What You'll Study

First Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
ET0083 Structured Programming
Teaches students to write programs in a structured way. It emphasizes good programming techniques and covers topics on simple data types, input/output, selection control and loop-constructs, functions and basic data structures such as arrays.
60
ET1003 Digital Electronics 1
Introduces students to the knowledge, understanding and design techniques necessary, to enable them to design simple combinational circuits using commercial SSI and MSI integrated circuits. Additional topics covered include introduction to simple sequential logic circuits such as flip-flops and mono-stables.
60
ET1005 Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1
Covers the fundamental concepts of electricity. Basic laws and theorems which govern the operation of electrical circuitry are explained with illustrations. Understanding and application of electrical phenomena are further enhanced using circuit simulation on worked examples and tutorial problems and via hands-on sessions. Topics covered include scientific notation, engineering notation, metric prefixes, basic elements of an electrical circuit, definitions of energy and power, power sources, measuring instruments, DC and AC concepts, simple series and parallel networks, electromagnetism, inductor, inductance, transformers, Kirchhoff Voltage and Current Laws, Current and Voltage Divider Rules.
60
ET1006 Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2
Extends the basic concepts onto other electrical and electronic devices. Topics covered include: Capacitor, capacitance, Superposition theorem, semiconductor physics, semiconductor devices such as diodes, special diodes and bipolar transistors, transducers such as thermistors, and application of operational amplifiers. Students will participate in PBIL activity to exhibit team learning. Upon completion, this module consolidates students foundation of the electrical and electronic engineering.
90
ET1011 Introduction to Engineering 1
In this module, students will learn and apply the Design Thinking process to create new and innovative products or services. In addition, this module also provides a platform where students can integrate theoretical knowledge from different modules, and put into practice what they learn in first year technical modules. They will design, test and build practical and interesting projects and in the process learn essential skills like circuit simulation, strip-board fabrication, soldering, circuit assembly and troubleshooting. Teamwork, creative & critical thinking and presentation skills are emphasised.
60
LC0354 Communicating for Personal and Team Effectiveness
Aims to equip students with the necessary skills to develop self-confidence in their spoken and written interactions with intended audiences for specific purposes, in informal contexts.
30
LC8001 General Education 1
Aims to equip students with critical reasoning skills and provide them with opportunities to practise critical thinking through the exploration of contemporary social issues. It also provides a platform for students to learn the basics of arguments through the formal argumentation structure.
30
LC8002 General Education 2
Aims to equip students with the skills to critically analyse the elements of persuasion in narratives used in a variety of contexts to appreciate the power of storytelling in our daily life. Students will also explore the history of discrimination in societies and craft their responses through their own narrative.
30
ME0101 Mechanics I
Introduces the basic concepts of engineering mechanics, namely units and dimensions, equilibrium conditions, friction, kinematics and Newton’s laws of motion.
60
ME0201 Computer Aided Drafting
Introduces the use of computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to prepare mechanical engineering drawings. Topics include blue print reading, orthographic projection, sectioning, assembly drawing and basic solid modelling.
60
ME0202 Engineering Design & Prototyping
In this module, students will learn and apply the Design Thinking process to create new and innovative products or services. In addition, this module also provides a platform where students can integrate theoretical knowledge from different modules by designing, testing and building practical and interesting projects. Teamwork, creative & critical thinking and presentation skills are emphasised.
120
ME0401 Thermofluids I
Introduces the fundamentals of thermodynamics, namely heat, work, perfect gas laws and the 1st law of thermodynamics. Use of steam tables, basics of pressure and flow rate in fluids, and the mass conservation law are also covered.
60
MS4120 Basic Mathematics
Equips students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills to handle problems encountered in their course of study. Topics include algebra, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions. Binomial theorem, complex numbers, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions and integration of algebraic function. It also serves as a foundation for further work in mathematics in subsequent modules. Basic concepts of linear programming will be introduced to students through learning activities as an application of what is taught in the module.
60
MS4121 Engineering Mathematics I
Equips students with necessary mathematical knowledge and skills to solve problems encountered in their course of studies. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced topics in the second year. Topics include trigonometry, determinants, matrices, complex numbers and calculus. Optimization techniques involving rates of change will be introduced to students through learning activities as an application of what is taught in the module.
60
MS6508 Computer Programming
Teaches students the methodology of good program development. The C++ language will be used to write structured programs according to accepted programming practices. Topics covered include simple data type, input/output, control and loop structures, functions and arrays. Programming and hands-on training in the computer laboratories will be emphasized.
60
SP101A Education and Career Guidance 1
A compulsory module for all first year students, ECG 1 aims to develop an understanding of personal interests, strengths, values and life goals. With greater knowledge and understanding of self, planning and decision making in choosing a future career can be better developed. Some topics covered in ECG 1 include ‘Defining My SP Life’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Discovering My Interests’, ‘Planning for Success – My Personal Action Plan’ and more.
15

