Alternative Pathways for Licensed Electrical Workers – Licensed Electrical Technician Preparatory Course

Course Details

26 Jun to 26 Nov 2019 (evening weekday classes) - Registration is closed
21 Aug to 27 Nov 2019 (every Wednesday [full day] & Saturday [half day or full day]) – Registration is open

Evening weekday classes: 6.30-10pm - Registration is closed
Wed: 8.30am to 5.30pm – Registration is open
Sat half day: 8.30am to 12.30pm – Registration is open
Sat full day: 8.30am to 5.30pm – Registration is open

141 hours (theoretical foundation and practical sessions in SP only)
66 hours (practical application in SIPG only)

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objective


The Licensed Electrical Technician Preparatory Course will equip participants with the necessary theoretical foundation and practical application skills to carry out the work of a Licensed Electrical Technician.

Course Outline

Theoretical Foundation and Practical Sessions (conducted by Singapore Polytechnic)

Module 1: Electrical Circuit Theory and Analysis

1.1 Basic Circuit Theory
1.2 AC Theory
1.3 Three Phase AC Circuits
1.4 Written Assessment

Module 2: Distribution System and Protection

2.1 Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution System
2.2 Fault calculation
2.3 Circuit Switching and Switchgears
2.4 Protection
2.5 Distribution Transformers
2.6 Cables and Wiring Systems
2.7 Substation Earthing and System Earthing
2.8 Testing and Commissioning
2.9 Written Assessment

Module 3: Electrical System Design

3.1 Electricity Distribution System & Related Regulations
3.2 Characteristics and Selection of Protective Devices
3.3 Design of Residential Electrical Installation
3.4 Design of Industrial and Commercial Electrical Installation
3.5 Standby Generators
3.6 Inspection and Testing
3.7 Temporary Electrical installation
3.8 Earthing System
3.9 Grid-connected PV System
3.10 EV Charging System
3.11 Written Assessment

Module 4: Electrical Machines and Control

4.1 Single-phase and Three Phase Transformers
4.2 Induction and DC Motors
4.3 Synchronous Motors & Generators
4.4 Semiconductor Devices for Motor Control
4.5 DC & AC Drives
4.6 Motor Starters
4.7 Written Assessment

Practical Application will be conducted by Singapore Institute of Power  and Gas (SIPG) in SIPG’s venue:

Module 5: Safety and Connection Process
Module 6: Commercial and Industrial Low Voltage Installation
Module 7: Testing Methods
Module 8: HV Switching Operations and Procedures

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please click here.

Suitable for

Those who wants to carry out the work of a Licensed Electrical Technician

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Applicants must be practicing Licensed Electricians with at least 5 years of relevant practical work experience.

Applicants only need to attend SIPG’s Practical Course if they possess:

• Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and
• At least 1 year of relevant practical work experience

The course is optional for applicants with:

• Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and
• At least 2 years of relevant practical work experience


Participants who have successfully completed all theoretical and practical modules will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement jointly issued by Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and SIPG.

Course Fees payable:
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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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