Diploma in Mechatronics & Robotics (S73)

Contact Information:
School: School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
Tel: (65)-67751133
Course Manager: Lim Chee Kian
Tel:(65) 65902739
General Enquiries: [email protected]

Entry Requirements

Full-time application is open to GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC holders and ITE graduates.

GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC Qualifications

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Subject Grade
i) English Language (as 1st Lang) 1 - 7*
ii) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional) 1 - 6
iii) One of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
1 - 6

* Applicants offering SPM / UEC qualifications must attain a minimum grade A+ to C / 1 to 6 for their Bahasa Inggeris (1119) / English Language.

SPM Grades A+ to C are equivalent to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 6.

Higher Nitec Qualification

Higher Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.

Unless otherwise stated, the course duration of a Diploma course is 3 years.

Relevant Higher Nitec
Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business #
Aerospace Engineering
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering #
Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology
Civil & Structural Engineering Design
Electrical Engineering #
Electro-Mechanical Engineering #
Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering #
Facility Management
Facility Systems Design
Manufacturing Engineering #
Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering
Marine Engineering #
Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design / Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design #
Mechanical Engineering #
Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design #
Mechatronics Engineering #
Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
Process Plant Design
Precision Engineering
Rapid Transit Engineering

# Those with GPA 3.5 or more and passed the Bridging Maths 1 (BM1) programme, or have obtained at least C6 grade in GCE ‘O’ Level Mathematics, may be admitted to the 2nd year of a 3 year course.

Nitec Qualification

Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5.

Relevant Nitec
Aerospace Avionics
Aerospace Machining Technology
Aerospace Technology
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration / 
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics /
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)
Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment) / 
Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment) /
Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles)
Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles) /
Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles) /
Diesel Engine Mechanics /
Motor Vehicle Mechanics
Building Servicing / Building Services Technology /
Building Services Technology (Air-conditioning & Refrigeration) /
Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services) /
Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
Chemical Process Technology /
Chemical Process Technology (Biologics) /
Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals) /
Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals) /
Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
Civil & Structural Drafting / Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
Electrical Fitting & Installation /
Electrical Installation & Servicing /
Electrical Technology / 
Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
Electrical Power & Machines /
Electrical Technology (Power & Control) /
Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
Electro-Mechanical Servicing / Mechatronics /
Mechatronics (Automation Technology) /
Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly) /
Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
Electronics (Display Technology)
Electronics / Electronics Servicing /
Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services) /
Electronics (Computer & Networking) /
Electronics Instrumentation) /
Electronics (Mobile Devices) /
Electronics (Wafer Fabrication) /
Electronics (Wireless LAN)
Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
Laser & Tooling Technology / Semiconductor Tooling Technology
Machine Building Technology / Machine Technology
Maintenance Fitting / Mechanical Servicing / Mechanical Technology
Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics
Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
Medical Manufacturing Technology
Port Equipment Technology
Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
Precision Engineering (Injection Mould) /
Precision Engineering (Press Tool) /
Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould) /
Precision Tooling /
Tool & Die - Making
Precision Machining / Precision Engineering (Machining)
Rapid Transit Technology
Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)

For those under the ITE non-modular system, distinctions in both practical and theory are required.


The JAE ELR2B2 indicates the net aggregate score of the lowest ranked students who were admitted to these courses in the JAE. These aggregate scores are meant as a reference for applicants applying to these courses, and do not constitute the admission scores for subsequent admissions exercises.

International Qualifications

Students with international qualifications should refer to the Entry Criteria for International Qualifications.

Financial Matters

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