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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

Ever wondered what is inside your mobile devices and electronic appliances you make use of everyday?

Semiconductors play an increasing role in our daily lives today. With greater demand for efficiency and reliability of such materials in the 21st Century, scientific breakthroughs in semiconductor research makes it possible to provide the user with electronic gadgets coming with enhanced capabilities and providing convenience previously impossible.

This diploma course prepares you for a professional career in the Manufacturing sector. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to implement equipment engineering process in a manufacturing environment, analyse equipment maintenance issue and develop maintenance plan for performance enhancement.

For general queries on the course, please e-mail or call 6590 2434.

What you'll learn

  • Implement equipment engineering process
  • Administer equipment engineering
  • Manage equipment capability
  • Maintain management system requirements
  • Supervise maintenance process and escalate manufacturing issue
  • Develop maintenance plan for performance enhancement

Entry Requirements

  1. This course is open to fresh graduates from the following Nitec and Higher Nitec courses:
    • Nitec in:
      • Electronics, Computer Networking & Communications
      • Mechanical Technology
      • Mechatronics
      • Microelectronics 
    • Higher Nitec in:
      • Electronics Engineering
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Mechatronics Engineering

  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

Work-Study Diploma in Microelectronics graduates are employed by major companies in the wafer fabrication plants, and assembly and test operation sector. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Assistant Equipment Engineer and Assistant Process Engineer.