Second Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
ET0049 Sensors and Instrumentation
The aim of this module is to provide students with an adequate knowledge and basic foundation in understanding the principle & application of sensors and transducers in automation and process industry. Various types of sensors and transducers for process measurement, automation and control will be covered including signal conditioning techniques. This module covers topics on basic instrumentation, sensors & transducers, process instrumentation, principle and working of general electrical measuring instruments, signal conditioning techniques and advanced instrumentation topic covering wireless sensors and virtual instrumentation. The module also covers principles of data acquisition and towards the end students will be able to design a complete general instrumentation system.
75
ET0053 Circuit Theory and Analysis
Provides students with an understanding of circuit theory, which includes mesh analysis, nodal analysis, circuit theorems and applications. The students will also be introduced to three-phase circuits, covering three-phase supply and loads. This module provides the basic foundation leading to final year subjects.
75
ET0087 Analog Communication Systems
Introduces the principles and techniques used in analog communication systems. A system approach is used, with the main emphasis being on the understanding of principles. Topics include signals and their spectrums, filters, band-limiting, noise sources, SNR, radiated and conducted interference, need for EMC compliance, noise reduction, necessity of modulation, AM, DSBSC, SSB, FM and basic operation of superhet radio receivers.
75
ET1400 Engineering System Design
This project based module requires students to design a new engineering system. It covers modern tools and methods for design and development. Topics include identifying customer needs, concept generation, product architecture and design, and implementation. Students need to consider marketing and commercial aspects of system development.
90
LC8003 Social Innovation Project
Aims to equip students with the Design Thinking mindset, methods and tools to conceptualise innovative solutions for real life problems. Students will explore a social cause, go through the practical rigour of the Design Thinking process and apply suitable tools to fulfil the objectives of the project. Students will also be exposed to trends and issues related to themes, such as Healthcare, Active Ageing, Environment, and Social Integration. In the process, they will develop a better understanding of themselves and the world, as well as the positive impact they can make.
30
LC8004 General Education 3
Aims to enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of social, political and economic issues. Students will learn about the importance and relevance of information literacy skills as well as develop their ability to assess the validity and reliability of information from different sources, consider diverse perspectives, and put forward a convincing point of view.
30
ME0102 Mechanics II
Continues from Mechanics I. Teaches how basic solid mechanics is applied to solving engineering problems. The fundamentals of machine components are included.
60
ME0203 Engineering Innovation Studio
This project based module requires students to design a new engineering system. It covers modern tools and methods for design and development. Topics include identifying customer needs, concept generation, product architecture, design, and implementation.
90
ME0301 Engineering Materials
Covers material properties and test methods. Students are also given broad-based knowledge on traditional materials like metals, ceramics, polymers and composites and their applications.
60
ME0402 Thermofluids II
Provides further knowledge on thermodynamics and fluid mechanics with particular applications in air compressors, gas and vapour cycles.
60
MS4205 Engineering Mathematics II (A)
This module is designed to provide students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. Among the topics covered are Laplace transforms and statistics. Simple concepts of reliability engineering will be introduced to students through learning activities as an application of what is taught in the module.
60
MS4206 Engineering Mathematics II (B)
Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. Among the topics covered are methods of integration, infinite series, Fourier series, differential equations and vector algebra. Simple concepts of mechanics such as resolving of forces will be introduced to students through learning activities as an application of what is taught in the module.
60
SP201A Education and Career Guidance 2
ECG 2 is taken by all second year students. This module aims to develop professional skills necessary to seek and secure work. It also guides the students on how to discover and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work effectiveness and changes related to work. Topics covered in this module include ‘Job Search and Market Trends’, ‘Discovering Your Unique Selling Point’, ‘Resilience’, ‘Work Place Values’ and more.
30

