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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Are you fascinated with how modern buildings are able to provide comfortable, climate-controlled and energy-efficient living and working spaces? Are you interested in being a part of a group of extremely professional group of men and women who play a key role in creating residential, commercial and industry buildings that are well sought in the market?

If so, then this course is for you.

In this course you will learn, among other things, to prepare working drawings using the latest 3D CAD software for the design of key building systems, like Air-conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation Systems, Electrical Installations and Control Systems, Fire Detection and Protection Systems and Water Supply Systems.

Don’t wait; enrol in the course – and unleash and develop your capability, potential and creativity to design some of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings that exceed and surpass current specifications and standards!

What you'll learn

  • Interpret drawings and specifications
  • Create BIM models for M&E services
  • Design air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems
  • Design electrical installations and control systems
  • Design fire protection and fighting systems
  • Design water supply and sanitary systems

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/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)]


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


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 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma course at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design 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 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design 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 or Work-Learn Technical Diploma course at ITE. For more details, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design graduates are employed by companies in the building industry. These include companies providing engineering consultancy services involved in building services such as electrical installations, air-conditioning ducting, fire protection, water supply and sanitary plumbing.

Some of the job titles held by graduates include CADD Specialist, Assistant Designer and Mechanical & Electrical Draughtsman. There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond.