Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (DME - S91)


Full-time application is open to GCE 'O' Level / SPM / GCE 'A' Level / 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.

GCE '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).


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.

GCE 'A' Level Qualification - Course Duration : 2.5 years^

i) General Paper (English Medium)
Knowledge & Inquiry
A - E
ii) H2 Mathematics A - D
iii) H2 PhysicsA - D

^ - Admission to the 2.5-year diploma course is based on merit.

Higher Nitec Qualification

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

Unless otherwise stated, the course duration of a Diploma course is 3 years.

Relevant Higher NITEC
Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business #
Aerospace Engineering
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration #
Civil & Structural Engineering Design
Electrical Engineering
Electro-Mechanical Engineering #
Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering
Facility Management
Facility Systems Design
Manufacturing Engineering #
Marine Engineering #
Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design /
Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design #
Mechanical Engineering #
Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design #
Mechatronics Engineering #
Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
Process Plant Design
Precision Engineering
Rapid Transit Engineering

# Those with GPA of 3.5 or more and passed the Bridging Maths 1 (BM1) programme, or have obtained at least C6 grade in GCE ‘O’ Level Mathematics, may be admitted to the 2nd year of the course.

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)
Electrical Fitting & Installation /
Electrical Installation & Servicing /
Electrical Technology /
Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
Electrical Power & Machines /
Electrical Technology (Power & Control) /
Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
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)
Laser & Tooling Technology / Semiconductor Tooling Technology
Machine Building Technology / Machine Technology
Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics
Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
Maintenance Fitting /  Mechanical Servicing / Mechanical Technology
Medical Manufacturing Technology
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
Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)

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
Course Manager:Ngoh Shwu Lan
Tel:(65) 6590 2796
General Enquiries:contactus@sp.edu.sg
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