What You'll Study

First Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
ET1200 Electrical Engineering Principles
Provides students with an understanding of basic electrical principles. Students can use this knowledge in their practical work; relate the use of electricity to electrical equipment and machines and the proper use of instruments for measurements. This module covers SI units, electrical charge, current, voltage, energy, power, Ohm’s law, linear resistance circuits, Kirchhoff’s law, sinusoidal quantities, RL, RC, RLC circuits, AC power, magnetism, transformer action, DC and AC motors.
60
ET1201 Electronic Engineering Principles
Covers basic electronics and digital devices to allow students to build simple projects to help them relate with electrical and electronic engineering. Topics covered includes semiconductor devices, transistors, diodes, amplifiers, op-amps, filters circuits, number systems, digital gates, combinational circuits, decoder, and encoders.
60
LC0554 Communicating for Personal and Team Effectiveness
Aims to equip students with the necessary skills to develop self-confidence in their spoken and written interactions with intended audiences for specific purposes, in informal contexts.
30
LC8001 General Education 1
Aims to equip students with critical reasoning skills and provide them with opportunities to practise critical thinking through the exploration of contemporary social issues. It also provides a platform for students to learn the basics of arguments through the formal argumentation structure.
30
LC8002 General Education 2
Aims to equip students with the skills to critically analyse the elements of persuasion in narratives used in a variety of contexts to appreciate the power of storytelling in our daily life. Students will also explore the history of discrimination in societies and craft their responses through their own narrative.
30
ME1021 Introduction to Engineering
Promotes interest in engineering by introducing inter-disciplinary engineering systems and manufacturing processes. The Design Thinking process is used to generate ideas and basic workshop machine tools are used for fabrication.
90
ME1101 Mechanics I
Introduces the basic concepts of engineering mechanics, namely units and dimensions, equilibrium conditions, friction, kinematics and Newton’s laws of motion.
60
ME1201 Computer Aided Drafting
Introduces the use of computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to prepare mechanical engineering drawings. Topics include blue print reading, orthographic projection, sectioning, assembly drawing and basic solid modelling.
60
ME1301 Engineering Materials I
Introduces the basic properties and applications of common engineering materials such as steels, cast irons, aluminium, copper, plastics and elastomers, including processes such as heat treatment and casting.
60
ME1401 Thermofluids I
Introduces the fundamentals of thermodynamics, namely heat, work, perfect gas laws and the 1st law of thermodynamics. Use of steam tables, basics of pressure and flow rate in fluids, and the mass conservation law are also covered.
60
MS6140 Basic Mathematics
Equips students with basic mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra, trigonometry and calculus to enable them to understand and solve engineering problems encountered in their course of study. It also serves as a foundation for subsequent mathematics modules.
60
MS6161 Engineering Mathematics I
Equips students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills to solve problems encountered in their course of study. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. Topics include trigonometry, determinants, matrices, complex numbers and calculus.
60
MS6508 Computer Programming
Teaches students the methodology of good program development. The C++ language will be used to write structured programs according to accepted programming practices. Topics covered include simple data type, input/output, control and loop structures, functions and arrays. Programming and hands-on training in the computer laboratories will be emphasized.
60
SP101A Education and Career Guidance 1
A compulsory module for all first year students, ECG 1 aims to develop an understanding of personal interests, strengths, values and life goals. With greater knowledge and understanding of self, planning and decision making in choosing a future career can be better developed. Some topics covered in ECG 1 include ‘Defining My SP Life’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Discovering My Interests’, ‘Planning for Success – My Personal Action Plan’ and more.
15

Second Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
ET0176 Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Systems
This module introduces the electrical power supplies and instruments on the aircraft according to the SARR 66 requirements. It covers the battery power supply and operation principles of a.c and d.c generators and motor on the aircraft. The syllabus also provides fundamental knowledge on the operation of various flight instruments that display navigation and engine parameters. The working principles of pitot-static and gyroscope systems and their related flight instruments will be covered. Knowledge on flight navigation using direct and remote indicating compasses under various electromagnetic environment will be imparted to the students.
60
LC0556 Communicating for Project Effectiveness
Aims to equip students with skills in effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal communication, and report writing.
30
LC8003 or LC8006 Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
Aims to equip students with the Design Thinking mindset, methods and tools to conceptualise innovative solutions for real life problems. Students will explore a social cause, go through the practical rigour of the Design Thinking process and apply suitable tools to fulfil the objectives of the project. Students will also be exposed to trends and issues related to themes, such as Healthcare, Active Ageing, Environment, and Social Integration. In the process, they will develop a better understanding of themselves and the world, as well as the positive impact they can make.
30
LC8004 General Education 3
Aims to enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of social, political and economic issues. Students will learn about the importance and relevance of information literacy skills as well as develop their ability to assess the validity and reliability of information from different sources, consider diverse perspectives, and put forward a convincing point of view.
30
ME2013 Aircraft Maintenance Practices
Imparts hands-on skills and working knowledge for aircraft maintenance. Topics include sheet metal construction and repair, bonded structures, fastening devices, joining methods, control cables, pipes and hoses and safety precautions.
90
ME2101 Mechanics II
Continues from Mechanics I. Teaches how basic solid mechanics is applied to solving engineering problems. The fundamentals of machine components are included.
60
ME2201 Computer-Aided Design (Aeronautical)
Imparts CAD skills using CATIA, the de-facto software used in the aerospace industry. Topics include solid modelling, surface modelling and sheet metal design in aerospace. Aircraft and assembly drawings are also generated.
60
ME2301 Engineering Materials II
Continues from Engineering Materials I. Topics include failure of metals, corrosion, non-destructive testing, electronic materials, ceramic and composite materials, surface technology and moulding technology.
60
ME2402 Aircraft Power Plants I
Introduces the working principle and construction of a piston engine. Topics include induction systems, cooling system, oil & oil systems, fuel & fuel system, ignition and starting systems, and ground operation.
60
ME2501 Fundamentals of Flight
Introduces the principles of flight governing heavier than air flying machines. Topics include properties of the atmosphere, development of aerodynamic forces and moments, aircraft performance, and aircraft stability and control. High speed rotary wing flights are also taught.
60
ME2802 Air Legislation & Management
Introduces Singapore's regulatory framework on aircraft maintenance and general management concepts. Topics include structure and management of aerospace organisations, and productivity and business performance.
60
MS6260 Engineering Mathematics II(A)
Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. Among the topics covered are Analytical Geometry, Matrices, Calculus, Series and Statistics.
60
MS6261 Engineering Mathematics II(B)
Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. Among the topics covered are Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms of Functions involving Discontinuities.
60
SP201A Education and Career Guidance 2
ECG 2 is taken by all second year students. This module aims to develop professional skills necessary to seek and secure work. It also guides the students on how to discover and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work effectiveness and changes related to work. Topics covered in this module include ‘Job Search and Market Trends’, ‘Discovering Your Unique Selling Point’, ‘Resilience’, ‘Work Place Values’ and more.
30

