Diploma in Electronics (T65)

2019 Planned Intake: 100 JAE 2019 Last Aggregate Score: 23

This course will equip you with the knowledge of electronic devices, circuits and systems with a strong emphasis on embedded systems, networking, communications and control.

Electronics plays an integral part in our daily lives at home, and in offices, schools and factories. From personal mobile devices, home appliances, aerospace and medical devices to sophisticated defence systems – we literally cannot live without electronics!

With a diploma from this course, you can look forward to a vast array of career options in the aerospace, robotics & automation, semiconductor, land transport, instrumentation & control, computing, telecommunications, and consumer & industrial electronics industries.

With emerging applications of robots, drones, driverless vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT) set to transform the way people live, interact and work with one another, this Electronics course is extremely relevant in driving today’s world of smart cities, enhancing productivity and pushing technological boundaries!

 This course has proven a success to equip students with not only technical knowledge but also innovation and problem-solving skills. We strongly believe that the graduates from this course will bring engineering field to a whole new level. Thank you once again for giving us a chance to work with Temasek Polytechnic.

— Liow Seow Poh
     Senior Manager
     SDDA Pte Ltd (A company of ST Electronics)

Delve into the world of circuit boards, programming and prototypes


Notable Features

  • You can take Options in one of these 4 popular areas: Avionics, Computer Networking, Robotics or Semiconductors.  These Options are actually topic areas comprising a cluster of subjects in that field, so that you get a concentrated focus on that area.  This will give you extra in-depth knowledge and wider exposure in the field that you like, and hence more lucrative job prospects in future.
  • Provides you with a strong foundation in electronic fundamentals, which will open the door to many other further studies or job options, because electronics is so pervasive and found in almost every device, appliance or gadget today.

Career Prospects

Electronics forms an important part of the everyday operations of homes, offices and factories. Personal devices, smart systems, Internet of Things, aircraft, robots, high-speed trains, satellite communications, sophisticated defence systems, medical equipment and video systems are all made possible through electronics.

This course will therefore give you tremendous flexibility and width – a springboard to a wide array of career options, by equipping them with broad-based knowledge and skills covering the vast field of electronics applications and software. You will learn to handle electronic devices, circuits and systems, software programming, engine analytic, with emphasis on embedded systems, communications and control systems.

With this diploma, you will have excellent and flexible career prospects in the aerospace, robotics & automation, semiconductor, land transport, healthcare, telecommunications, instrumentation & control, computing, consumer & industrial electronics, retail and logistic industries. Your job scope may include the following:

  • Product design
  • Developing and Testing
  • Maintenance
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Services
  • Hardware/Software/Embedded Systems
  • Data Analytics
  • Computer Networking
  • Internet of Things
  • System Integration
  • Biomedical Engineering

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 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. 

^ 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.

See also the minimum entry requirements for:

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 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.


This subject provides you with the basics in designing a printed circuit board (PCB) through the use of a PCB design software. You will learn the various parts of a PCB and the terminologies used, and understand the various processes involved in the design and fabrication of a PCB.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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 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.


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 introduces ordinary differential equations and approximation using the Maclaurin series and Fourier series. You will learn how to formulate engineering problems using first and second order differential equations and to solve initial value problems using techniques such as Laplace transforms. The application of statistics – Hypothesis Testing – will also be taught.


This subject covers the applications of common integrated circuits. The fundamental concepts of operational amplifiers and their applications will be taught. You will learn how to use operational amplifiers to design clippers, clampers, comparator circuits and active filters. The applications of the 555 timer and voltage regulators will also be discussed.


This subject provides you with a working knowledge of embedded systems. It exposes you to the basics of microcontroller architecture, programming and application development. You will acquire knowledge the and skills through the development and testing of smart microcontroller-based systems for real-world applications such as an intelligent clothes hanger, a smart home, a bank automated queuing system, or a traffic-light and pedestrian crossing control system, among many others. 


