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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Full-time

Campus where course is offered

ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Have you ever forgotten to switch off the lights, air-conditioning unit or some electrical appliance and remembered about it only after you have left your home?

Join this course and learn how to design and install Home Automation Control Systems where you can control your home appliances away from home. You will learn how to install, maintain and troubleshoot faults in industrial automation and process control systems. You will also acquire knowledge in the latest Clean Energy Technology.

What you'll learn

  • Interpret specifications and drawings
  • Maintain electrical installations and control systems
  • Maintain fibre-optic control network
  • Maintain fire and lightning protection systems  
  • Maintain intelligent building control and remote monitoring systems
  • Maintain solar PV systems

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level passes in English Language, Mathematics and 1 approved subject:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in an approved subject: [Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Computing / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physics / Engineering Science / Science (Chemistry, Biology) / Science (Physics, Biology) / Science (Physics, Chemistry) / Physical Science / Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)]

or

GCE ‘N(A)’ level passes in English Language, Mathematics and 3 other subjects:

  • Grade 1-4 in English Language
  • Grade 1-4 in Mathematics
  • Grade 1-5 in the 3 other subjects; and
  • A total of 19 points or less for English, Mathematics and three other subjects (ELMAB3)*

* Eligible, graduating GCE N(A) students enrolled during the January intake under the Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will undergo 10 weeks of preparatory programme, followed by 2 years of Higher Nitec training.

or

Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.


Note: Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Electrical Engineering graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Higher Nitec in Electrical Engineering graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above together with 2 years of relevant work experience may also apply for progression to a related Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE. For more details, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Electrical Engineering graduates are employed by government departments, statutory boards and private companies. They perform a crucial role of ensuring that electrical installations, equipment and systems are operational. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Electrical Maintenance Technical Officer or Supervisor, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical Power Technician, Engineering Assistant, Electrical & Electronics Marketing Executive, Instrumentation Technician and Production Supervisor.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. The challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.