Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)

Offered by School of Engineering

Part-time Diploma / 2.5 years / TGS-2023020970

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

Course Information

Electricity is essential to life as we know it, and the systems that meet the world’s energy requirements are imperative. As such, the role of the electronic engineer is indispensable in providing real-world applications to satisfy rising needs.

Learning Outcomes

Accelerate your career in electronic engineering, computer networking and aerospace industries with sought-after skills in electronic devices, such as the ability to design and build projects on digital electronics and support networks. Go away with a thorough understanding of how circuits work, as well as gain the skills to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches, and resolve common issues.


Course Date: 14 Oct 2024
Application Period: 1 Jun 2024 – 31 Jul 2024
Class Day(s): 3 Weekdays per Week
Time: 6.30pm to 10pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom, Synchronous eLearning, Asynchronous eLearning
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 Digitalisation & Project Management (TGS-2023035624)
Internet of Things
This module aims to equip learners with a basic knowledge about Internet of Things (IoT). Learners will learn the system architecture of a typical IoT system with a good understanding on functionalities of its building blocks. They will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge through practical exercises and lectures/tutorials. Learners will also be equipped with knowledge and skills to design and implement a simple IoT system prototype with off-the-shelf equipment/platforms/services.
Quality Systems & Data Analytics
This module provides the learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to apply quality system management principles, statistical data analysis techniques, quality improvement tools, manufacturing management concepts in their workplace. Topics covered include Quality Management & Process Improvement; Six Sigma Methodology for defect reduction; Fundamentals of Statistics & Probability; Process Capability Analysis, Statistical Hypothesis Testing; Root Cause Analysis; Repeatability & Reproducibility for measurement system analysis; Design of Experiments for optimizing and improving products and processes; Statistical Process Control for quality assurance. Learners will be equipped with the knowledge on ethical use of data.
Project Management in Digitalization
This module aims to equip learners with knowledge of project management in engineering projects. In particular, modern day digital technologies will be introduced in the project management considerations. They will learn the process of coordinating a project team and its resources to successfully execute a specific project from start to finish. Learners will also learn some project management tools which includes planning the activities, measuring the progress, allocating resources, identifying constraints and completing the task while respecting those constraints.
Certificate in Fundamentals of Electrical & Electronic Applications (TGS-2023035625)
DC Technology & Applications
This module provides the learners with the necessary knowledge and skills in solving dc network by using Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Law and Thevenin Theorem. Topics covered include series circuits, parallel circuits and series-parallel circuits which are arranged in easy to understand style. Applications sections are included to establish a link between theoretical concepts of the topics and the real, practical world. Examples of the application section include how series circuits can be very effective in the design of safety equipment, how parallel circuits configuration is done in basic household wiring.
AC Technology & Applications
This module aims to provide learners with the fundamental knowledge and skills to understand the principles and operations of ac systems and devices in the industry. It covers single phase and three-phase systems, operations of power transformer, ac motor, ac generator and their applications. The module will also introduce learners to electrical safety and proper use of modern measuring equipment for the industries.
Basic Electronics & Applications
This module aims to introduce learners to the basics of electronic devices and some common applications. It includes an introduction to semiconductor physics as well as the construction, operating principles and common applications of diodes and transistors. Electronic circuits covered include rectifiers, voltage regulators, waveform clippers and surge protection. Calculations of average and root-mean-square (rms) values of periodic signals are also taught. Learners should also be able to analyze and calculate the electrical parameters of diode and transistor circuits. They should have acquired sufficient knowledge and skills to design simple Zener voltage regulator as well as transistor circuits as an electronic switch or as a voltage amplifier.
Certificate in Analog and Digital Electronics (TGS-2023035622)
Practical Electronics with Application to Control Systems
This module is highly practical oriented with approximately 80% of the time devoted to hands-on activities. It covers the analysis, design and assembly of an electronic feedback control system. The module enables learners to apply control theory in the real world. They design and build analogue electronic Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller, electronic sensor module, DC Motor driver and many more. Computer is used to simulate analogue electronic circuits and circuit testing is performed using experimental approach. Measured data obtained using equipment such as DC Power Supply, Oscilloscope, Digital Meter and Signal Generator are recorded, plotted and interpreted.
Analog Electronics & Applications
This module aims to provide learners with knowledge of the operating principles and the design characteristics of commonly used analogue devices and circuits. It also illustrates their applications in various practical circuits.
Digital Electronics & Applications
This is a hands-on intensive module designed to help the learners to design and build application projects based on digital electronics. It covers the fundamentals of digital electronics, the basic principles and techniques of digital system design. The main topics covered are Number systems, Boolean Algebra, Combinational logic circuits, Flip-flops and multivibrators and IC Counters.
Certificate in Cloud & Microcontroller Applications (TGS-2023035623)
Server & Cloud Fundamentals
This module covers the basics of Linux operating system, server and an overview of cloud computing. Concepts for Linux include the use of Linux commands to access and manage directories, files, setting of file security and access rights and basic servers’ implementation, such as DNS and DHCP in a network. For cloud computing, concepts include virtualisation as a foundation for cloud computing and issues related to implementation of cloud services. It also covers simple architecture, design, implementation, management and security of cloud services.
Microcontroller & Interfacing
This module aims to equip learners with a basic foundation in microcontroller and Embedded System. They will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge through meaningful practical exercises and lectures/tutorials. The knowledge and skills that the learners acquire in this module will enable them to implement a microcontroller-based system.
This practice-oriented module equips leaners with basic knowledge and skills in computer programming using a suitable high-level language. The main topics include basic computer programming concepts and fundamental programming constructs such as sequences, selection and repetition.
Certificate in Network Systems (Elective) (TGS-2023035626)
Network Fundamentals
This module covers the introduction to the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation knowledge and skills for network infrastructure. Learners will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
Routing & Switching
This module describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Learners learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Learners will also be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with virtual LANs and interVLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Scaling & Connecting Networks
This module describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks and on the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Learners will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Learners will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network, configure PPPoE, GRE, single-homed eBGP, extended IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs., SNMP and Cisco SPAN, QoS and the trends in networking including Cloud, virtualization, and SDN.
Certificate in PV System Technology (Elective) (TGS-2023035627)
Electrical Circuit Analysis
This module introduces learners to the concepts and theorems which are needed in the field of electrical engineering technology. The topics include circuit analysis and network theorems, single-phase and three-phase system analysis, power measurement and power factor correction, the “a” operator and per unit system, harmonics, and transients. The module provides the foundation to equip learners in analysing electrical circuits, applying the relevant theories and techniques to solve and troubleshoot circuit problems, and designing electrical systems.
PV Cell and Module
This module covers the basics from light to semiconductor and PV cell/module design and characterization. Topics include the solar energy, semiconductor and junctions, working principles of PV cell, factors that can affect the PV cell’s output, design considerations of PV cell/module, new cell and module technologies, general PV module failure modes and detection methods. The core IEC standards such as IEC61215/61730 and UL61730 PV modules will also be introduced. Learners, work in group, to analyse specification and performance of solar PV modules available in the local market.
PV System Design & Integration
This module introduces the various components and their functionalities in the formation of a PV system. It also provides the guidelines for the selection and sizing of these constituents to allow their proper compatibility to operate as an integrated system. Stand-alone and grid-tied systems will be covered. Practical hands-on sessions will also be included to ensure trainees could do experiments and make measurements on PV modules, inverters, power flow, equipment protection, system performance, and battery management. Design, installation, testing, and commissioning of PV system according to SS638, SS601, and Power-Grid Transmission Code and relevant IEC codes will also be discussed in this module. Learners, work in group, to design a grid-connected PV system.
Certificate in Machine Learning and Data Visualization (Elective) (TGS-2023035628)
AI for Manufacturing Engineer
This module introduces learners with the technical skills to apply machine learning algorithms and deploying practical Artificial Intelligence (Al) models with an industrial edge controller for anomaly detection and predictive maintenance. The course will also cover the essential concepts and background for data analysis on supervised and unsupervised machine learning models and their applications in advanced manufacturing.
Data Handling and Information Visualization
This module covers data importing, cleaning, interpreting and visualizing. Learners will learn advanced methods with Tableau software. This module deals with methods used to manage and analyse real world large datasets and present the results in visually understandable way. It helps to solve the complex engineering challenges present in the data. In this module, learners will be learning new techniques and tools in Tableau to become more resourceful for the engineering industry.
Machine Learning Systems for Engineers
This module will help learners to apply AI techniques to their fields in order to get accurate solutions. It covers the basics of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. It deals with different types of learning techniques like: supervised, unsupervised and reinforced. The concept of features, data handling, training and testing will be explained. It focuses more on the theory, design and applications of artificial neural networks (ANN)

