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Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Work-Study Diploma

Course Coverage

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

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to design, install, maintain, repair, inspect, test, operate and supervise electrical installations and systems in accordance with engineering specifications as well as codes of practice and regulations.


Physical Attributes of an Assistant Electrical Engineer

  • He/she needs to be physically fit to reach out to the electrical components for maintenance which is normally located at an out of reach position. He/she needs to be colour deficiency free as reading electrical colour code is a daily composition of the job.

Social Attributes of an Assistant Electrical Engineer

  • He/She is required to be quick witted and responds to emergency in a quick a calm manner. He/she needs to possess social ethics and discharge their duties professionally in accordance to the codes and standards. Engineers are often required to work beyond normal office hours as that is the time for routine and corrective maintenance of the system. 

Job Role:

An Assistant Electrical Engineer / Technical Officer is one who designs, installs, maintains, repairs, inspects, operates, tests and supervises electrical installations and systems in accordance with engineering specifications, codes of practice and regulations.

Some of our partners:

Sunseap Group Pte Ltd |  Rotary Electrical and Instrumentation Pte Ltd   |   Genplus Pte Ltd | Fuji SMBE Engineering Pte Ltd

Employers that wish to offer training places, please click HERE.

What you'll learn

  • Conduct circuit analysis
  • Conduct power system analysis
  • Design and perform electrical installation
  • Manage electrical circuits
  • Manage electrical motor and control system
  • Manage industrial electronic application
  • Manage power distribution system
  • Manage solar photovoltaic system and electric vehicle charger

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses + pass company screening & interview;

    Nitec with GPA ≥ 2:

    • Aerospace Avionics
    • Aircraft Maintenance (Avionics)
    • Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical & Avionics)
    • Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
    • Electrical Technology (Power & Control)
    • Electronics
    • Marine Electrical Technology
    • Microelectronics

    Higher Nitec:

    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Mechatronics Engineering
    • Rapid Transit Engineering
    • Facility Management


  2. In-service employees+ with:
    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
    • Relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement

    +In-service employee may be invited for an admission interview

  3. Free from colour appreciation deficiency

Career Opportunities

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