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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Full-time

Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Nitec

You have always been interested in machines. You have the desire to do something hands-on and even take things apart just to satisfy your curiosity.

If these statements describe you, you should apply for this course! You will learn to install, service, troubleshoot and repair machinery, pumping systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, perform computer-aided drafting and design, and rectify basic electrical faults. In the workplace, you will ensure the smooth and efficient operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by carrying out preventive and predictive maintenance, inspection as well as re-conditioning of machine parts.

What you'll learn

  • Interpret technical drawings and hydraulic/pneumatic circuit diagrams
  • Carry out preventive maintenance and inspection on machinery and equipment     
  • Fabricate and re-condition machine parts using basic hand-tools, power hand-tools and drilling machines
  • Install, service, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul basic machine tools, pumps, valves, compressors and conveyor systems
  • Install, service, troubleshoot and repair basic hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Install pipework system
  • Rectify electrical faults of machinery

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE ‘O’ Level

Occupation Traits and Functional Ability Requirements

Nature of WorkFunctional Abilities
Mechanical Servicing Technicians install, maintain, troubleshoot, rectify and perform functional checks on machinery & equipment and their related components by carrying out work in accordance with approved servicing manuals and relevant technical instructions to ensure that the machinery and equipment are functioning efficiently and safely.  
While fabricating and re-conditioning machine parts, they are required to work effectively and safely with basic handtools and power hand-tools, drilling machines, lathes and milling machines. physical mobility, hand & finger dexterity, attentiveness to safety
They are required to identify possible causes, symptoms and remedies of mechanical faults found in machinery like vibration faults associated with machinery maintenance. sensory (hearing) ability
They are required to communicate to their supervisors and/or end-users the issues and problems for appropriate decision-making. communication skills, interpersonal skills

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.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Mechanical Technology graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 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.

Nitec in Mechanical Technology graduates with a GPA of 3.0 and above may apply for progression to a related Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE.

Nitec in Mechanical Technology graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Mechanical Technology graduates are employed by companies that manufacture metal and plastic products, food and beverage items. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Maintenance Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician and Industrial Machinery Technician.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. This challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.