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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:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

    31 Dec 2023 to 29 Feb 2024
  • 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 when 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


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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