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 / Integrated Science / Human & Social Biology / 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 who applied and enrolled during the January intake under the Direct Entry Scheme, will undergo 10 weeks of preparatory programme, followed by 2 years of Higher Nitec training.
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.
Occupational Traits and Functional Ability Requirements
|Nature of Work
|As Mechanical Engineering Assistants, they are required to carry out technical support functions in mechanical engineering design and operations, perform fault diagnosis, maintenance of control equipment, integration of mechanical
components and sub-systems as well as carry out work improvement activities to enhance production operations.
|Computer skills form a large part of the work required in mechanical engineering employment. In addition to the standard office productivity tools, there is a range of specialized software such as computer assisted design (CAD), simulation
software, statistical process control (SPC), and others, which they would need to use.
||finger dexterity, attentive, sensory (visual) ability
|They would be required to work on high-cost and high-precision equipment, such as in CNC machining, which needs them to possess full functional ability so that they can readily react to work requirements and especially in unsafe situation.
||physical mobility, hand and finger dexterity, sensory (sight & hearing), ability to react quickly, attentiveness to safety
|They are required to carry out work assignments based on verbal or written instructions as well as document data, findings or technical issues in the course of their work. They may have to liaise with workers in other departments or people
outside the company to carry out their job duties. They may work independently or as a team.
||communication skills, interaction with strangers, dealing with non- routine assignments and schedule
This course is less suitable for students who do not possess the functional abilities indicated. If in doubt, please consult your school career guidance officer or visit ITE College for further academic advising.