Want the freedom of choice in the field of engineering? Then opt for the diploma that will open the doors to numerous career paths in the industry.
In the new Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, we set out to give you a broad, flexible education in the big growth areas like digital media and communications, biomedical electronics and microelectronics. We have built strong partnerships with associations and companies so you can get first-hand knowledge of the sector's demands.
With a strong foundation, high-demand skills and lots of practical experience through internships and R&D projects, you are on your way to becoming a versatile, self-directed engineer valued by industry leaders like Singtel, Micron, Philips and Panasonic.
The electronics industry is a major sector in Singapore’s economy. In 2011, it contributed an output of S$86.1 billion and employed more than 82,000 workers. The industry is also rapidly transforming with new products created and
new growth areas identified. Prototypes such as a foldable electronic newspaper, bioelectronic identification and new wireless security electronics are real possibilities in the near future.
The new Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering will offer you a broad
and versatile education in electrical
and electronic engineering. The specialisation tracks will further equip you in specific fields: digital media and communications, biomedical electronics, and microelectronics. Combining a firm foundation in electrical and electronic engineering with relevant domain skills in demand by the industry today, this diploma will equip you to become a versatile, adaptable and self-directed engineer.
Our strong alliance with associations
and companies across a broad spectrum
of industries will give you extensive
exposure to the demands of working in
this growing sector. Some of these include Infineon, Global Foundries, Panasonic, Sennheiser, Philips, and more.
With modern day technological advances, doctors are now able to perform high-tech medical procedures and they can do so even remotely with advancement in ultra high-speed wired/wireless links. Smartphone is now an amazing amalgamation of phone, camera, music/video player, game console, PC and the list goes on. These are innovations based on electrical and electronic technologies.
The Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DEEE) programme aims to develop you into a 'Versatile New Age Engineer'. The versatility to meet the demands of the diverse electrical and electronic industry comes from the focus on strong fundamentals, hands-on practical skills and problem solving experiences. The new-age engineers-to-be of DEEE are of a different kind. One who is creative and resourceful in problem-solving, able to work well in a culturally/racially diverse team, confident in presentation delivery and able to transit seamlessly from school-work ('Electronics Engineers before Graduation') and subsequently from work-school (lifelong learning ability).
While you will be versatile enough to work in varied sectors of the electrical and electronic industry, DEEE also allows you to choose your specialisation option in the upper years of your studies to further equip you for specific sector of the industry.
Digital Media and Communications
Recent massive growth in mobile computing and communication has lead to the increased demand in the smartphones, tablets and increased need for faster mobile communication technology.
This specialisation provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge in the areas of digital audio & video coding, communications & transmission techniques and in mobile computing platforms. The specialisation will focus on the integrated use of electronic, electrical and computer technologies in smart and interactive devices.
Biomedical and healthcare is a fast-growing industry in Singapore. With Economic Development Board’s “Industry 21” initiative, demand for talents in hospitals, laboratories, healthcare centres and other biomedical facilities are expected to increase. This specialisation provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge in the areas of sensors and instrument systems in biomedicine, imaging techniques and signal processing.
The semiconductor industry is a significant contributor to Singapore's electronics output and is one of the largest employers in Singapore. Recent advancement in Thin Film Technology (TFT) has created new and exciting opportunities in many industries such as optical coatings, displays and information storage.
This specialisation provides you with the necessary practical skills and knowledge in the wafer fabrication processes behind the Integrated Circuit (IC); understanding how TFT is applied to real life applications like solar cell and LED; identifying the causes of failures of Integrated Circuit (IC) through the use of state-of-the-art equipment; and discovering the limitless possibilities of nanotechnology.
As part of the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) process, DEEE students will be tasked to solve problems which are endorsed by relevant companies. This will advantage the students with a peek into the issues they will eventually encounter in their future workplace.
For communications related modules, endorsements are obtained from Network Service Providers and Network Solutions Providers, etc.
For biomedical electronics related modules, endorsements from Hospitals, Medical Equipment Manufacturers, Medical Imaging Companies, etc.
For semi-conductor related modules, endorsements from Wafer Foundries, IC Packaging Companies, Research Institutes, etc.
