board Tigerair and Scoot airlines flights plying the region (and get paid too!).

Career Prospects

Aviation is an exciting global business and 40% of the world’s exports are transported by air annually. We are at the forefront of this industry, with the world’s best airport, airlines and aerospace companies operating in Singapore. The exponential growth of the aviation industry has created a high demand for specialised and highly skilled aviation professionals to operate and manage the existing as well as new aviation services and facilities like Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 and the Seletar Aerospace Park, and to support the growing market for low cost airlines.

This diploma, the first of its kind in Asia, will equip you with a broad range of specialised skills and knowledge of the various aviation and business domains to meet the needs of aviation industry; from managing a world class airports and airlines, to flying and operating commercial and military aircraft and aviation infrastructure.

Aviation is an international business that spans six continents, across all cultures and national boundaries. Therefore, the skills that students acquire in this course can be easily transported and applied globally. In Singapore, one in 17 employees work in an aviation-related industry. With this diploma, you can look forward to a spectrum of careers from ground and flight operations, piloting an aircraft, air traffic control, in-flight hospitality, aviation commercial development to marketing & management with:

  • Airport and airlines
  • Civil aviation authorities
  • Ground handling companies
  • Aerospace companies
  • Aviation consulting & investment companies
  • Freight forwarders & logistics companies


Further Education

You can gain admission into a wide range of degree programmes at local universities such as NUS, NTU, SMU, UniSIM, SUTD and SIT, as well as overseas universities in USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Advance standing for specific modules, or up to 2 years exemption may be given depending on the relevance of the degree programme.

To find out what degrees you can pursue and the advanced standing granted by the various universities, please click this link to access Our "Diploma to Degree Pathfinder" for guidance.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 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)* Grades 1-7
Mathematics (E or A) Grades 1-6
Any one of the listed subjects^ Grades 1-6
Any two other subjects, excluding CCA

Note: Applicants should not be suffering from 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.

^ List of acceptable subjects: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Computing/Computer Studies, Design & Technology, Electronics/Fundamentals of Electronics, Physics/Engineering Science, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry)/Physical Science.

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Course Structure

TP Fundamentals Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

In this subject, you will learn how to conduct research for relevant information and validate information sources. You will also learn to recognise and avoid plagiarism, and follow standard citation and referencing guidelines when presenting information. In the course of learning, you will be required to plan, prepare and present information appropriately in written and oral form. 


In this subject, you will be taught how to conduct effective meetings while applying team communication strategies and the skills for documenting meeting notes. You will be required to write clear emails, using the appropriate format, language, tone and style for an audience. You will also be taught to communicate appropriately in and for an organisation when using various platforms.


In this subject, you will be taught how to use persuasive language in written documents. You will be required to use information to your advantage to verbally communicate and convince an audience about your idea, product or service. Skills such as persuasive vocabulary, language features, graphical illustrations, tone and style would also be covered.


This subject presents you with a panoramic view of current local and global issues, which may have long term implications for Singapore. You will learn to apply critical thinking tools to examine current issues, support your views with relevant research and up-to-date data, articulate an informed opinion and mature as civicminded individuals.


This subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  You will first be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and learn how to develop problem statements and ideate solutions.  Next, you will discover the tools for prototyping and innovation, such as 3D printing and laser cutting at TP’s Makerspace+ facility. 


LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.


LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.


LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.


This subject will help you develop both the physical and technical skills in your chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, you will learn to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will be supplemented by health-related topics to provide you with a holistic approach to healthy living.


This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.


This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.


This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management.  It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success.  It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.


This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare you for an overseas experience. You will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, you will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment.


You will examine your own identity, study different forms of diversity and apply strategies to inspire positive collaboration in a diverse workplace. Through a residential stay, you will have the opportunity to experience living and working with peers from different backgrounds.


This subject highlights the inter-connectedness of the world today, bringing about what it means to be a Global Citizen. You will gain an awareness of the impacts of globalisation and the concepts of social responsibility and sustainable community development. This subject also challenges you to be actively engaged in a social or environmental project.


Whether telling stories, building monuments or celebrating rites of passage, expressions of culture are at the core of cultural diversity. In this subject, everyday objects, artistic creations and popular culture are explored as ways of understanding the values and beliefs of a society. By taking this subject, you will benefit by acquiring a greater understanding and appreciation of the complexities surrounding our cultural assets.


