Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics)

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About the Course

The Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) provides participants with a strong foundation in Electrical and Electronic (EE) Engineering to equip them for the diverse and dynamic EE industry.

This unique programme offers two specialisation tracks in specific fields of Electronic Communications and Microelectronics. These are high value-adding sectors in the EE industry with strong demand for skilled and trained professionals.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to

  • make use of modern instrumentation, software tools and hardware equipment in conducting experiments to collect relevant data for analyses to draw meaningful observations and conclusions

  • apply techniques, skills and modern engineering hardware/software tools necessary for system prototype development, test, manufacture and maintenance

  • apply core knowledge of analogue electronics in understanding the operation and design of electronic devices, circuits and systems

  • apply core knowledge of digital electronics and microcontroller systems in understanding the operation and design of complex digital computing systems 

  • develop more in-depth knowledge in one of the discipline areas of either Electronic Communications or Microelectronics

  • build personal knowledge and develop cognitive skills, such as what is meant by receiving an education, learning, training, experience and practice. The ability in structuring and communicating ideas and working effectively in teams.

Target Audience

'O' Levels, NITEC, Higher NITEC graduates and professionals who are keen to enter the field of Electronic Communications and Microelectronics.

What is So Unique About This Programme?

This programme provides you with a strong foundation in Electrical and Electronic (EE) Engineering; preparing you for the diverse and dynamic EE industry through two specialisation tracks:

Electronic Communications
• Communication Systems
• Mobile Communications
• Data Communications

Microelectronics
• Wafer Fabrication and Packaging
• Thin Film Technology
• Measurement Techniques and Failure Analysis

How Often Do I Need To Attend The Course?

Lessons will be held three times a week at RP ACE @ Woodlands.
Course commences in October.

Number of Lessons Duration
Three times a week (Weekdays) 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Note: Some lessons will be conducted online.

What Will I Get Out Of This Course?

With the incoming technology tsunami, it is worrying that many professions may be made obsolete. But at the same time, it motivated me to pick up new skills and knowledge to ride the wave! I am glad that I made the right choice by enrolling into RP’s Part-time Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) programme. I am blessed and grateful to meet many knowledgeable and helpful lecturers, who were always ready to guide and advise us along the way. It was extremely helpful for a part time student like me and I am confident that with these knowledge and skillsets, I will be future-ready.
Ho Kian Teck
Chief Financial Officer/General Manager, Lingjack Group/Lingjack Deck Machinery Pte Ltd
Graduate of Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics)

Our future competitiveness depends on companies and individuals’ capabilities to adapt in line with the needs of the industry. A competitive edge also relies on the education and training systems’ ability to provide values that match labour market needs. The programme is very much in line with the demands brought about by Industry 4.0; fulfilling the need to reskill and upskill our existing workforce.
Joseph Soo
Vice President APAC Sales, National Instruments Singapore (Pte) Ltd
Programme Partner for Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics)



Eligible students for this course can apply for SkillsFuture Study Award and receive $5,000 cash award with no bond to defray your course expenses. Find out more!

 

Participants will be awarded the Modular Certificate (MC) upon successful completion of each certificate programme. The Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) will be issued upon meeting 50% of attendance requirement and passing all coursework and assessment.

Certification (180 hours) Modules
Electrical Circuits
  1. Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  2. Circuit Analysis and Control
  3. Electronic Design and Development
Analogue Electronics and Applications
  1. Analogue Electronics
  2. Linear IC Applications
  3. Data Acquisition and Sensors
Digital Electronics and Applications
  1. Digital Electronics
  2. Digital Systems
  3. Digital Signal Processing
Microcontroller and Applications
  1. Computer Programming
  2. Microcontroller Systems
  3. Project
Electronic Communications (Elective 1)
  1. Communications Systems
  2. Data Communications
  3. Mobile Communications
Microelectronics (Elective 2)
  1. Wafer Fabrication and Packaging
  2. Thin Film Technology
  3. Measurement Techniques and Failure Analysis

 

Module Synopses 


1. Certificate in Electrical Circuits 

Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This module equips participants with the necessary foundation for electrical circuit analysis. Participants will learn to apply techniques in analysing basic elements (resistors, capacitors and inductors) with Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) power sources. Participants will also learn concepts of electromagnetism and its application in power generation, transformer and motor operation.

