Automotive Hybrid Technology – Principles, Service and Diagnosis (English/Mandarin)

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 4 Days / TGS-2022017444

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

Course Information

Get ready for the current and future automotive technology. Learn about the use of diagnostic tools for hybrid vehicles and more.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have the basic electrical knowledge on DC and AC electricity.
  • Understand the safety precautions for working on for hybrid vehicle high voltage systems.
  • Understand the functions and operations of high voltage battery for hybrid vehicle.
  • Understand the functions and operations of hybrid vehicle motor and generator.
  • Understand the functions and operations of hybrid vehicle electric converters.
  • Understand the functions and operations of regenerative braking system for hybrid vehicle
  • Understand the functions and operations of high voltage air-con system for hybrid vehicle
  • Understand the hybrid vehicle power configurations and power management
  • Carry out the service and diagnosis on hybrid systems such as battery, starter and generator, converters and air-con system


Course Start and End Date: 12 May 2024 – 9 June 2024
Application Period: 13 Mar 2024 – 21 Apr 2024
Duration: 4 days (4 Sundays, except on 2 Jun 2024 – English Class)
Course Timing: 8.30 am to 5.30pm
Venue: Ngee Ann Poly (face-to-face class)

Schedule may subject to changes. Detailed timetable will only be release upon enrolment and nearer to course commencement date.

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

Lesson Plan

Fundamentals of DC and AC electricity
Hybrid vehicle battery
Hybrid vehicle power management
Hybrid vehicle starter and generator
Hybrid vehicle converters
Regenerative brake system
Hybrid vehicle engine
High voltage air-con system for hybrid vehicle
Usage of diagnostic tools for hybrid vehicle
Hybrid vehicle battery trouble-shooting
Hybrid vehicle motor and generator trouble-shooting
High voltage air-con system trouble-shooting
Hybrid vehicle services
Hybrid vehicle power management 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).

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.

The priority will be given to the applicants who have attended the automotive courses offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 19 Nov 2019 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. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • 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$1090.00
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$327.00
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$327.00
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$127.00
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$127.00
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$127.00