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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

The hidden engine of modern life, ELECTRICITY, is a vital and adaptable energy source. It seamlessly adapts to ever-changing needs, powering everything from bustling live entertainment and immersive exhibitions to critical industries and IT infrastructure.

The course will prepare you to perform a crucial role of ensuring electrical engineering and services are operational. The two specialisations in the course further sets your career in the respective industry.

Power & Control

This specialization strengthens your expertise in sustainable energy and smart building systems, opening doors to exciting careers. You'll be prepared to tackle in-demand areas like electric vehicle charging station, solar power and battery storage systems, and intelligent control for home and building.

Lighting & Sound

Launch your career in live entertainment with this specialized program! Gain the skills and knowledge to bring shows to life across the industry. You'll master lighting, audio, and visuals, from installation and operation to customization. Plus, through real-world experience with leading event and AV companies, you'll see the exciting world of live entertainment and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) up close.

Specialisations and Offering Colleges:

• Power & Control: College East, College West
• Lighting & Sound: College West

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


 Power & Control Specialisation:

  • 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

Lighting & Sound Specialisation:

  • Liaise and coordinate with clients relating to the requirements of lighting, sound and visual media systems
  • Read and interpret drawings and diagrams of lighting, sound and visual media systems
  • Supervise packing, safe transportation and unpacking of lighting, sound and visual media systems
  • Set up, install, test, operate and maintain lighting, sound and visual media systems
  • Implement on-site safety programmes and ensure that lighting, sound and visual media systems for events and performances comply with regulations and requirements

Entry Requirements

Admission to Year 1 of the 3-year curriculum structure:

GCE 'O' level grades in any 2 subjects:

  • Grade 1-8


GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5



  • 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, Production Supervisor, Electrical, Lighting & Sound Technician, Assistant Lighting & Sound Engineer, Live Streaming Assistant, AV Specialist, Stage Technician and AV Technician.

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