This subject introduces various concepts involved in the study of circuits and control systems. It provides you with the theories and practical knowledge of transient and steady state response of first and second order circuits, the structure of feedback control systems and stability analysis. The controllers and compensator design techniques used in control systems are also discussed. You will learn all the necessary skills to simulate, interpret and analyse the performance of various control systems and electric circuits.systems such as direct digital control system, distributed control system and fieldbus control system are also covered in detail.


This subject provides enhanced knowledge of microcontroller-based embedded systems with emphasis on interfacing and applications. You will learn to use the built-in peripherals of the microcontroller and design the software and interfacing circuits to implement embedded applications. You will also work on a group project that uses most of the internal peripherals, programming and interfacing techniques learnt in the subject.


This subject is an introduction to the study of machines, power semiconductor devices and their applications as power converters and motor drives. Topics covered include basic principles of DC and AC motors, fundamentals of controlled rectifiers and drives, principles of DC choppers and drives, and inverters. The uses of semiconductor devices in power applications and thermal effects on the performance of these devices due to high power will also be 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.


This subject provides the basic concepts of designing and using linear integrated circuits for different functions such as amplifiers and voltage-controlled oscillators. The design of attenuators and filters, and fundamentals of sensors and transducers will be discussed too.


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.


Cluster Elective Subjects

  • Avionics elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

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

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


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

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

  • Identify the layout of electronic/digital aircraft systems in modern wide body transport aircraft.
  • Understand the digital fundamentals of aircraft electronic instrument systems as required by the SAR-66 Module 5 of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.
  • Networking elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject covers the fundamental principles of data communications essential for the understanding of computer networking. You are taught the basics of data transmission, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, as well as local area network protocols and technologies.


This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills essential for integrating heterogeneous subsystems into a smart system.  The subject will adopt a systems engineering approach to examine current and emerging trends, key techniques and strategies for developing system and network integration solutions.  You will be exposed to integration challenges such as legacy integration, human-system integration and system of system integration. Commonly used industrial connectivity standards and fieldbuses, as well as relevant hardware and software interfaces suitable for such integration, will also be covered. A mini-project will provide opportunity for you to apply your prior learning on embedded systems and programming along with those acquired in this subject to solve a system integration problem.

  • Robotics & Automation elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject introduces various concepts involved in the study of robotic systems. It begins with an introduction to the different types of robotic systems, mechanical forces and the law of motion, and the different types of actuators and sensors, as well as their application in robotics. Basic kinematics is also discussed to determine the pose and orientation of the object in space. Various mobile robot design considerations and embedded system design are also explored to emphasise the application aspects.


This subject covers the fundamentals of factory automation systems. It provides the essential concepts and background of industrial automation, machine vision and their applications, as well as their integration into a complete manufacturing system.

  • Semiconductor Technology elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject covers the design of photo-masks, sequencing of processes to form a process flow, technologies in processing of solid state devices, isolation and interconnection structures, application of test structures for process monitoring as well as the characterisation and functionality testing of basic solid state devices.


This subject introduces contamination control in a cleanroom and the factors to control the environment. It includes wafer plant facilities, process equipment and vacuum technology. Practical training includes appreciating the environment in the cleanroom, identifying the various components of a deionised water purification plant and operating vacuum pumps and systems.


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. They are taken in addition to the diploma cluster elective subjects.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects 36 credit units
Diploma Core Subjects 82 credit units
Diploma Cluster Elective Subjects 8 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 126 credit units



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Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

School of Engineering

  (65) 6780 5144
  (65) 6787 7641

Teaching Staff

Staff Name Designation Extension Email

Lim Chuck Mang

M.Sc (EE), B.Sc (EE) (MagnaCumLaude)

Course Manager 67805597 cmlim@tp.edu.sg

Kwong-Teng Noi Choo, Jacqueline

B.Eng (Hons)

Course Co-ordinator 67805609 noichoo@tp.edu.sg

Lim Hong Sair

B.Eng (Hons)

