Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (R40)

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

What You Will Learn

Your runway to becoming a licensed Aircraft Engineer.

The Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (DAE) is an approved Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 147 (SAR147) Maintenance Training Organisation offering SAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence basic training course (Module 1 to Module 10) for combined B1 (Airframe and Engine) and B2 (Avionics) Categories.

You will be trained in the state-of-the-art hangar with authentic aircraft, engines, aircraft simulators, and equipment which will expose you to the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul business in the Aerospace industry.

In this course, you will be able to grow your passion for aerospace by having hands-on access activities on the aircraft and skills training in the hangar. You can further use your technical skills with first-hand exposure during exciting internships.

Look forward to industrial attachments at leading aviation companies such as ST Engineering Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace, Bombardier Aerospace Services, Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd, SIA Engineering Company and more!

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

Elective Modules

Select ONE of the following options

Option A: Select Elective modules totalling 12 MCs from the list of modules in the Minor programmes that are applicable to the Diploma and/or from the modules listed below

Option B: Select a Minor programme 

Option C: Select a CET-based Certificate programme and/or Elective module(s) from the list of modules in the Minor programmes that are applicable to the Diploma (only for eligible students) 

Learn how you can customise your learning pathways here 

Industry Orientation Programme Modules

*Note: Denotes Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) modules

Some module codes and synopses are pending confirmation and may be subject to change.

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 13 to 26
  • English Language: D7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): C6
  • Any one of the following subjects: C6
    - Biology
    - Biotechnology
    - Chemistry
    - Computing / Computer Studies
    - Design & Technology
    - Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics
    - Physics
    - Science (Chemistry, Biology)
    - Science (Physics, Biology)
    - Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT13 Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT14 Mechatronics & Robotics
  • NT17 Automotive Technology
  • NT19 Electronics & Internet of Things
  • 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)
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • 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)
  • NT62 Machine Building Technology/ Machine Technology
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT64 Medical Manufacturing Technology
  • 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
  • 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
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT71 Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
  • IT72 Process Plant 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
  • IT94 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design
  • IT95 Data Engineering

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements


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


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, you 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
  • Fleet Management Planner
  • Licensed Aircraft Engineer
  • Material / Production Planner
  • Non-Destructive Testing Inspector
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Technical Support Personnel
  • Workshop Engineer

Further Studies

Discover exciting opportunities for further studies!

The Diploma in Aerospace Engineering’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, New Zealand and the United States such as:

  • Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)
  • Edith Cowan University (Australia)
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (United States)
  • 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 10 Jun 2024