This is a subject where you will be free to pursue an area of interest through a self-directed approach, guided by staff. You will be expected to demonstrate a sense of curiosity for learning, initiate an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills, and reflect on your learning journey throughout the subject.


The on-the-job training nature of the programme allows you to gain some industrial experience. Through this programme, you will be exposed to the work environment so that you can better appreciate and understand the problems and issues at the work place. The content and scope of learning varies from organisation to organisation.  However, it is envisaged that after the programme, you would have, in general, developed your communication and interpersonal skills as well as the right work ethics, and also become more mature, confident and independent, and have a more realistic expectation of what a working environment is like.


* Students must choose to take either one of these three subjects OR Guided Learning (TFS1006).

Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This module provides an overview of the aviation industry and introduces the key concepts and interaction of components in the aviation system including airports, aircrafts and airway systems. It also touches on the history and the role of key players in the aviation industry.


The subject covers the fundamentals of airline operations. Topics covered include ground operations such as handling of passengers, baggage, cargo, as well as ramp handling services, airside management, aircraft engineering and maintenance. Other topics include airline flight operations such as flight control centre, flight crew and cabin crew scheduling, flight procedures and requirements, corporate aviation, airline operational efficiency and punctuality.


This subject provides you with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of flight operations.  Topics covered include the component parts of an airplane, atmosphere, theory of flight, flight controls and stability of an aircraft, as well as airplane instruments.


This subject introduces the fundamental concepts and principles involved in the management and operation of modern international airports. You will learn about the principles of airport management and the various aspects of airport operations, including, airport terminal layout and planning, terminal signage systems, gate and baggage belt assignments, terminal contingency planning, airport emergency systems, airport support services and equipment, estate management and terminal landscaping.


This subject provides you with an overall view pertaining to the four pillars of business: Management, Marketing, Money and Manpower. Introductory topics correlating to the four pillars of operation - Management Fundamentals, Marketing Principles, Financial Statements and Organisation Behaviour, will be taught.


The subject introduces the concept of calculus. Differentiation and integration techniques will be covered. These concepts will be used to formulate and solve mathematical problems. Various differentiation techniques (e.g., chain rule, product and quotient rules), and integration techniques (e.g., substitution, use of the mathematical table, integration by parts, partial fractions decomposition) will also be covered.


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.



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.


This subject covers the basic knowledge and skills needed for collecting, cleaning, and sharing data.  You should be able to apply techniques for data visualisation to facilitate more accurate and effective data-driven decisions.  Basic methods of descriptive and predictive analytics will be introduced and you will gain hands-on experience through the use of analytics software tools in case studies and problem demonstrations.


This subject introduces basic statistical concepts. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation of population parameter, hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression.


This subject covers the fundamentals of airline business and management.  The contents include airline business models, key airline performance indicators, airline marketing, airline route and network development and airline administration.  Other topics covered include management of airline profitability using AIRLINE Online simulation and SWOT analysis.


This subject introduces the global civil aviation security and safety threats, management concepts, frameworks and challenges. Topics covered include global threats to airlines, airports, passengers and their dire impact to aviation operations. ICAO security and safety concepts, frameworks and requirements, bridging into the various national security programmes and safety management systems that safeguard all stakeholders. Other topics include the challenges of balancing between security and facilitation, and between safety and operational efficiency. 


This subject provides an overview of the key facilities and systems in both the landside and airside of an airport. Topics covered in landside will include passenger check-in systems, the Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS) and the various airport IT support systems. Other topics include the operation of the fully automated baggage handling system, the People Mover System (PMS) and the Passenger Loading Bridges system. On the airside, topics covered include the causes of wear and tear of aircraft pavements, methods of assessing the condition of aircraft pavements, the programming of maintenance works and techniques of repairs and their compliance to international operational standards and requirements.


The subject provides a basic understanding of the airfield systems used in the aviation industry, mainly by Air Traffic Service and other supporting units. Topics covered include aeronautical telecommunications, functions of air and ground radar systems, multi-surveillance tracking systems, aerodrome approach aid and requirement of the various categories, aerodrome ground aid, automatic dependent surveillance and controller-pilot data link communication.


This subject aims to provide an overview of the principles and concepts in project management and equip you with the theoretical foundation and skills in using project management tools. It emphasises the knowledge and practices which are widely applied in project management. Topics covered include the project management framework, project management processes and project management knowledge areas.


