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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

This diploma course prepares you for a professional career in the Sea Transport sector.

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to perform and supervise maintenance and repair of various port container handling automated systems and equipment, such as network systems, and automated cranes and vehicles, in accordance with planned schedule, quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures and Workplace Safety & Health guidelines.


Trainees are expected to have keen interest in application of automation, digitization and artificial intelligence. In addition, this course is currently only open to PSA in-service staff.

Job Role:

The role includes performing and supervising maintenance and repair of various port container handling automated systems and equipment, such as network system, automated crane and vehicle. Other duties includes quality management, adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) guidelines.

Some of our partners:

PSA Corporation Ltd     

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What you'll learn

  • Network & Security
  • Quality Management
  • Electrical Motor & Control
  • Port Automation Technology
  • Sensor & Device Technology
  • Industrial Automation Technology

Entry Requirements

Open to in-service employees of PSA Corporation Limited:

  • Holding the positions of Technical Specialist or Senior Technical Specialist
  • Have a minimum of one year’s work experience
  • Free from colour appreciation deficiency

 The relevant Nitec / Higher Nitec courses for this Diploma are:

  • Nitec in:
    • Automotive Technology
    • Electrical Technology
    • Electronics
    • Mechanical Technology
    • Mechatronics
    • Port Equipment Technology
    • Technology – Port Equipment Technology
  • Higher Nitec in:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics Engineering

Progression Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma graduates can apply to related full-time or part-time degree programmes in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), subject to the admission requirements of the university.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this diploma programme, graduates can take up jobs as Assistant Service Engineers.