Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)

Offered by School of Engineering

Part-time Diploma / 2.5 years

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

Course Information

New technologies are constantly developing, and mechanical engineering, at the forefront of innovations, touches virtually every aspect of modern life.

A highly versatile course, mechanical enigneering provides you a head-start to diverse career choices. The versatility of a mechanical engineer means adaptability to a world that is constantly changing – an advantage in staying relevant.

Learning Outcomes

Define and direct change in an ever-evolving world with skills relevant to the industry. Learn how to develop product models using CAD, analyze problem of rigid bodies in motion, piping systems and hands-on practice while gaining critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


Monday, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Course Start Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Application Outcome Date: One month after application closes
Class Day(s): Mon, Wed and Thu
Time: 6.30pm to 10pm
Delivery Mode: Face-to-face & Home-based Learning (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 Engineering Design (TGS-2019500110)
Computer Aided Engineering Drafting
Provides fundamental training in the principles and practices of the international graphic language for engineering that is based on the International Standard Organization (ISO) and the Singapore Standards (SS) guidelines.
Computer Aided 3D Design
Trains you in applying the drafting concepts and modeling techniques to develop product models in the design process. Covers the principles and capabilities of CAD through 3D solid modeling of engineering components and assembly.
Mechanical Design
Provides knowledge on how to design, analyse and select mechanical systems components used in machine and system design.
Certificate in Mechanics (TGS-2019500132)
Engineering Mechanics
Equips you with the skills to analyze the two-dimensional forces acting on rigid bodies by drawing free-body diagrams and applying the conditions of equilibrium, as well as analyzing problems of rigid bodies in motion.
Strength of Materials
Introduces foundational knowledge of strength of materials including stress and strain analysis and interpretation of practical design criteria.
Mechanics of Machines
Gives a good understanding of the practical aspects of stress analysis and machine systems, through the application of theories and laws in practical engineering applications and laboratory sessions.
Certificate in Materials & Manufacturing (TGS-2019500144)
Engineering Materials
Provides fundamental knowledge of common engineering materials and metal structures, and how they affect the properties and performances of engineering materials such as alloys, polymers, plain carbon steels and non-ferrous materials. Interactive remote learning is also used to help you visualize and experience the use, properties and applications of these materials.
Manufacturing Processes
Introduces the conventional processes used to support manufacturing industries, including the principles and applications of conventional machining process.
Advanced Manufacturing Systems & Management
Introduces the fundamental concepts of manufacturing systems, high value-added production and different types of production systems, using critical comparisons on the advantages and limitations of mass, flexible batch and custom manufacturing.
Certificate in Thermofluid Engineering (TGS-2019500146)
Fluid Mechanics
Introduces the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, with laboratory practicals using visualisation and experimentation.
Introduces the different forms of energy and processes, with a focus on applications of basic thermodynamic principles to solve engineering problems.
Piping Design
Provides you with the basic knowledge on the engineering and layout of piping system, mechanical design, hydraulic design and basic stress analysis of process piping system.
Certificate in Automation & Control (TGS-2019500145)
Power Hydraulics
Imparts the fundamental concepts of industrial hydraulic applications to be implemented in automation and process industries.
Industrial Automation
Introduces hard-wired and programmable types of automation solutions, their applications in sequential control systems and low-cost automation.
Instrumentation & Control
Aims to provide you with the essential knowledge on the various types of control components, the operation of feedback control systems, effects of controller setting on system performance and stability.


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.

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