Section Head 67806099 limhs@tp.edu.sg

Tan Geok Ling

B.Eng (Hons), M.Ed

Section Head  67805472  geokling@tp.edu.sg 

Liew Wen Fei


Senior Lecturer 67805594 liewwf@tp.edu.sg

Ngai-Yak Lay Hoon

M.Sc, B.Eng

Senior Lecturer   67806623 yaklh@tp.edu.sg 

Ramachandra, Maya

M.Tech (EE), B.Sc (EE)

Senior Lecturer 67805401 maya@tp.edu.sg

Tan Tai Suan

M.Sc (EE), B.Sc (EE)

Senior Lecturer 67806636 taisuan@tp.edu.sg

Wong Yoke Moon

M.Sc, B.Sc

Senior Lecturer  67805448  yokemoon@tp.edu.sg 

Chee Swee Ann

Dip.Mkgt, Sp.Dip (Energy Efficiency & Mgmt), B.Eng (Hons), M.Sc

Lecturer 67805449 cheesa@tp.edu.sg

Nagu, Naganandhini

M.Eng, B.Eng (Hons)

Lecturer 67805467 nagu@tp.edu.sg

Student Achievements



Singapore Robotic Games 2018
A team of 3 Electronics students won the Bronze award in the annual Singapore Robotic Games, an annual national competition that aims to inculcate an understanding and appreciation of robotics and automation, to promote the relevant R&D, and to encourage innovation among today’s youths, as well as provide a forum for them to display their works.  Their award came in the “Autonomous Sumo Robot” category.

Singapore Robotic Games 2017
Electronics students were dominant at the Singapore Robotic Games 2017, winning a total of 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze awards in various categories including “Robot Colony”, “Intelligent Robot”, and “Autonomous Sumo Robot”.  Significantly, the students made light work of their opponents by sweeping all the medals – Gold, Silver and Bronze – at stake in the “Autonomous Sumo Robot” category.  The fine performance in the competition is testimony to the Diploma in Electronics’ strong robotics niche.

Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition 2016
Applying what they have learnt from their diploma course, 3 Electronics students designed, fabricated and programmed a remote-controlled flying drone, capable of carrying a first-aid kit over difficult terrain and dropping the payload, with a parachute, at a designated spot with remarkable accuracy. The drone could potentially be used in disaster relief and rescue operations. In addition, their concept could also potentially be applied to transport a “probe” (instead of a first-aid kit) which would be ejected from the “mother-ship” in order to extend the range of remote transmission over obstacles such as mountains or tall buildings. For their effort, “Team Nightingale”, as they called themselves, won an overall Bronze award at the annual Singapore Amazing Flying Machine competition held on 19 Mar 2016. The team members were: Lim Kah Hwee, Tung Kai Hong and Eric Mok, led by lecturer Ng Kwan Wah.

WorldSkills Singapore 2014
Our student, Ng Yin Zhi, won the Silver medal in the Electronics Trade category of the WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) competition 2014.  The WSS is a prestigious biennial competition which symbolises the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training.  Every two years, hundreds of young skilled people, accompanied by their teachers and trainers, convene from around the world to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades and test themselves against demanding international standards.  The winners of the national round will proceed to represent Singapore at the international level.

Ng Yin Zhi (middle row, left) and fellow participants with their coaches


All Round Excellence Award 2013
Another top performer was national badminton player, Thng Boon Seong.  The former student of Ngee Ann Sec School, who took a 2-year break to train full time with the national badminton team after his ‘O’ levels, eventually realised that “in order to survive in Singapore, a good education is a must”.  And he got more than just a good education at TP.  Boon Seong graduated with a Diploma in Electronics, chalking up a GPA of 3.83 with 19 A’s and 2 Distinctions during his 3-years at TP, despite his hectic schedule as the TP badminton team Captain.  He also won the Lee Kong Chian Award for All-Round Excellence, the Sports Person of the Year award in 2012, and the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship.


All Round Excellence Award
Another top student was the All Round Excellence award winner, Eugene Luo.  Showing how active involvement in sports should not affect one's studies, Eugene scored a GPA of 3.73 -- all the while actively training with the national Under-21 squad, and captaining the Temasek Poly soccer team to some memorable victories.


