Modern engineering systems are large-scale, complex engineeringchallenges that require expertise across a number of engineering disciplines and system design.
As a result, engineers must be able to apply multi-disciplinary technologies in problem-solving, and be skilled project managers as well. An understanding of
the social and economic policies affecting engineering decisions is also vital.
The Diploma in Engineering Systems and Management (DESM) will provide you with a multi-disciplinary education that will help you meet these needs. You’ll be trained not only in engineering disciplines but also in system thinking and project management.
Our broad-based curriculum will ensure that you gain the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge, as well as hard technical skills and soft people skills. The programme also allows you to choose an option in the final year of your studies that will further equip you with the knowledge and skills to be ‘industry ready’as soon as you graduate.
Urban Transport Solutions
In the recently launched Land Transport Master Plan (LTMP) 2013, it states that Singapore’s vision is to make public transport a choice mode. The rail transport system network is expected to double from 138km today to 360km by 2030 to enhance connectivity. Also, plans are put in place to significantly increase bus capacity and to enhance bus service levels through the use of advanced bus fleet management systems and other emerging technologies to benefit commuters. These developments will see the increased demand for skilled manpower in the transportation industry.
This option aims to prepare graduates for roles in transport operations. The graduates are not only adept in performing the operation’s functional roles, they can also comprehend the inter-dependency of the connected systems and equipment involved, and can be called upon to perform technical maintenance when required.
In the recently launched Smart Mobility 2030 Master Plan, it outlines the clear intent to leverage on advancement in technology and innovative Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) solutions to better manage transport networks and improve urban mobility. Key developments identified in this plan includes, autonomous vehicles and provision of sensors on roads for applications such as Smart Junction and Vehicle ITS Telematics.
This option aims to prepare graduates with the essential technical knowledge and skills applicable to the exciting area of intelligent transportation systems.
DESM graduates can look forward to excellent career prospects in Engineering, Operations and Project Management positions in wideranging industries such as:
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).
B102 Organisational Behaviour
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
G905 Life Skills
E105 Digital Electronics
E112 Engineering Design
E114 Mathematics for Engineering
E116 Computer Programming
E117 Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
E220 Mechanics II
E224 Engineering Materials
E243 Automation Systems
E244 Modern Systems Engineering
E245 Systems and Project Management
E254 Electronic Devices and Circuits
B331 Social Innovation and Creativity
Choose one out of the two specialisation tracks listed below.
Option 1: Urban Transport Solutions Track E321 Fleet ManagementE322 Rail Operations ManagementE323 Transportation Facilities Planning and DesignOption 2: Intelligent Systems TrackE358 Robotics and Machine VisionE359 Autonomous Systems and Vehicle ControlE357 Security Planning, Design and Management
E931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Select 1 module from the list below:
E302 Data Acquisition and Sensors
E333 Quality Management
E334 Reliability Engineering
B223 Social Psychology
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the schools in RP.
For a full listing of entry requirements, please click here.
To graduate with a Diploma in Engineering Systems and Management, you must complete a total of 120 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.
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