Specialist Diploma in Electrical Design & Operation

Post-Diploma / 1 year

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

Course Information

A stable electrical power supply is a national strategic resource which lays the foundation for economic growth. As our daily activities become increasingly electrified, our power distribution systems are evolving to include renewable energy sources, energy storage systems and smart grids.

Mastering the design fundamentals, understanding the relevant Codes of Practice and building hands-on confidence are key elements to successfully meet today’s demands and prepare yourself for future changes in the power engineering field.

Learning Outcomes

Gain technical knowledge and skills for testing and commissioning as well as safe operation and maintenance of power distribution systems. You will also acquire basics in the design of electrical distribution systems for commercial and industrial installations. Level up with the right project management methodology to successfully execute your projects as a team.

Course 
Schedule

Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Course Start Date: 19 Apr 2021
Application Period: 15 Dec 2020 to 31 Jan 2021
Application Outcome Date: 1 Mar 2021

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

Lesson Plan

Post-Diploma Certificate in Electrical Design & Management
Module
Electrical System Design
This module aims to refresh and deepen your knowledge in the design of electrical distribution systems for commercial and industrial installations. It will cover substation layout design, sizing and selection of switchgears, cables and transformers; protection scheme and relay selection and setting. Computer software such as ETAP or equivalent will be used to simulate and optimize the performance of electrical distribution systems. You will also learn the operation principles and design of micro-grid with renewable energy sources and energy storage systems.
Module
Electrical Project Management
Equips you with the latest project management methodology and skills to work at management level on large industrial, commercial and domestic projects. Helps you to become better at planning and managing project objectives in terms of scope, schedule and cost. This module covers general contract administration skills, budget estimation, cost and quality management, schedule and time management, managing procurement, identification of risk and development of risk management strategies.
Module
Project 1
You are expected to propose a module-related project to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that they have acquired from the modules. The module will be graded based on a final presentation and report.
Post-Diploma Certificate in Electrical Operation and Maintenance
Module
Testing and Commissioning of Electrical Systems
Equips you with the technical knowledge and skills for testing and commissioning of power distribution systems. This module covers identification of protection schedule of the network, the testing standards, the operation and working principles of testing equipment and the testing procedures required by the authorities. It includes the key areas of Electricity Regulations (Electricity Installations) and standard tests such as primary injection test, secondary injection test, high voltage insulation test, earth resistance test, transformer ratio and vector group test, as well as protection relay testing and setting.
Module
Operation and Maintenance of Electrical Systems
Aims to deepen the skills and knowledge of students in the safe operation and maintenance of power distribution systems. This module covers the operation principles and maintenance standards of low and high voltage equipment such as switchgears, circuit breakers, transformers, metering and protection relays. This module also covers partial discharge measurement, electrical safety requirements, electrical turn-on/shut down procedures and first aid for electrical accident.
Module
Project 2
In this module, you are expected to propose a module-related project to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that they have acquired from the modules. The module will be graded based on a final presentation and report.

Certification

1 Specialist Diploma
2 Post-Diploma Certificates
6 Modules

Certification

You are required to complete 2 post-diploma certificates within 2-year validity period to be awarded the Specialist Diploma qualification.


Entry Requirements

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

A local Polytechnic (Diploma in Electrical Engineering)

Any local Polytechnic Engineering Diploma with major in power engineering.

Other requirements: No severe vision deficiency.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or 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

Note:

  • The fees below are per semester.
  • The fees below are inclusive of GST.
  • 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 at www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Refer here for full table of course fees throughout the semesters.

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 (SC) below the age of 40 years$464.65
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$309.77
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$1239.05
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$319.90
Others (and Repeat Students)$3097.65