DEMT Engineering-5

Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Technology)

Topic:Built Environment, Engineering, Others

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

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

    21 Dec 2023 to 29 Feb 2024
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    900 hours (2.5yr)
  • 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

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified when there is a new run.

Class schedule:
3 evenings a week
6.30pm to 10.30pm

Course Duration: 
900 hours (2.5yr)

MC to start with:

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

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Course Objective

This Diploma course in Engineering (Mechanical Technology) will comply with the revised CET Diploma Framework. The revised CET Diploma Framework specifies that each CET diploma course consists of five 180-hour modular certificates (MC). Each MC is designed to be completed in one academic semester and is made up of 180 contact hours.

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

The main objective of this course is to provide a broad-based Mechanical Engineering education to enable technologists to design, build, operate and maintain equipment ranging from simple devices to sophisticated machinery. The modules have been carefully selected to address the necessary skills and knowledge required by a person who aspires career advancement.

This Diploma does not lead to any professional accreditation/licensing for the vocations in the industries outlined.

Course Outline

The course is a 2.5 years part-time programme. It consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC) conducted over 5 semesters, 1 MC per semester. The first MC to start with is MC2. The classes are conducted in the evening. Each MC comprises two modules and the details are as follows:

MC 1 - Certificate in Basic Engineering Technology
Module 1 - Statics & Dynamics
Module 2 - Thermofluid System
Module 3 - Computer-Aided Drafting

MC 2 - Certificate in Intermediate Engineering Technology
Module 1 - Mechanics of Materials & Machines
Module 2 - Thermofluid Power
Module 3 - Engineering Materials

MC3: Certificate in Advanced Engineering Technology
Module 1 - Mechanics of Machines Element
Module 2 - Engineering Thermodynamics

MC 4 - Certificate in Automation Technology
Module 1 - Industrial Automation
Module 2 - Machine Elements & Mechanism Design
Module 3 - Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

MC 5A Certificate in Machining Technology*
Module 1 - CNC Turning Technology
Module 2 - CNC Milling Technology
Module 3 - Advanced Machining Processes

MC 5B Certificate in Port Equipment Technology*
Module 1 - Engine Technology
Module 2 - Hydraulic System
Module 3 - Electrical & Control System

**SP reserves the right to enrol students to MC 3 or MC 3A. Students will be informed upon registration and confirmation of programme.

The synopsis of the modules can be found here.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must not suffer from serious colour appreciation deficiency.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the Part-Time 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 or information technology discipline with GPA >= 3.5

c) Nitec in an engineering or information technology discipline with GPA >= 3.0 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.

d) Nitec in Technology in an engineering or information technology discipline with GPA >= 3.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.

e) Higher Nitec in an engineering or information technology discipline with GPA >=2.0

f) Higher Nitec in an engineering or information technology discipline with GPA >=1.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.

g) Higher Nitec in Technology in an engineering or information technology discipline with GPA >=2.0 and 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.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of five 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. 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 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of technology (SIT) and Sim University (UniSIM).

Please click here for more information on NUS, Bachelor of Technology (Btech).

2. 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.

3. 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.

Suitable for

The course is targeted at engineers, assistant engineers, technicians, technical supervisors and other personnel who are seeking broad-based Mechanical Engineering knowledge or a career in the mechanical, manufacturing and production sectors. The course is also suitable for people who intend to make a conversion to these technical areas in their career pursuit.

For more video testimonials, refer below

1. DEMT Lecturer Sharon
2. DEMT Student Testimonial Syahir
3. DEMT Student Testimonial Sufians

SkillsFuture Study Awards

The following SkillsFuture Study Award is available for Singaporean who have enrolled into the course to apply. Please refer to the respective SkillsFuture Study Award website for the award details and eligible criteria.

Course Fees

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


For more information on course fee / or to apply, click on the “Register” button.

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 Terms and Conditions

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP 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 applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  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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