The TP Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship awarded only to the very best academically.  It is awarded to students based on their ‘O’ level results when they enrol, and for subsequent years, it is based on students’ Year 1 or Year 2 academic performance.

TP Scholarship
The following Year 2 students from our Diploma in Electronics have been awarded the TP Scholarship:



Dual arms collaborative robot

Our Electronics students experience the industrial trend of working with dual arms collaborative robots, also known as cobots.  A cobot is another type of industrial robot which is flexible, lightweight and has user-friendly programmable features.  With advancements in technology, humans can work safely with cobots in a non-restrictive and non-threatening environment.  Useful applications can be easily designed and programmed with our newly acquired ABB cobot.  Our students learn to program industrial robots, including cobots, when they specialise in robotics and automation.  The rigor and relevance of our training in such state of the art technology equip our students with the necessary technical skills and competency, giving them an edge in the job market.

Humanoid Robot- TPinokio

This is a human-shaped robot, named “TPinokio”, that is able to walk and move its limbs.  Better still, the robot can detect and step over obstacles, do a “Taichi” movement, and execute sign language with its hands and fingers.  It can also grasp objects, aided by a vision system and contact sensor.  The robot is programmed using Labview and interfaced to a USB webcam and Kinect sensor.  An embedded Arduino microcontroller is used to control the hand and finger movements.

Quadcopter Rampage

This is a remote-controlled flying drone equipped with some high-tech features.  It has a camera with a tilt function to capture aerial photos and real time motion pictures, is swift and responsive, and can even be used to carry a payload and has the ability to be flown by First-Person View (FPV).  It was specially designed with a high quality carbon fiber material.

Robotic Arm

This robotic arm, specially designed by our Electronics students, serves as a feeding device for the elderly with special needs or those unable to use their upper limbs, and promises to give them newfound independence, while relieving the workload of caregivers at rehabilitation homes, hospices and hospitals.  Various utensils can be attached to the tip of the arm, and users can select different feeding intervals and speed.  The robotic arm can also be programmed to perform various other tasks such as stirring a sauce, mixing and scooping.

Contactless Charger for Electric Vehicle

This system allows drivers of electric vehicles (EV) to charge their vehicles wirelessly, without having to plug the charging cable into the wall socket; they don’t even have to get out of their cars!  Resonant inductive coupling is used to charge the vehicle across a gap of air without any contact.  This can be done using coils which are coupled and attached to the transmitter and receiver.  The system is able to transmit an output of 2.5 amperes and is designed to charge a 6-cell NiMh (nickel metal hydride) battery pack in the car.  The same concept can be used to charge mobile devices wirelessly.


The Diploma in Electronics is supported by well-equipped labs that provide students with the right learning experience so as to prepare them for the industry upon graduation.

Robotics Lab

This lab is equipped with essential electronic test equipment and other supporting tools for the construction and testing of mini-mobile robots for engineering applications.  Students are exposed to Matlab and Arduino programming for simulation and testing of their projects.  


This lab facility is for learning the art of creating a printed circuit board (PCB).  This is accomplished with the aid of design-specific software to develop the artwork and layout for single and double-sided PCBs.

Power Electronics Lab

This lab provides the facility to conduct experiments with power semiconductor devices and their application-related devices such as power converters and motor drives.  Students learn to use power rectifiers, DC choppers and drives, and inverters; they also study the thermal effects on the performance of high powered devices in a lab set-up. 


Advanced Electronics Lab

This lab houses the equipment for conducting experiments with linear integrated circuits for different test conditions.  The equipment includes amplifiers, voltage-controlled oscillators, attenuators and filters.  Students also learn to integrate certain transducers and sensors with the circuits as part of their projects.

Diploma Student Club

The student club of the Diploma in Electronics, called “E2Matrix”, is run by run by Electronics students, for the benefits of Electronics students. Its objectives are to establish bonding among the lecturers and students of the diploma, and to create a platform for our students to exercise and excel in their leadership, communication and people management through the various events organised.