This subject introduces the key concepts and principles of Service Quality and Management. Topics covered include concepts of quality services, essential skills in customer services, principles and strategy of service management, methods for service quality measurements and service recovery.


This subject introduces the concepts and trends in the design, development, implementation and management of business continuity. Beginning with an introduction of business continuity management (BCM), it delves into business impact analysis, risk evaluation, BCM strategies and emergency response and operations. The development of business continuity and crisis management plans and the coordination with external agencies are also discussed.


The Major Project gives you an opportunity to integrate and apply your knowledge in a practical learning situation. Besides research, design and project management skills, the emphasis will also be on innovation, creativity, teamwork and enterprise.


Diploma Options

  • Airport & Airline Option
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

The subject provides an understanding of the fundamentals of the aviation logistics and cargo management. Topics covered include the importance of air cargo to the economy, cargo rates and tariffs issues, terminal facilities and work flow for cargo operations, as well as forecasts and future trends of the cargo industry.


This subject covers the fundamental concepts and principles involved in the organisational, and administration of modern international airports. Topics include airport performance, productivity and feedback systems, and airport-related commercial management, public relations, corporate/business planning, organisational structures, financial and accounting strategies, as well as revenue and expense sources.


The subject provides an overview of how Air Traffic Service functions as an operational unit. It also gives you a basic understanding of the theoretical and practical skills required in Air Traffic Management. Topics covered include the fundamentals of air traffic management, aerodrome control, approach radar and non-radar control, area radar and non-radar control, emergency procedures and future developments in air traffic management.

  • Aeronautical Science Option
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject will provide you with a basic understanding of navigation in general. It involves the study of the shape and dimension of the earth. Topics covered include chart projections, air speed, time datum, altimetry, and conversion of distances, speed, weight and wind velocity. An overview of the navigation computer will also be covered.


This subject introduces you to the concept of flight planning and monitoring that are required in flight operations.  Topics covered include operational procedures, communication, navigation aids and charts, aviation publications, weather information, basic aircraft performance and fuel planning, and how these are consolidated in the generation of flight plans.


This subject will provide you with a basic understanding of the atmosphere and weather. You will learn about the changes in temperature, air pressure, moisture and wind directions that determine the weather pattern. Topics covered include the behaviour of the atmosphere of the earth, various aviation weather phenomena and the impact of adverse weather conditions on airline and airport operations.


Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects 36 credit units
Diploma Core Subjects 75 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 123 credit units

Blog Post

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    Soaring Above Others

    16 May 2016

    Have you ever wished you could pilot a plane and take to the skies in an aircraft?  Many do, but not many make it thru the tough flying programme at the Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC).  Tessar Goh – the first female student from TP to obtain her “wings” -- succeeded.  Find out how she did it.

  • Making Waves

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    17 Mar 2016

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    06 Aug 2015

    Overseas internships are probably the most interesting and out of the ordinary.  Better still if the place of internship is Walt Disney World in the USA!  Read about one such experience by an AMS student…  

  • An Aviation Learning Journey

    An Aviation Learning Journey

    31 Jan 2015

    Every year, dozens of international aviation chiefs congregate at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) council session to set directions for the aviation industry. One of our AMS students had the rare privilege of getting a first hand experience of what goes on at such sessions.  Check out her blog post…

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    31 Jul 2014

    Dozens of AMS diploma holders from TP are pursuing a degree at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) – why are they there, and what’s it like there?  Hear from one of them…


Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

School of Engineering

  (65) 6780 5144
  (65) 6787 7641

Teaching Staff

Staff Staff Name Designation Phone Email

Abbas Bin Ismail


Course Manager 67805611 abbas@tp.edu.sg

Sumarni Bin Sarmin

M.Sc, B.Eng (Mech) (Hons)

Course Co-ordinator 67806687 sumarni@tp.edu.sg

Irene Wong

B.A (Merit)

Section Head 67804097 leeleng@tp.edu.sg

Lee Wee Li

B.Sc (Hons), GDip.BA 

Section Head 67805192 weeli@tp.edu.sg

Siow Wei Min, Brandon

B.A (Hons)

