Course Details Anchor Navigation


Course Duration

3 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.

To cater to industry demand, the new 3-year curriculum structure comprises the specialised and deepened skills sets built upon broad-based foundation skills sets for the electronics sector.

Be immersed in the innovation and evolution of smart devices and systems (smart phones, wearables, home appliances, robotics, maritime systems, sound and video recording, AI & automation, microelectronics, 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
  • AI & Automation
  • Microelectronics

Higher Nitec in Electronics Engineering sets your career in an industry with boundless opportunities in consumer electronics, audio visual systems, Internet of Things (IoT), AI & automation, microelectronics, 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 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

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 or Science* and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5

* Mobile Robotics and Smart Electrical Technology subjects can be used in lieu of Science for admission to this Higher Nitec course.

  • 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 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. The challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.