Work-Study Post-Diploma – Specialist Diploma in Electrical Design & Operation

Work-Study Programme / 12 months

Note: Next intake: Oct 2021
Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

This Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSP) is designed to give fresh graduates of a full-time Polytechnic Diploma* agraduates a career head-start in Power Engineering.

This 12-month programme consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC), including on-the-job training with a power engineering company.

Learning Outcomes

Secure Your Future

  • Employed by reputable companies in the power engineering sector
  • Earn a competitive starting salary
  • Enjoy full company sponsorship of course fees & exams
  • Receive a $5,000 sign-on incentive*

*Terms & Conditions Apply

Strengthen Your Skill

  • Deepen professional knowledge & skills through structured on-the-job training
  • Benefit from career guidance & support given by a company assigned mentor
  • Attain industry-recognised certification through facilitated training

Enhance Your Worth

  • Acquire relevant work experience & skills valued by the Power Engineering sector
  • Enjoy wage increments & meaningful career advancement


Course Date: Once a week during the semester: Fridays, 8am to 6pm
Next intake: 18 Oct 2021
Application Period: 15 Jun – 31 Jul 2021

Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

For application guide, click here. Notify us via email at once you have secured employment.

Lesson Plan

Post-Diploma Certificate in Electrical Design & Management
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.


1 Specialist Diploma in Electrical Design & Operation
2 Certificates
6 Modules

Entry Requirements

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

(a) Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents

(b) Graduates within 3 yrs (or ORD if served NS after graduation) with the following full-time diplomas*:

Nanyang Polytechnic
Diploma in Electrical Engineering with Eco-Design

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Singapore Polytechnic
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Diploma in Energy Systems and Management

Course Fees

As the WSP is a company-sponsored programme, the course fees will be fully borne by the company.

For the breakdown of the fees, please refer to this link.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years$932.20
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$2485.84
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$641.80
Others (and Repeat Students)$6214.56