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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

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.

For general queries on the course, please e-mail or call 6590 2433.<

What you'll learn

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

Entry Requirements

  1. This course is open to fresh graduates from the following Nitec and Higher Nitec courses:
    • Nitec in:
      • Aerospace Avionics
      • Aerospace Machining Technology
      • Aerospace Technology
      • Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles)
      • Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles)
      • 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 in:
      • Civil & Structural Engineering Design
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Engineering with Business
      • Facility Management
      • Facility Systems 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

  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 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.