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Diploma in Engineering (Power Engineering)


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

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  • Course Date:

    16 Oct 2023 to 31 Mar 2026
  • Registration Period:

    03 Jul 2023 to 31 Aug 2023
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    Duration: 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 with 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) course is to train specialists to work competently in the area of electrical installation, power transmission and distribution, as well as power system operation and protection.

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 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

Science can be one of the following subjects:

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.


b) 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. 

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 NUS and 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

People who intend to work in industries that include building, facility maintenance, transportation, port, manufacturing, oil and energy, marine and offshore, etc. that require specialists in electrical/power engineering to carry out electrical work such as installation, maintenance, operation, inspection and testing as well as design and submission of plans and drawings of certain electrical installations. The course enables successful participants to meet the academic requirement for the application of Licensed Electrical Worker (LEW Technician).

Holders of Diploma in Engineering (Power Engineering) conferred by Singapore Polytechnic will be eligible to apply for a license as an Electrical Technician after acquiring no less than 2 year’ practical experience relevant to the electrical work to be performed by a licensed electrical technician.

Skillsfuture Study Awards

The following SkillsFuture Study Awards are 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.

SkillsFuture Study Awards for Power Sector, offered by Energy Market Authority (EMA)

Course Fees

 Click here for Funding Incentives and Fees Matters

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Electrical and Digital Circuit Fundamentals Certificate in Electronics Certificate in Electrical Circuits and Systems Certificate in Power Distribution Certificate in Power Systems Total Course Fees:
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $502.69 $502.69 $502.69 $502.69 $502.69 $2,513.43
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $335.12 $335.12 $335.12 $335.12 $335.12 $1,675.62
SINGAPORE PR $1,376.35 $1,376.35 $1,376.35 $1,376.35 $1,376.35 $6,881.76
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for SC) $346.09 $346.09 $346.09 $346.09 $346.09 $1,730.43
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for PR) $420.55 $420.55 $420.55 $420.55 $420.55 $2,102.76
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (SC) $3,351.24 $3,351.24 $3,351.24 $3,351.24 $3,351.24 $16,756.20
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $3,440.88 $3,440.88 $3,440.88 $3,440.88 $3,440.88 $17,204.40

*SC - Singapore Citizen
**PR - Permanent Resident

Other Fees Payable:

Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Examination Fee-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.25$2.27
Students' Union Entrance Fee (one-time payment upon enrolment)$5.00* (non-refundable)$5.00* (non-refundable)
Students' Union Subscription Fee$4.50* (non-refundable)$4.50* (non-refundable)

*Not subjected to GST

- The fees shown (inclusive of 8% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023.

- Module Certificate Fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:

i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement - 70% refund of paid course fee
ii) 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

Please click here for application procedures.

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