Third Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
ET0164 Avionic Systems
A third-year module taught in the Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (DARE) program. It is based on Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR) 66. Topics taught include modern aircraft instruments and displays; computer controlled, monitoring, detection and warning systems; voice and flight recordings; radio and satellite communication and navigation systems. The practical sessions train the students to be technically sound with their hand skills. The assignments are designed to instil the importance of good communication; independence; creativity; team spirit; life-long learning as well as the applications of the knowledge and skills they have learned in this and other modules.
75
LC0557 Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
Aims to equip students with the essential communication and interpersonal skills necessary for work and the pursuit of further studies.
30
MM305Y/Z Project
Provides students with an opportunity to work in small groups to apply the knowledge and experience gained in their foundation stages to conceive, design, fabricate, test and commission a project. Students will have the chance to work with the industry on real-world projects.
90
MM3105 Mechanics III
Develops a basic understanding of material strength in the design of machine elements and structures. The module supports the design stage of the final-year project.
60
MM3315 Aerospace Materials
Provides an understanding of factors governing the selection of materials for the various aircraft structural members and engine components. Topics include extraction, production and fabrication of advanced materials such as aluminium alloy, titanium alloy, super alloys and ceramics.
60
MM3450 Aircraft Power Plants II
Introduces the working principle and construction of a jet engine. Topics include fuel, oil and air systems, thrust reverser, ignition, starting, engine instruments, controls and engine operations, and auxiliary power units.
90
MM3531 Aircraft Systems
Provides a full understanding of aircraft systems. Topics include pumps, compressors, landing gear, flight control, air conditioning, pressurisation, fire/oxygen/ice/rain protection, fuel, water and waste.
90
MM3817 Quality Management (Aeronautical)
Provides the basic concepts of quality management, ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and techniques of inspection and quality improvement.
60
MM3840 Human Factors
Imparts the concepts of human factors that affect performance in aviation and aircraft maintenance. Applications include error management techniques to reduce human error mishaps.
60

Advanced Modules (optional)

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
MM311M Aircraft Dynamics & Control
Introduces the basic elements of flight dynamics and control theory as applied in aircraft design and response.
60
MM320M Product Design & Development
Provides a range of skills and techniques for creative product design and realisation. Basics include Design Thinking, principles of 3D Design and various computer tools for visualisation.
60
MM321M Aerospace Components Manufacturing
Uses CATIA Computer Aided Manufacturing to generate tool paths for machining 2- and 3-dimensional components on a CNC milling machine.
60
MM387M Finite Element Methods
Teaches the basics of discrete-event simulation of dynamic systems with stochastic behaviour. Applications include computer-aided engineering analysis of mechanical behaviour under given boundary conditions and loadings.
60
MS801M Advanced Mathematics 1
Provides students with a sound foundation in calculus essential for studies in engineering courses at the university level. Topics include mathematical induction, functions and their graphs, limits and continuity of functions, differentiation, integration and its geometrical applications, polar coordinates and parametric equations, indeterminate forms, improper integrals and complex numbers.
60
MS802M Advanced Mathematics 2
Provides students with further knowledge in calculus and linear algebra essential for studies in engineering courses at the university level. Topics in the module include multiple integrals, partial derivatives and their geometric significance and applications, sequences, infinite series and power series, matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
60
MS803M Advanced Mathematics 3
Equips students with a basic knowledge of vectors and differential equations considered essential for studies in engineering courses at the university level. Topics include operations on vectors, lines and planes in space and vector-valued functions, ordinary differential equations (1st order & 2nd order), Laplace transforms & its applications in initial value problems and Fourier Series.
60
MS837M Further Mathematics
This module aims to provide students with essential mathematical knowledge for further studies in universities. Topics covered include mathematical induction, functions, quadratic and cubic equations, inequalities, sequences and series, complex numbers, methods of integration, parametric equations and the applications of differentiation and integration.
60
MS864M Physics
This module provides the students with a good foundation in physics which is essential for pursuing degree courses in the universities. Topics covered include physical quantities and units, kinematics, dynamics, oscillations, waves, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism. The extensive use of vectors and calculus in developing concepts allows the students to see how mathematics is used as a concise language of Physics.
60
Testing model aerofoil in wind tunnel Final Year Project - coaxial rotor helicopter designed and build by DARE students Practical training on maintaining fighter jet aircraft Practical training on PW4000 - 94 Jet Aircraft engine

 

Please note: Course structure is subject to change.