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Course Duration

1 year 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec
This course equips you with the skills and technical knowledge to carry out technical support functions in mechanical engineering design, production, quality assurance, materials control and maintenance of automated machines and equipment.

The course duration is 1.5 years to 3 years.

What you'll learn

  • Set up machines, equipment and systems
  • Conduct quality assurance functions on products and systems
  • Perform fault diagnosis and maintenance of instrumentation and control equipment
  • Perform sub-system and PLC integration
  • Perform support functions in engineering design and development
  • Provide support in product improvements

Entry Requirements

3 GCE 'O' Level Grades:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in one of the approved subjects*

*The approved subjects are: Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Engineering Science / Fundamentals of Electronics / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physical Science / Physics / Science (Chemistry/ Biology) / Science (Physics/Biology) / Science (Physics/Chemistry) / Science (Physics/Biology/Chemistry).


  • Nitec in Technology qualifications, or
  • Nitec qualifications (Technical Skills)

Progression Opportunities


Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering graduates can be employed by mechanical engineering and precision engineering firms and companies that provide engineering services from front-end engineering design, systems development to maintenance of mechanical equipment and instruments.  Some of the job titles held by graduates include Engineering Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Maintenance Supervisor, Quality Assurance Technician and Quality Process Technician.


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