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Diploma in Engineering (Power Engineering)

Topic:Engineering, Others

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

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  • Course Date:

    14 Oct 2024 to 31 Mar 2027
    14 Oct 2024 to 31 Mar 2027
  • Registration Period:

    01 Jun 2024 to 31 Jul 2024
    01 Jun 2024 to 31 Jul 2024
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    3 evenings per week, 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • 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:
2-3 evenings a week
6:30pm - 10:30pm
(to be confirmed closer to the course commencement)

Course Duration:
900 hours (2.5yr)

Modular Certificate to start with:
MC 1 

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Tan Bee Teck
For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

The Diploma in Engineering (Power Engineering) aims to equip participants with skills to work competently in the areas of electrical installations, power transmission and distribution, as well as power system operation and protection. This course is suitable for participants who intentd to work in industries that include building electrical services, facility maintenance, transportation, port, manufacturing, energy and chemicals, marine and offshore.

Course Outline

MC 1 - Certificate in Electrical and Digital Circuit Fundamentals
Module 1 - Electrical Principles
Module 2 - Digital Principles

MC 2 - Certificate in Electronics
Module 1 - Analog Electronics
Module 2 - Digital Electronics

MC 3 - Certificate in Electrical Circuits and Systems
Module 1 - Circuit Theory and Analysis
Module 2 - Photovoltaic System Design

MC 4 - Certificate in Power Distribution
Module 1 - Electrical Installation Design
Module 2 - Power Transmission and Distribution

MC 5 - Certificate in Power Systems
Module 1 - Power System Analysis
Module 2 - Power Electronics and Drives

Click here for the module synopsis.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply:

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

Science can be one of the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Electricity & Electronics
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Integrated Science/Additional Combined Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics/Engineering Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

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.

It should be noted that applicants, particularly those who wish to pursue a career in electrical power engineering or as a Licensed Electrical Worker (LEW), with colour vision deficiency may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations, as this condition is required by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore. Those with mild colour deficiency are required to undergo an in-house test. Interested applicants with this condition are highly encouraged to contact Singapore Polytechnic for more information.

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 modules in each Modular Certificate in each semester, the participant will be awarded the respective Modular Certificate.

Upon successfully acquiring MC1 to MC5 within a five-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Diploma in Engineering (Power Engineering) qualification from Singapore Polytechnic

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Course Fees

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


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

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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