DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING WITH BUSINESS (S42)
WHAT YOU'LL STUDY
Fundamentals of EconomicsMore
Provides students with an overview of concepts and issues in both micro and and macro economics. Topics include scarcity and choice, demand and supply, cost and revenue, business cycles and economic indicators, fiscal andmonetary policies, and international trade and finance.
Principles of MarketingMore
Introduces students to basic marketing principles and concepts. The topics that will be covered include an overview of the marketing process, an appreciation of the marketing environment, an understanding of consumer behaviour, target market selection, as well as the management of the marketing mix elements that include the 4P's namely: Product, Price, Place and Promotion.
Teaches students to write programs in a structured way. It emphasizes good programming techniques and covers topics on simple data types, input/output, selection control and loop-constructs, functions and basic data structures such as arrays.
Computer-Aided Design & DraftingMore
Equips students with the knowledge of drawing office practice, ISO drawing standards and acquiring of drawing skills using latest AutoCAD software. It aims to teach students the ability to read and produce good technical sketches and projection drawings as a form of engineering communication. The module shall cover basic 2D drawings, isometrics and orthogonal projections, and the use of workstation based CAD/CAM software for computer aided drafting.
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 flip-flops and mono-stables.
Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1More
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, Kirchhoff Voltage and Current Laws, Current and Voltage Divider Rules.
Engineering Design and Business Project More
Imparts the concepts and understanding of the human factors that focuses on how people interact with tasks, machines, computers, and the environment with the consideration that humans have limitations and capabilities. Student will learn how these can affect the design of processes and consumer and industrial products in the reduction of human errors for improved safety. Upon completion of this module, students should be able to apply these concepts and techniques to help the product development team improve their product design to enhance user experience and satisfaction. They will also develop a marketing plan for their client based-product prototype they have developed.
Introduction to Engineering More
This is an interdisciplinary hands-on module for students to put engineering theory into practice early in their course by working in small groups to understand, devise & build engineering projects taking inspiration from commercial examples, such as home appliances. Students will be encouraged to explore the strengths and weaknesses of current designs. The students will also employ electrical engineering fundamentals along with mechanical knowledge taught in a companion module as necessary to design and fabricate interesting and challenging projects. The process will expose students to a range of generic process skills such as creative and critical thinking, teamwork and communication.
Critical and Analytical Thinking (CAT)More
This module aims to equip students with skills in critical and analytical thinking, which includes the ability to evaluate different perspectives, articulate a point of view and support it with relevant and credible evidence. The module also provides students with opportunities to practise information literacy, and critical and analytical thinking through the exploration of contemporary local and global issues.
Narrative Thinking (NAT)More
This module aims to equip students with the skills to critically evaluate the elements of narratives used in a variety of contexts, and to appreciate and harness the power of storytelling in our daily life. Students will analyse narratives to connect and contextualise self to society, and learn to craft impactful personal narratives to inspire or influence others.
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.
Introduces the basic concepts of engineering mechanics, namely units and dimensions, equilibrium conditions, friction, kinematics and Newton’s laws of motion.
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.
Business Planning for New VenturesMore
Introduces students to the process of starting a new venture. It provides students with a basic understanding of the financial, operational and marketing issues involved in setting up and managing a small business.
Provides students with an understanding of the basic principles, techniques and process of personal selling and the importance of relationship selling. Apart from theoretical concepts, students will have the opportunity to apply the sales techniques in selling to a B2B market.
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.
Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2More
Extends the basic concepts onto other electrical and electronic devices. Topics covered include: Capacitor, capacitance, Superposition theorem, semiconductor physics, semiconductor devices such as diodes, special diodes and bipolar transistors, transducers such as thermistors, and application of operational amplifiers. Students will participate in PBIL activity to exhibit team learning. Upon completion, this module consolidates students foundation of the electrical and electronic engineering.
Introduces the use of microcontrollers in a range of system applications. Students are taught how a microcontroller works, how to program it, and the use of microcontroller. In addition, the student will learn basic analogue and digital support circuitry, sensors and actuators/displays required for a microcontroller based application. This module allows students to develop a project conceived around a microcontroller system with sensors and output devices.
Engineering Project for EntrepreneursMore
In this module, the students form teams to apply design thinking skills to solve an engineering or real life problem. They will also propose a business venture for their solution. Students will learn to manage their project using relevant project management tools. The module also provides students with the knowledge of preparing feasibility and marketing plan for the new venture and an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills in business and engineering acquired during their course of study.
Design Thinking for Social Innovation (DTSI)More
This module aims to equip students with a Design Thinking mindset in a social innovation context. Students collaborate in multi-disciplinary groups to apply Design Thinking tools and methods to create innovative prototype solutions for local social issues. In the process, they will develop a better understanding of themselves, and empathy for a local community in need.
Mechanical Engineering SystemsMore
This module is a continuation of Mechanics I and Thermofluids I. It introduces to students the applications from basic ideas in solid mechanics to simple engineering problems, as well as fundamentals of machine components, air compressors and vapour cycles.
Statistics & Analytics for EngineersMore
This module aims to provide students with an introduction to statistics and data analytics. The topics in statistics include descriptive statistics, probability, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions, and estimation. The topics in data analytics include a brief overview of data mining, cluster analysis, decision tree classifier, naïve Bayes classifier, and simple and multiple linear regression. Software tools will be used throughout for hands-on exercises.
Engineering Mathematics IIMore
The 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 Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, Laplace Transforms and Fourier Series.
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.
Entrepreneurship and Small BusinessMore
Discusses the concept of entrepreneurship and the characteristics of small enterprises. Students will also learn the business strategies used by small enterprises to create a sustainable competitive advantage in the dynamic business environment.
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.
Energy Management & Auditing More
This module aims is to impart participants with the knowledge of various levels of Energy Audit, perform energy performance analysis, prepare and provide recommendation and audit report. Students will be introduced to the Energy Market within Singapore and the basic concepts of Energy Management System (ISO 50001 EnMS). The fundamental knowledge to carry out Energy Economic analysis and cost prediction for energy saving assessment and application of Measurement and Verifications (M&V) will be shared through various case studies &/or application examples.
Communicating for Professional 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 CPF include “Maintain Personal Presentation & Employability at Operations Level” and “Apply Emotional Competence to Manage Self and Team at the Workplace”.
In the first ES WSQ module, the learner will acquire knowledge and skills to identify jobs that match their interests, capabilities and qualifications, develop career planning skills and prepare resumes that are unique and customised for job requirements. 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. Students who are deemed competent through assessments, will be awarded SOA (e-certificate) for issued by SSG.
Provides knowledge and skills in the basics of industrial engineering. Topics include work study, enterprise resource planning, scheduling and ergonomics. Concepts and techniques are also taught through handson practical sessions.
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.
Please note: Course structure is subject to change.