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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Are you an avid fan of driverless electric cars, robots or humanoid? Always dream to put your innovative project ideas into real engineering applications? If you are, this is the course for you!

This course integrates mechanical engineering with electronics, electrical and intelligent computer controlled programming and engineering processes. It gives you the widest career opportunities and further study choices to meet your aspirations. The course will equip you with the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge, which will enable you to perform work involving assembling, installing, setting up and maintaining of mechanical and industrial automation equipment and systems.

What you'll learn

  • Install, maintain and service pneumatic and electro-pneumatic controlled systems
  • Prepare and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Install and test electrical systems
  • Install and test peripheral devices and microcomputer controlled systems
  • Troubleshoot electronics systems
  • Set up industrial automation systems, modifies PLC program and troubleshoot a simple automated production system at module level
  • Set up automated manufacturing systems, autovision systems and communication networks
  • Set up and test industrial robot with written test program
  • Set up precision motion control 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)]


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 the 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.


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 Mechatronics Engineering graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Mechatronics 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 Mechatronics Engineering graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above 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 Mechatronics Engineering graduates are employed by engineering and manufacturing firms using sophisticated equipment and automated machinery. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Automation Technician, Engineering Assistant, Industrial Engineering Technician, Mechatronics Technician, Plant Maintenance Technician and Production Supervisor. 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.