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Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Work-Study Diploma

The Work-Study Diploma in Automation Engineering adopts a work-study approach to prepare you for a professional career in the Precision Engineering sector.

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of computer-controlled systems, equipment and robotics in advanced manufacturing facilities.

For general queries on the course, please e-mail or call 6590 2480.

Entry Requirements

  1. This course is open to fresh graduates from the following Nitec and Higher Nitec courses:
    • Nitec in:
      • Electrical Technology (Power & Control)
      • Mechanical Technology
      • Mechatronics & Robotics 
    • Higher Nitec in:
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Engineering with Business
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Mechatronics Engineering
      • Robotics & Smart Systems 
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for Nitec graduate, while no GPA is required for Higher Nitec graduate.
  3. Male graduates must have completed or be exempted from full-time National Service.
Applicants with any Nitec / Higher Nitec qualifications, relevant work experience and support from their employers that are participants of the WSDip programme can also apply. Non-ITE graduates with relevant experience and strong employer endorsement will also be considered. Non-ITE graduates without GCE ‘O’ Level qualification should preferably have Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5.

Progression Opportunities

Graduates may be considered for admission to related full-time degree programmes in local universities, subject to meeting the admission requirements of the respective programmes.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this diploma programme, you can take up jobs as Assistant Engineers or Associate Engineers.