Section Head 67805674 brandon@tp.edu.sg

Cyrena Cheong


Senior Lecturer 67805629 cyrena@tp.edu.sg

Farid Bin Yusoff


Senior Lecturer 67805628 farid@tp.edu.sg

Gary Ho

B.Bus (Marketing), MBA

Senior Lecturer 67805632 gho@tp.edu.sg

Muhammad Husain Bin Alias


Senior Lecturer 67806704 muhammad@tp.edu.sg

Ong Cheng Leong


Senior Lecturer 67805452 clong@tp.edu.sg

Darren Chua

B.Av (Distinction)

Lecturer  67804018  darrenc@tp.edu.sg

Lee Yang Wai Alvin

B.Eng (Hons)

Lecturer 67805163 alvinlee@tp.edu.sg

Mukthar Ahamadu Bin Peer Mohamed


Lecturer 67801873 mukthar@tp.edu.sg

Ng Teck Chuan Desmond

B.Sc (Business)

Lecturer 67805664 desng@tp.edu.sg

Ponmagal d/o Periasamy

B.Sc (Econs)

Lecturer 67805637 ponmagal@tp.edu.sg

Mary Ng Suan Lye

Senior Consultant, CAG

Adjunct Lecturer 67882000 a01937@tp.edu.sg

Ng Geok Chye


Adjunct Lecturer 67882000 a01952@tp.edu.sg

Yuen Yui Sang

Certified Air Traffic Controller

Adjunct Lecturer 67882000

Getting the best to train the best

All AMS teaching staff are recruited based on their proven track record in the aviation industry professional expertise and their commitment to impart the relevant content knowledge and share their practical experience with students. Each of them has at least 10 years of experience working with key aviation organisations and multi-national companies such as the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Changi Airport Group, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Lufthansa, United Airlines, SATS, Air Asia, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Jet Airways, ST Aerospace and ARINC. To enhance student learning and to ignite your passion for aviation, all staff go through a rigorous professional development programme in pedagogy conducted by the polytechnic’s Learning Academy.

All staff maintain currency and contribute to the latest development in aviation community through their involvement in aviation-related projects and their participation in international aviation conferences and meetings. To strengthen their content knowledge, staff continually upgrade themselves through post-graduate degree programmes and courses

"Temasek Polytechnic has shown leadership by hiring staff fresh from industry...... another proactive move is to partner with recognised world class training institutions to inject the latest, the best and the most realistic practices from the aviation industry. Knowledge that you receive as a students will be both current and relevant to your future work environment"

Mr Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez, President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

Student Achievements


Students who perform well academically and excellent co-curricular activities are shortlisted for the prestigious TP Scholarship. Besides the S$2,500 they receive for a year of study, they will also undergo a structured Student Leadership Programme (SLP) with opportunities to participate in overseas projects as well as leadership and talent development programmes. One of the largest numbers of TP Scholarship holders comes from our AMS diploma.

Extra Mile Award

Final year student Nur Muhammad Bin Rahmat, together with his team, won the Extra Mile Award (Outstanding Team) conferred by Changi Airport on 4 Sep 2017.  They won the award for their role in facilitating and rendering timely medical assistance to a passenger who had collapsed in one of the gate holding rooms in Changi Airport, helping to save the passenger’s life!

Nur Muhd (left) and fellow AMS students, with Changi Airport staff

Lee Kuan Yew Award 2016

Faced with reading and learning difficulties since kindergarten, Anabel Ng Shu Ming had a tendency to confuse the order of letters and consequently flunked all her spelling tests.  But that did not deter her.  Adopting a line from a Kelly Clarkson song, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, she soldiered on, developing her own coping strategies by the time she was in Yio Chu Kang Sec School.  Despite her parents’ wishes for her to follow in her elder sister’s footsteps and study an in junior college, Anabel chose to follow her passion in aviation, and enrolled for the diploma in Aviation Management & Services diploma course at TP.  “I wanted to follow my passion, not follow the crowd,” she recalls.  Today, she has absolutely no regrets, graduating with an impressive CGPA of 3.98, topping her cohort and winning both the course gold medal as well as the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew award.  Anabel earned a place in the Business degree programme at NTU and eventually hopes to work for an airline.

