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 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.
Computer-Aided Design & DraftingMore
Equips students with the knowledge
of drawing office practice, ISO drawing
standards and drawing skills using latest
AutoCAD software and the ability to read
and produce good technical sketches and projection drawings as a form of
engineering communication. The module
will cover basic 2D drawings, isometrics
and orthogonal projections, 3D-Design
using Autodesk software for 3D-Printing &
Laser cutting assignments, and the use of
workstation based CAD/CAM software for
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
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 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.
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.
Essentials of Financial ManagementMore
Provides students with an understanding of basic accounting and financial concepts essential in understanding and interpreting financial statements and reports. In addition, students will be exposed to financial techniques such as time value of value and capital budgeting.
Provides students with a working knowledge of the research techniques used in marketing research. Topics dealt with include research systems and activities, research designs, data collection methods, data analysis, fieldwork operations and preparation of research reports.
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
Provides students with the skills and
knowledge to develop and implement
games or applications that can run on
mobile phones. Students will be introduced to open-source software tools available for
programme development, key concepts in
mobile programming, user-interface classes,
sensors and local data storage. By the end
of the module, students should be able to
conceptualise and complete a mobile game
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.
Engineering Design and Business Project IIMore
This module introduces the use of Microcontrollers for applications. Students are taught how a microcontroller works, the programming and use of the microcontroller for applications. 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. Students will generate more innovative product ideas and explore their feasibility and demonstrate how they will sell their product.
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.
Communicating for Project (Proposal) EffectivenessMore
Aims to equip students with the skills to articulate and communicate ideas persuasively, and to work effectively in teams. They will be taught to pitch ideas or concepts and to write proposals to an intended audience.
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.
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.
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.
Communicating for Professional EffectivenessMore
This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to identify jobs that match their interests, capabilities and qualifications and to prepare resumes that are unique and customised for job requirements. In addition, students acquire networking skills to enable them to maintain positive relationships and to be effective at the workplace.
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.
Third Year Electives (2 modules comprising 1 Engineering and 1 Business Module)
Principles of New Media MarketingMore
This module aims to identify the important new media trends and understand how companies are responding to the rapidly evolving digital world of user generated content, consumer communities and other new forms of communications such as social networking and tagging.
Provide financial techniques to perform profitability analysis of capital investment and introduces Bloomberg analytics as practicum to perform investment analytics.
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.
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.
Product Design & RealisationMore
Aims to equip students with a range of skills and techniques for creative product design and realisation. Students are taught foundation knowledge in product design such as Design Thinking, principles of 3D Design and how to use various computer tools to build up their skills in product visualisation. Students will also learn to present their designs in appropriate format using advanced Photoshop techniques.
Instrumentation & ControlMore
Provides fundamental knowledge of instrumentation, control theory and practical applications relevant to the local industries, including the installation and calibration of control instrumentation.
Advanced Mathematics Modules
The Advanced Mathematics Modules are aimed at preparing students for further studies in Engineering. Students who perform well academically and have higher aptitudes in mathematics will be given the opportunity to take up the three Advanced Mathematics Modules. The training provided will help students to build a solid foundation in mathematics and develop analytical, logical thinking and problem solving skills. Students who complete the three Advanced Mathematics Modules may receive module exemptions from local universities when they pursue engineering degrees.
Advanced Mathematics 1More
Provides students with a sound foundation in calculus essential for studies in engineering courses at the university level. Topics include mathematical induction, functions and their graphs, limits and continuity of functions, differentiation, integration and its geometrical applications, polar coordinates and parametric equations, indeterminate forms, improper integrals and complex numbers.
Advanced Mathematics 2More
Provides students with further knowledge in calculus and linear algebra essential for studies in engineering courses at the university level. Topics in the module include multiple integrals, partial derivatives and their geometric significance and applications, sequences, infinite series and power series, matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Advanced Mathematics 3More
Equips students with a basic knowledge of vectors and differential equations considered essential for studies in engineering courses at the university level. Topics include operations on vectors, lines and planes in space and vector-valued functions, ordinary differential equations (1st order & 2nd order), Laplace transforms & its applications in initial value problems and Fourier Series.
Please note: Course structure is subject to change.