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What Can You Do With A Mechanical Engineering Diploma?

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What Are The Types of Engineering Jobs in Singapore I Can Apply For With a Mechanical Engineering Diploma?

  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Technician
  • Assistant Technician
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Computer-Aided Design Assistant
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Assistant
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Research
  • Engineer Assistant (Mechanical)
  • Manufacturing Assistant Technician
  • Manufacturing Specialist
  • Manufacturing Technician


Mechanical Engineering at Auston Institute:

  • A lot of Mathematics
  • Heat and Heat Transfer – this is called thermodynamics
  • The movement of liquids and gases and their properties – this is called fluid dynamics
  • Advanced Physics fas they apply to structures – this is called mechanics
  • Testing materials strength and abilities – Material Science
  • Storage and use of electrical power – this is important for robotics and industrial automation projects
  • Programming – because you will be expected to be able to create automated solutions
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing process

When students graduate from university with a degree in mechanical engineering, their course would prepare them for the role of engineers. Their education would be drilled in skills and knowledge required to operate within traditional mechanical engineering organisation structures. However, their route as full-time university students is quite different from what you would be expected to achieve through a part-time higher education in engineering.

Students of part-time higher education have 2 benefits:

  1. A real understanding of the industry
  2. An idea of a career specialization that they would like to focus on.

Our programme will help you capitalize on this and maximize your returns from the existing work systems in Singapore. The skills you will pick up in our courses will be relevant for life and careers across the world. Even as you embark on your job search you will find that the job design links back to the range of modules that you were taught in our programmes.

Life after the Mechanical Engineering Diploma

When we design our courses, we also take a view of the future and consider what the job development may require. That’s why we include non-traditional subjects such as energy and computer-aided implementations. Our students will use equipment and machines that will be related to the industries that they will go into, ranging from production to design to maintenance – our graduates should be able to function well across many sectors.

The design of our course is meant to not be just focused on one discipline but also to cover broad disciplines and technical principles to ensure a strong foundation and core.

When we design our higher diploma in mechanical engineering, it’s made so that you can develop in our school as well as through to a bachelor’s degree programme in the future. Our higher diploma in mechanical engineering guarantees admissions entry to the top-up bachelor’s degrees.

Many people also ask us if the course is online or offline. Our courses require face-to-face contact and we work hard in creating a seamless student learning environment and onboarding process to ensure students have access to our diverse set of learning tools as well as our support system.

Join us as we continue our march forward and partner universities to deliver more meaningful courses and help workers progress their careers.

What about a Mechanical Engineering Degree?

After completing a diploma in mechanical engineering, we recommend that our students go out and get some work experience first. This is because the mechanical engineering field is so vast with students that can work in such a wide variety of sectors, it is difficult to determine your further specialization.

That’s right – further specialization.

Some Mechanical Engineers specialize in heat. Others specialize in structural calculations. Others focus on material design and research and development. And others specialize in integration.

In Singapore, due to the economic factors at work, we believe that graduates of Mechanical engineering from a private university in Singapore should focus on system integration and automation. But even so, we have 2 courses that we can offer:

  • Bachelors of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics)
  • Bachelors of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing)

What’s the difference between the two titles?

Both courses give a graduate of mechanical engineering all its respective core contents – however, each of them has different expertise.

Mechatronics is the specialization of integrating electronics with mechanical and structural movement. Graduates of this course will be experts in the connecting and controlling of electronic components like sensors, robotics arms, grippers, measurement devices, etc.

Manufacturing is actually a focus on advanced manufacturing and SMART manufacturing in which not only are multiple production stations combined, but they are also optimized to reduce human involvement and increase productivity, efficiency, and system output.

What is the difference between a diploma course and a degree course in Mechanical Engineering?

Typically, the Diploma course is concerned with the how and why of simple mechanical theory. For example – how does heat move between two bodies in equilibrium and why it moves from the higher temperature to the lower temperature.

On the other hand, degree programmes courses tackle more APPLIED and ABSTRACT problems. For example – how can we ensure that only a limited amount of heat transfers from surface A to surface B. An even more abstract problem could be: what is the maximum amount of heat that we can release from surface A before the material on surface B starts to experience failure.

What will I be taught in the Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree programme?

  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Design and Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Energy Technologies
  • Stress Analysis
  • Materials for Semiconductors
  • Control Engineering
  • Integrated Electro-Mechanical Systems

What you will notice is that instead of a typical mechanical engineering programme, our courses focus more on powered robotics and controls – this is because of the success that our students have in the industrial automation sector and our belief that this sector needs more people. They are also willing to pay large sums of money to engage them (that means you!).

But what if I want to do Traditional Mechanical Engineering?

Of course you still can! This course is designed based on the Mechanical Engineering degree as it is taught at the University of West England Bristol. Choosing to apply for jobs in traditional mechanical fields is a decision that is entirely yours and should be well within your range of training.

Many of our students have gone on to work in traditional mechanical engineering with no challenges. The only concern is that as private-university graduates, you will be unable to receive CEng / Chartered Engineer / Professional Engineer status in Singapore due to our strict PE Board regulations.

You will still be able to apply for PE status abroad as our past students have done so in Australia, Canada, UK, and Europe. The world is your oyster.

So What Should I Do Now?

We recommend that you start looking for degree programmes and hopefully, you choose us.

Many people ask where do I start.  

Everyone starts in different place. Your past qualifications and work experience is critical in determining where you go and start. If you’d like to speak to a consultant about joining, please complete the form below and we can get back to you about fees, duration and more.

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