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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Electricity, the most convenient and useful form of energy which keeps modern cities running. It is one of the evolving essential services with ever-changing needs.

This course will prepare you to perform a crucial role of ensuring electrical engineering and services are operational. This includes intelligent building control, sustainable energy and predictive maintenance driven by data analytics. It provides new job opportunities in promising areas such as electric vehicle charging infrastructure, solar photovoltaic and energy storage systems as well as smart home and intelligent building control solutions.

What you'll learn

  • Ensure all electrical and related works are carried out in compliance with electrical and BIM drawings, specifications, relevant workplace safety and health regulations and codes of practice
  • Manage maintenance of electrical motor installation and control systems
  • Manage maintenance of electrical installations, electrical equipment, intelligent control, smart monitored emergency lighting, fire and lightning protection systems in buildings
  • Manage operation and maintenance of smart home, intelligent building control and remote monitoring and data analytics systems
  • Manage operation and maintenance of solar photovoltaic system, electric vehicle charging system and battery storage system

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)]


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.


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


  • Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.
  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Electrical Engineering graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

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

Higher Nitec in Electrical Engineering graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also 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.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Electrical Engineering graduates are employed by government departments, statutory boards and private companies. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical Power Technician, Electrical Supervisor, Engineering Assistant, Electrical & Electronics Marketing Executive, Instrumentation Technician and Production Supervisor.

This course is recognised by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore for the application of an Electrician Licence