Diploma in Materials Science (R17)

What You Will Learn

In our ever-evolving digital age, technological advancements are occurring at breakneck speed. Materials science offers you the potential to shape the future as a pioneer of cutting-edge technology.

Through the Diploma in Materials Science (DMTS), you will learn about the technological advances in materials science that have continually transformed the biomedical, aerospace, marine, automobile, sports, and construction industries over the years. During the course, you will be given the opportunity to innovate and develop new materials, which may one day change the face of science and transform lives for the better.

Our cutting-edge laboratories support hands-on learning, allowing you to hone essential practical skills in 3D printing, advanced composites, nanotechnology, biosensor, and biomaterials. Our state-of-theart facilities, combined with industry attachments at both private and public organisations, will allow you to participate in innovative research that is applicable in the real world. When you graduate, you will be ready to make your mark!

Benjamin’s inspiration to excel academically escalated when he entered RP. His exceptional performance, spurred by his love for science, earned him a place on the Director’s Roll of Honour for two consecutive years in a total of four semesters. The key to his success, he revealed, was having undergone a valuable learning experience in RP that had greatly impacted him.

His passion for his subjects resulted in him winning two Module Prizes in AY2015 – one in Nanotechnology and the other in Materials Processing. His final year project in collaboration with Super Pak Manufacturing taught him to solve problems systematically. He was able to effectively apply these new skills during his 20-week internship at Singapore Epson Industrial.

Ho An, Benjamin
Diploma in Materials Science, 2017 Graduate

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.

General Modules

Discipline Modules

Specialisation Modules

Industry Orientation Programme

Elective Module

Freely Chosen Module

A200 Special Project
Two modules to be selected from a list of Freely Chosen Modules

 

 
   

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type 2019 JAE ELR2B2 Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 26

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any one of the following subjects/1 - 6 
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physics
  • Physical Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT21 (Architectural Drafting / Building Drafting (Architectural))
  • NT23 (Civil & Structural Drafting / Building Drafting (Civil & Structural))
  • NT24 (Electronics / Electronics Servicing / Electronics (Computer & Networking) / Electronics (Instrumentation) / Electronics (Mobile Devices) / Electronics (Wafer Fabrication) / Electronics (Wireless LAN) / Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services))
  • NT25 (Electro-Mechanical Servicing / Mechatronics / Mechatronics (Automation Technology) / Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly) / Mechatronics (Medical Technology))
  • NT26 (Electrical Fitting & Installation / Electrical Installation & Servicing / Electrical Technology / Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing))
  • NT27 (Electrical Power & Machines / Electrical Technology (Power & Control) / Electrical Technology (Power & Machines))
  • NT28 (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration / AirConditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics / AirConditioning & Refrigeration Technology)
  • NT29 (Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment) / Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment) / Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles))
  • NT30 (Maintenance Fitting / Mechanical Servicing / Mechanical Technology)
  • NT31 (Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles) / Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles) / Diesel Engine Mechanics / Motor Vehicle Mechanics) 
  • NT32 (Precision Machining / Precision Engineering (Machining))
  • NT37 (Precision Engineering (Injection Mould) / Precision Engineering (Press Tool) / Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould) / Precision Tooling / Tool & Die-Making)
  • NT38 (Building Servicing / Building Services Technology / Building Services Technology (AirConditioning & Refrigeration) / Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services) / Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration))
  • NT39 (Chemical Process Technology / Chemical Process Technology (Biologics) / Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals) / Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals) / Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation))
  • NT40 (Info-Communications Technology / InfoCommunications Technology (Networking & Systems Administration))
  • NT41 (Multimedia Technology)
  • NT42 (Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics)
  • NT43 (Mechanical-Electrical Drafting)
  • NT44 (Digital Media Design / Digital Media Design (Interactive Media))
  • NT45 (Nursing)
  • NT46 (Product Design)
  • NT47 (Communications Technology)
  • NT48 (Precision Engineering (Aerospace))
  • NT49 (Marine Electrical Technology)
  • NT50 (Port Equipment Technology)
  • NT51 (Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical))
  • NT52 (Digital Animation)
  • NT53 (Aerospace Technology)
  • NT54 (Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects))
  • NT56 (Digital Audio & Video Production)
  • NT57 (Security Technology)
  • NT58 (Applied Food Science)
  • NT59 (Aerospace Avionics)
  • NT60 (Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound))
  • NT61 (Facility Technology (Landscaping Services))
  • NT62 (Machine Building Technology / Machine Technology)
  • NT63 (Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services))
  • NT64 (Medical Manufacturing Technology)
  • NT65 (Space Design (Architecture))
  • NT66 (Space Design (Interior & Exhibition))
  • NT67 (Aerospace Machining Technology)
  • NT68 (Laser & Tooling Technology / Semiconductor Tooling Technology)
  • NT70 (Interactive Media Design)
  • NT71 (Visual Communication)
  • NT72 (Visual Effects)
  • NT73 (Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation))
  • NT74 (Mobile Systems & Services / Infocommunications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT75 (Rapid Transit Technology)
  • NT76 (Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics))
  • NT77 (Opticianry)
  • NT79 (Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing))
  • NT88 (Electronics (Display Technology))
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • IT21 (Electro - Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT22 (Mechatronics Engineering)
  • IT31 (Electrical Engineering)
  • IT41 (Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering)
  • IT50 (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering)
  • IT51 (Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design / Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design)
  • IT52 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT54 (Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design)
  • IT55 (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • IT56 (Information Technology)
  • IT57 (Wireless Technology)
  • IT58 (Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology)
  • IT59 (Chemical Technology)
  • IT60 (Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering)
  • IT61 (Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security)
  • IT62 (Paramedic & Emergency Care)
  • IT63 (Games Design & Development)
  • IT66 (Security System Integration)
  • IT67 (Civil & Structural Engineering Design)
  • IT68 (Facility Systems Design)
  • IT69 (Information Systems Quality)
  • IT70 (Mobile Unified Communications)
  • IT71 (Offshore & Marine Engineering Design)
  • IT72 (Process Plant Design)
  • IT73 (Marine Engineering)
  • IT74 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • IT75 (Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business)
  • IT80 (Space Design Technology)
  • IT85 (Precision Engineering)
  • IT86 (Rapid Transit Engineering)

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

As a DMTS graduate, you will be fully prepared to embark on a career with world-class organisations in a variety of industries such as the aerospace, energy and chemical, medical technology, electronics and automotive sectors. Prepare to take on some of these rewarding positions:

  • Aerospace Industrial Specialist

  • Assistant Engineer

  • Assistant Manufacturing Engineer

  • Laboratory Technologist

  • Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Semiconductor Industrial Specialist

  • System Engineer



Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DMTS students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs. Students wanting to deepen their skills in the development, manufacturing, testing and repair of composites materials could explore taking up Specialist Diploma in Advanced Composites. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Undergraduate Studies

As a DMTS graduate, you can pursue a degree in a wide range of areas including materials science, biology, chemistry, applied physics, engineering, and biomedical sciences. Two local universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in materials science and engineering. Top universities overseas also welcome our graduates with an advanced standing of up to two years. They include:

  • Australian National University (Australia)

  • Monash University (Australia)

  • The University of Manchester (UK)

  • University of Sheffield (UK)

  • University of Technology Sydney (Australia)

  • University of Wollongong (Australia)

Last updated on 23 Jan 2019