Trainer's Profile

Benjamin Wing Liang Ze

Benjamin holds a Master's in Science in Electrical Electronic Engineering from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and a Bachelor's with Honors in Electrical Power Engineering from Newcastle University. In addition, he has a diploma in Electrical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, specialising in clean energy. During his academic journey, Benjamin successfully completed two final year projects involving the design of dynamic wireless chargers for electric vehicles using Ansoft Maxwell for simulation and hardware construction. 

Benjamin’s academic background has equipped him with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to excel in the field of electrical engineering. He have a strong understanding of electrical installation & systems, circuit analysis, power electronics and renewable energy sources. 

Benjamin started his career in at ST Engineering Electronics, he led teams in testing and commissioning communication systems for railway projects, specifically the TeTRA radio system. Working both locally and overseas, Benjamin collaborated with various railway stakeholders, such as BTS and BEM in Thailand and SMRT and LTA in Singapore. Following his time at ST Engineering Electronics, Benjamin worked as a Senior Engineer in an electrical contractor, Bintai Kindenko. During his time in Bintai Kindenko, he worked on a few electrical projects on the provision of electrical services. Now at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Benjamin teaches the students from the Diploma of Electrical Engineering, where he teaches Electrical Installation Design, Electrical Fundamentals, Power Electronics and manage internships programmes. 

Benjamin also teaches the National EV Specialist Safety programme, focusing on EV charging infrastructure’s electrical safety and provisions. 


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.

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.

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.

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)


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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$26369.28
PR Sponsored by SME$2745.82
Singapore Citizen Sponsored by SME$2745.82
Singapore Citizen Aged 40 & Above$2745.82
Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$3955.42
Singapore PR$10547.74
Long-Term Visit Pass Plus$26369.28