Automotive Engine Technology – Principles, Service and Diagnosis

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 6 days / TGS-2023025565

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Course Fees

Course Information

The lifespan of an engine depends on the material used in its making, the quality of its built, and how it’s driven. However, one thing holds it all together – maintenance. Nothing lasts forever, but applying proper care and sound knowledge to fixing problems will ensure an engine that lasts a long time.

Learning Outcomes

Get your knowledge of engine technology up to gear with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and identify problems in various engine systems. You’ll learn the ins and outs of fuel injection, emission control, and engine management, including systematic fault-finding using mechanical and electrical approaches.


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: Every Sunday (6 classes)
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

  • Engines construction and operation
  • Lubricating system
  • Cooling system
  • Intake, exhaust systems, turbocharger and compressors
  • Basic electrics and electronics
  • Usage of diagnostic tools
  • Fundamentals of sensor, actuator, control unit and network
  • Fuel injection system
  • Ignition system
  • Emission control system
  • Engine management system
  • Engine overhauling
  • Engine management system diagnosis


Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.

Course Fees

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

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 Fee$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