Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace)

Offered by School of Engineering

Part-time Diploma / 2.5 years / TGS-2023019766

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

Course Information

Advances in travelling have made an exciting future in this exciting industry extremely promising. With aerospace engineering becoming one of the most important branches of the industry, the demand for skilled engineers with a vision to explore and conquer the skies and beyond is on the rise.

Learning Outcomes

Let your career take flight with a course that bridges the gap between theory and practice with hands-on exercises and engineering problem-solving.

You will acquire critical skills in aerospace design, aircraft and components’ maintenance, repair and overhaul, and aerospace related skills in aerospace manufacturing and maintenance sectors. You will also learn basic aerodynamics and flight principles and apply these to its characteristics and performance of aircraft.


Course Start Date: 16 Oct 2023- Apr 2026
Application Period: 17 Jul – 31 Aug 2023
Application Outcome Date: One month after application closes
Class Day(s): Mon, Tue and Thu
Time: 6.30pm to 10pm
Delivery Mode: Face-to-face & Home-based Learning (Async & Sync)
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic/Online

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

Lesson Plan

Certificate in Aviation Fundamentals (TGS-2023019767)
Aerospace Fundamentals*
Aims to equip you with an appreciation of the basic aerodynamics and flight principles and the airworthiness legislations requirement for the aviation industry, specifically in Singapore. *Module exemption available under Recognition of Prior Learning.
Flight Mechanics
Provides an understanding of the aerodynamics principles of aircraft flight in regime ranging from subsonic to supersonic flow. Focuses on practical problems that involve aerodynamic characteristics and performance of aircraft.
Aerospace Maintenance Practices
Introduces basic knowledge and practical skills in aerospace manufacturing processes and maintenance practices through practical projects and hands-on practice.  
Certificate in Aircraft Electrical & Avionics System [TGS-2023019768]
Basic Electricity and Electronics
Introduce basic electrical, electronic and digital fundamentals with knowledge and skills in solving DC and AC networks by using Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Law.
Aircraft Electrical Systems
Provides fundamental knowledge and operations of generators and motors devices used in aircraft systems and aircraft lighting systems.
Avionics Theory & Systems
Introduces the zero-visibility flying, the cockpit instruments, flight environmental systems, sensing and electrical systems used in aircraft.
Certificate in Aerospace Design & Processes (TGS-2023019769)
Aerospace Materials and Processes
Provides knowledge of common aerospace materials and manufacturing processes. Introduces importance of structure-property-processing-performance relationship and understand the effects of fatigue, creep and corrosion in aircraft components.
Airworthiness Legislation and Quality Systems
Provides basic knowledge of key aviation regulations and airworthiness requirements governing the aerospace industry. Enables you to apply quality management techniques and principles.
Aerospace Computer Aided Design
This practice-oriented module enables you to acquire computer-aided design skills and a good understanding of aerospace design process.
Certificate in Aircraft Propulsion Systems (TGS-2023019770)
Mechanics of Fluid
Provides an understanding of basic laws governing the behaviour of fluids under the influence of energy transfer.
Propulsion Fundamentals
Introduces thermodynamics and applications of the First and Second Laws of thermodynamics, with emphasis on engineering problem solving.
Aircraft Propulsion Systems*
Equips you with basic principles of aircraft propulsion systems and an understanding of the design features of some of the components and sub-systems.   *Module exemption available under Recognition of Prior Learning.
Certificate in Aircraft Structure & Systems (TGS-2023019771)
Aircraft Structures and Mechanics
Introduces the characteristics and design features of aircraft structures and the structural requirements imposed by the various aircraft systems.
Aircraft Systems
Covers the operation of aircraft fluid power systems, namely the hydraulic systems and the pneumatic system, landing gear and fuel supply system.
Aircraft Environment & Auxiliary Systems
Introduces aircraft environmental control systems and auxiliary systems, and application analysis of air-conditioning system.


1 Diploma
5 Certificates
15 Modules


You are required to complete 5 modular certificates within 5-year validity period to be awarded the Diploma qualification.

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

The following GCE ‘O’ Level grades and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience:
– English Language (Grade 1-7)
– Mathematics (Grade 1-6)
– Science (Grade 1-6)

OR NITEC with GPA >= 3.5
OR NITEC with GPA >= 3.0 and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience

OR Higher NITEC with GPA >= 2.0
OR Higher NITEC with GPA >= 1.5 and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience

OR NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >= 3.5 and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience
OR Higher NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >=2.0 and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience

OR relevant Advanced WSQ Certificate (or higher) and Level 6 WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA and Workplace Numeracy SOA and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience

OR applicants with at least 2 years of relevant working experience may apply for the course

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 16 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2024.


  • The fees below are per semester. For full course fees throughout the semesters, please refer here.
  • The fees below are inclusive of GST. Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2023. Please refer to our FAQs for more information.
  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.

All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay f​or a wide range of courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit here.

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.

Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $502.68
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above $335.13
Singapore Citizens sponsored by SME $346.08
Singapore PRs $1376.34
Singapore PRs sponsored by SME $356.82
Full course fee for SC (for repeat, deferred modules) $3351.24
Full course fee (for repeat, deferred modules) $3440.88