Automotive Electrics and Sensor Technology – Principles, Service and Diagnosis

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 6 weeks / TGS-2023025464

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

The cars of today have evolved into powerful electrical and electronic systems that can sense and respond to changes, both within and outside the vehicle. However, to ensure that passengers are transported safely to their destinations, there is a great necessity for these systems to be in the highest working order.

Learning Outcomes

Sharpen your skills in diagnosing and solving problems in complex automotive electrical and computerized systems. Equip yourself with the fundamentals of electrical technology, function and operation of the automotive electrical components and their inspection.


Course Date: 3TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: Once a week (Every Sunday)
Time: 8.30am to 5:30pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: TBC

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.


Lesson Plan

  • Fundamentals of electricity
  • Automotive common electrical components
  • Automotive sensors, actuators and control units
  • Automotive electrical circuits
  • Automotive network communications
  • Automotive electrical accessories
  • Usage of diagnostic tools
  • Common electrical components trouble-shooting
  • Sensors and actuators trouble-shooting
  • Electrical circuit trouble-shooting
  • CAN Bus trouble-shooting
  • Computerized system diagnosis

Trainer's Profile

Steven Xu

Steven Xu is a Senior Lecturer of School of Engineering at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic and the module leader of Automotive Technology and Motorsports (ATMS), a specialization offered under the Polytechnic's Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He teaches both full time and part time in the following areas: Automotive Technology, Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, System Design, Mechanical Design and Product Design and Manufacturing Process. He has a Masters Degree from NTU and 20 years working experience in automotive after-sales service industries. He is also in the Technical Expert Panel for Certification for Technical Specialist (Bus) organized by LTA and IES, working with ten over members from different industries and organizations on certifying the bus technicians. He has conducted workshops for SMWA members, ComfortDelGro, SMRT, SBS, ST Land, DSTA, MINDEF, Indeco, Cycle & Carriage, Republic Auto, NEA, EuroAutomobile, LTA, Vicom, ExxonMobil and more.


In-class assessments.

A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Participants who are certified Fire Safety Managers will be awarded 5 CPD points

Entry Requirements

-Applicants should preferably have NTC 2 or Nitec with 5 years related working experience; or a Diploma with 2 years related working experience.
-This course is suitable for technicians, technical executives, customer service advisors and workshop manager

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Jul 2023 to 30 Sep 2024.

Course Fees

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024.


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
  • Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fees$1035.50
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $310.65
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $120.65
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $120.65
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $310.65
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $120.65
Others (and Repeat Students)$1035.50