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Advanced Diploma in Power System Engineering

Topic:Built Environment, Engineering, Others

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025
  • Registration Period:

    21 Dec 2023 to 29 Feb 2024
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Electrical power plays an essential role in the development of a nation. A reliable and economic supply of electrical power is essential for the effective and productive operation of Singapore’s industries. This can only be achieved by having an efficient and well-planned power system operated by skilful operators. This demands engineers with the knowledge in power system engineering.

Participants are required to bring computer notebook when attending lessons, as you may need it to access the e-learning materials, writing reports, etc.

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Tan Bee Teck

For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

This course aims to upgrade the knowledge and skills of practising engineers and technologists involved in the operation, planning, design, maintenance, protection, control and management of power systems. Students will also learn about computer applications and the use of computer systems for the analysis, protection, control, planning and utilisation of electrical power.

Course Outline

There are 4 separate modular Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC). Each PDC is designed to be completed in one academic semester and is made up of two 60 hours modules. Upon completion of four PDCs (a total of 480 hours) within a maximum period of 4 years, the participant will be conferred a qualification in the Advanced Diploma in Power System Engineering.

Participant can decide to complete 1 or 2 PDCs in an academic semester. This is to allow participants the flexibility to complete all the 4 PDCs in a minimum period of 1 year or at the maximum period of 2 years.
This course consists of 4 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises two modules and the details are as follows:

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Semester One
PDC 1 Certificate in Electricity Acts/Regulations & Control
Module 1 – Electricity Acts and Regulations
Module 2 – Dynamics and Control

PDC 2 Certificate in High Voltage Operation & Protection
Module 3 – High Voltage Operation
Module 4 – Power System Protection

Semester Two
PDC 3 Certificate in Power System Transmission and Distribution
Module 5 – Power Quality and Energy System
Module 6 – Computer Methods for Power System Analysis

PDC 4 Certificate in Power System Planning, Control and Quality
Module 7 – Power System Planning and Control with Security
Module 8 – Power Transmission and Distribution

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a relevant engineering Polytechnic Diploma (Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and other power relevant diploma) from recognised institution or an equivalent qualification. Preference will be given to those with relevant working experience.
  • Applicants should not have colour deficiency.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of four Certificates within a four-year validity period, the participant will be conferred an Advanced Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This course is catered for practising engineers and technologists involved in the operation, planning, design, maintenance, protection, control and management of power systems in the mechanical & electrical consultancy, facility maintenance, plant operation, electrical equipment and construction industries.

SkillsFuture Study Awards
The following SkillsFuture Study Award is available for Singaporeans who have enrolled into the course to apply. Please refer to the respective SkillsFuture Study Award website for the award details and eligible criteria - SkillsFuture Study Award for Power Sector, offered by Energy Market Authority (EMA)

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Electricity Acts/Regulations & Control Certificate in High Voltage Operation & Protection Certificate in Power System Analysis & Quality Certificate in Power System Planning, Security, Transmission & Distribution Total Course Fees:
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $405.48 $405.48 $405.48 $405.48 $1,612.92
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $274.68 $274.68 $274.68 $274.68 $1,098.72
SINGAPORE PR $1,137.96 $1,137.96 $1,137.96 $1,137.96 $4,551.84
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for SC)* $285.48 $285.48 $285.48 $285.48 $1,141.92
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for PR)** $345.96 $345.96 $345.96 $345.96 $1,383.84
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS $2,825.28 $2,825.28 $2,825.28 $2,825.28 $11,301.12

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents

Other Fees Payable:

Examination Fee-$16.35
Miscellaneous Fee$7.63$7.63
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.02$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.29$2.29


- The fees shown are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:

- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 50% refund of paid course fee.

- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicants, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to Skills Training & Enhancement Portal (STEP), the official portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicants, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass at STEP ( You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. Non‐Singaporeans must possess a valid Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependant Pass throughout the course duration. You would need to bear the full risk of non-completion should your pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.
5. You will be notified by email on the application outcome 6 weeks after the application’s closing date. 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course. 

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