Mechatronics T66

Aerospace, robotics, artificial intelligence, smart manufacturing, food processing, medicals and pharmaceuticals are just some of the engineering sectors that make use of Mechatronics.

In this versatile course, you will learn to master both mechanical engineering and electronics, and to integrate them with intelligent control systems. With rising consumer demand for smart products and automated systems, your know-how in these areas will give you an advantage in virtually any engineering sector!

In your final year, you can choose one of these elective clusters:
• 3D Printing
• Advanced Manufacturing
• Aerospace Systems
• Semiconductor Technology

You can also join a “through-train” programme in your 3rd year at TP, to secure a university place and a full-time job upon graduation.

Your Journey

Year 1

A strong foundation is needed to excel in Engineering, and this is exactly what you will get from the comprehensive first year programme. Learn basic engineering concepts through lab work, applied hands-on learning and educational visits, and discover your career aspiration!.

Year 2

Apply your knowledge and skills in electronics, mechanics and computer technologies from Year 1, to develop smart devices and automated systems. You will also acquire new in-demand skills in data visualisation & analytics, additive printing, and advanced manufacturing to drive Singapore’s industrial transformation.

Year 3

Choose an elective in emerging fields in advanced manufacturing, or a through-train work-study degree programme! Hone your knowledge and practical skills working on a Major Project, and experience working on real projects involving the latest technologies in a reputable company during your internship.

TP-HRG Robotics Innovation Centre
You have the chance to do experiential research and development work with high-end intelligent robots in this Centre, which is equipped with various types of smart, collaborative and industrial robots. You will learn to configure and program these robots to perform real world applications.

Digital Fabrication & Additive Manufacturing Centre
You will benefit from working in DFAMC to gain hands-on skills in additive manufacturing involving polymer and metal 3D printing, which caters to most industry applications. You can also work on collaboration projects with the industry to facilitate the adoption of 3D printing technology.

Advanced Manufacturing Centre
Reap the benefits of authentic and practice-based training in industrial automation and applications with well-known partners such as Omron, Siemens, Festo and Fujitsu. You will be well-prepared to support the digital transformation of industries worldwide and the future of work!

The diploma is well positioned and recognised in multiple sectors under the SkillsFuture Industry Framework. You can excel in diverse sectors ranging from aerospace engineering and electronics manufacturing, to semiconductors and pharmaceuticals.

Potential jobs include:

  • Aerospace Technologists
  • Associate Engineers / Application Engineers
  • Automation Engineers / Engineering Assistants
  • Equipment / Maintenance / Service / Test Engineers
  • Ground Services Officers / Ramp Operators
  • Process Control Engineers
  • Manufacturing / Mechanical / Product Engineers
  • Research & Development Specialists
  • Robot Coordinators
  • Technical Sale Engineers / Procurement Specialists

You can also join a work-study degree programme in your 3rd year at TP, to secure a university place and a full-time job upon graduation. 

Our comprehensive list of industry-specific part-time and post-diploma courses will offer you the best of both worlds as you pursue your career and further your studies.


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You can join a through-train programme in your third year at TP, acquire a degree + Work Experience, and be guaranteed a full-time job!

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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.

See also the minimum entry requirements for:

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. You will also be taught to consider the Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) when writing and delivering oral presentations.

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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. In all aspects, the principles of applying Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will be covered.

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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. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will also be applied when engaging in verbal and written communication.

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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 civic-minded individuals.

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EIN1001

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised fields or beyond. You will first learn the Design Thinking framework, where you will 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. Finally, you will acquire commercial awareness through the LEAN Startup framework of idea crystallisation, prototype building, customer testing and validation, refinement of business model canvas, and crowdfunding or crowdsourcing avenues.

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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

This subject explores the concepts of identity, diversity and inclusion at the workplace. It examines the relationship between identity and diversity, the benefits and challenges of diversity and the strategies that promote inclusion and inspire collaboration in a diverse workplace. Examples of the elements of diversity covered in this subject include nationality, generation, ethnicity and gender. A one week residential stay is mandatory for this subject.

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EGS1004

Students will examine the meaning and responsibilities of being a Global Citizen, in order to contribute towards a more equitable and sustainable world.? In addition, students will learn how sustainable solutions can support community development, and, execute and critique a community action plan that addresses the needs of a specific community/cause.