Third Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
IC4001 Internship Programme
The Internship Programme aims to provide students with an authentic on-the-job work experience in an engineering, or technology-enabled business field, to prepare them to be truly work-ready. Students will also be able to establish an industry network and learn from the experience of working professionals. Students will undergo a structured learning programme, including attending safety induction and participating in the industry projects as part of their internship. The intent of the programme is to enable students to apply and enhance their range of technical skills, hone their knowledge in areas such as professional ethics, role and responsibility of engineers, and understand the business environment in which companies are situated – as advocated by the CDIO syllabus. By the end of the programme, students will have a greater insight into what industry expects of employees, as well as opportunities to develop technical workplace competencies and other important professional skills.
22 weeks
. 6 modules in ONE of the Third Year Specialisation

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Third Year: Smart Systems Option

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
ET0130 Networks and Protocols
Introduces the concepts of computer networking and internetworking. The students will learn about TCP/IP Reference Model, IP Addresses assignment, network planning & design concepts, routing, channel access techniques and IEEE Standards. Various LANs (e.g. Ethernet and Token Ring) and WANs (e.g. Internet, POTS, ISDN, X.25, Frame Relay, PPP, ATM) technologies are also covered. Students will learn how to configure VLANs on switches, NAT and Access Control Lists in routers.
75
ET0525 Mobile Applications Development
With the improvement in wireless mobile devices technology (such as mobile phones and PDAs), users are now able to write programs (e.g. commercial transaction application, games etc.) for their own devices. This module is about writing such software. Students will learn to develop and test software applications for wireless mobile devices. Topics include User interface development, persistent storage and networking of mobile applications.
75
ET1205 Wireless Technology Applications
Students will acquire knowledge of commonly used wireless technology that enhances or improves our daily life. They will learn the basic features and use of wireless technology such as RFID, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WiMAX, ZigBee and Mobile technologies such as 3G and 3.5G. Applications related but not limited to entertainment, leisure activities, sport for individual and community users as well as the user interface and ergonomic aspect will be considered.
60
ET1408 Smart City Systems Design
Students will gain understanding of the pervasive connectivity and architecture needed in smart nation and smart city ecosystems. Topics covered include networking technologies and protocols, smart city architecture and infrastructure, network and systems security, case studies and examples of smart city ecosystems worldwide. Emphasis will be on IDA’s Smart Nation Platform, including the AG Box, wireless sensor network, and the Smart Nation OS. This module will also act as the capstone module for a “Smart City” project.
60
ET1409 Data Analytics
Students will also be introduced to various data mining tools, data processing techniques and algorithms used for the analysis and visualization of the collected data stored on both local and public cloud servers. As part of a mini-project, students will apply the knowledge gained to build a functional prototype system that is able to store and analyse data. This system will be used in a “Smart City” project.
60
ET1410 Project Management
This module provides students an opportunity to integrate knowledge, design thinking framework and project management skills that they have acquired from the course. Students will apply analytical, design thinking, problem solving, project management, presentation and communication skills. Students will also learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage a project.
60

Third Year: Urban Transportation Systems

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
ET1403 Electrical Control System
This module covers the control system design and operation for different types of land vehicles. Topics include Information Management System, Event Recorder, and auxiliary electrical equipment.
60
ET1404 Electrical Power System
This module covers the basic operating principle of Electrical Power Supply system in Electric Vehicles and for a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. The topics covered include DC-DC Converter, PWM Controller, DC & AC motors and Batteries.
60
MA8005 Transportation Management
Synopsis: This module is an overview of the transportation sector, including transport authorities, operators, and commuters. It examines policy issues, such as electronic road pricing, along with managerial strategies in transportation. The students will also be equipped with the knowledge of ICT integration so as to meet the challenges of transportation systems.
60
ME0103 Mechanics of Machine Elements & Dynamics
This module covers the propulsion, motion and braking systems found on land vehicles ranging from bikes, cars to rapid transit trains. Topics include dynamics of the propulsion system, propulsion equipment, braking dynamics and suspension, vibration and noise.
75
ME0204 Urban Transportation Design
This module covers the structural design of land transportation vehicles. It will include the chassis design of the personal mobility device to the design of complex structures and mechanisms of a rapid transit system. Topics covered will include the car body design, coupler design and operations, & design and operations of doors in rapid transit trains.
60
ME0403 In-Vehicle Systems
This module covers the requirements, design and operations of the sub systems found in land vehicles. Topics will include the air supply and air conditioning system, safety system and electrical wiring system.
75

 

Please note: Course structure is subject to change.