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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Full-time

Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College West

Course Certification

Nitec

Are you amazed with what autonomous machines such as automated guided vehicles, driverless cars and robots can do and how they work? Looking for courses that offer wide range of exciting career opportunities or further study choices? If you are, this 3-in-1 course is for you!

Mechatronics & Robotics is a 3-in-1 course, a composition of mechanical, electrical/electronics and microcomputer controlled system that will equip you with essential knowledge and skills of the multidisciplinary fields to enable you to install, set up, operate, maintain and service industrial automated production equipment and systems. You will also learn to perform computer-aided drafting and design, construct and assemble mechanical support, and rectify basic electronics & electrical faults.

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, modify PLC program and troubleshoot a simple automated production system at module level

Entry Requirements

GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects

  • Grade 1-8

or

GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics or Science* and 2 other subjects

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5

* Mobile Robotics and Smart Electrical Technology subjects can be used in lieu of Science for admission to this Nitec course.

Note: Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Mechatronics & Robotics 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 Mechatronics & Robotics graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and above may apply for progression to a related Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE.

Nitec in Mechatronics & Robotics 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 Mechatronics & Robotics graduates are employed by companies in the high-technology manufacturing and servicing industries. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Automation Technician, Automated Equipment Maintenance Technician and Mechatronics Technician.

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