ITE celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Technical Engineer Diploma in Automotive
Engineering course and forges new partnerships in the automotive sector
New technologies have driven rapid changes in Singapore’s land transport sector. These have
created new possibilities for enhancing transport services, and increased demands for skilled
manpower. With a rising population in land-scarce Singapore, there are also growing
challenges to ensure the establishment of reliable and efficient transport systems.
These are key topics that were discussed at ITE’s Land Transport Engineering Conference,
which was held at ITE College West today. Themed Smart Metropolis, Connected Mobility,
it brought together industry experts to discuss key trends and challenges impacting the future
of land transport. Mr Ngien Hoon Ping, Chief Executive, Land Transport Authority, officiated
at the Conference.
10th Anniversary of Technical Engineer Diploma in Automotive Engineering
The Conference also commemorated the 10th anniversary of ITE’s Technical Engineer
Diploma (TED) in Automotive Engineering course. Since its launch in 2010, it has produced
over 160 graduates who have made significant contributions to Singapore’s land transport
The two-year programme is offered as part of a long-standing partnership between ITE and
the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Baden Württemberg, Germany.
It serves to develop skilled manpower for Singapore’s land transport sector. Students are
trained to analyse and resolve technical issues of motor vehicles, as well as manage workshop
operations and repair services.
Gearing up for the Future
Reinforcing its efforts to support the skilled manpower demands of the industry, ITE signed
three new industry partnerships at the Conference, with BYD (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Robert
Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd and ZF Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
The partnerships will provide enhanced training for students and staff in ITE’s automotive and
rapid transit courses, through internship opportunities, work attachments, learning journeys
and joint training projects. They will also involve the upgrading of existing training facilities at
ITE and development of an Urban Mobility Centre at ITE College West. These serve to
enhance the authentic learning experience for students and prepare them for the demands of
Ms Low Khah Gek, Chief Executive Officer of ITE, said, “As Singapore seeks to transform its
land transport sector, it needs a highly competent workforce that can keep pace with industry
developments. Close engagements and partnerships with the industry reinforce ITE’s efforts
to develop skilled manpower that meet Singapore’s evolving land transport needs.”