Anabel with her proud parents on Graduation Day

Aviation Safety Competition 2017

A team of four final year students (Zakis Thye, Mohammad Irfan Iezran, Chloe Yew and Goh Wei Long) emerged champion in the Aviation Safety Competition 2017, organised by the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers. The competition required contesting teams to develop a maintenance programme to optimise aircraft availability while maintaining safety and keeping cost low. This is the second consecutive year that AMS students have grabbed the first prize in this competition, showing why their AMS course continues to be the best aviation diploma programme in Singapore offering the most industry relevant curriculum and training.



Internship Projects

AMS prides itself with the quality of the internships (both local as well as overseas) offered to its students.  The companies and organisations to which AMS students have been attached include Changi Airport, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Qatar Airways, AI-SATS, Disney, Cambodia Airport and Myanmar Airport, just to name a few.  Many of the projects by our internship students have since been implemented by our industry partners.  Here are some examples:

a) Air India SATS Airport Services

During their internship, 4 AMS students produced an operations manual for Air India SATS Airport Services, a ground handling company in India, and also conducted training classes for their new staff. In the process, they helped to raise productivity in training, thereby saving the company about S$9,000 a year. This accomplishment was also reported in The Straits Times on 14 Jan 2014.

b) Vinci & Cambodia Airports

Another 4 AMS students did their student internship at Cambodia Airports, a subsidiary of Vinci Airports group which manages airports in Cambodia including Phnom Penh (PNH), Siem Reap (REP) and Sihanoukville (KOS) International Airports. During their internship, the students were attached to various departments such as Airport Management, Operations, Safety, and Airfield Management at PNH, REP and KOS. They developed systems and assisted in the advancement of standards, procedures and processes to bring the airports in Cambodia closer to achieving full regulatory compliance. Their work garnered praise from Vinci which has since agreed to provide internship and potential placement for our students at their airports worldwide including Europe, Asia and South America.


Industry Partners

Some of our industry partners include:



Temasek Aviation Academy

AMS students will benefit from the new 6,000 sq m Temasek Aviation Academy, the largest dedicated aviation/aerospace training facility in Singapore.  Housed in the newly built “West Wing” building on campus, it supports teaching and learning for our Diploma in Aviation Management & Services, as well as our two Aerospace diploma programmes.   The Centre also engages in collaborative industry-focused applied research and development projects, and aims to collaborate with like-minded industry players and training institutions to further the aviation industry’s technological, human resource development, safety and economic goals.

Some of the facilities in the Academy include:
Aircraft Hanger
A full-sized and fully air-conditioned aircraft hangar, housing a Hawker Siddeley 700A private jet, provides students with two full-motion flight simulators and host of other high-tech equipment to give you an authentic learning experience.


S-211 Training Aircraft
The S211 aircraft is a retired RSAF jet trainer once used to train pilots to fly. Acquired by Temasek Polytechnic in 2009, it was partially disassembled to reveal the interior sub-systems, structures and linkages of the aircraft for teaching purposes. The aircraft and all its accessories are now used as a learning aid to train students from not just our AMS diploma, but also our two Aerospace diplomas.


Flight Simulators
In the Academy are two full-motion flight simulators, actually used to train pilots – a first in a local polytechnic. They give our students a real feel of what it’s like to be a pilot. In line with the “Aeronautical Science” option which AMS students can take as part of their diploma course, the simulators will add an authentic dimension to the modules on air navigation, meteorological studies, as well as the practical flying programme.


Flying Facility

As part of a tie-up with the Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC), AMS students can also take modules as well as practical flying lessons at the SYFC flying facility, leading to a Private Pilot’s Licence.   As part of the Aeronautical Science option, students pay only a nominal administrative fee, instead of the full fee of $36,000 for a private flying course at the SYFC.


Diploma Student Club

Our diploma Club, called the “Black Box” organises student activities regularly to foster bonding and camaraderie among AMS students.  “Black Box” members also can also be short listed for leadership courses which would help to develop their management potential.

Some examples of the activities include:

1) Overseas Study Trip to ERAU

Our diploma organises regular study trips so that students are able to learn outside the classroom, by seeing for themselves the real industry operations in the aviation sector.

One such trip was to the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in USA. Participants visit places of interest such as the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and aircraft museums. Apart from getting a chance to taste directly from the "melting pot" of various cultures, students will also get to participate in lectures / tutorial sessions together with the ERAU students, as well as undertake a flight training experience. Such study trips give our students the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.


