Common Engineering Programme (DCEP - S40)


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

Applicants should not be suffering from severe vision deficiency, acute hearing impairment or uncontrolled epilepsy. Interested applicants with any of these condition(s) are advised to contact Singapore Polytechnic for more information.

G.C.E. 'O' Level / SPM / UEC / IGCSE / GCSE 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)

i) English Language (as 1st Language)D7*
ii) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)C6
iii) Any one of the following subjects
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computing / Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics / Engineering Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

* 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.

Note: IGCSE / GCSE Grades A to C is comparable to GCE 'O' levels Grades 1 to 6 and IGCSE / GCSE Grade D is comparable to GCE 'O' Grade 7.

(For those with new IGCSE / GCSE Grades 9 to 1, Grades 9 to 4 would be comparable to GCE 'O' levels Grades 1 to 6 and IGCSE / GCSE Grade 3 is comparable to GCE 'O' Grade 7).

At the end of the first semester, students will opt for one of the following Diploma courses:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace Electronics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering with Business
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics & Robotics

For Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and Diploma in Aerospace Electronics, it should be noted that applicants particularly those who wish to pursue a career as a Licensed Aircraft Engineer (LAE) who have severe colour vision deficiency, uncontrolled epilepsy and hearing deficiency may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations.  Those with mild deficiencies in these areas are advised to contact SP for consultation.

For Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, it should be noted that applicants, particularly those who wish to pursue a career in electrical power engineering or as a Licensed Electrical Worker (LEW), with colour vision deficiency may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations, as this condition is required by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore.  Those with mild colour deficiency are required to undergo an in-house test and are highly encouraged to contact SP for more information.


The JAE ELR2B2 indicates the net aggregate score of the lowest and highest 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.

Higher Nitec Qualification

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

Relevant Higher Nitec
Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
Aerospace Engineering
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration
Civil & Structural Engineering Design
E-Business Programming
Electrical Engineering
Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering
Facility Management
Facility Systems Design
Information Technology
IT Applications Development
IT Systems & Networks
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design /
Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
Mechatronics Engineering
Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security 
Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
Process Plant Design
Precision Engineering
Rapid Transit Engineering
Security System Integration
Wireless Technology


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
Automotive Technology
Building Servicing / Building Services Technology /
Building Services Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration) /
Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services) /
Facility Technology /
Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
Civil & Structural Drafting / Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
Communications Technology
Electrical Fitting & Installation /
Electrical Installation & Servicing /
Electrical Technology /
Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
Electrical Power & Machines /
Electrical Technology (Power & Control) /
Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
Electro-Mechanical Servicing / Mechatronics /
Mechatronics (Automation Technology) /
Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly) /
Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
Electronics / Electronics Servicing /
Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services) /
Electronics (Computer & Networking) /
Electronics (Computer Technology) /
Electronics (Disk Media) /
Electronics (Instrumentation) /
Electronics (Manufacturing) /
Electronics (Mobile Devices) /
Electronics (Video Technology) /
Electronics (Wafer Fabrication) /
Electronics (Wireless LAN)
Electronics (Display Technology)
Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation) / Built Environment (Vertical Transportation)
Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) /  Infocomm Technology
Laser & Tooling Technology / Semiconductor Tooling Technology
Machine Building Technology / Machine Technology
Marine Electrical Technology
Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics
Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
Maintenance Fitting / Mechanical Servicing /
Mechanical Technology
Medical Manufacturing Technology
Mobile Systems & Services / Info-Communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
Port Equipment Technology
Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
Precision Machining / Precision Engineering (Machining)
Precision Engineering (Injection Mould) /
Precision Engineering (Press Tool) /
Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould) /
Precision Tooling / Tool & Die - Making
Rapid Transit Technology
Security Technology 
Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
Social Media & Web Development

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

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.


School:School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering 
Tel: (65)-67751133
School:School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Tel: (65) 6775 1133
Fax:(65) 6772 1974
Course Manager:Erwin Wouterson
Tel: (65) 672 1108
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