Do you dream of a high-flying career in the aerospace industry with companies such as Rockwell Collins, Thales Aerospace, and EADS?
The Diploma in Aerospace Avionics (DAA) puts you on the runway to success and helps you take flight.
What is the DAA all about? In this programme, you will dive into the high-tech world of aircraft electrical systems, instruments, and avionics. Practical training is a key part of this course, so you will get first-hand experience
in handling the flight instruments and controls found in an aircraft cockpit.
Expect plenty of hands-on learning in our first-class facilities, which include the A320 Aircraft Cockpit Simulator Lab, Aircraft Communications and Navigation Systems Lab, and The ARCH, our brand- new hangar facility. In addition, industry attachments with companies in the aerospace industry will allow you to gain real-world experience.
As a leading aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hub in Asia Pacific, Singapore hosts a growing number of multinational aerospace companies such as Rolls-Royce, Thales Aerospace, and EADS. These companies, together with the growth of air travel and MRO sector, create exciting opportunities for professional aircraft engineers.
The Diploma in Aerospace Avionics will prepare you for a career in the high-tech domain of aircraft electrical systems, instruments, and avionics. You will gain first-hand experience in handling flight instruments and controls found in the aircraft cockpit. You will also learn how to navigate your way in the vast airspace and handle the auto-flight communication systems that keep an aircraft safe during flight.
To complement classroom learning, you will have practical training in RP’s state-of-the-art facilities such as the A320-Aircraft Cockpit Simulator Lab, Aircraft Communications and Navigation Systems Lab, and the newly opened The ARCH hangar facility. These facilities mimic a realistic environment which you will get to familiarise and manage.
As you complete the Diploma in Aerospace Avionics, you have taken a step forward in becoming a certified engineer as the curriculum is conformed to the Singapore Airworthiness Requirement (SAR-66) module, specified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore for licensing of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
RP’s aerospace avionics graduates can look forward to excellent prospects in the aerospace and electronics industry. Within Singapore, there are potential employment opportunities in the MRO sector, as well as the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of aircraft flight components. Some job roles include:
DAA students will get to enjoy the modern facilities and equipment in the A320-Aircraft Cockpit Simulator Lab, Aircraft Communications and navigation Systems Lab, Aviation Maintenance Practices Lab, and Aircraft Electrical Systems Lab.
DAA students will go through a 20-week internship programme either locally or overseas during their course at RP. They will get an opportunity to work/visit in world class companies like SIA Engineering, Rolls-Royce, ST Aerospace, Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Ltd (SAESL), Singapore Test Services, GE Aviation, Panasonic Avionics Corporation(PAC), Rockwell Collins, GE Aviation, Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd, ACE Services and many more.
DAA students will also have a chance to work on projects in collaboration with industry during the 3rd year of their studies. They will also have an opportunity to work on projects such as Singapore Amazing Flying Competition, World Skills Completion.
To prepare students for global economy, the DAA organises 2-4 student overseas study trips every year to countries like China and India. During such trips students get to visit the MRO companies and renowned universities. Such study trips broaden student’s perspectives and prepare them well for global roles in the aviation industry.
Graduates may also choose to pursue further education and to this end, all our diploma programmes are designed to meet the requirements for advanced standing in local and overseas Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs).
You can pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Mechanical Engineering at NUS, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering and Media at NTU, Avionics degree at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) University, or in any of the overseas universities in (U.K, U.S. or Australia) such as Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (USA), University of Bristol (UK), University of Bath (UK), University of Leeds (UK) and Queensland University of Technology (Australia), University of Adelaide (Australia), and University of Newcastle (Australia).
For more information about university pathways, visit RP's Further Studies.
To find out more about how you can apply for this diploma, visit Republic Poly's Admissions page.
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The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
6 compulsory modules:
A113 Mathematics B102 Organisational Behaviour E114 Mathematics for Engineering G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving G107 Effective Communication
11 compulsory modules:
C105 Introduction to Programming
E105 Digital Electronics IE112 Engineering DesignE201 Digital Electronics II E203 Circuit Analysis E204 Linear Circuits and Control E207 Communication Systems E208 PCB Design and Prototyping E219 Analogue Electronics E221 Aerodynamics and Propulsion E232 Aircraft Instrument Systems
5 compulsory modules:
E364 Aviation Maintenance Practices
E365 Aviation Human Factors E366 Aircraft Electrical Systems E367 Aircraft Communications and Navigation Systems E368 Auto-flight Systems
3 compulsory modules:
/ G311 Industry Project
G901 Character and Citizenship Education
E931 Industry Immersion Programme
Select 1 module from the following list:
A211 Advanced Mathematics I – Differential Equations
A212 Advanced Mathematics II – Linear AlgebraE302 Data Acquisition and Sensors E312 Data CommunicationsE369 Airframe Structures E371 Turbine Engine Systems
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the Schools and Centre in RP.
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Table 2: Aggregate Type
All successful applicants are required to pass a pre-admission medical examination to ensure
suitability for the posted course. Applicants may be assessed on a case-by-case basis to verify the
severity of the conditions to determine suitability for the course.
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To graduate with a Diploma in Aerospace Avionics, you must complete a total of 124 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.