Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (R40)

School of Engineering, Diploma in Aerospace Engineering(R40)_DAE

What You Will Learn

Discover the ins-and-outs of the booming Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) global industry, and gain a firm understanding of its strict regulations. Through the Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (DAE), you will build a strong foundation in the care and restoration of aircraft structures and engines, and in electrical systems and avionics.

At the same time, grow your passion for aviation by training in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You will also gain hands-on access to actual aircraft in our unique hangar facility.

Boost your technical skills with first-hand exposure during exciting internships. Industrial attachments will introduce you to jobs at ST Engineering Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, StandardAero and other leading aviation companies.

DAE is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) as a Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 147 (SAR147) Maintenance Training Organisation, offering SAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licensing (AML) basic training course (Module 1 to Module 10) for combined B1 (Airframe and Engine) & B2 (Avionics) Categories.

I have gained both theoretical and practical knowledge through the course, which helped me immensely at work. The Problem-based Learning approach has prepared me well to think on my feet and solve real-life work challenges.
Madura Chinthana Varnasooriya
2019 Graduate, Currently an Aircraft Technician at Aerospace Component Engineering Services Pte Limited

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

Select either one of the following:

 

 
   

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2021 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 16 to 25

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
  • Computing
  • Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Science
  • 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
  • NT14 Mechatronics & Robotics
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • 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/ Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics/ Air-Conditioning & 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 (Air-conditioning & Refrigeration)/ Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)/ Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
  • NT42 Marine Technology /Marine Mechanics
  • NT43 Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT48 Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
  • NT49 Marine Electrical Technology
  • NT50 Port Equipment Technology
  • NT51 Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)
  • NT53 Aerospace Technology
  • NT59 Aerospace Avionics
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT67 Aerospace Machining Technology
  • NT68 Laser & Tooling Technology/ Semiconductor Tooling Technology
  • NT73 Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation) / Built Environment (Vertical Transportation)
  • NT75 Rapid Transit Technology
  • NT76 Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
  • NT88 Electronics (Display Technology)
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
  • NT97 Microelectronics
  • NT98 Digital & Precision Engineering
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
  • IT60 Marine & Offshore Technology/Marine Offshore Engineering
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT71 Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
  • IT73 Marine Engineering
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT85 Precision Engineering
  • IT86 Rapid Transit Engineering
  • IT90 Automotive Engineering
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems

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

With a solid foundation in technical skills, DAE graduates are poised to take up a comprehensive range of careers in the aviation industry. You will be able to pursue opportunities in roles such as:

  • Aircraft Avionics System Specialist

  • Airframe and Engine Inspector

  • Assistant Engineer

  • Licensed Aircraft Engineer

  • Material / Production Planner

  • Non-Destructive Testing Inspector

  • Technical Support Personnel

  • Workshop 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 Work-Study Programmes (WSP).

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, DAE 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 WSPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Undergraduate Studies

The programme’s broad curriculum gives our graduates the flexibility to further their studies in a variety of engineering fields, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and aeronautical engineering at local universities such as the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Institute of Technology, and Singapore University of Social Sciences. You can also pursue degrees at overseas universities in Australia and New Zealand such as:

  • Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)

  • Edith Cowan University (Australia)

  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia)

  • The University of Adelaide (Australia)

  • The University of Queensland (Australia)

  • The University of Western Australia (Australia)

Last updated on 29 Jan 2021

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise
(JAE)

Intake for AY2021 has closed

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Intake for AY2021 has closed

Direct Admissions Exercise
(DAE)

January 2021 – April 2021

Early Admissions Exercise
(EAE)

Application Dates for Intake AY2022:

  • O-Level Students: 24 - 30 June 2021
  • ITE Students: 10 - 16 June 2021
  • Working Adults: 7 June - 4 July 2021