Specialist Diploma in Electrical Engineering


Specialist Diploma in Electrical Engineering

This is a diploma with both traditional analogue and digital power principles and is designed for O Level and NITEC holders to become qualified for entry and junior roles in the Electrical or electronics industry.

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Electricity – the only thing more important than WiFi

This course is designed to be a pre-university course that prepares you for your bachelors degree. It skips the mundane ‘Academic Writing’ and ‘Independent Thought’ modules in exchange for more practically oriented content


We dive straight into academic content that you actually want and plus you earn an academic qualification. 

Electrical engineering is an incredibly diverse field where people range from totally unqualified individuals to extremely qualified professionals. However so many routes within the trade are not defined.

How are these diverse skills trained in any one programme? 

The truth is they cannot. 

But what can be done is broad generalizations and generalized skills to ensure that the students career has a broad application and wide opportunity for a variety of roles and success. This is what we aim to achieve with our Specialist Diploma.


6 months 
(5 days per week, 3 hours each)


6 months
(2 days per week, up to 3 hours each)






    When you progress from high school to university, there is a dramatic shift in the content, the way you learn, the way you have to think, and the way you are assessed. Rather than let you figure it out for yourself, we jump start the process with this module.


    Math is the language of engineers. You have to speak the language! Math might scare you but not after this module. Get the fundamentals right so we can build on a strong foundation.

    Most schools will start you off with some power system modules and basic stuff. If you’re choosing this course, chances are you already have some relevant work experience in this space. You know the basics but you’ve never formally been taught so this module covers the core of electrical technology today.

    Increasingly, workplaces and customers are demanding that electrical systems aren’t just dumb (on-off) systems but there are steps to it that include feedback and data. This requires digital systems and an understanding of how circuitry works in an electronic, SMART / Digital world.

Minimum Age

16 years of age in the year of application

Minimum Academic Qualifications

– O Levels (Minimum 2 Passes) or equivalent (e.g. SPM)

– NITEC (any subject) or equivalent (e.g.NTC2)

– Higher NITEC (any subject) or equivalent (e.g. NTC3)

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants with other equivalent qualifications based on Singapore criterion may be given exemptions on academic qualifications

Mature and Adult Learners

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

– A Pass (C6) or better for O Levels; or

– A minimum of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent; or

– An equivalent qualification with demonstrated equivalence to the CEFR at level B2 or higher.

Entry Requirements


Fees and Charges


Local Students

Application Fee:

Course Fees:

*Fees stated include course fees, admin fees, FPS and GST (7%)

We do not charge examination fee for first attempt. Subsequent attempts are chargeable.

International Students

Application Fee:
$267.50 + $120*
*VISA Processing Fees Payable to ICA

Course Fees:

*Fees stated include course fees, admin fees, FPS and GST (7%)

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 in their home country. All fees should be paid directly to the school, as indicated in your offer letter. There is extensive preparation required to study in Singapore and students are encouraged to prepare their educational statements and proof of prior qualification before applying. This course will be fully conducted in the English Language

Typical Career Outcomes


Sectors that employ Electrical Engineering graduates include

  • Aerospace & Aviation,
  • Automotive,
  • Chemicals,
  • Defence,
  • Electronics & Semiconductors,
  • Energy,
  • Oil & Gas,
  • Finance & Investment,
  • Infocomm,
  • Marine & Offshore,
  • Media & Digital Entertainment,
  • and Medical Technology & Healthcare.

In short, the training provided by the ECE curriculum is very versatile. In addition, many of our enterprising graduates have also become entrepreneurs, setting up new businesses that find innovative ways of applying electrical and computer engineering technologies.



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.

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