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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Are you aspired by how industrial/collaborative/mobile robots work in manufacturing, hospitals and restaurants? If yes, this is the course for you to find it out!

Take up this course and you will discover the wonders of mechanical design, electrical and electronics wiring, highly intelligent programming and control, and Internet of Things. This course will equip you with knowledge and skill sets to set up, install, operate and service novel robotic mechanisms, sensing and control strategies for mobile robots and smart systems.

What you'll learn

  • Set up robotic systems
  • Maintain robotic control systems
  • Set up and maintain mobile robot
  • Set up smart sensor system
  • Design and produce end effectors
  • Program human robot interface
  • Set up microcontroller system

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.


  • 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 Robotics & Smart Systems graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Robotics & Smart Systems 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 Robotics & Smart Systems 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 Robotics & Smart Systems graduates are employed by service robotics industries and traditional industrial robotics market to plan and manage projects, starting from requirement and brainstorming stages to implementing a fully-functional robot. There are opportunities for career progression, from a Robot Technician to an Engineering Assistant.