Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Ideal for those who are looking to join Cooling/Heating, structural, product design and system integration roles. Just 12 - 16 months. Covers broad based of fundamentals.

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Want to be an expert in Materials and Structures? Start here.

The module selection in this course is special because it is designed to attract and train mechanical engineers for the future. Unlike other institutes, we did not confine our area of study to just mechanics, but involved the aspects of electronics and programming too.

  • Learn core engineering subjects
  • Pickup essential skills for a career in engineering
  • Become qualified for entry-level engineering roles
  • Learn to work with materials
  • Develop critical soft skills
  • Boost your portfolio of work so you can impress future employers


12 + 6 months 
Course + Internship
(5 days per week, 3 hours each)


16 + 6 months
Course + Internship
(2 days per week, up to 3 hours each)



Course Structure


This course is the equivalent of the second half of a UK, three-year honours degree and includes 180 credits.

Module Titles:

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Energy and Environment
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Material Science & Manufacturing
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Internship

Minimum Age

18 years of age in the year of application

Minimum Academic Qualifications

– An Any Auston Specialist Diploma ; or

– GCE ‘A’ Level with 3 passes; or

– A polytechnic of Private College Diploma from non-relevant major; or

– 12 years of formal education (including standardized tests)

Mature Candidates

At least 30 years of age and 8 years of working experience may be admitted on a case by case basis with a minimum of 10 years of formal education and certificates that is deemed equivalent by the Academic Board.

English Proficiency

– C6 or better for O Levels

– CEFR B2 or higher

Entry Requirements


Fees and Charges


Local Students

Application Fees:

Course Fees:


International Students

Application Fees:
$272.50 + $45*
*VISA Processing Fees Payable to ICA

Course Fees:

Note for International Students:
When applying through our international representatives, (i.e. Agents) students should NOT pay any course fees, admin fees, application fees, or other wise to the agents. All fees should be paid directly to the school, as indicated in your offer letter.

Typical Career Outcomes


Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineering Assistant

  • Supervises, and/or coordinates the work activities of subordinates.
  • Assists in the design and fabrication of mechanical engineering projects, systems, or equipment.
  • Performs engineering calculations by calculator or computer to solve routine engineering problems.
  • Assists in the development of engineering drawings including plans and specifications based on calculations.
  • Assists in the troubleshooting of systems and equipment and performs repair under close supervision.

Mechanical Automation Engineer

  • Develop all aspects of engineering design based on expertise: mechanical, electrical, safety, PLC/HMI/robotic programming
  • Ensure all solutions comply with product design specifications
  • Generate revision-controlled design and user documentation
  • Conduct training for equipment operators and maintenance technicians
  • Troubleshoot, support and continuously improve existing automated solutions
  • Research and development of new, cutting edge automation concepts

Maintenance Engineer

  • Implement/Review routine preventive maintenance programs.
  • Prepare budget and cost control measures for the areas under his/ her responsibilities.
  • Respond to emergency calls after office hours.
  • Plan corrective maintenance works.



Auston Institute of Management is a Singapore based Higher Education provider who has been providing qualifications and upgrading opportunities to students in the Engineering and Technology industry since 1996.

Our graduates have gone on to work in many large local companies and multi-national corporations alike. Just like many of our graduates who have gone before you, this course could lead to the next stage in your career.

This course is recognized as being equivalent to the first 1.5 years of UK University and guarantees entry to the
B Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics) Top-Up Degree awarded by The University of the West of England, Bristol run here.

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It’s time to prepare for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one module at a time toward a degree, you’ve got the way.

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