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Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Work-Study Diploma

Course Coverage

Do you know the fastest lift in the world travels at over 70km/h? While we hope this essential service could move a little faster, have you ever wondered what will happen if a lift exceeds its design speed?

This diploma course prepares you for a professional career in the Built Environment sector. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to manage and supervise new lift installation or upgrading projects, as well as perform high-level lift inspections, maintenance, servicing and fault diagnostics, in compliance with all relevant standards, regulations and codes of practice.


Skillful, motivated team player, who aspire to lead and work with a team of different categories of worker; good initiatives, troubleshooting & fault finding skills; to provide essential lift services to the community. Trainees must have good communication skills to provide advice customers and clients; administration skills to perform report documentation and record work done.

Job Role:

Assistant Lift Engineer / Principal Specialist / Supervisor – Supervises/Manages a team in carrying out new lift installation; modernisation – or upgrading projects; as well as to perform lift inspection with Authorised Engineers; higher competencies in maintenance, servicing and fault diagnostics, in compliance with all relevant standards, regulations and codes of practice.

Some of our partners:

Mitsubishi Elevator (Singapore) Pte Ltd   |   Fujitec Singapore Corpn Ltd   |   Chevalier Singapore Holdings Pte Ltd

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

What you'll learn

  • Advise client on lift upgrade
  • Troubleshoot lift fault and problem
  • Conduct investigation on lift incident
  • Perform contract management and administration
  • Supervise lift installation, inspection, testing and commissioning
  • Supervise technical workforce in accordance with contractual requirements and in compliance with relevant standards, regulations and codes of practices

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses:

    Nitec with GPA ≥ 2:

    • Aerospace Avionics
    • Aerospace Machining Technology
    • Aerospace Technology
    • Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles)
    • Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles)
    • Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
    • Built Environment (Vertical Transportation)
    • Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
    • Electrical Technology (Power & Control)
    • Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
    • Facility Technology (Landscaping Services)
    • Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
    • Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
    • Lift & Escalator Technology
    • Mechanical Technology
    • Mechatronics
    • Rapid Transit Technology

    Higher Nitec:

    • Civil & Structural Engineering Design
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering with Business
    • Facility Management
    • Facility Systems Design
    • Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design
    • Landscape Management & Design
    • Marine Engineering
    • Marine & Offshore Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics Engineering
    • Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
    • Precision Engineering
    • Process Plant Design
    • Rapid Transit Engineering


    In-service employees with:

    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
    • Relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement
  2. Pass company screening and interview

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

Work-Study Diploma in Vertical Transportation graduates are employed by companies that market, install and/or provide maintenance services for lifts. Some of the job titles that are held by graduates include Senior Specialist and Principal Specialist.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to higher supervisory positions and beyond.