1. What are the diploma courses that School of EEE offers at Singapore Polytechnic (SP)?

SP’s School of EEE, offers 4 diploma courses that cater to the different interests of students. They are:

Visit our website for more information about these diploma courses:


2. How do I know which diploma course offered by School of EEE suits me?

The curriculum in each EEE diploma course is unique and industry-driven. The courses are designed to provide relevant knowledge and skills training to support the following key industry sectors.


To help secondary school students make an informed decision on pursuing an EEE diploma course at SP, School of EEE offers a variety of programmes for students to discover their unique interests, passions and career options through talks, learning journeys, workshops and competitions. We would like to encourage you to be OPEN to and participate in these learning platforms offered. Alternatively, you could seek advice from EEE course counsellors and do a Career Interest profiling with us at SP Open House. You can also visit mySkillsFuture website to find out more about yourself.

Visit our website for more information about the programmes offered to secondary students. Go to School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering » Secondary Schools » Programme for Secondary School Students


3. Which admission exercise would I qualify for if I have the interest to pursue an EEE diploma course at SP?

The admissions exercise you would qualify for will be dependent on the type of qualifications you possess. The Table below shows the various pathways offered to secondary school students/applicants who are keen in pursuing a diploma course at SP:

Joint Admission Exercise (JAE)Students with GCE "O" level qualification
Joint Polytechnic Admission Exercise (JPAE)Graduates from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) with Higher Nitec or Nitec qualification.
Early Admission Exercise (EAE)Students who have registered to sit for the GCE O-Level examination in the year of EAE.
Early Admission Exercise (for ITE students) – EAE (I)ITE students who are in the final year of their Nitec or Higher Nitec course.
Poly Foundation Programme Admission Exercise (PFPAE)Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students with good GCE “N” level qualification.
Direct Admission Exercise (DAE)Ex-polytechnic students and students with foreign qualifications.

Visit SP website for more information on the admission criteria and application period.
Go to Home » Admissions » Admissions Exercises


4. How should I prepare myself if I am keen to apply for an EEE diploma course in SP under the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)?

EAE is an admission exercise that allows graduating O-Level students to apply and receive conditional offers for admission to SP based on their aptitudes and interests before taking their GCE O-Level examination.

Therefore it is never too early to start building up your portfolio of achievements, awards and work samples if you have strong aptitude and interest in any of the EEE diploma courses at SP. 

School of EEE, SP, will have the discretion to determine the mode of assessment such as portfolio, interview and aptitude test, where relevant and appropriate.

Here are some examples of evidence that you can use to support your EAE application for EEE diploma courses at SP:

What you might use to support your EAE application

  • Young Engineer Award (YEA)
  • Advanced Elective Modules (AEM)
  • STEM related competitions

Other Experiences/Talents that you should let us know

  • Relevant CCAs such as
  • Robotics Club
  • Info-Comm Club


5. What is the opportunity for further education after I graduate from my EEE diploma course at SP?

More and more EEE graduates from SP are using their diplomas to serve as a gateway to further their education. In fact, our EEE graduates are offered direct entry/advanced standing at local and overseas universities respectively.

Alternatively you can also consider upgrading via attending part-time courses such as advanced diploma courses, post-diploma courses, professional courses and certificate courses conducted by School of EEE, SP, after your diploma studies with us.  More information about these part-time courses can be found HERE.

Check out our website to plan your education pathway from an EEE diploma to a degree with advanced standing. Go to School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering » Courses » Full-time Diploma


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