Applicants must ensure they do not suffer from colour appreciation and hearing deficiencies or medical conditions such epilepsy. In the interest of general safety, admission of these applicants is at the discretion of Singapore Polytechnic.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the diploma:
a) The following GCE 'O' Level grades and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience:
- English Language Grade 1 – 7
- Mathematics (Elementary or Additional) Grade 1 – 6
- Science Grade 1 – 6
b) Nitec in an engineering discipline with GPA >= 3.5 in an engineering discipline.
c) Nitec with GPA >= 3.0 in an engineering discipline and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience.
d) Nitec in Technology in an engineering discipline with GPA >= 3.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.
e) Higher Nitec with GPA >=2.0 in an engineering discipline.
f) Higher Nitec with GPA >=1.5 in an engineering discipline and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience.
g) Higher Nitec with GPA >=2.0 in Technology in an engineering discipline and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience.
h) Relevant WSQ Advanced Certificate (or higher) with at at least 1 year of relevant working experience and Level 6 for both WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA & Workplace Numeracy SOA.
i) Applicant with none of the qualifications listed above but at least 2 years of relevant working experience.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
Upon completion of all five Modular Certificates within a five-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.
Upon the completion of the Computer-Aided Drafting module by School of Mechanical & Aeronautical
Engineering (authorized Autodesk Training Centre), students will receive:
- Autodesk Certificate of Completion (e-certificate), for those who meet the course requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Is Diploma in Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) pegged at advanced-level?
At diploma level. Diploma in Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) aims to provide the students with a strong foundation in Manufacturing and Mechanical Technology, with an emphasis on emerging skillsets needed for Advanced Manufacturing.
As Singapore moves towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (known as Advanced Manufacturing in Singapore), many new high-valued jobs will be created to support the digital transformation that many companies are undertaking to improve the digitalization of process.
2. What are the differences between Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Technology?
Both Diplomas in Engineering provide students an opportunity to articulate into NUS (B Tech) degree programme, and provide good relevant trainings to join engineering industries.
For Diploma in Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing), it focuses on learning emerging knowledge and skills (like additive manufacturing, IoT, data analytics) to support industries undergoing transformation, whereas the latter aims on giving students a broad-based knowledge and skills to work in general manufacturing industries.
Both mechanical graduates will be in good demand to join the workforce in manufacturing-led economy in Singapore.
3. Which universities can I apply to after I complete my CET Diploma? You can apply to part-time undergraduate programmes which are relevant to your diploma course at NUS and UniSIM.
Please click here for more information on NUS, Bachelor of Technology (Btech)
4. Will I need to take any bridging programme?
The revised part-time diploma is intended to be more accessible to the workforce, and is made shorter in duration compared to the full-time diploma because broad-based interdisciplinary modules, final year projects and internships, as well as academic modules such as Mathematics and Sciences, are omitted. As such, most part-time undergraduate programmes would require you to go through a bridging programme to prepare you adequately before admission.
5. If I need to take the bridging programme, how much will it cost and how long will it take?
While the bridging programmes are currently being worked out by the polytechnics and universities, the duration will depend on the type and nature of the part-time degree course that you apply for, and are expected to be between six months to a year. The fees will not be more expensive than undergraduate modules of comparable duration.