Some of these events include:

1) NARA Student Exchange Programme

Students from our diploma are always among those who play hosts to these Japanese students from the National Institute of Technology (Nara College), acting as a “buddy” not just within campus, but also bringing them around Singapore during their two-day sojourn in Singapore.  This annual event, which usually takes place around March, promotes cultural exchange and the forging of new friendships.

2) ETCM / ELN Sports Day

At these two annual sports meet, students from the various diplomas come together to compete in a variety of sporting activities, which help to foster bonding and teamwork, as well as help the new students (freshmen) to integrate into their course.  The ETCM sports day usually takes place in the second week of the semester, while the Electronics sports day happens in the fifth week.

3) Sub-Comm Camp

This annual camp is organised principally to identify and recruit students with the leadership potential to fill the role of sub-committee members of E2Matrix who will spearhead the organising of future events for the club.  Usually held in July each year, the camp also helps to encourage bonding and interaction among students.

4) KNCT Student Exchange Programme 

Our students also play hosts to Japanese students from the Kumamoto National College of Technology (KNCT) who visit our campus each year.  This week-long event encourages cultural exchange and also helps the Japanese visitors to learn English.  It usually takes place in September.

5) Peer Tutoring Programme

Our Electronics students take an active part in the School’s Peer Tutoring Programme, in which able students meet and tutor their academically weaker peers in subjects such as Mathematics on a regular basis during the semester. This system provide a form of learning support to students who are academically weaker.

Alumni Success Stories

1) Luo Enyu (2007)

Applying the skill he had acquired in his diploma course, Luo Enyu (2007, Course Gold Medal & Lee Kuan Yew Award) topped the Industrial Electronics category of the WorldSkills Singapore competition and went on to represent Singapore at the International WorldSkills Competition held in Japan in Nov 2007, eventually winning a Medallion for Excellence and a World 6th ranking on the international stage.

2) Mohammed Nazir Bin Kamaldin (2007)

Nazir had chosen to switch from a JC to do a diploma at Temasek Polytechnic. “I decided to switch to Temasek Poly as I thought I might stand a better chance to shine there,” he explains. Shine her certainly did. Nazir did well enough to qualify for a place in NUS where he did a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering. “I have a great passion for finding out and understanding how things work, and I am a very hands-on person. So if you are also like that, then an Engineering diploma at TP will suit you perfectly,” is his advice to those pondering between a JC or Poly education.

3) Grace Parn Jiahui (2007)

Grace graduated with a Diploma in Electronics (Aerospace option) in 2007, and went on to obtain an Aerospace Engineering degree from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, before joining ST Electronics, where she is now a Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Satellite Systems department.  The 28-year-old former Katong Convent student has put her diploma training to good use, helping Singapore to develop its first commercial earth observation satellite, TeLEOS-1, slated to be launched into orbit later this year. 

“My Diploma in Electronics from TP gave me an exemption from 6 university modules, and it also helped her me to understand topics related to the various aircraft avionic systems at university,” she says.   Her diploma training has also come in handy in the vital satellite work which she does now: “My Diploma in Electronics has given me a strong basic understanding of electronic components and circuitry concepts, which comes in handy when I’m dealing with satellite sub-systems,” she explains.

4) Bryan Lee Tuck Sing (2003)  

Bryan Lee Tuck Sing (graduated in 2003 with Merit), and works for Intraix Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based start-up that focuses our efforts on low-cost energy management systems.  In 2012, he and a colleague took part in the Canon Youth Entrepreneur Award competition and emerged 1st Runner-up.

5) Kou Shan Shan (2002)

Kou Shan Shan, (2002, Course Gold Medal & Lee Kuan Yew Award winner) went on to obtain a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Hons) from the University of New South Wales, and a Ph.D in Bio-imaging from the National University of Singapore in 2010.  She is just one of many of our graduates who have shown that a polytechnic diploma can lead to outstanding achievements at university. 


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