DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING SYSTEMS (S33)
WHAT YOU'LL STUDY
Teaches students to write programs in
a structured way. It emphasises good
programming techniques and covers
topics such as simple data types, input/
output, selection control and loop-constructs,
functions and basic data
structures such as arrays.
Digital Electronics 1More
Introduces students to the knowledge,
understanding and design techniques
necessary to enable them to design simple
combinational circuits using commercial
SSI and MSI integrated circuits. Additional
topics covered include introduction to
simple sequential logic circuits such as flipflops
Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1More
This module covers the fundamental
concepts of electricity. Basic laws and
theorems which govern the operation
of electrical circuitry are explained with
illustrations. Understanding and application
of electrical phenomena are further
enhanced using circuit simulation on
worked examples and tutorial problems
and via hands-on sessions. Topics covered
include scientific notation, engineering
notation, metric prefixes, basic elements of
an electrical circuit, definitions of energy
and power, power sources, measuring
instruments, DC and AC concepts,
simple series and parallel networks,
electromagnetism, inductor, inductance,
transformers, capacitor and capacitance,
characteristics of inductor and capacitor in
DC, Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws,
Current and Voltage Divider Rules and
Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2More
Extends the basic concepts onto other
electrical and electronic devices. Topics
covered include: Semiconductor physics,
semiconductor devices such as diodes,
special diodes and bipolar transistors,
transducers such as thermistors, and
application of operational amplifiers,
complex numbers and concepts of
phasors, phasor angle, phasor diagrams,
reactances, impedances, susceptances and
admittances. Upon completion, this module
consolidates students’ foundation of the
electrical and electronic engineering.
Introduction to Engineering 1More
In this module, students will learn and apply the Design Thinking process to create new and innovative products or services. In addition, this module also provides a platform where students can integrate theoretical knowledge from different modules, and put into practice what they learn in first year technical modules. They will design, test and build practical and interesting projects and in the process learn essential skills like circuit simulation, strip-board fabrication, soldering, circuit assembly and troubleshooting. Teamwork, creative & critical thinking and presentation skills are emphasised.
Communicating for Personal & Team EffectivenessMore
We have introduced the Employability Skills (ES) WSQ Framework which aims to equip the workforce with generic and portable skills to adapt and be resilient to challenges posed by a globalised and dynamic working environment, into our curriculum. WSQ is a national credential system and more importantly, training programmes developed under the WSQ system are based on skills and competencies validated by employers, unions and professional bodies.
Two ES WSQ modules which are aligned to and introduced in CPT include “Develop Personal Effectiveness at Operations Level” and “Apply Emotional Competence to Manage Self at the Workplace”. In the first ES WSQ module, the learner will acquire the knowledge and skills to solve problems and make decisions by setting personal goals which are in line with team goals. This includes managing time and resources effectively so as to reduce stress to achieve work-life balance. In the second ES WSQ module, the learner will understand and be able to apply self-awareness techniques including applying emotional intelligence principles to manage oneself at the workplace.
Critical Reasoning and ArgumentationMore
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.
Critical Reasoning and PersuasionMore
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.
Introduces the basic concepts of engineering mechanics, namely units and dimensions, equilibrium conditions, friction, kinematics and Newton’s laws of motion.
Computer Aided DraftingMore
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.
Engineering Design & PrototypingMore
In this module, students will learn and apply the Design Thinking process to create new and innovative products or services. In addition, this module also provides a platform where students can integrate theoretical knowledge from different modules by designing, testing and building practical and interesting projects. Teamwork, creative & critical thinking and presentation skills are emphasised.
Equips students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills to handle problems encountered in their course of study. Topics include algebra, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions. Binomial theorem, complex numbers, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions and integration of algebraic function. It also serves as a foundation for further work in mathematics in subsequent modules. Basic concepts of linear programming will be introduced to students through learning activities as an application of what is taught in the module.
Engineering Mathematics IMore
Equips students with necessary mathematical knowledge and skills to solve problems encountered in their course of studies. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced topics in the second year. Topics include trigonometry, determinants, matrices, complex numbers and calculus. Optimization techniques involving rates of change will be introduced to students through learning activities as an application of what is taught in the module.
Education and Career Guidance 1 More
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.
Sensors and InstrumentationMore
Provides students with adequate knowledge and basic foundation in the understanding of Sensors and Instrumentation. The module will provide basic principle & application of sensors in process and automation industry. Various types of sensors for process measurement and in automation & control will be covered including signal conditioning techniques. Basic introduction and programming of PLCs will be covered with emphasis on industrial applications using PLCs. In the end, the module will introduce principles of data acquisition and describe the complete instrumentation system.
Circuit Theory and AnalysisMore
Provides students with an understanding of circuit theory, which includes mesh analysis, nodal analysis, circuit theorems and applications. The students will also be introduced to three-phase circuits, covering three-phase supply and loads. This module provides the basic foundation leading to final year subjects.
Analog Communication SystemsMore
Introduces the principles and techniques used in analog communication systems. A system approach is used, with the main emphasis being on the understanding of principles. Topics include signals and their spectrums, filters, band-limiting, noise sources, SNR, radiated and conducted interference, need for EMC compliance, noise reduction, necessity of modulation, AM, DSBSC, SSB, FM and basic operation of superhet radio receivers.
Engineering System DesignMore
This project based module requires students to design a new engineering system. It covers modern tools and methods for design and development. Topics include identifying customer needs, concept generation, product architecture and design, and implementation. Students need to consider marketing and commercial aspects of system development.
