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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.


An Assistant Equipment Engineer is able to communicate information with peers to implement equipment engineering processes during daily production meeting.  He should be able to analyse, troubleshoot and optimise equipment automation issue.  As a team player, he will contribute to a cooperative working environment by fulfilling own responsibilities and providing support to co-workers to meet team goals. He/She may be required to work in a clean room environment.

Job Role:

An Assistant Equipment Engineer is one who applies engineering principles and techniques to support equipment engineering processes in a manufacturing environment to meet organisational objectives. He/She also assists in analysing equipment maintenance issues.

The work he/she performs includes the following:

  • Administer equipment engineering
  • Manage equipment capability
  • Conform to management system requirements
  • Contribute to continuous improvements
  • Support maintenance process and manufacturing issues

Some of our partners:

STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd   |   Globalfoundries Singapore Pte Ltd   |   Lincstech Circuit Singapore Pte Ltd

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

What you'll learn

  • Administer equipment engineering
  • Manage equipment maintenance to ensure performance efficiency
  • Maintain management system requirements
  • Supervise maintenance process and escalate manufacturing issue
  • Perform basic equipment troubleshooting
  • Perform root cause finding
  • Participate in company continuous improvement programmes to achieve business objectives

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:

    • All courses from School of Engineering
    • All courses from School of Electronics & Info-Comm Technology

    Higher Nitec:

    • All courses from School of Engineering
    • All courses from School of Electronics & Info-Comm Technology


  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

Work-Study Diploma in Microelectronics (Equipment Track) 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.

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