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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Technical Diploma

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge in the area of machine / equipment design and building, including making, assembling, testing and commissioning.

The course comprises a total of 2,000 curriculum hours which are conducted at ITE campus. Students are assessed based on in-course assessments such as practical tests, class tests and projects and written examinations.

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What you'll learn

  • Modern precision technology addressing higher precision
  • Advanced automation for manufacturing industry    
  • Business and production quality management
  • Digital application for managing production
  • Business communication techniques and business economics
  • Engineering IT and design

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Technical Engineer Diploma in Machine Technology course, you need to be a Singapore Citizen with the following ITE qualifications:

Course Grade Point Average (GPA)

Higher Nitec in Advanced Manufacturing
Higher Nitec in Engineering with Business
Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering
Higher Nitec in Mechatronics Engineering
Higher Nitec in Precision Engineering
Higher Nitec in Robotics & Smart Systems 

GPA 2.0 & above

Nitec in Aerospace Avionics
Nitec in Aerospace Machining Technology
Nitec in Aerospace Technology
Nitec in Digital & Precision Engineering
Nitec in Laser & Tooling Technology
Nitec in Machine Technology
Nitec in Mechanical Technology
Nitec in Mechatronics
Nitec in Mechatronics (Automation Technology)
Nitec in Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly)
Nitec in Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
Nitec in Mechatronics & Robotics
Nitec in Medical Manufacturing Technology
Nitec in Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
Nitec in Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)
Nitec in Precision Engineering (Machining)
Nitec in Precision Engineering (Press Tool)
Nitec in Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould) 

GPA 3.0 & above

Applicants with qualifications not listed above can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with the following qualifications who meet the minimum academic requirements and have at least 1 year of relevant work experience in Precision Engineering areas such as Machining and Machine Assembly can be considered for admission.

- Relevant ITE CET Higher Nitec in Technology (GPA of 2.0 and above)
- Relevant ITE CET Nitec in Technology (GPA of 3.0 and above)
- Relevant Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) diplomas and Level 6 WSQ Workplace Literacy and Workplace Numeracy

Click here to view the list of relevant CET qualifications and Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) diplomas.

Working adults with at least 2 years of relevant work experience can be considered for admission.  

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview and pass an aptitude test for admission.


Progression Opportunities

Graduates of the TED in Machine Technology course will be eligible to apply for admission to related National University of Singapore (NUS) Bachelor of Technology Programmes, related Degree Programmes in Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and the Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Applicants are required to meet the minimum entry requirements, specified for the course, as stipulated by the respective Universities for admission.

Career Opportunities

The Technical Engineer Diploma in Machine Technology is your pathway to become an  Assistant Engineer, Supervisor etc.

There are excellent opportunities for career development and advancements to supervisory positions and beyond.