2) Overseas Study Trip to UNSW

AMS students also get opportunities to go for a study trip to the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, which has its own Flying Operations Unit to conduct flight training and aviation research. Our students visit the UNSW School of Aviation and participate in theory, practical and flight simulator training as well as experience a Trial Instruction Flight. They also get to visit the Wadara Aboriginal Centre for some cultural immersion under its International Student Programme.


3) Community Service

The “Black Box” also organises community activities to encourage AMS students to have a heart for the less privileged.

For instance, AMS students regularly visit “Willing Hearts”, a secular charity organisation that prepares and distributes meals to the elderly, disabled and low income families in Singapore. During each visit, our AMS students help to prepare the meals in the organisation’s in-house kitchen, do simple odd jobs, or help to distribute the food to the beneficiaries.

A similar initiative saw AMS students guiding visually impaired members from the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) to “touch and feel” an aircraft at the Singapore Youth Flying Club, from its polished exterior, to its complex controls in the cockpit. It turned out to be an eye-opening experience for both the SAVH members as well as AMS students.

Alumni Success Stories

1) Ting Jia Yan

Armed with the highly valued and industry-relevant skill-sets which she had acquired from the Diploma in Aviation Management & Services course (2014), Jia Yan secured a position as an Air Traffic Control officer with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.  After a year of rigorous training there, she became a full-fledged Air Traffic Controller.  Working from her operations centre high up in the iconic airport control tower, she oversees the navigation and flight safety of incoming and outgoing aircraft, helping to ensure that Changi Airport continues to maintain its position as the best airport in the world.


2) Enson Tan

Enson Tan graduated with a Diploma in Aviation Management & Services (AMS) in 2010, one among our pioneer batch of graduates.  He joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force and was posted to Italy for training to become a fighter jet pilot.   Now a lieutenant (LTA), he is with the RSAF F16 fighter squadron. So the next time you see or hear a fighter jet in the sky, it could LTA Enson Tan in the cockpit!


3) Jonathan Soh

Jonathan Soh, who graduated with an AMS Course Silver Medal in 2011, went on to get a Bachelor in Aviation Management degree from UNSW.  Armed with an AMS diploma from TP, he received an exemption equivalent to one year, which means he needed just 2 years to get his degree.  The former St Joseph’s Institution student, who also won the UNSW Golden Jubilee Scholarship at UNSW, said: “My AMS diploma has given me the necessary knowledge to excel in the aviation industry.” Jonathan is currently an airline executive with Silkair, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines.


4) Chia Meng Yu

A former student of Nan Chiau High School, Meng Yu graduated with a Diploma in Aviation Management & Services (AMS) in 2010. She then furthered her studies, obtaining a Bachelor of Business Management from Singapore Management University (SMU). After spending 2 years working with Accor Hotels, she assumed her current role as a cabin crew with Singapore Airlines, plying the skies with our national carrier.

“The knowledge which I gained from my AMS course, as well as my internship as a cabin crew with Tiger Airways when I was at TP, have helped me to better understand the operational flow and limitations of airports and airlines, while giving me many useful life skills such as managing interpersonal relationships, being adaptable and communicating with confidence. These have enhanced my customer service skills and empowered me in my current job as a cabin crew with SIA,” she says. “My AMS diploma had helped me to find my desired career direction and realise my love for the travel & tourism industry,” she adds.


5) Paige See Peijun

Armed with a Diploma in Aviation Management & Services (AMS) (2011), Paige See went on to secure a Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics & Multilingual Studies) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU).  She then joined the company that manages the world's most acclaimed airport – Changi Airports Group.  As Senior Associate / Airside Operations, she ensures the safety of airside operations in the airport.  “My AMS course is carefully structured to provide students with the knowledge of every aspect of aviation and the opportunity to explore and pursue one’s dream.  AMS has truly motivated me to aspire and strive to fulfil my passion, and I wish it could be the same for you,” she advises.


6) Our poster boys & girl

The next time you are on a train or bus, look out for these ads put up by the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), one of our many premier University partners.

The poster boys and girl are our AMS Alumni, Fathin Dzulhaikal, Cindy Lian and Samuel Ng!  They are from the pioneer batch of ERAU Asia's Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (BSABA). In fact, almost half of the BSABA pioneer classes are AMS Alumni.  With our AMS grads enjoying considerable course hour exemptions, we look forward to the cohorts from AMS getting bigger.