Circuit Analysis and Control

The module equips participants with the knowledge of circuit analysis and control. Participants will learn differential equations and learn how to apply them to analyse circuits. Participants will also get to learn basic principles of control such as stability of control system, time/frequency response and controller design.

Electronic Design and Development

This module equips participants with necessary knowledge and skillsets to handle projects that start from front-end prototyping to final realisation of the product. The front end work involves different prototyping platform to set up the circuit and basic laboratory equipment such as digital multi-meter, oscilloscope, and function generator to test and verify the circuit performance.
 
2. Certificate in Analogue Electronics and Applications 

Analogue Electronics

This module equips participants with fundamental knowledge and appreciation of analogue electronics. Participants will be introduced to the characteristics of commonly used semiconductor electronic devices in the industry. Participants will be able to determine various important circuit parameters such as output voltage/current values, voltage gain, input/output impedances.

Linear IC Applications

This module equips participants with the fundamentals to analyse, design and implement linear ICs in a project-based learning environment. Participants will appreciate and understand how various types of linear ICs can be applied in projects ranging from basic to more sophisticated real-life applications.

Data Acquisition and Sensors

This module equips participants with the knowledge to design and implement basic data acquisition systems that are commonly found in the automation, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and food processing industries. Participants will learn commonly used sensors in the industry. Participants will also understand the importance of using a computer/PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) as a central processing unit to make sense of collected data from sensors.
 
3. Certificate in Digital Electronics and Applications 

Digital Electronics

This module equips participants with knowledge of digital electronics by exploring the basic building blocks of combinational digital electronic circuits. Participants will learn number systems, basic logic gates, Boolean algebra, design techniques for combinational logic circuits, decoders, encoders, multiplexers and de-multiplexers and integrated circuit logic families such as TTL and CMOS. Participants will also learn the characteristics of basic latches and flip-flops and their use in combination with sequential circuit operation.

Digital Systems

This module is an extension to Digital Electronics and provides exposure to more complex digital circuit design concepts and techniques. Participants will be introduced to high-level design methodology for digital circuits using Hardware Description Language (HDL). Participants will also learn about interfacing digital circuits to the real world using Digital-to- Analog, Analog-to-Digital converters and memory devices.

Digital Signal Processing

This module equips participants with fundamental knowledge and essential techniques in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and to allow them to appreciate the various applications of DSP. Participants will learn basic concepts of signal, discrete-time signal analysis, frequency domain analysis and digital filter design. Participants will use analytical tools (eg. Matlab) to explore some of the real-life audio and video DSP-related applications such as ‘Karaoke Reverb Effect’, ‘Noise reduction in Audio Recordings’ and ‘Image Filtering’.
 
4. Certificate in Microcontroller and Applications 

Computer Programming

This module introduces participants to basics of computer programming and problem-solving process. The module focuses on good programming practices, programming concepts, and structured programming. It covers program development/coding/debugging, data types, operators, expressions, control flow (such as conditional statements, loops), functions, data structures, and file access.

Microcontroller Systems

This module teaches participants about the input/output ports, memory architecture, flow charts, LCD controlling, Pulse Width Modulation, and event polling. Participants will also learn interesting topics related to interrupts such as external interrupts, timers and timer interrupts, Analog-to-Digital conversion and ADC interrupts, high and low priority interrupts, match output comparison with interrupts and serial communication.

Project

In this module, participants will work in groups of three to five people to undertake this project module. Under the supervision of a mentor, each team will be expected to define the objectives of the project, develop a plan of action, execute the plan to a reasonable degree, and evaluate its outcomes.
 
