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Specialist Diploma in Power System Planning, Operation & Protection

Topic:Engineering, Others

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

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  • Course Date:

    16 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2024
  • Registration Period:

    17 Jul 2023 to 10 Sep 2023
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    240 hours (1 year)
  • 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:

Course Duration: 
240 hours (1 year)

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

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 of power system planning, operation and protection.

This course provides participants with relevant knowledge and skills training to perform planning, design, operation, protection and management of electrical power systems.

Course Outline

This course consists of 2 modular Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC). Each PDC is designed to be completed in one academic semester and is made up of two 60-hour modules. Upon completion of two PDCs (a total of 240 hours) within a maximum period of 2 years, participants will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Power System Planning, Operation and Protection.

Upon completion of the Specialist Diploma, participants can choose to pursue two additional PDCs to obtain the Advanced Diploma in Power System Engineering. 

Each PDC comprises two modules and the details are as follows:

Please click here for Module Synopsis

PDC 1 Certificate in High Voltage Operation & Protection
Module 1 – High Voltage Operation (60 hours)
Module 2 – Power System Protection (60 hours)

PDC 2 Certificate in Power System Planning, Control and Quality
Module 1 – Power System Planning and Control with Security (60 hours)
Module 2 – Power Transmission and Distribution (60 hours)

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must possess a relevant Polytechnic Engineering Diploma (Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Diploma in Engineering with electrical or power engineering major or other 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 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 two Post-Diploma Certificates, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma in Power System Planning, Operation and Protection from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for practising engineers and technologists involved in the planning, design, operation, protection and management of power systems in mechanical & electrical consultancy, plant operations, energy and power, petrochemical, public transport and construction industries.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 8% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in High Voltage Operation & Protection Certificate in Power System Planning, Security, Transmission & Distribution Total Course Fees:
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $377.50 $377.50 $754.99
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $251.66 $251.66 $503.33
SINGAPORE PR $1,031.62 $1,031.62 $2,063.23
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for SC)* $259.90 $259.90 $519.79
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for PR)** $315.22 $315.22 $630.43
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for SC) $2,516.64 $2,516.64 $5,033.28
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $2,579.04 $2,579.04 $5,158.08

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents

Other Fees Payable:

Examination Fee-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.00$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$1.70$1.72

- 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.

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

Refund Policy:

i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement - 50% 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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