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
  • 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
Aerospace Engineering
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering #
Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology
Civil & Structural Engineering Design
Electrical Engineering #
Electro-Mechanical Engineering #
Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering #
Engineering with Business (Previously known as Advanced Manufacturing) # 
Facility Management
Facility Systems Design
Manufacturing Engineering #
Marine Engineering #
Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering
Mechanical Engineering #
Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design #
Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design / Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design #
Mechatronics Engineering #
Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
Process Plant Design

# 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 Technology /
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics
Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)
Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles) /
Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment) /
Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment)
Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles) /
Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles) /
Diesel Engine Mechanics /
Motor Vehicle Mechanics
Civil & Structural Drafting / Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
Chemical Process Technology
Electrical Installation & Servicing /
Electrical Fitting & Installation /
Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing) /
Electrical Technology
Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
Electrical Technology (Power & Control) /
Electrical Technology (Power & Machines) /
Electrical Power & Machines
Electronics / Electronics Servicing
Electronics (Display Technology)
Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration) /
Building Services Technology /
Building Services Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration) /
Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services) /
Building Servicing
Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
Machine Technology / Machine Building Technology
Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics
Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
Mechanical Technology / Mechanical Servicing / Maintenance Fitting
Mechatronics / Electro-Mechanical Servicing
Medical Manufacturing Technology
Port Equipment Technology
Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
Precision Machining / Precision Engineering (Machining)
Precision Tooling /
Tool & Die-Making /
Precision Engineering (Injection Mould) /
Precision Engineering (Press Tool) /
Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)
Rapid Transit Technology
Laser & Tooling Technology / Semiconductor Tooling Technology
Semiconductor Technology

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

Find out more about course fees and financial assistance schemes.