5. Certificate in Electronic Communications (Elective 1) 

Communications Systems

This module is an introduction to the topics relevant to both analog and digital communication systems. Topics include modulation techniques (AM/FM), tuned radio frequency receiver, electromagnetic wave propagation, antennas, digital sampling, multiplexing, digital modulation (PSK), source coding, channel coding and bit-error analysis.

Data Communications

This module equips participants with a working knowledge of current networking technologies in the industry. Participants will learn the principles and techniques of networking and communications, including physical cabling, network topologies, communication protocols and IP addressing. Participants will learn to design, plan, install network equipment (switches, routers, wireless access points) and operate small to medium size computer networks.

Mobile Communications

This module equips participants with the knowledge of mobile technologies. Participants will learn the principles of wireless communications, including fading, advanced diversity combining techniques such as MIMO, multiplexing techniques such as OFDM, multiple access techniques and RF/capacity planning. Participants will also learn about current cellular systems such as Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), 3G and 4G (LTE), as well as other wireless technologies such as WiMAX, Wireless Local Area Network (802.11a/b/g/n), and Bluetooth.
 
6. Certificate in Microelectronics (Elective 2) 

Wafer Fabrication and Packaging

This module introduces the making of semiconductor devices used in consumer electronics. Participants will learn the technologies and processes of Integrated Circuit (IC) fabrication and packaging and appreciate the extensive effort which goes into the making of an IC chip. The module begins with the processing of the raw material such as sand, which will go through the various wafer fabrication, process integration, and packaging techniques to form the final product.

Thin Film Technology

This module allows participants to develop a good understanding of the thin film technologies that have been widely used in semiconductor industry. It covers the properties of different thin film materials as well as growth and fabrication methodology. Participants will be equipped with practical skillsets which include fundamental vacuum principles and requirements for thin film deposition, physical vapour deposition and chemical vapour deposition.

Measurement Techniques and Failure Analysis

This module covers the basic principles and techniques employed in semiconductor characterization and failure analysis. Participants will learn to decide on the choice of measurement and imaging techniques, depending on the application. It covers optical microscopy, electron microscopy and fault localization.

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Total Duration
900 hours, ~2.5 years

Applicants should possess one of the following combinations of qualification and work experience: 

Qualification Requirement(s)

'O' Levels

  • At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes in the following subjects:
    English Language (EL1 or EL2) Grade 1 – 7
    Any Science subject Grade 1 – 6
    Any relevant subject Grade 1 – 6

  • and at least 1 year relevant work experience

Higher NITEC

  • GPA ≥ 2.0

  • OR
  • GPA ≥ 1.5 AND at least 1 year relevant work experience

NITEC

  • GPA ≥ 3.5

  • OR
  • GPA ≥ 3.0 AND at least 1 year relevant work experience

Higher NITEC in Technology/Services

  • GPA ≥ 2.0 AND at least 1 year relevant work experience

NITEC in Technology/Services

  • GPA ≥ 3.5 AND at least 1 year relevant work experience

WSQ

  • Relevant WSQ Advanced Certificate (or higher) AND at least 1 year relevant work experience AND Level 6 WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA and Workplace Numeracy SOA

Does not possess any of the above qualifications

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 2 years of relevant working experience

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least five years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Singapore Citizen

Fee Subsidy Eligibility Modular Certificate Net Fee Course Net Fee
SME-sponsored $338.76 $1,693.80
40 years & above $327.42 $1,637.10
below 40 years old $500.76 $2,503.80

Singapore Permanent Resident

Fee Subsidy Eligibility Modular Certificate Net Fee Course Net Fee
Self-sponsored $1,309.68 $6,548.40
SME-sponsored $338.76 $1,693.80

Non Singapore Citizen/ Permanent Resident

Modular Certificate Net Fee Course Net Fee
$3,293.46 $16,467.30

Note:
• Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
• Fees reflected are inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax).
• From 1 July 2020, Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) and fee subsidy under WTS will cease. WTS will be replaced by Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS). For more information on WSS, please refer to https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-skills-support-scheme-individuals.html.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing. 

 

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Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice.  The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.