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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, automation systems, mobile 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 multidisciplinary skills and knowledge, which will enable you to perform work involving assembling, installing, setting up, maintaining of industrial automation equipment and cyber physical systems which include Industry 4.0, digitalization, Industrial Internet of Things and Mobile Robotics.

What you'll learn

  • Install, maintain and service pneumatic and electro-pneumatic controlled systems.
  • Construct and assemble mechanical support.
  • 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-run 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 a Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE. For more details on progression, please click here.

Higher Nitec in Mechatronics Engineering graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also 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

Higher Nitec in Mechatronics Engineering graduates are generally employed by engineering firms using cutting-edge and high-technology equipment and automated system. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Automation Technician, Engineering Assistant, Industrial Engineering Technician, Mechatronics Technician, Plant Maintenance Technician, Production Supervisor and Associate Engineer. The increasing demand for widely used robotics and automation technology in healthcare, construction, manufacturing and logistics industries enhances the career opportunities and prospects for Mechatronics Engineering graduates.