We launched Singapore's first mechatronics diploma course in 1991 to meet the niche demand for cross-disciplinary engineers from precision engineering companies. We have since diversified to meet multi-disciplinary challenges in the emerging fields of Automotive, Nanotechnology and Space. Training has gone beyond the core areas of mechanical engineering and electronics to include a plethora of skills in IT, programming and design.
The DMRO course is a multi-disciplinary study that integrates mechanical engineering with electronics and computer technology. It focuses on intelligent systems to enhance the manufacturing processes.
Our students work confidently with several industrial clients and vie for coveted awards at high-profile robotics competitions locally and internationally. Experiencing the working world via realistic projects prepares them to perform independently or in a team. Some versatile graduates have forayed successfully into professions in banking, accountancy and medicine.
Broad-based equipping in mechanical engineering, electronics and computer technology.
Flexibility to diversify into other engineering fields.
First-hand work experience through related projects with reputable organizations.
DMRO IN THE NEWS
Grabbing a Second Opportunity to Learn
( BERITA HARIAN, 13 January 2014 )
The article featured two SP student/graduate, Muhammad Ridhwan and Atikah Zainuddin, who in spite of adversities in their academic journey, found success in SP. Ridhwan, a graduate from Diploma in Mechatronics and Robotics and a former drop-out shared how he decided to pull his socks, after realising the importance of getting a good qualification. For Atikah, she shared how she struggled with her studies in JC and how she has found success in pursuing a Diploma in Business Innovation and Design. Atikah is a recipient of the MND-EDGE scholarship.
Polytechnic Students worked with Secondary School Students to clinch award at FIRST Tech Challenge
( LIANHE ZAOBAO, 4 December 2013 )
First Tech Challenge 2013 was held from 27 to 29 November at the Science Centre. The match involves collecting and scoring square blocks on the pendulum goals, raising flag and pulling up the robot. 4 students from SP and 3 students from Hai Sing Catholic School formed Team 'Thor' and managed to clinch the top prize in the Alliance Awards. They embody the essence of "coopertition", a spirit that combines both co-operation and competition.
"Studying mechatronics provides me valuable insights in both mechanical engineering and electronics, and has enabled me to know not just how but why things work. In building a quad flyer transformer robot for my project, I appreciate the strength of multi-disciplinary training. The experience of seeing imagination becoming reality, in a collaboration project with SUTD and in designing a gun turret mechanism for a paintball competition in South Korea, was euphoric."
Gan Bee Li
Lee Kuan Yew Award
DMRO Gold Medallist 2013
Nanyang Scholarship (by NTU)
Admitted to NTU
For 3 years in a row DMRO students have been clinching the top awards at the FIRST Tech Challenge. This year Team Thor and Team SPade took the first and second alliance awards at the competition held from 27 to 29 November at the Science Centre. For details click [ here ].
Winner of the Alliance Award and Think Award