This Diploma course in Engineering (Power Engineering) 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 150 contact hours and 30 flexible learning hours. The flexible learning hours are non-timetabled curriculum hours set aside for self-paced learning activities like eLearning or project assignments.
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 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.
This Diploma does not lead to any professional accreditation/licensing for the vocations in the industries outlined.
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.
BCA-Industry Built Environment Sponsorship programme
For Singaporeans or Singapore PRs with at least 3 years of working experience may want to click here to find out more on the BCA-Industry Built Environment Sponsorship Programme.
Minimum Entry 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:
Design & Technology
Electricity & Electronics
Fundamentals of Electronics
Integrated Science/Additional Combined 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 one of the qualifications listed above and 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 evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
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 MC1. The classes are conducted in the evening. Each MC comprises two modules and the details are as follows:
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
The synopsis of the modules can be found here.
Award / 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.