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EGS1005

This subject provides a platform for an understanding of culture and heritage through modes of expression. Students will be introduced to global and local cultures via everyday objects, places and human behaviour seen through time and space. Students will explore issues and challenges in culture and heritage sustainability in community, national and global contexts.

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TGL1001

The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills.

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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 TGL1001 Guided Learning.

Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EDR1003

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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EMA1002

This subject introduces the basic concepts of calculus and statistical method to test a hypothesis. Basic concepts in calculus include limits, derivatives and integrals. Applications of the derivative and integrals in engineering will be discussed. Basic statistical method in hypothesis testing includes normal distribution, confidence interval of population mean and procedure to test hypothesis for a claim made about a population mean.

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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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EME1002

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

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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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ESE1008

This subject covers the data analytics lifecycle, including gathering, cleaning, processing and visualising of data.  Exploratory data analysis methods, descriptive and predictive analytics, and the presentation of insights, will also be covered.

 

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EED2011

This subject will enable you to learn and use Python programming to develop software programmes for acquiring, extracting, and organising structured and unstructured data from commonly used data sources.  You will also learn to feed the data into data visualisation tools or data analytics models with relevant project themes and applications.

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EMA2003

This subject introduces Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE). In particular, it focuses on the formulation of engineering problems into first and second order differential equations. Some techniques in solving ODE and the applications of ODE will be discussed, including the use of Laplace Transforms and the calculation of Fourier series.

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EME2007

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

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EME2008

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

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EME2004

This subject provides the fundamentals of automation in a manufacturing environment. Three main topics are covered in this subject, namely pneumatics, electro-pneumatics, and programmable logic controllers. Essential knowledge of the working principles and applications of automation equipment related to the topics are covered, followed by an overview of how to automate production processes to achieve quality and high productivity. Both hardware and software links between the main factory automation components related to industry revolution, Internet of Things and SMART Nation are also introduced.

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EMF3005

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

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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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Cluster Elective Subjects

  • 3D Printing elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EME2012

This subject covers the fundamental knowledge on additive manufacturing, design rules and guidelines for additive manufacturing.  The role of additive manufacturing in current manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing techniques, as well as their respective applications, are also introduced.

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EDR3001

In this subject, advanced Computer-aided Design (CAD) techniques are used to model complex objects. Design rules and guidelines for manufacturing processes, Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) / CAD file preparation for digitalisation, simulation techniques, as well as their respective applications, are introduced.

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  • Advanced Engineering Skills elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EED3014

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

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  • Advanced Manufacturing elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EMF2002

This subject introduces the core elements of a smart manufacturing system, and how real time manufacturing data enables flexibility and increased productivity. An introduction to advanced manufacturing and key enabling technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems, Manufacturing Executions Systems (MES) and Augmented Reality (AR) are used to lay the foundation for understanding the application and benefits of smart manufacturing. A hands-on approach and industrial visits will bring concepts and ideas of smart manufacturing to life, while e-learning will enable participants to learn at their own pace.

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EMF3006

Machine Vision is the technology and methods used to provide imaging-based automatic inspection and analysis. This subject covers the techniques and applications of vision systems in manufacturing. New applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used to augment automatic inspections are also covered.

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  • Aerospace Systems elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EME2009

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

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EAE3008

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

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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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  • Work-Study Degree Programme elective cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EME3006

This course aims to provide you with the important fundamentals in engineering mechanics.  The statics component in engineering mechanics focuses on finding and analysing the governing mechanical characteristics of structural elements and bodies in equilibrium.  As this subject is offered together with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), please refer to the SIT Work-Study Degree Programme page for more information.

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EMF3007

The aim of the module is to develop your ability to consider the design process and manufacturing methods concurrently.  As this subject is offered together with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), please refer to the SIT Work-Study Degree Programme page for more information.

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ESE3011

This module introduces you to computer programming using the “C” programming language.  You will learn how to analyse programming problems, and also have hands-on exposure in designing, implementing, testing and debugging programs that use different data types.  As this subject is offered together with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), please refer to the SIT Work-Study Degree Programme page for more information.

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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 to 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 83 credit units
Diploma Cluster Elective Subjects min 7 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 126 credit units