Diploma in Engineering (Mechatronics)

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

As one of the more recent branches of engineering, mechatronics engineering has far-reaching applications to every stratum of society. As such, there is a need within the sector for skilled practitioners to fill the talent gap in designing and constructing ground-breaking products and processes.

Learning Outcomes

Gain insights, flexibility, and adaptability to forward your career with skills to design and create smart products and systems. Apply concepts and techniques of automation and control technologies and be equipped for automation and process industries.

You will acquire the basic concepts of designing electrical and electronic circuits, and build application projects based on knowledge learnt. You will also gain knowledge in mechanical system design, analysis and production of CAD drawings.


Monday, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Tuesday, 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, Tue, 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 Mechanics of Mechatronic Systems (TGS-2020500451)
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.
Mechanical Aspects of Mechatronic Systems
Builds on the module Engineering Mechanics and provides necessary knowledge and skills to apply mechanics principles to the analysis of mechanical aspects of mechatronic systems.
Certificate in Microcontroller Applications (TGS-2020500452)
Computer Programming
This practical-oriented module covers knowledge and skills in computer programming using 'C' language.
Basic Microcontroller Programming
Introduces fundamentals of microcontroller architecture as well as basic programming to interface with various external input and output devices. C programming language is used to illustrate the operation of the microcontroller.
Microcontroller Interfacing & Applications
This module provides general microcontroller interfacing circuits, and example programs for input/output devices used within microcontroller circuits.
Certificate in Automation & Control (TGS-2020500453)
Power Hydraulics
Imparts the fundamental concepts of industrial hydraulic applications to be implemented in automation and process industries. Core competencies in the module will include the understanding of the typical component blocks that make up industrial hydraulic systems for various applications.
Industrial Automation
Equips you with the knowledge of automation technologies and their applications in the manufacturing and process industries. With the rise of new digital industrial technology, you will also be introduced to Internet of Things (IoT) and smart sensors which have the ability to collect data that can be used for data analysis. Major topics include electro-pneumatics technology and programmable logic control and IO-Linked technology (for smart sensors). Their applications in sequential control systems and low-cost automation will be covered.
Instrumentation & Control
Provides you with the knowledge on the types of control components, the operation of feedback control systems, effects of controller setting on system performance and stability as well as the impact of Industry 4.0 in Process Industries.
Certificate in Engineering Drafting & Design (Elective) (TGS-2020500454)
Computer-Aided 3D Design
Application of the drafting concepts and modeling techniques for development of product models in the design process.
Electrical & Electronic Drawing & CAD
Introduces the techniques of designing printed circuit board (PCB) layout using computer-based package. The focus is on complete hands-on practice starting from schematic capture through to PCB layout post-processing and library parts creation.
Mechanical Design
Aims to provide you with the knowledge on how to design, analyze and select mechanical systems components used in machine and system design.
Certificate in Industrial Systems (Elective) (TGS-2020500968)
Communication and Vision Systems
Understand network communication standards and protocols and computer vision technology used in real-world industrial systems.
Industrial Drive Systems
Equips you with knowledge of both electrical and mechanical drive system which are the core manipulating and actuating systems of all machines.
Unmanned Systems
Introduces the system architecture of unmanned systems and practical insight on both the hardware and software aspects of unmanned systems.
Certificate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering Fundamentals (TGS-2020500377)
DC Technology & Applications
Provides knowledge and skills in solving dc network by using Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Law and Thevenin Theorem.
AC Circuits
Provides knowledge and skills to understand the principles and operations of ac systems and devices in the industry.
Basic Electronics & Applications
Covers the basics of electronic devices and some common applications. Equips participant with the ability to analyze and calculate the electrical parameters of diode and transistor circuits.


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