Almost all modules in DEEE come with compulsory mini-projects which will better integrate the theoretical knowledge and practical skills into meaningful deliverables. On top of this, students will also get to do a bigger-scale Final Year Project (FYP) in their 3rd year.
Examples of interesting mini-projects include:
Apart from state-of-the-art equipment and software available in DEEE training labs (eg. semiconductor cleanroom for wafer processing and testing), DEEE students will get to learn ‘direct from industry’ through industry joint labs which have been set up for students to acquire highly industry relevant skillsets.
Industry-linked Final Year Projects (FYPs) and Technology Development Projects (TDCs) are also carried out in these joint labs.
Browse through internship job postings; apply for internship position; be interviewed; get accepted; undergo company-specific pre-training. These are the unique value-adds of DEEE internship programme that aims to equip students with both real-life technical working experience as well as real-life soft skills in job securing.
Internship companies include:
Freshman and Higher Year DEEE students can apply for bond-free RP scholarships. In addition, DEEE scholars will partake in a joint talent grooming programme with the sponsoring companies. The scholars will be involved in networking events/seminars organised by the company and they will also have their internship in the same company.
Companies partnering DEEE in talent grooming include:
RP’s electrical and electronic engineering graduates are well equipped
to work in a variety of sectors from semiconductors to digital media, robotics, biomedical manufacturing, and telecommunications. Some of the job roles you can look forward to are:
There are excellent career prospects and ample opportunities in the diverse electrical and electronic industry. DEEE graduates will be equipped with the versatility to work in any of the Digital Media & Communication sector, the Biomedical Electronics sector or the Semiconductor sector, as assistant or associate engineers.
Graduates can also choose to pursue further education in local or overseas universities. The diploma programme is designed to meet the requirements for advanced standing in local (eg. NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT, SIM) and overseas Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs).
To find out more about how you can apply for this diploma, visit Republic Poly's Admissions page.
Want to find out more about the school that offers this diploma? Then drop by the School of Engineering's homepage now!
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).
5 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
10 compulsory modules:
E105 Digital Electronics I
E112 Engineering Design
E114 Mathematics for Engineering
E116 Computer Programming
E117 Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
E201 Digital Electronics II
E219 Analogue Electronics
E251 Circuit Analysis and Control
E252 Linear IC Applications
E253 Electronic Design and Development
7 compulsory modules:
Choose one out of the three specialisation options.Option 1: Biomedical ElectronicsE206 Microcontroller SystemsA103 Anatomy and PhysiologyA201 ChemistryE335 Biomedical ImagingE336 Biomedical Signal ProcessingE337 Biomedical EquipmentE338 Biomedical InstrumentationOption 2: MicroelectronicsA203 Applied PhysicsA201 ChemistryE341 Electronic and Semiconductor MaterialsE343 Wafer Fabrication and PackagingE344 Thin Film TechnologyE345 Measurement Techniques and Failure AnalysisE348 Nanotechnology ApplicationsOption 3: Digital Media and CommunicationsE206 Microcontroller SystemsE207 Communication SystemsE304 Digital Signal ProcessingE311 Mobile CommunicationsE312 Data CommunicationsE314 Multimedia Processing and BroadcastE319 Embedded Systems
3 compulsory modules:
/ G311 Industry ProjectG901 Character and Citizenship EducationE931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Select 1 module from the following list:
A211 Advanced Mathematics I – Differential Equations
A212 Advanced Mathematics II – Linear Algebra
E302 Data Acquisition and Sensors
E308 Display Technologies
E328 Project Management
E346 Integrated Circuit Design and Layout
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
Addn Combined ScienceAdditional ScienceBiologyChemistryCombined ScienceComputer StudiesCreative 3D AnimationDesign & TechnologyEngineering ScienceFood & NutritionFundamentals of ElectronicsGeneral ScienceHuman & Social BiologyIntegrated SciencePhysicsPhysical ScienceScience (Chem, Bio)Science (Phy, Bio)Science (Phy, Chem)Science (Phy, Chem, Bio)
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To graduate with a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 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.