Electronics T65

You’ll find it everywhere—in personal mobile devices, smart home appliances, entertainment gadgets, medical and office equipment, sophisticated defence systems, flight instruments, factory machines and even transportation. Electronics can be found all around us as it enhances the quality of our lives

As Singapore progresses towards becoming a Smart Nation, this course prepares you for the current and emerging needs encompassing the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, digital transformation, advanced manufacturing, assistive technology and a green environment, to meet the changing needs of the industry.

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Your Journey

Year 1

Acquire fundamental electronics knowledge and practical skills and learn to apply technical concepts in real-life applications related to smart nation applications, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, biomedical engineering, robotics & automation, and other prevalent industries.

Year 2

Be trained to handle advanced electronics, drives, control systems and embedded systems while acquiring further practice-based skills which are relevant for the industry.

Year 3

Get authentic workplace experience through an internship and be prepared for the industry by working on a relevant Major Project. You can also specialise in one of our four cluster electives: Aerospace Electronics, Computer Networking, Robotics, or Semiconductor Technology.

This course provides you with broad-based training in electronics including popular emerging technologies related to aerospace, smart nation, IoT and biomedical engineering. Highly versatile, you will have many exciting career opportunities and further studies options!

Subjects related to Aerospace Electronics (Avionics) as well as the in-depth practice-based training of this course, will provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the aerospace industry.

In your final year, you can choose to specialise in robotics programming and automation implementation. This will enable you to take advantage of the industry 4.0 transformation, allowing you to pursue technological advancement and a lucrative career in engineering.

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

You can undertake the Earn and Learn Programme and acquire a Specialist Diploma + Work Experience.


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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.

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TP Fundamentals Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
ECS1005

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. 

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ECS1006

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.

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ECS1007

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.

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GCC1001

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.

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EIN1001

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. 

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LEA1011

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.

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LEA1012

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.

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LEA1013

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.

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LSW1002

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.

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MCR1001

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.

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MCR1002

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.

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MCR1003

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.

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EGS1002

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.

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EGS1003

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.

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EGS1004

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.

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EGS1005

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.

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TGL1001

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.

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ESI3001

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.

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

Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EED1001

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.

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EED1002

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.

13
EEE1001

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.

16
EEE1002

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.

16
EEE1003

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.

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EEE1004

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.

15
EMA1003

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.

 

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EMA1002

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.

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ESC1004

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.

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ESE1006

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.

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EMA2003

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.

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EEE2005

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.

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EMC2001

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. 

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ECT2005

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.

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EMC3002

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.

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EEE3004

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.

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EMP3002

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.

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EEE3005

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.

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ESE1007

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.

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Cluster Elective Subjects

  • Avionics elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EAE1006

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.

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EAE3018

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.
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  • Networking elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
ECC1002

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.

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EMC3005

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.

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  • Robotics & Automation elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
ECT3002

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.

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EMF3004

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.

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  • Semiconductor Technology elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EMI2008

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.

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EMI3005

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.

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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
EED3009

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.

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EED3010

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.

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EED3011

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.

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EED3012

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.

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EMA3001

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.

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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