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Course Duration

1 year 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College East

Course Certification

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.

The course duration is 1.5 years to 3 years.

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 'O' Level; or
  • Completed GCE 'N' Level; or
  • Passed BEST Module 4 Mathematics (for those with work experience); or
  • Passed ISC in Mechanical Servicing; or
  • Passed ISC in Shielded Metal Arc Welding; or
  • Passed ISC in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding; or
  • Accumulated at least 60 hours of structured On-the-Job Training (OJT) under the  Certified On-the-Job Training Centre (COJTC) system. The OJT must be relevant to the course applied for; or
  • Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 in Speaking and Listening, and Level 4 in Reading and Numeracy.

Progression Opportunities


Career Opportunities

Nitec in Technology - 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.