Continues from Mechanics I. Teaches how basic solid mechanics is applied to solving engineering problems. The fundamentals of machine components are included.
Engineering Innovation StudioMore
This project based module requires students to design a new engineering system. It covers modern tools and methods for design and development. Topics include identifying customer needs, concept generation, product architecture, design, and implementation.
Covers material properties and test methods. Students are also given broad-based knowledge on traditional materials like metals, ceramics, polymers and composites and their applications.
Provides further knowledge on thermodynamics and fluid mechanics with particular applications in air compressors, gas and vapour cycles.
Engineering Mathematics II (A)More
This module is designed to provide students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. Among the topics covered are Laplace transforms and statistics. Simple concepts of reliability engineering will be introduced to students through learning activities as an application of what is taught in the module.
Engineering Mathematics II (B)More
Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. Among the topics covered are methods of integration, infinite series, Fourier series, differential equations and vector algebra. Simple concepts of mechanics such as resolving of forces will be introduced to students through learning activities as an application of what is taught in the module.
Education and Career Guidance 2More
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.
The Internship Programme aims to provide students with an authentic on-the-job work experience in an engineering, or technology-enabled business field, to prepare them to be truly work-ready. Students will also be able to establish an industry network and learn from the experience of working professionals. Students will undergo a structured learning programme, including attending safety induction and participating in the industry projects as part of their internship. The intent of the programme is to enable students to apply and enhance their range of technical skills, hone their knowledge in areas such as professional ethics, role and responsibility of engineers, and understand the business environment in which companies are situated – as advocated by the CDIO syllabus. By the end of the programme, students will have a greater insight into what industry expects of employees, as well as opportunities to develop technical workplace competencies and other important professional skills.
6 modules in ONE of the Third Year SpecialisationMore
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Third Year: Smart Systems Option
Networks and ProtocolsMore
Introduces the concepts of computer networking and internetworking. The students will learn about TCP/IP Reference Model, IP Addresses assignment, network planning & design concepts, routing, channel access techniques and IEEE Standards. Various LANs (e.g. Ethernet and Token Ring) and WANs (e.g. Internet, POTS, ISDN, X.25, Frame Relay, PPP, ATM) technologies are also covered. Students will learn how to configure VLANs on switches, NAT and Access Control Lists in routers.
Mobile Applications DevelopmentMore
With the improvement in wireless mobile devices technology (such as mobile phones and PDAs), users are now able to write programs (e.g. commercial transaction application, games etc.) for their own devices. This module is about writing such software. Students will learn to develop and test software applications for wireless mobile devices. Topics include User interface development, persistent storage and networking of mobile applications.
Wireless Technology ApplicationsMore
Students will acquire knowledge of commonly used wireless technology that enhances or improves our daily life. They will learn the basic features and use of wireless technology such as RFID, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WiMAX, ZigBee and Mobile technologies such as 3G and 3.5G. Applications related but not limited to entertainment, leisure activities, sport for individual and community users as well as the user interface and ergonomic aspect will be considered.
Smart City Systems DesignMore
Students will gain understanding of the pervasive connectivity and architecture needed in smart nation and smart city ecosystems. Topics covered include networking technologies and protocols, smart city architecture and infrastructure, network and systems security, case studies and examples of smart city ecosystems worldwide. Emphasis will be on IMDA’s Smart Nation Platform, including the AG Box, wireless sensor network, and the Smart Nation OS. This module will also act as the capstone module for a “Smart City” project.
Students will also be introduced to various data mining tools, data processing techniques and algorithms used for the analysis and visualization of the collected data stored on both local and public cloud servers. As part of a mini-project, students will apply the knowledge gained to build a functional prototype system that is able to store and analyse data. This system will be used in a “Smart City” project.
This module provides students an opportunity to integrate knowledge, design thinking framework and project management skills that they have acquired from the course. Students will apply analytical, design thinking, problem solving, project management, presentation and communication skills. Students will also learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage a project.
Third Year: Urban Transportation Systems
Electrical Control SystemMore
This module covers the control system design and operation for different types of land vehicles. Topics include Information Management System, Event Recorder, and auxiliary electrical equipment.
Electrical Power SystemMore
This module covers the basic operating principle of Electrical Power Supply system in Electric Vehicles and for a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. The topics covered include DC-DC Converter, PWM Controller, DC & AC motors and Batteries.
Synopsis: This module is an overview of the transportation sector, including transport authorities, operators, and commuters. It examines policy issues, such as electronic road pricing, along with managerial strategies in transportation. The students will also be equipped with the knowledge of ICT integration so as to meet the challenges of transportation systems.
Mechanics of Machine Elements & DynamicsMore
This module covers the propulsion, motion and braking systems found on land vehicles ranging from bikes, cars to rapid transit trains. Topics include dynamics of the propulsion system, propulsion equipment, braking dynamics and suspension, vibration and noise.
Urban Transportation DesignMore
This module covers the structural design of land transportation vehicles. It will include the chassis design of the personal mobility device to the design of complex structures and mechanisms of a rapid transit system. Topics covered will include the car body design, coupler design and operations, & design and operations of doors in rapid transit trains.
This module covers the requirements, design and operations of the sub systems found in land vehicles. Topics will include the air supply and air conditioning system, safety system and electrical wiring system.
Please note: Course structure is subject to change.