Earn and Learn Programme Advanced Diploma in Power Engineering

The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) is a work-study programme designed to give fresh full-time Diploma graduates from one of the 5 polytechnics in Singapore a head-start in careers related to their discipline of study. It provides them with more opportunities, after graduation, to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school, and better supports their transition into the workforce.

Who is it for?


The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme is for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who are fresh full-time polytechnic Diploma and ITE Diploma graduates in Singapore.

Working adults in the Power industry who wish to pick up specialised skills and knowledge in Power Engineering should consider our non-ELP courses like the Advanced Diploma in Power System Engineering or the Specialist Diploma In Energy Efficiency And Management

How does it work?


You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a 18 months structured training programme, depending on the sector and job requirements. The programme includes facilitated learning, on-the-job training and work-based projects, to allow you to deepen your skill sets at the workplace. Assigned mentors at the company will guide you and provide support in your continual skills development. You will also enjoy a well-structured career progression pathway, in line with the company’s talent development plan. At the end of the programme, you will receive an industry-recognised certification.



The Advanced Diploma in Power Engineering (NAPE) is an 18-month SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme where trainees go through classroom facilitation and On-the-Job Training (OJT) to deepen relevant occupational and industry knowledge and skills. Fresh polytechnic graduates from relevant courses will be employed by participating companies in the power industry as full-time employees while studying part-time through classroom facilitation in Singapore Polytechnic.


Course Objectives

This course aims to deepen the existing knowledge and skills of fresh polytechnic graduates in the areas of:

-power system protection
-high voltage operation
-power transmission and distribution
-power system planning and control
-electricity overview, acts and regulations

Relevant technical skills are deepened through structured OJT aligned to the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) competency framework where trainees will be assigned to a mentor in the company to be trained in different areas. Trainees will gain knowledge and skills through a project which helps to enhance occupational and personal competencies for better career progression in the industry.


Suitable for

Fresh full-time polytechnic Diploma and ITE Diploma graduates in Singapore with the relevant fields who wish to deepen their technical skills in the power industry via OJT at participating power related companies as full time employees in parallel with classroom learning and facilitation at Singapore Polytechnic.

Past and Current Participating Companies
- Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd
- Interlink Power System Pte Ltd
- LSK Engineering (S) Pte Ltd
- Megawatts Engineering Services Pte Ltd
- PSA Corporation Limited
- SBS Transit DTL Pte Ltd
- SBS Transit Ltd
- Solargy Pte Ltd
- SP Powergrid Ltd
- Sun Electric Pte. Ltd.
- Tuas Power Generation Pte Ltd
- YTL Powerseraya Pte Ltd


Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicant must be Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident of Singapore and shall be an employee of a company participating in the ELP.

The applicant shall be a graduate from Full-time Polytechnic Diploma/ ITE Technical Diploma/ ITE Technical Engineer Diploma/ ITE Work-Learn Technical Diploma within 5 years of graduation or within 5 years from his last day of National Service Operationally Ready Date (ORD).

The list of eligible diplomas offered by local polytechnics are as follows:
Diploma in Clean Energy (SP/TP)
Diploma in Clean Energy Management (NP)
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (SP)
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (NP)
Diploma in Electrical Engineering with Eco Design (NYP)
Diploma in Energy Systems and Management (SP)
Diploma in Green Building Energy Management (RP)


Course Outline

The curriculum is divided into three themes:

High Voltage Operation and Protection
Power System Planning, Transmission and Distribution
Electricity Acts and Regulations and Project.

Trainees have to complete all 6 modules for 3 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs).

Please click here for Module Synopsis

Semester 1 (15 weeks)
PDC 1: High Voltage Operation and Protection
Module 1 – High Voltage Operation
Module 2 – Power System Protection

Semester 2 (15 weeks)
PDC 2: Power System Planning, Transmission and Distribution
Module 3 – Power System Planning and Control
Module 4 – Power Transmission and Distribution

Semester 3 (15 weeks)
PDC 3: Electricity Acts and Regulations
Module 5 – Electricity Overview, Acts and Regulations
Module 6 – Project

All participants are required to attend facilitated classroom training on weeknights from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.


Award / Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of three Post-Diploma Certificates and fulfilment of the skills competency through OJT within an 18 months validity period, the participant will be conferred an Advanced Diploma in Power Engineering qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Courses Fees
Earn and Learn Programme Advanced Diploma in Power Engineering
Certificate in High Voltage Operation and Protection$676.03$1,802.74$465.43
Certificate in Power System Planning, Trasmission and Distribution$676.03$1,802.74$465.43
Certificate in Electricity Acts and Regulations$619.69$1,652.51$426.64
Total Course Fees:$1,971.74 $5,275.98 $1,357.49

Other Fees Payable:
Examination Fee-$16.05
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$0.94$0.94
Insurance Fee (GPA)$1.70$1.70

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

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

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.
Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Date of Course Commencement:
Oct 2019


Application Procedures
Please download and complete the ELP Participation Form and submit together with your resume.

Class schedule:
2 evenings per week

525 hours (1.5 years)


Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Dr Thian Boon Meng
Email: THIAN_Boon_Meng@sp.edu.sg

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