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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 the fundamentals of IoT, AI, Automation, smart devices and systems.

Be immersed in the innovation and evolution of smart devices and systems (autonomous robotic systems, smartphones, wearables, home appliances, smart audio-visual systems and others). Gain strong foundations and essential skills in electronics and a good head start in your careers in numerous sectors:

  • AI & Automation
  • Audio Visual Systems
  • IoT and Communications

Higher Nitec in Electronics Engineering sets your career in an industry with boundless opportunities in autonomous robotic systems, AI-Powered autonomous systems, audio visual systems, consumer electronics, Internet of Things (IoT), smart nation and communication systems.

With strong industrial partnerships, our students are provided with a wide array of internship opportunities and projects collaboration. Our student-centric and authentic learning approaches produce highly skilled, versatile and professional graduates, who are greatly sought after by the industry.


Specialisations and Offering Colleges:

  • AI & Automation: College East, College West
  • Audio Visual Systems: College Central
  • IoT and Communications: College Central, College East, College West
  • Microelectronics: College Central

What you'll learn

  • Set up, maintain and troubleshoot electronic systems and modules such as communications, computer and automated testing
  • Perform functional, operational and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of electronic equipment and systems
  • Optimise electronic systems performance by adjusting, calibrating and modifying circuitry and components
  • Deploy programmable controller-based system for applications
  • Set up and interface computer networks and devices
  • Write technical reports and develop charts, graphs, and schematics to illustrate system's operating characteristics, malfunctions, deviations from design specifications, and functional limitations for consideration by engineers
  • Develop electronic prototypes for testing and applications
  • Install, integrate, service, maintain and commission audio visual devices and system
  • Perform audio visual control and networking
  • Install, configure, test and maintain sensors devices and controllers
  • Support Internet-of-Things (IoT) architecture platform
  • Program microcontroller-based systems
  • Perform sensors and communication network interfacing
  • Set up, maintain and service automation systems
  • Deploy AI solutions
  • Support wafer fabrication processes and automation equipment for fabrication of integrated circuits

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.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include Engineering Assistant, Technical Specialist, Junior Autonomous Vehicle Engineer, Quality Technical Support, IoT Assistant Engineer, Audio Visual Specialist, Communication Equipment Assistant Engineer, Junior Robotics Engineer, Assistant Sales Engineer, Assistant Field Customer Engineer and Computer Services Assistant Engineer.