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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

The key to the future of a smart nation is leveraging on the fundamentals of smart devices and systems.

Be immersed in the innovation and evolution of smart devices and systems (smart phones, wearables, home appliances, robotics, maritime systems, sound and video recording, and others). Gain strong foundations and essential skills in electronics and a good head start in your careers in numerous sectors:

  • IoT and Communications
  • Audio Visual Systems
  • Marine Electronics
Higher Nitec in Electronics Engineering sets your career in an industry with boundless opportunities in consumer electronics, audio visual systems, marine electronic systems, Internet of Things (IoT), smart nation and communication systems.

What you'll learn

  • Install, maintain and service electronic equipment
  • Perform simple electronic design work
  • Install, integrate, service, maintain and commission audio/video devices and system
  • Perform audio visual control and networking
  • Install, integrate, service, maintain and commission marine automation, communication and navigation systems essential in seafaring crafts
  • Install, configure, test and maintain sensors devices and controllers
  • Support Internet-of-Things (IoT) architecture platform
  • Program microcontroller-based systems, perform sensors and communication networks interfacing

Entry Requirements

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

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary or 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 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 Electronics Engineering graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Electronics 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 Electronics 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 Electronics Engineering graduates are employed by organisations and companies in the electronics industry, such as those that:

  • Manufacture or assemble electronic equipment and components.
  • Design and construct special electronics projects.

Higher Nitec in Electronics Engineering graduates are also employed by other manufacturing sectors that use electronically-controlled production machines. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Computer Systems Technician, Communication Equipment Technician, Electronics Engineering Technician, Engineering Assistant, Production Supervisor and Telecommunications Technician. There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond.